In Classroom Program Descriptions

In Classroom Program Descriptions

The Bruce Museum offers in-classroom programs for preschool through high school students during which trained educators bring object’s from the Museum’s teaching collection to you and your students. Instructors engage students through inquiry-based discussions and close observation of collection objects.  All programs correspond to NGSS and Common Core standards and learning objectives. 

Below is a list of the programs we offer. Please contact Corinne Flax at for program descriptions and curricular connections. To learn how to schedule a visit, click here. 



This year, the Bruce Museum is piloting new art outreach programs geared toward students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. These programs will correlate to the Museum's permanent art exhibitions, scheduled to open in Winter 2023. If you are interested piloting any of the programs listed below, please contact Corinne Flax at These programs will be offered in your classroom or as a virtual program. 

- People: Who are they?

- Places: Where is that?

- Things: Why paint that?



Please visit our Museum Visits page to learn about the new science programs we are piloting at the Museum this year. 


- Animal Adaptations

- Butterflies

- Seeds

- Shapes and Patterns

Kindergarten through Second Grade

-  Animal Adaptations

- Butterflies

- Desert Ecology

- Dinosaurs

- Insects

- Nocturnal Animals

- Seeds

Third through Fifth Grade

- Desert Ecology

- Rock Detectives

- Skeletons

Middle School and High School

- Body as a Simple Machine

- Physics of Flight

Afterschool Series

- Art and Animals, 4 part series (Kindergarten through Second Grade)

- Building, Mixing, Coasting and Floating, 4 part series (Third through Fifth Grade)