Museum Education Activities
The West Virginia State Museum is proud to offer a variety of educational activities to enhance your museum visit. From scavenger hunts to Discovery Room quests and developing young writers to learning through multimedia, we have something for groups of all ages and sizes. Our current museum education activities are:
• Little Bits: Includes 3 Scavenger Hunts to engage young learners in a fun, meaningful museum experience exploring sights and sounds within the museum.
• State Symbols Sticker Book: Introduce students to some of West Virginia's state symbols with this fun follow-along sticker activity and coloring pages.
• Discovery Guide: The ultimate museum investigation tool for students. Includes a Discovery Room Quest, artifact seek and finds, vocabulary, short reading passages, and reflection questions for post-visit learning.
• County Challenge: Begin your county unit here! Students will search the museum for artifacts and information from each county and record their findings. After your visit, students can continue with additional county research.
• 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 level questions or you can provide your own.
Add a Movie to Your Visit!• Statehood
• The State Capitol
• Civil War
• Prehistoric Culture
• John Henry Animated Film
• The Silver Bridge Disaster
We show a variety of movies in the Museum Education Media Center with several topics available to choose. Our current movie topics include:
The West Virginia State Museum can add lots of enrichment to your curriculum! Our activities, workshops, and other grade-specific the Museum Education and e-WV lesson plans are sure to help you enhance your current studies.
The West Virginia State Museum Education Department has teamed up with the West Virginia Girl Scouts of Black Diamond to provide Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn their story while celebrating West Virginia's past, present and future. During our program, Girl Scouts are encouraged to dig into their history with immersive activities that are both fun and educational.