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Distance Learning

LIVE Distance Learning Programs

The River Museum is now offering a new way to experience the Museum through distance learning! Join our staff as we present virtual programs, live from the River Museum, to your participants. Distance learning options are presented using Zoom. We are also happy to adjust our programming to meet your age group and requirements.

To book your group, complete the inquiry form below. Contact Kaelyn Howe at (563) 557-9545 x222 or for questions.

Distance Learning Details
  • Discounts are available for multiple programs and schools
  • Programs will consist of about 30-45 minutes of live content, as noted, followed by a live question and answer time
  • Maximum number of registrations is approximately 90

Program Options

Chose from the following list of unique options!

Tails and Tales
Grades K-2  |  45 minutes

Why do some animals have tails and what do they do with them? Discover how animals use their tails and other adaptations by meeting a few live animals up close. We'll also share some animal tales along the way!

Animal Habitats (NEW)
Grades K-2  |  30 minutes

Experience a LIVE view of one of the River Museum’s many exhibits! We’ll discuss the animals that live there and their habitat. (NOTE: this program may take place during normal Museum hours.) 

Life Cycles (NEW)
Grades K-2  |  30 minutes

Explore how animals transform from eggs to adults! Students will learn about complete and incomplete metamorphosis by meeting a live amphibian and invertebrate. 

Critter Chronicles
Grades K-2  |  30 minutes

Read a story about one of our animal ambassadors and get a chance to meet them up close! Choose from a reptile or amphibian. 

Grades K-2  |  30 minutes

What has a shell and is covered in scales? If you guessed a turtle, you are correct! Learn all about these animals by meeting some live turtles.

Mississippi River Life
Grades K-5  |  45 minutes

Explore the animals found in the Mississippi River watershed by looking at skulls, furs and live animals!

Rockin' Reptiles
Grades K-6  |  45 minutes

Join an educator from the River Museum and explore the world of reptiles! Learn about some of their amazing adaptations and the important roles they play in nature. A few live animals will join us.

RiverWorks Discovery: Commerce, Culture, Conservation & Careers (NEW)
Grades 4-8  |  45 minutes

Discover ways the Mississippi River has impacted culture and commerce through the years. We will then examine what careers and conservation on the river look like today.

Museum Careers (NEW)
Grades 6-12  |  45 minutes

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a Museum or Aquarium? During this program we will explore a couple of the jobs that are key to taking care of our historical and animal collections at the River Museum. 

Are You Smarter than an 8th Grader?
For adult audiences  |  45 minutes

Learn more about one-room school houses and early education. Then we'll put the audience to the test by taking an 8th grade graduation exam from the 1850’s. It may be harder than you think!


To book your group, complete the inquiry form below. Contact Kaelyn Howe at (563) 557-9545 x222 or for questions.


Inquiry Form

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