Portable Museum Programs

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our Portable School Programs are suspended until further notice. In the meantime, please visit the Virtual Teacher Resources page for other options. 

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 for all other groups. The current lineup of Portable School Programs includes:


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

Becoming an Immigrant

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.

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