Children's Discovery Museum

Children's Discovery Museum

The striking 52,000 square foot purple building, designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta, signals the purpose of Children’s Discovery Museum to serve the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery.

Encompassing the broad themes of community, connections and creativity, exhibits invite self-directed, open-ended explorations, while programs provide facilitated, focused, and sustained interactions.

Teams of researchers have studied how children learn and how families interact during museum visits, which has helped CDM more effectively to design exhibits. Their findings benefit the greater scientific community and are being used by informal learning experts and scholars.

While many children’s museums are just starting to use learning research to inform their exhibits, CDM established its first learning research partnership 16 years ago with UC-Santa Cruz.

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  180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

Santa Clara

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(408) 298-6826

Classroom Art Lesson and Field Trip

Program description

The purpose of the program is to offer K-3 grade students a facilitated art experience that connects with the exhibits and programs offered on-site at Children’s Discovery Museum. This program will also reinforce what students are currently exploring in their classroom grade level units as well as reinforce Common Core and VAPA standards.

Themes available:

  1. Art is Everywhere!: Learn first about the fundamentals of art, then see where you can find them in the Museum in exhibits, signage, and program experiences.
  2. Imagine It, Design It, Build It: Design and Create a mini-exhibit for other children or adults: Learn about how museum exhibits are designed and create a design of your own by drawing, then building a prototype.

Children’s Discovery Museum is equally committed to the sciences and arts in its daily program offerings and exhibits. The field trip portion of the proposed program will reinforce the concept(s) explored in the first portion of the art lesson. Students will reconvene at the end of their exploration of the Museum to discuss the connections they found to the facilitated art experience, their overall Museum experience, and what they are learning currently in their classroom.

Booking / scheduling contact

Jessica Torres

   4086732815

 jtorres@cdm.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Visual Arts
Cultural Origin:
Program type: Field Trip
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Subject: Fine Arts
Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

Wednesday through Friday

Available times:

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Length of program: 2 to 2.5 hours
Location(s):

Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose

Fees / Ticketing:

$10 per student, 1 adult free for every 5 students. Additional adults $10 each. Must have a 1:5 adult to chaperone ratio.

Educator Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes