I met Laura Hoevener, co-author of the book Adventures Around Cincinnati, a few months ago at a homeschool event and was tickled when we started talking about her book because I thought this would be a great resource to pass along to you! I will post some sites throughout the year for you and your family to investigate throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area. Some are less known than others and I will start with one that I have not been to before.
The American Sign Museum 513-541-6366
Address: 1330 Monmouth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45225
Hours: Monday, Tuesday OFF
Wednesday- Saturday 10am-4:00 pm
Sunday Noon- 4pm
Guided tours are at $2.00- schedule to ensure availability by going to website or calling.
Cost: $15.00 Adults, FREE children 12 and under, $10.00 Seniors
This museum tells the story of signs, beginning with wooden ones all the up to the present. The collection has signs dating from 1890-1972 with a Main Street exhibit that sounds amazing. There is a section on neon signs and the bonus is that there is a company located in the building called Neonworks and you can watch the craftsmen work as they crate signs.
Mark your calendar and get ready to have a great day at Newport Aquarium. From September 15-19 the facility will be having Homeschool Days with special programs just for homeschoolers. What a great way to teach science!
September 15 – 19, 2014
You can enhance your child’s knowledge of marine life and conservation while having a wonderful time in the process. Visit the Newport Aquarium for Homeschool Days when admission is only $11 per person and no minimum is required.
All Homeschool tickets must be purchased in advance. Homeschool tickets are not available at the front gate.
Exciting Additional Experiences for Home School Days:
Finstitute Classroom Experience
Each class is taught by a WAVE Foundation instructor and classroom tickets are just $4 per guest. Newport Aquarium Admission tickets required.
- Surrounded By Sharks (Grades K-12) – Class begins promptly at 9:15am
Learn all about Sharks in this 30 minute class! This class will take place in the Shark Ray Bay Theater of the Newport Aquarium before opening. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class time.
- Scales and Tails (Grades K-12) – Class begins promptly at 10:15am
Learn about what makes a reptile a reptile and engage with live animal encounters in this 45 minute class!
- Rosie the Riveter
Get a duck’s-eye view of WWII as you experience one of the most innovative transport vehicles in military history. Rosie the Riveter introduces your students to the amphibious DUKW vehicle and the important role that American women played in the creation of this ingenious land-and-water truck with a classroom presentation, authentic WWII military artifacts and a historic video. Then climb aboard and learn first-hand how the Duck operates as you take a land and water tour passing many area landmarks and attractions. Rosie the Riveter Ride the Duck tickets are just $10 each on Home School Days!
Backstage Animal Experience
Get an inside look at the Aquarium facility and learn what it takes to maintain a one-million gallon environment. Only $5 per person!
During the 20-minute encounter, you will talk with one of our our Animal Experience Specialists who handle these adorable birds. $25 per person
If you are interested in going and want more details, CLICK HERE.