Field Trip Options

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1. Review the POLICIES here.

2. Review TRIP OPTIONS for your class by grade level. Click here for Spring 2019 field trips. Click here for 2019-2020 school year field trips.

3. Submit a DATE REQUEST here.  Date requests are available for Spring 2019 field trips only. 2019-2020 field trips will be accepted starting May 1.

The museum will contact you to confirm your date and trip. After confirmation...

4. Collect the funds and submit your PAYMENT at least 30 days in advance of trip.

5. View LUNCH OPTIONS here. Order lunches and submit your payment.

6. Review your custom ITINERARY AND CONFIRMATION packet emailed to you from us.

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View our 2018-2019 Educator Guide

Trip Options - for 2019-2020 School Year

Review pricing and program options by your grade level below for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 field trips. Please note that programs must be added at the time of your date request.

2019-2020 field trip requests will be accepted beginning May 1.

Are you a group planning on visiting this summer? Please complete a group visit form located here. 

 

2 Hours Only Visit: $6 per child
Unlimited Exploration: $8 per child
Add a program: $2 per child

Program Options for Pre-K:

NEW - Barnyard Story Time:
e, i, e, I, o! Do you know what animals Old MacDonald had on his farm? This special story time focuses on themes from our newly renovated early childhood exhibit, Grandma Betty’s Farm. Develop early literacy skills through barnyard stories, rhymes, centers, songs and more. APL-2, APL-4, LDC-3, LDC-7, LDC-8, CD-10

NEW – Transportation Tales:
Vroom Vroom! This special story time takes students on a literary and math adventure as we explore early learning skills with vehicles, ramps, measurement and more.  APL-3, APL-6, LDC-2, MTE-1, MTE-6

Dinosaur Discoveries:
Let students dig into what it is like to be a paleontologist. Students will learn cool facts about dinosaurs, explore bones, and find out about fossils in this engaging class. CD-3, CD-10, CD-11, APL-5, MTE-4

NEW - Sun and Moon

Blast off into space and travel to the moon! Children will enjoy becoming astronauts for a day as they explore the sun, moon, stars in our sky. APL-1, ESD-5, LDC-3, LDC-7, CD-2, K.S.1A.1, 1.E.3A.2, 1.E.3A.3,

2 Hours Only Visit: $6 per child
Unlimited Exploration: $8 per child
Add a program: $2 per child

Program Options for K5:

 

NEW - Sun and Moon
Blast off into space and travel to the moon! Children will enjoy becoming astronauts for a day as they explore the sun, moon, stars in our sky. APL-1, ESD-5, LDC-3, LDC-7, CD-2, K.S.1A.1, 1.E.3A.2, 1.E.3A.3,

Coding 101:
Students will use directional language and programming to design a map and then program a special floor robot to carry out commands. K.NS.1, K.NS.9, C-3.1, C-3.2

Enchanted Engineering:
Explore “Once Upon a Time” using engineering practices. Explore the engineering challenges in our favorite fairy tales and design a solution to tackle the problems! Students will have opportunities to design, construct, and test out solutions in this happily-ever-after class.

K.S.1B.1 through 3.S.1B.1, K.S.1A through 3.S.1A

Grossology: The Nose Knows:
Why does my nose make snot? This class explores how the nose protects your respiratory system through engaging experiences – including making snot!
P-K.1.1, P-K.7.1, P-1.1.2, 1.S.1A.2, P-2.5.1

NEW - Art with Greenzilla
Students will learn about unorthodox art materials in this eco art lesson. Eco art is a term for artwork that is made with consideration for the environment or ecosystem. Students will discuss how human behavior can affect the health our environment by discussing the three R’s- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Students will get creative to create their own eco art inspired by our Greenzilla exhibit!
Artistic Processes: Responding, Anchor Standard 5, Benchmark VA.R IH.5

Spark!Lab Inventors:
Student inventors will use the Spark!Lab Invention Process to develop a new invention to solve real-world problems. This class is adapted for each grade level.
K.S.1A.1, K.S.1A.8, K.S.1B.1, K.E.3A.4, 1.S.1A.1, 1.S.1B.1, 1.E.3A.4, 2.S.1A.1, 2.S.1B.1, 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.7, 3.S.1B.1, 3.E.4B.3, 3.E.4B.4, 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1B.1, 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1B.1, 5.E.3B.4

Unlimited Exploration: $8 per child
Add a program: $2 per child

Program Options for 1st Grade:

NEW - Sun and Moon
Blast off into space and travel to the moon! Children will enjoy becoming astronauts for a day as they explore the sun, moon, stars in our sky. APL-1, ESD-5, LDC-3, LDC-7, CD-2, K.S.1A.1, 1.E.3A.2, 1.E.3A.3,

Coding 101:
Students will use directional language and programming to design a map and then program a special floor robot to carry out commands.
K.NS.1, K.NS.9, C-3.1, C-3.2

Enchanted Engineering:
Explore “Once Upon a Time” using engineering practices. Explore the engineering challenges in our favorite fairy tales and design a solution to tackle the problems! Students will have opportunities to design, construct, and test out solutions in this happily-ever-after class.

