Outreach Programs

Book an Outreach Program!
Let us bring the Marshall Steam Museum to you. All programs include a movement activity or game, historical handling objects, and time to color or craft. While these are scaled for places like schools, libraries and other organizations, we are happy to consider pricing for families and other smaller groups.



Download our Outreach Programs Packet 2024




About Our Programs
Story Time (Pre-K to 2nd Grade)

We do more than just read a book! Our Story Time programs encourage creativity, curiosity and movement. Most programs include an engaging story, a movement activity, and an accompanying craft. Themed lessons encourage participants to engage with history, science and technology. 

Education Programs (3-5 Grades)
Our hands-on programs encourage critical thinking, observation skills, and creativity. Programs include a short lesson, an engaging activity (or a game), hands-on crafts, and more! Themed lessons encourage participants to engage with history, science and technology. 

  • And the Train Goes… (Grades PreK-2) – Train-themed story time program with movement activities, handling objects and a craft
  • Engineer It! (Grades K-2) – Learn how to think like an engineer with a fun story time book, demonstration and craft
  • Locomotive Lingo (Grades 3-5) – Discover how train workers communicated with a secret language
  • A Cross-Country Road Trip (Grades 3-5) – What was travel like for the first woman to drive across the United States in 1909? 
  • Animals on the Road (Grades K-2 and 3-5) – Part of the 2024 Library Summer Reading Program

Our outreach programs cover such themes as:

  • History 1890 – Present
  • Transportation changes and impacts on American society
  • Transportation technologies: Steam, gas, and electric
  • Engineering design, process and prototyping
  • Primary sources and learning from objects

Some of our special activities include:

  • Building car and train models out of recycled materials
  • Arts and craft projects
  • Handling of historical objects
  • Games and movement activities

Pricing and Logistics

  • Program Duration: 60 minutes
  • Program Cost: Download the information packet or call for pricing information. Program fees differ for in-person and virtual programming.
  • Group size: 1 Classroom, maximum of 30 students per program (virtual and in-person). A minimum of one adult chaperone per group is required for all in-person programs and must remain with the students during the length of the program.


What organizations have said about our Outreach Programs:

“[Allison] made it very personable. She engaged directly with the kids.”

“The props and map/game were outstanding”

“We loved that there was also a story! Perfect program for a library.”

“Allison does a great job making a virtual program interactive. You can see she’s passionate about what she does.”


For more information regarding outreach programs with the Marshall Steam Museum, please contact:

Director of Public Programs