School Programs

School Programs

When you bring your classroom to the Kemp Auto Museum you can rest-assured that they will experience a comprehensive educational program that is informative, interactive and fun!

Touchable artifacts, inquiry methods, role playing, and other participatory activities go across the curriculum to make learning fun and active. A take-home project is completed as part of every K-12 tour. Customized tours, special projects, or extended visits including lunchtime activities can be arranged for an additional fee. Length of tour varies according to program.

Educators are encouraged to visit the Museum in advance of your school tour. Teachers and Educators are admitted free to the Kemp Auto Museum simply by showing their school identification.

Magic Seat Belt Tour Science, History — Grades K-3

Length:
10 minute story time
10 minute game time
10 minute docent-led tour

Through stories, games and activities as well as a docent-led “mini” tour, we will take students on a walk through history in the automotive time machine. Each child will strap on a magic seat belt as we taken them on a journey through time when riding in a car was a new and exciting adventure!

How DOES That Engine Work? Physics, Science, Chemistry — Grades 3 - 12

Length:
30 Minute Exploration of the Engine
30 Minute Museum Tour
*Limited to 25 Students per Class

Boys and girls in the 5th-9th grade can learn first-hand what makes an engine work, in this hands-on, interactive tour. Students will have the opportunity to view a complete engine and learn how physics and ingenuity come together to create the automobile!
In addition, the tour will help students to understand how solids, liquids, and gasses interact to make an engine run and they will be able to put together basic engine parts and simulate their interaction to further discover what makes the engine work!

A Tale of Four Wheels –
The History of the Automobile throughout
the World and Right here in St. Louis
History, Social Science — Grades 3-12

Length:
30 minute docent-let tour
30 minute audio tour

During this highly informative and interesting tour students will discover how the automobile was first engineered and the impact the first automobile had on our society. Through activities and story telling, students will follow the growth of the automobile and learn how this growth has influenced the architectural design of our country and countries around the world.

In addition, students will learn about many automotive manufacturers that were here in St. Louis and how the automobiles they manufactured influenced the growth of St. Louis as a city.

Different Engines with Many Fuels Physics, Science — Grades 3-12

Length:
30 minute docent led tour
30 minute audio tour

Discover the common types of engines used in automobiles, such as the steam, electric, and internal combustion engines and the variation in fuels used over this last century. Students will see real-life examples of cars that use different engines and fuels and discuss prospects of new developments in engines and energy sources in the future.

Let’s Get Technical Math, Science, History, Physics and Auto Shop — Grades 7-12

Length:
30 minute docent led tour
30 minute hands-on tutorial
20 minute group exercise

What does math, science and physics have to do with the evolution of the automobile – EVERYTHING! Students will learn first hand how basic principals of math, science and physics were and are applied to continually advance the evolution of the automobile.

Students will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the automobile industries most technological advances throughout history and learn how the advancement of our minds through math and science led to major advancements in automotive history.

Behind the Ropes & Under the Hood German/American History, Physics and Auto Shop — Grades 9-12

Length:
30 minute docent led tour
30 minute audio tour
1 hour technical session

Roll up your sleeves and dive in to an actual classic automobile.

First, students will enjoy a docent-led tour that will cover the social and technological history of the automobile. Students will hear about the evolution of the automobile in the US and Germany.

Next, students will listen along to our audio tour which will describe the collection in detail using story telling and interviews.

Finally, students will take part in a hands-on technical session in our restorations shop that will give them a look under the hood of some of the most unique and advanced automobiles in the world.

 

Field Trip Funding

The Kemp Auto Museum offers financial assistance to school districts that may not have transportation funding for field trips.

Due to the financial cutbacks many of our schools face, countless public schools have had to eliminate or greatly curtail their field trips. To help counter this, we’ve created a transportation funding program. To make the Kemp Auto Museum accessible to everyone we are offering grants to qualified schools for free bus transportation to and from the museum. The program pays for bus transportation, allowing students to enjoy our automobiles and learn more about how they relate to the history and science curriculums at their schools.

For more information about funded transportation please contact Lisa Roberts at 636-537-1718 or via email at lisa@kempservices.com

The Magic School Bus Fund at the Kemp Auto Museum

Due to the financial cutbacks many of our schools face, countless public schools have had to eliminate or greatly curtail their field trips. To help counter this, we’ve created the Magic School Bus program. To make the Kemp Auto Museum accessible to everyone we are offering scholarships to qualified schools for free bus transportation to our facility when they are here for one of our guided tours. The program pays for bus transportation, allowing students to enjoy our automobiles and learn more about how they relate to the history and science curriculums at their schools.

For more information about funded transportation please contact Lisa Roberts at 636-537-1718 or via email at lisa@kempservices.com

Teacher Preview

Offered every year, the Teacher Preview is a free event for educators. Come and see how to integrate the Museum’s educational programs into your curriculum for classroom learning and fun! Complimentary food and beverages provided. Parking is free.

At the Teacher Preview, you will:

  • Take a docent guided theme tour
  • Take home a copy of the curriculum guide
  • Schedule a free school tour to the Museum

We offer three teacher previews per year.

To reserve your space contact the Kemp Auto Museum at 636.537.1718 or email us at info@kempautomuseum.org