Portable Museum Programs

Don't have time or funds for transportation? We'll come to you! A Museum Educator will bring hands-on history experience to your classroom, adaptable to an age-appropriate level. Portable Programs are free for all Elmhurst schools and $25 per class for all other groups.

The current lineup of Portable School Programs includes:


Kids take a fascinating journey through Elmhurst history exploring artifacts and hands-on activities (Grade 2-4).


Pack a trunk with German immigrants from the 1800s to learn about what people brought to the New World (Grade 2-4).

Old-Fashioned Games

Students learn how children of the past played through games and toys such as cup-and-ball, spinning tops and hoop-and-sticks (Grade Pre K-5).

1910 School Days

Our 1910 Schoolmarm will come to your classroom to share what a typical school day was like for student in the one-room schoolhouse in the early days of DuPage County.

MORE INFO: Contact Jessie Wandersee, Supervisor of Education Services, at 630-530-6879 or via e-mail at EHMeducator@elmhurst.org.

"I just wanted to thank you so much for coming to Ardmore last week. All of the kids had such a good time and you did a fantastic job presenting the games to them and letting them explore."
-- 4th Grade Teacher, Ardmore School, Villa Park 

Kidstory2 - Copy