Theme Days

Themed visits at The Strong give students an opportunity to experience the museum in new ways. Activities begin at 9:45 a.m. and end at 2 p.m., but classes may arrive and depart anytime during that period. 

Reservations are required. Space is limited so register early!

Students must be divided into groups of no more than five and each group must be accompanied throughout the day by an adult chaperon. Ask about availability for large groups on alternative days.

Cost: $9 per student

Theme Day Options

  • Let's Create Theme Day

    Celebrate creativity with fun and interactive arts experiences throughout the museum. Express ideas through creative movement, music, and visual arts. Enhance language arts skills with dramatic play and storytelling with and light and shadows. 

    Arts 1, Arts 2, WPK.11, WK.11, W1.11

    January 18, 2017

  • Fairy-Tale Fantasy Theme Day

    Literature comes alive and students get the royal treatment as they make fairy-tale costumes and crafts for the Royal Ball! Students meet the Queen of Play, dance in the banquet hall with lords and ladies from the Queen’s court, play knights and dragons, and practice bow and arrow skills in Sherwood Forest. Students leave the museum happily ever after.

    Arts 1, Arts 2, RL.PK.2, RL.PK.3, RL.PK.4, RI.K.10, RL.K.11, RL.1.11, RL.2.11, SL.K.1, SL.K.6, SL.1.1, SL.1.6, SL.2.1, SL.2.6

    February 13–16, 2017

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  • ELA Skill Building Theme Day

    Students talk, laugh, listen, write, and play with ELA skills while exploring museum exhibits for inspiration. Mini-lessons are facilitated by museum educators throughout the exhibits and focus on the following 6+1 Traits of Writing: sentence fluency, ideas, word choice, and voice. Students receive personalized ELA skills books to take back to school.

    CCR.3.11, RL.3.11, CCL.3.3, CCL.3.4, CCL.3.5, L.3.3

    November 16 & 17, 2016

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  • Let's Move! Theme Day

    Students get a workout as they visit a variety of heart-healthy stations in the museum and learn how to develop healthy habits for the summer ahead! Students stretch their understanding of anatomy with yoga for kids, strengthen their cooperation skills with active games, develop an understanding of nutrition by planning a healthy menu, and more.

    Health 1, Arts 1

    December 5 & 6, 2016

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  • Life Science Theme Day

    Explore the wonders of life science through engaging hands-on activities throughout the museum. Observe plants and animals and develop questions and theories about living things. Using non-fiction texts as inspiration, learn how to record observations with drawings and labels. Stroll through the museum’s outdoor Discovery Garden or add a Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden tour. (Butterfly garden tours are $4 additional per person.)

    Arts 1, ST 1, ST 4, RI.K.1, RI.1.1, RI.2.1, RI.3.1

    May 9–12, 2017

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