ScienceWorks offers a field trip experience for school groups like no other in southern Oregon. The Field Trip Program is designed to spark student interest in science, support instruction of content and process standards, and provide a fun, multi-sensory environment that encourages discussion and collaborative learning.
ScienceWorks staff members and trained volunteers guide students through a program that includes labs, demonstrations and team investigations. We hope to see your class here soon!
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2017-2018 Field Trips are offered Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30am to noon, starting Sept 20. Beginning February 28, afternoon sessions will also be available from 12:30 pm-3:00 pm, as well as Mondays, both morning and afternoon.
Each session can accommodate two classes of up to 35 students (70 total). Please note that large groups of up to 120 students can be accommodated with an altered schedule.
The cost is $5 per student, with a flat rate of $100 for classes under 20 students.
A typical session will include the following components:
Teachers! If you haven't been to ScienceWorks for a while, come preview the museum for free before your field trip. Just show your teacher ID and receive free admission to the entire museum any day we're open to the public. Thanks for being an educator and prepared field trip leader!
- Orientation - A brief meeting is held to go over schedules, procedures and expectations.
- Exhibit Explorations - Small groups of students explore specific exhibits where they conduct investigations, make observations, and test their questions and ideas. Teachers may choose a format that requires a written student response or a format that requires students to discuss their explorations as a group. These choices will be made on the registration form.
- Lab Exploration - Students get a chance to develop their inquiry skills through laboratory investigations. Typically, half the group is in the Discovery Lab while the other half is conducting the Team Investigations to ensure no more than 35 students in the lab. Not available for groups over 70.
- Science Live Demonstration - ScienceWorks staff present a highly educational and entertaining demonstration in our theater.
The sign up procedure is a two-step process: finding an open slot on the calendar AND filling out a registration form. Until you receive a confirmation, you are not guaranteed a registration date.
Click here to register for a Field Trip.
Review the Lab Exploration descriptions below to determine the programs that work best for your students. You will make your selection on the registration form.
Museum Visit (Exhibits Only)
Bring your class to ScienceWorks for a self guided exploration of the museum. With over 100 interactive exhibits to experience, your students will get a hands-on day of learning, inspiration, and fun! Discover and learn at your own pace or focus your exploration with our Team Investigation Challenge, a museum-wide scavenger hunt for small, chaperon-led groups.
Age Groups: Grades K-12
Program Length: It’s up to you!
Teachers are free with their school ID; 1 chaperone per 5 students admitted free, $4/additional chaperone or siblings.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Important documents for your Field Trip: