The museum provides several types of educational programs.
Guided tour through the exhibits
This tour usually takes about 30-45 minutes depending on the age of the group. The curator will lead a group of up to 20 visitors while leading an interactive discussion of the history of medicine using the exhibits as a visual aids. This tour can be modified for any age group or area of special interest.
This program can take place anywhere- on campus or out in the community. The curator will lead an interactive discussion of medical history using a variety of medical artifacts from a suitcase. The audience will be able to see and feel these items. The presentation includes a PowerPoint slide show if equipment is available.
Medicine making activity
Visitors of all ages enjoy this activity using mortars and pestles to make an authentic remedy for a tape worm infection from 1881. While you're working, the curator leads a discussion on the use of herbs and other medicines during the 19th century. (This activity is usually combined with the guided tour of the exhibits or the suitcase tour.)
Throughout the year, the museum sponsors speakers who are experts in an area of the history of medicine. These lectures can coincide with a special exhibit, an anniversary of a significant event, or interesting artifacts in the museum's collection. These lectures will be advertised on this website, the museum's blog, and through the Youngstown State University News Center. Audio of previous lectures can be found here.