Stem Education

Oct 18, 2021

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum is now open to the public for viewing of the permanent galleries on the life and times of Herbert Hoover and the temporary exhibit gallery, Leonardo da Vinci Machines in Motion, masks are required for entry. 

The Research Room, the Museum Gift Shop and Public and Educational Programs remain closed at this time. For more information visit or buy tickets online.

Why STEM at Hoover?

President Hoover made significant contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Hoover was called "the Great Engineer" and Lou

Engineers for Hoover pin.


Hoover, the First Lady, was the first woman to graduate with a degree in geology from Stanford University.

What will we do?

Students will complete a "Hoover Engineering Notebook," guided by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Iowa Core, and Project Lead the Way. Students will also meet National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) and Iowa Core Standards in Social Studies.

By participating in STEM Days at the Hoover Museum students will use their communication skills and continue building literacy skills through the use of writing prompts and scavenger hunts in their engineering notebook.


Students experiencing Virtual Reality as part of STEM Days.


STEM tours can be scheduled using the ONLINE tour form