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Tell Me A Story Contest

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is proud to present the Tell Me a Story Contest in conjunction with the exhibit Día de los Muertos: Everyday Heroes on view from Saturday, October 7 to Sunday, November 12, 2017. 

The Tell Me a Story Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning related to the theme of Día de los Muertos. The contest is open to children in 3rd to 6th grade. 

Completed registration forms can be dropped off in person, by mail or by email to the Ontario Museum of History & Art by Friday, October 13, 2017 at 4 PM. For more details, review the Contest Guidelines and Registration Form in the Downloaded Files section below. For more information, call (909) 395-2510.


School Field Trips

All field trips include a docent-led tour of the Museum's permanent local history exhibitions, temporary special exhibits, a hands-on craft, or other learning activities. Advance materials include teacher background materials, student worksheets and helpful hints for a successful field trip.

Email museumtour@ontarioca.gov to request a docent led tour.

The Field Trips & Education Programs brochure provides an overview of the Museum’s exhibitions for the school year and information on how to schedule and prepare for a successful field-trip. The 2017-2018 edition is below! To receive a copy, send a request to museumtour@ontarioca.gov or call (909) 395-2510. We hope to see you at the museum soon!

Outreach Program: Ontario History on the Go!

An exciting one-hour program can be brought to your classroom! Ontario History on the Go is an educational local history program about the founding and early history of the City of Ontario from the substantial to the early substantial. History comes alive in your classroom through a Museum educator or docent's interpretation of hands-on teaching materials including: historic photographs, artifacts and games. Included in this outreach program is a packet of follow-up activities for your class. A school may reserve more than one session per day when scheduling outreach programs.

Tour & Outreach Logistics

Two-week advance notice is required for all tours and outreaches. School Tour days are: 
Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Special tour dates and times are available upon request. Please call (909) 395-2510 for more information and ask for the Curator of Education.


Teacher's Resources

The Museum's exhibition program provides opportunities for students to experience many of the California mandated educational requirements. Free downloads are available for teachers to prepare students for their educational experiences within the Museum.


Content Standards

Adopted by the California State Board of Education, content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level. 
Visit the California State Board of Education website to view a complete listing of content standards.


Volunteer Docent Program

The Ontario Museum of History and Art is looking for people who enjoy local, regional and California History, as well as Art History and appreciation. The cornerstone of the docent program will be learning information to lead tours through the museum's two permanent exhibits, "Road Ways" and "Gem of the Foothills." 

Training topics will vary each week giving the docents a broad view of information needed to conduct fun and successful tours. If you have a friendly, enthusiastic character and are willing to speak to groups of people, particularly children and young people, this program's for you!

Please call (909) 395-2510 the museum for more information!

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