Amazing science programs delivered on-site at your school
Discovery Place Science is so much more than a field trip, it's a hands-on, interactive educational experience.
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|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. **Excludes full-length feature films.
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.
Bring your field trip to a whole new level of awesome by adding a private, educator led class or workshop.
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Box lunches are available with advance purchase through Curio City Kitchen. Box lunches include a sandwich, chips and a drink. Cost is $6.50 per student, adult box lunches are $9.50 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.
Registration and Payments
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.
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.
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 Monday through Friday.
First Hour: FREE, 1 Hour +: $12.00, After 5:00 p.m.: $5.00
Rates repeat at 3:00 a.m.
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.
|10:00 a.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|10:00 a.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|10:15 a.m.||The Chemist||The Stage|
|10:30 a.m.||Story Time||KidScience|
|11:00 a.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|11:00 a.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|11:15 a.m.||Sub-Zero||The Stage|
|11:30 a.m.||Musical Tesla Coil||Discovery Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|12:00 p.m.||Aquarium Guided Tour||Aquarium|
|12:15 p.m.||Fired Up!||The Stage|
|12:30 p.m.||Global Soundscapes||Discovery Theatre|
|1:00 p.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|1:30 p.m.||A World Apart||Mackay Field Station|
|2:00 p.m.||Ecosystem Art||N/A|
|2:00 p.m.||Backyard Wilderness||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|2:15 p.m.||Built to Win||The Stage|
|2:30 p.m.||Nose-to-Nose||Mackay Field Station|
|3:00 p.m.||Pandas||IMAX Dome Theatre|
|3:15 p.m.||Aquarium Feeding Tour||Aquarium|
|Jun 24||Musical Tesla Coil|
|Jun 24||Ecosystem Art|
|Jun 24||Animal Dissection|
|Jun 27||Make & Mingle: Engraved Wall Clock|
|Jun 28||Fishbowl: Test Your Knowledge|
|Jun 29||Superpower Dogs Member Preview|
|Jun 29||Dog Day of Summer|
|Jun 29||Disease Spread!|
|Jul 01||Constellation Dot Art|
|Jul 01||Lunar Mondays|
|Jul 01||Build a Nest|
|Jul 01||About a Door: Theatrical Presentation|
|Jul 01||Paper Rockets|
|Jul 01||DNA Extraction|
|Jul 04||American Invention Celebration|
|Jul 12||Fishbowl: One Small Step|
|Jul 16||Blast Off|
|Jul 19||Science on the Rocks: Space Camp|
|Jul 20||To the Moon and Beyond|
|Jul 24||Back to Earth|
|Jul 26||Fishbowl: Animal Encounters|
|Jul 27||The LEGO Store Takeover|
|Aug 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Engineering|
|Aug 24||Merit Badge Workshop: Energy|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Aug 25||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Sep 10||Tiny Tuesday|
|Sep 17||Tiny Tuesday|
|Sep 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Robotics|
|Sep 21||Merit Badge Workshop: Oceanography|
|Sep 22||Merit Badge Workshop: Space Exploration|
|Sep 24||Tiny Tuesday|
|Oct 29||National Geographic Live: The Search for Life Beyond Earth|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Weather|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Programming|
|Nov 02||Merit Badge Workshop: Pulp & Paper|
|Nov 03||Merit Badge Workshop: Chess|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Chemistry|
|Dec 07||Merit Badge Workshop: Electricity|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Sustainability|
|Dec 08||Merit Badge Workshop: Electronics|
|Jan 28||National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live: Into the Arctic Kingdom|
|Mar 24||National Geographic Live Daytime Show: Into the Arctic Kingdom|