Museum Education Student Activities
The West Virginia State Museum offers a variety of educational activities. Please see below for a description of our current activities. Contact the Education Coordinator, Nathan Barner, via email or telephone (304) 558-0220 ext 185, to find the right activity type for you and your students.
The current available activities are:
Little Bits: Includes three scavenger hunts designed to engage students to search, listen and count some of the many museum artifacts. Designed for K-1 students.
State Symbols Sticker Book: Introduce students to some of West Virginia's state symbols with this fun activity book that include a follow along sticker activity and coloring pages. Designed for K-1 students.
Discovery Guide: The ultimate museum investigation tool. Includes a Discovery Room quest, art search, artifact search, Show-Path search, summary questions, puzzles, vocabulary, facts and interactive follow-up questions to be answered using our website. Designed for 2nd-12th grades
County Challenge: Begin your county unit here. Students receive a workbook and search the Museum for artifacts and information from each county. Students can then continue with post-visit county research. Designed for 2nd-12th grades
Young Writers: This program includes big-picture questions and a journal with topics stimulating post-visit research, group discussions and literary work. Choose from primary or secondary grade questions or provide your own. Designed for 2nd-12th grades
We also offer the option to add a movie to your museum experience. We show a variety of movies in the Education Media Center with several topics to choose from. Topics include:
The State Capitol
John Henry Animated Film
The Silver Bridge Disaster
Tuesday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
***Closed Sundays and Mondays***
Closed all National Holidays except Memorial Day weekend
Admission is free
For more information call: (304) 558-0220