Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Freedom Center: National Underground Railroad Museum

    When my hubby told me that I would have a chance to go with him to Cincinnati, I knew one of the first places I wanted to go.  The National Underground Railroad Museum Freedom Center wasn't one of my first stops, but I'm glad I was able to take the tour.  One of the first things I liked was that they offer an educator (with I.D.) discount. Regular adult admission is $12. Educator/Student admission is $10. Children 6-12 is $8. Ages 5 and under are free with a paid adult for those of you with youngsters.  The second floor does have some kid friendly exhibits by the way.
      The next thing that I enjoyed was the fact that "audio tour" was free with admission.  Not only was it free but came in the form of an iPod Touch.  The iPod had a map of the museum along with videos that went along with most of the "sites" in the museum.  This feature would definitely lend itself to younger visitors.  In fact the family that came in behind me had a teenager with them that was quite excited by the iPod.  My students have the same reaction when I pull out my iPad and iPod Touches (See DonorsChoose Post).   I have a ton of pictures that I need to sort through from the trip. I was going to try to do it tonight, but Parent Teacher Night, a civic club meeting, and homework have me feeling lazy.  

Stay Tuned for more pictures and more from my trip...

1 comment:

  1. Wow! How cool and 21st century of the museum to use iPod Touches! I wish I could take my class there as we have to know about the Underground Railroad for 4th grade history! ...but I live in Va, so I guess only I can hope to go someday! I am your newest follower and I look forward to reading more of your posts! Stop by my blog anytime!

    Andrea
    One Teacher's Take

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