Field Trip Program
2017-2018 Field Trips are offered Tuesday through Friday, from 9:30am to noon, starting Sept 19. Beginning February 26, 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). Large groups of up to 140 students can be accommodated with an altered schedule, email or cal to 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 Exploration - Students and chaperons have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the museum and explore the many exhibits at their own pace. Students conduct investigations, make observations, formulate questions, and test their ideas in small groups.
- 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.
- ScienceLive! Demonstration - ScienceWorks staff present an 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 email, you are not guaranteed your registration date.
Review the Lab Exploration and ScienceLive Show descriptions below to determine the programs that work best for your students. You will make your selection on the registration form.