Virtual Field Trips

virtual Field trips with wright library on holiday break


Program kits are available on a limited basis.* DIY program kit lists and instructions are available >

Sun., Dec. 20

The Solar System: A Planetary Tour from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History-  2 p.m., grade 2-6

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Immerse yourself in the Solar System and discover what makes it go round. We will talk about the formation of the Sun, planets, and moons--gravity, energy, and motions included. Pick up your program kit from Wright Library beginning Dec.14.* REGISTER Update 12/14/20: We are at maximum capacity for this program. No further registrations can be accepted.


Mon., Dec. 21

Prehistoric Life from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History- 10:30 a.m., grades prek-2 

See Dinosaur skeletons in our Museum up close and personal. Touch real dinosaur specimens! Discover how and when they lived and why these magnificent creatures became extinct. Learn about the dinosaur’s modern day relatives, BIRDS! Pick up your program kit from Wright Library beginning Dec.14.*  REGISTER

The Story of Pro Football from the Pro Football Hall of Fame-  2 p.m., Families

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This highly interactive 50 minute program examines the "museum concept" brought to life through the use of priceless artifacts and historical documents, which illustrates the museum approach of conveying the history of pro football through artifacts/documents. The program includes a discussion on Northeast Ohio's historic ties to Pro Football and why the Hall of Fame is in Canton, Ohio.  REGISTER


Tues., Dec. 22

A Morning with the Seuss Museum- 10:30 a.m., grades preK-2 

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Take a virtual tour of The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, led by Jenny Powers, an educator on site at the museum in Springfield, Massachusetts. She’ll lead you in exploring Dr. Seuss’s Springfield roots, some Fox in Sox fun, and a cool craft! Pick up your program kit from Wright Library beginning Dec.14.* REGISTER


Wed., Dec. 23

Model Trains from the Ernest Warther Museum- 10:30 a.m., Families

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All aboard to a virtual visit with the Ernest Warther Museum! You’ll be inspired by the remarkable Dover, Ohio artist who created sixty-four hand-carved, scaled and working representations of steam train history between 1905 and 1971. During the visit, Museum staff will guide kids on a soap carving craft. Pick up your program kit from Wright Library beginning Dec. 18.*   REGISTER


Balto: a History Of Humans, Huskies, and Health In Alaska with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History- 2 p.m., Elementary

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Did you know that the real Balto is at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History? The amazing achievements of mushers and their sled dogs are evidenced in the story of Balto and the heroic dogs and mushers of the 1925 Alaskan Serum Run. Compare the 1925 musher's experience to the Iditarod of today. Discuss diphtheria with a health educator and find out why the outbreak in Nome, Alaska is so famous. Investigate equipment used to enable humans and huskies to survive in harsh Arctic conditions. Hear how the entire city of Cleveland rallied to the aid of Balto and his teammates after they were abandoned and mistreated. It’s a ‘tail’ for all ages! Pick up your program kit from Wright Library beginning Dec.14.*  REGISTER


DIY program kits


Mon., Dec. 28

I See a Story from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art- 10:30 a.m., grades preK-3

Eric Carle artwork

Join us for this interactive live program in which you will hear from a Carle educator about the museum and go behind the scenes to discover how Eric Carle transforms ideas, words, and pictures to create the books we love! Registration includes pre and post-program materials with links to online videos, activities, and at-home art projects. Limited registration.  REGISTER 


It’s Not Black And White: How the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Defines “Race”, 2 p.m., Teen

Description: Throughout history, genetic variation within the human species has been a source of community strength and personal identity. It has also been the basis for discrimination and oppression. Today, geneticists and anthropologists have proven that all humans share ancestry in Africa. In the light of these scientific breakthroughs, discuss with our educators the idea that "[Racism] is not about how you look, it is about how people assign meaning to how you look." (Robin G.D. Kelley, Historian) Humans aren’t alone in this behavior—we’ll reveal other animal species that segregate themselves into specific cultural communities. Participants in this program will try some activities and discuss ideas that may challenge how they think about the very human-specific term, “Race”.   REGISTER


Tues., Dec. 29

Exploring Textures with the Columbus Museum of Art, 10:30 a.m., grades 1-8 

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Discover the fabulous textures around you while you play with a fun & versatile stencil!  Megan Green from the Columbus Museum of Art will lead kids in creating a stencil in the shape of a jacket, skirt, pants or hat…and then finding eye-catching textures to fill it!  Hold your best discoveries up to the camera so everyone at the virtual program can see the texture of your imagination! A limited amount of supply bags with stencil paper and assorted textured materials are available for pickup at the library beginning Dec.18. Participants will need a pair of scissors from home.   REGISTER


The History of Oakwood's Favorite NFL Team, presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame- 2 p.m., Families

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Learn about Oakwood's favorite** NFL team: team history, their stadium, famous moments, top players from their organization and the impact the team has had on their community. This interactive 30 minute program will also look at specific Hall of Famers who made an impact for that organization as well as the game as a whole.**Voting on Wright Library's Facebook page from Dec. 4-17. Cast your "vote" by showing your team spirit in the comments!  REGISTER 


Wed., Dec. 30


Inspired by Picture Books: Collage from the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art- 10:30 a.m., grades preK-3

Eric Carle artwork

Explore collage in this hands-on virtual workshop with Carle Art Educators! Looking at picture book illustrations, including the art of Eric Carle, this workshop will explore how paper can be used to tell stories. Educator-led activities will encourage students to explore the potential of paper by tearing, cutting, arranging, and attaching paper together. This workshop provides a starting point for further collage explorations and will include pre- and post-workshop extension resources. Limited registration.  REGISTER


Biomimicry Inventions from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History- 2 p.m., Tween

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Scientists have been looking to nature for inspiration for centuries. Students will learn more about inventions that have been designed using biomimicry, then explore ways that nature’s solutions can influence challenges facing the world today.   REGISTER


Wed., Jan. 6

Stress Down: Eustress-ing Me Out! from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History- 4 p.m., Teens

Stressed out? Recognize your biological reactions to stressful situations and learn techniques to manage your stress response. All animals share basic chemical responses to perceived dangers; distinguish the stressors that you can and cannot control, and use that information to lower their effects on your body and mind. Pick up a small kit of de-stressors at the library beginning Dec. 28.   REGISTER