Field Trips

Bring science to life for your students

Let's be partners in education.

Discovery Place Science is so much more than a field trip, it's a hands-on, interactive educational experience.

Contact Guest Sales to speak with an associate who can help plan an itinerary.

Field Trip Admission

Student Teacher/Chaperone Additional Chaperone
Museum $9.00 FREE $9.00
Museum + Class $16.00 FREE $9.00*
Museum + IMAX** $14.00 $5 $14.00
Museum + IMAX** + Class $20.00 $5 $20.00*

Plus any applicable sales and use taxes. *Due to space limitations, extra chaperones may not be able to attend class programs. **Excludes full-length feature films. Field trip pricing is reserved for state-certified pre K-12 schools with a minimum of 15 students.


Chaperones

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. To ensure the safety of all students, chaperones must stay with their group at all times.

Add a class to your field trip

Take curiosity to a whole new level with a private class taught by an experienced Museum educator.


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.

Essential Info

  • Registration and Payments

    Register by phone at 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 three weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled for a visit within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling as long as the class or visit is rescheduled within one week of the cancellation date and the visit is completed within the 12 months of the originally scheduled date. Changes to the number of attendees must be made three days prior to the program or visit to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.

  • Chaperones

    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. To ensure their safety, chaperones must stay with their group at all times.

    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 Monday - Friday.

    Parking Rates

    First Hour: FREE, 1 Hour +: $12.00, After 5:00 p.m.: $5.00

    Rates repeat at 3:00 a.m.

  • Arrival Information

    All buses should arrive at N Tryon 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.

  • Eligibility

    To qualify for our subsidized field trip pricing, you must be a state-certified pre K-12 school and have a minimum of 15 students.