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Field Trips

Field Trips

Organizations already scheduled for Summer 2020 field trips have been contacted by the Children's Science Center to pivot to a new program option listed below or refunded. Please direct any questions by email to fieldtrips@childsci.org.

New for Summer 2020
: While in-Lab field trips are unavailable, your students can still explore STEM concepts through fun, engaging activities led by our STEM Educators. Summer programs are designed for the Pre-K to 6th grade levels and are held Monday through Friday at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Three programming options are available:·      
1) Virtual Field Trip – 45 minute field trip over Zoom with one activity about chemical reactions or engineering design as well as kinesthetic learning, discussions and fun!  
2) Virtual Animal Encounter
– 45 minute close-up and personal experience with two Animal Ambassadors showcased by our STEMEducators. Learn about habitats, diets, predators, and much more whilevirtually interacting with the animals.
3) Offsite Field Trip – Our 90 minute field trip is conducted at your location! Two STEM Educators bring materials and enthusiasm while leading students in three activities about chemical reactions, engineering design and kinesthetic learning.

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$11 per student or chaperone. Free admission is included for teachers.


$100 or 20% of total, whichever is greater, non-refundable deposit. Balance due on or before arrival.

Dates and Times

During the School Year

2020-21 School year programming is under development. Please direct
questions and inquiries to fieldtrips@childsci.org.

Book Your School Year Field Trip

During Summer Vacation

Monday through Friday
Maximum of 30 students per program.
2:00pm -3:30pm
Organizations with two programs on the same day have the option
to schedule a 10:00 am and a 12:30 pm program.

Book Your Summer Field Trip

Discovery Days at the Lab brings students from Title I elementary schools in Northern Virginia to the Children’s Science Center Lab for a field trip at no cost to the school. For inquiries and learn more information, please email us at fieldtrips@childsci.org

Discovery Days are made possible by