“Hands On” is a program created, funded and implemented by The Contemporaries of CAC as a multidisciplinary field trip for third grade students learning  about the culture of different times, people and places.  Each two hour session is divided into four 25 minute segments.  For many of the more than 2,400 students who attend, Hands-On is their first and perhaps only interactive experience with theater and an art gallery and a chance to learn about the world beyond their community.

Because the Contemporaries realize the importance of a meaningful learning experience,  all the activities and information are carefully designed to support classroom objectives and state standards.