Field Trips

Bring science to life for your students

Let's be partners in education.

Plan a field trip to Discovery Place Science and enjoy hands-on exhibitions that bring science, technology and nature to life through science shows, live animal encounters and learning activities. Enhance the experience with larger-than-life IMAX® Dome Theatre films and inquiry-based classes held in state-of-the-art learning labs.

Field Trip Pricing

Student Teacher/Chaperone Additional Chaperone
Museum $8 FREE $8
Museum + Class $14 FREE $8*
Museum + IMAX $13 $5 $13
Museum + IMAX + Class $19 $5 $13*

Plus any applicable sales and use taxes. *Due to space limitations, extra chaperones may not be able to attend class programs.


One adult chaperone required for every 10 students and admitted to the Museum for free. Additional chaperones will be charged the fees in the chart above.

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Add a class to your field trip

Bring your field trip to a whole new level of awesome by adding a private, facilitator-led class or workshop.

Biochemistry of Cells

Available Spring 2017

Grades 9 - 12


Available Spring 2017

Grade 8

Intro to Electroplating

Available Spring 2017

Grades 4 - 9

Food Science and Nutrition

Available Spring 2017

Grade 4

Energetic Catapults

Available Spring 2017

Grades 3 - 9

Intro to Microcomputers & Microcontrollers

Available Spring 2017

Grades 4 - 9

Motors, Circuits & Art

Available Spring 2017

Grades 3 - 9

Take a Cell-fie

Available Spring 2017

Grade 7

Ecosystem Exploration

Discover characteristics of each biome as you get up close to live animals.

Grade 5

Amazing Animals

Get up close to amazing creatures

Pre K - Grade 2

Ocean Adventure

Dive in and explore the world’s oceans

Pre K - Grade 2

Move It or Lose It

Explore the structure and functions of the human body

Grade 3

What's The Matter?

Explore the phases of matter

Grade 3

Animal Behavior and Adaptation

Observe fascinating behaviors and adaptations of animals

Grade 4

Oh My Circuits

Learn the difference between static and current electricity

Grade 4

Rocks and Fossils

Learn about the rock cycle and take a look at Museum fossils

Grade 4

Earth Moon and The Great Beyond

Join the rotation revolution powerful enough to alter your world

Grades 3 - 4

What's Your Culture?

Explore different cultures through artifacts and archaeology

Grades 3 - 6

Hot and Cold

Use your bare hands to cause a color change and make a liquid boil

Grade 5

Discovering Photosynthesis

Investigate the process of photosynthesis

Grade 6

Life Under the Lens

Determine the difference between plant and animal cells

Grade 7

Simple Machines

Learn mechanics through activities using gears and levers

Grade 7

Beginner's Zoology

Gain an introduction to differentiating taxonomic groups

Grade 8

Inside Out - Dissection

Gain an understanding of the human body through dissection

Grades 4 - 8

DNA Detectives

Explore genotypes, phenotypes, alleles and traits

Grades 4 - 7

Force and Motion

Experiment with Newton’s Laws of Motion

Grades 4 - 7

The Human Body

Identify several body systems using hands-on activities

Grades 5 - 7

What's the Forecast?

Build a better understanding of weather and climate

Grades 5 - 7

Advanced Robotics

Get an introduction to writing programs for LEGO® EV3 robots

Grades 5 - 8

Concepts of Chemistry

Mix molecules and investigate rate altering chemical manipulations

Grades 5 - 8

Operation Rainforest

Study the amazing animals that live in World Alive

Pre K - Grade 2

Moon and Beyond

Explore the moon and all its changing faces

Pre K - Grade 2

Mini Meteorology

Snow, rain, sunshine or clouds?

Pre K - Grade 2

I Like to Move It, Move It

This action packed class is perfect for junior engineers

Pre K - Grade 2

Growing Up

Why is that tree so tall?

Pre K - Grade 2

Everything Matters

Observe and discover the properties of solids, liquids and gases

Pre K - Grade 2

Can You Hear Me?

Explore how sound travels through fun experiments

Pre K - Grade 2

Lunch Options

Need some brain food? We've got you covered.

Space for students to eat bagged lunches are available and must be scheduled in advance.

Box lunches are available with advance purchase through Curio City Kitchen. Box lunches include a sandwich, chips and a drink. Cost is $5.50 per student, adult box lunches are $8.50 each. Orders must be placed 7 days in advance. 

Grab a snack or sit down for lunch. Curio City Kitchen offers quick and casual dining, with an array of á la carte options for all ages.

The café is dedicated to the Something Classic Green Goddess Alliance, featuring organic lettuces and tomatoes, all-natural meats, sustainable and/or biodegradable service ware, partnerships with local farmers along with eco-friendly recycling and composting programs.

Essential Info

  • Registration and Payments

    Register by phone 800.935.0553 or 704.372.6261 x300 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

    Payment is required 3 weeks prior to program or visit date.

    American Express, Discover, MasterCard and VISA are accepted. A check with your PO number written in the memo section is also accepted.

  • Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 3 weeks notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling but visit must be completed within 12 months of the originally scheduled date. For group reservations, changes to the number of attendees must be made 3 days prior to arrival to receive a refund

  • Chaperones

    One adult chaperone required for every 10 students and admitted to the Museum for free. Additional chaperones will be charged per the fee schedule.

    Due to space limitations, extra chaperones will not be able to attend class programs, lab programs, workshops or Star Labs.

  • Parking

    Cars and vans with clearance less than 7' 8" can park in the Discovery Place Science Parking Deck for an additional charge. Parking for larger vehicles is available at an off-site lot with shuttle service for bus/van drivers.

  • Arrival Information

    All buses should arrive at 6th St. Admissions. One teacher should exit the bus and will be greeted by a Discovery Place Science team member who will provide check-in directions. Please have students remain on the bus until directed to disembark.

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