Reserve a Kit

The kits are available for 2-week loans. In order to check out a kit, you must place a $50 deposit. Once the kit is returned and all materials are checked in, the deposit is refunded. If your school is signed up with the CSIU mail service, kits can be mailed to a CSIU location at no additional charge and will be returned by the teacher through the same service.

If you are interested in borrowing a kit, please fill out the form through the button below.

Museum on the Go Kits

The Children’s Museum MOGO kit program can be used in conjunction with your classroom, homeschool curriculum, or enrichment. Each kit contains a teacher’s guide and materials for several activities for up to 25 students. MOGO kits contain all materials needed for hands-on activities, including lesson plans and a teacher’s guide.

Full Option Science System (FOSS) Kits

FOSS is a research-based science curriculum for grades K–8 developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley. Science is an active enterprise, made active by our human capacity to think. Scientific knowledge advances when scientists observe objects and events, think about how they relate to what is known, test their ideas in logical ways, and generate explanations that integrate the new information into the established order. Thus the scientific enterprise is both what we know (content) and how we come to know it (process). The best way for students to appreciate the scientific enterprise, learn important scientific concepts, and develop the ability to think critically is to actively construct ideas through their own inquiries, investigations, and analyses. The FOSS program was created to engage students in these processes as they explore the natural world.