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Field Trips

Field Trips

Children’s Science Center field trips and assemblies are now available both in-person and virtual! These programs are designed for Pre-K to 6th grade students and are offered Monday through Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM. Our 45-minute virtual programs allow students to explore STEM concepts through interactive, fun, and engaging activities led by our STEM Educators.

Our in-person programs at the Lab can accommodate a class or grade level and includes 4 Hands-On Experience Areas.

For information on availability and pricing, please email fieldtrips@childsci.org.

In-Person Field Trips

Students will rotate through 4 experience areas:

Experiment Bar - The LAB STEM Educator leads the students in a pre-selected experiment to test out the scientific method by making a hypothesis, doing a hands-on experiment and observing what happens!

Tinker Shop - The LAB STEM Educator leads student’s in the pre-selected engineering activity to learn about the Engineering Design process.

Inspiration Hub - Explore different activities related to energy. Learn about gears, wind turbines, air rockets, chain reactions, and the cost and environmental impact of powering the city with combinations of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources.  

Garage - Our Lab STEM Educators discuss architectural structures, stability, center of gravity, symmetry, measurements and/or surface area during this building activity.

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Virtual Field Trips

Children’s Science Center field trips, animal encounters, and assemblies are now virtual! Contact fieldtrips@childsci.org to check availability.

Our 45-minute virtual programs allow students to explore STEM concepts through interactive, fun, and engaging activities led by our STEM Educators. These virtual programs are designed for Pre-K to 6th grade students and are offered Monday through Friday between 10 AM and 4 PM. For information on availability and pricing, please email fieldtrips@childsci.org.

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Air Effects - $150

Grades:

K – 6th

Objectives:

We will explore aeronautics and the effects of air on objects through observation and experimentation.

SOLs:

Scientific and Engineering practices
Force, motion, energy

Materials prior to field trip:

  • Paper (2-3 sheets)

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • Straw if available (rolled paper also works)

  • Markers, pencils, crayons

Going to Space - $150

Grades:

K – 6th

Objectives:

Through the engineering process, we will create a
new rocket design and test its functionality while
learning about the solar system, rocketry, and
aerodynamics.

SOLs:

Scientific and engineering practices
Force, Motion, Energy
Earth and Space Systems
Our World; Our Responsibility

Materials prior to field trip:

  • Paper

  • Scissors

  • Rubber bands, paper clips, and tape

  • Straws (if available)

  • Markers, pencils, crayons

Animal Adaptations - $150

Grades:

K – 6th

Objectives:

From venomous fish to color changing lizards,
animals of all sorts have unique ways of surviving!
We will explore creatures big and small, from the
way they hunt, to the way they hide!

SOLs:


Living systems and Processes
Earth and Space Systems
Scientific and Engineering practices
Earth's Resources
Our World; Our Responsibility

Materials prior to field trip:

  • Paper

  • Markers, pencil, crayons

  • Scissors

  • Jacket/Coat

Plant or Animal Dissections - $200 (available starting Jan 2022)

Grades:

Animal Dissections - 5th & up (including middle and high school!)

Plant Dissections – 1st – 6th grade

Objectives:

Get up close and personal to animal and plant parts - without the mess! Our expert STEM educators will do a live, virtual dissection to show the parts and functions of a variety of living materials.

SOLs:

Plant Dissections:
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Force, Motion, Energy
Living Systems and Processes
Earth and Space Systems
Earth Resources
Life Science

Animal Dissections:
Biology
Life Science

Materials prior to field trip:

  • No Materials Required

Virtual Animal Encounter - $175

Grades:

Pre K - 6th

Objectives:

Engage your students virtually with a close-up look at our animal ambassadors.  Learn about reptiles, amphibians, and a variety of invertebrates.

SOLs:

Living Systems & Processes
Earth and Space Systems
Earth Resources

Materials prior to field trip:

  • No Materials Required

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