K.S.1B.1 through 3.S.1B.1, K.S.1A through 3.S.1A

Grossology: The Nose Knows:
Why does my nose make snot? This class explores how the nose protects your respiratory system through engaging experiences – including making snot!
P-K.1.1, P-K.7.1, P-1.1.2, 1.S.1A.2, P-2.5.1

NEW - Art with Greenzilla
Students will learn about unorthodox art materials in this eco art lesson. Eco art is a term for artwork that is made with consideration for the environment or ecosystem. Students will discuss how human behavior can affect the health our environment by discussing the three R’s- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Students will get creative to create their own eco art inspired by our Greenzilla exhibit!
Artistic Processes: Responding, Anchor Standard 5, Benchmark VA.R IH.5

Spark!Lab Inventors:
Student inventors will use the Spark!Lab Invention Process to develop a new invention to solve real-world problems. This class is adapted for each grade level.
K.S.1A.1, K.S.1A.8, K.S.1B.1, K.E.3A.4, 1.S.1A.1, 1.S.1B.1, 1.E.3A.4, 2.S.1A.1, 2.S.1B.1, 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.7, 3.S.1B.1, 3.E.4B.3, 3.E.4B.4, 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1B.1, 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1B.1, 5.E.3B.4

Casting Shadows:
By using a Shadow Puppet Theater, students will learn about the properties of light and how shadows are formed. They will investigate how shadows change when the positions of light sources change.

1.P.2, T1-3.2, 1-PS4-3

Oh, No, H2O!:
Explore an interactive story to understand the various causes and outcomes of water pollution! Learn what you can do to make this world a cleaner place in this hands-on class. Students can continue the learning by recording their own water pollution script in our Studio.

1.E.4B.1, 1.E.4B.2, K-2ETS1-1

NEW - Planet Pledge:
Become a South Carolina Citizen Scientist! Students will learn about native South Carolina plants, birds, and insects. Then, they’ll get their hands dirty creating seed balls to take home or plant at school.

1.S.1A.1, 1.L.5A.1, 1.L.5B., 2.L.5B.1

Unlimited Exploration: $8 per child
Add a program: $2 per child

Program Options for 2nd Grade:

Enchanted Engineering:
Explore “Once Upon a Time” using engineering practices. Explore the engineering challenges in our favorite fairy tales and design a solution to tackle the problems! Students will have opportunities to design, construct, and test out solutions in this happily-ever-after class.

K.S.1B.1 through 3.S.1B.1, K.S.1A through 3.S.1A

Grossology: The Nose Knows:
Why does my nose make snot? This class explores how the nose protects your respiratory system through engaging experiences – including making snot!
P-K.1.1, P-K.7.1, P-1.1.2, 1.S.1A.2, P-2.5.1

NEW - Art with Greenzilla
Students will learn about unorthodox art materials in this eco art lesson. Eco art is a term for artwork that is made with consideration for the environment or ecosystem. Students will discuss how human behavior can affect the health our environment by discussing the three R’s- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Students will get creative to create their own eco art inspired by our Greenzilla exhibit!
Artistic Processes: Responding, Anchor Standard 5, Benchmark VA.R IH.5

Spark!Lab Inventors:
Student inventors will use the Spark!Lab Invention Process to develop a new invention to solve real-world problems. This class is adapted for each grade level.
K.S.1A.1, K.S.1A.8, K.S.1B.1, K.E.3A.4, 1.S.1A.1, 1.S.1B.1, 1.E.3A.4, 2.S.1A.1, 2.S.1B.1, 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.7, 3.S.1B.1, 3.E.4B.3, 3.E.4B.4, 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1B.1, 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1B.1, 5.E.3B.4

NEW - Planet Pledge:
Become a South Carolina Citizen Scientist! Students will learn about native South Carolina plants, birds, and insects. Then, they’ll get their hands dirty creating seed balls to take home or plant at school.

1.S.1A.1, 1.L.5A.1, 1.L.5B., 2.L.5B.1

I Like to Move It, Move It:
How does an object move? What is a push or pull? Students will explore the concepts of force, motion, and friction in this class.
2.P.4, 3-Ps2-1, K-2ETS1-3

The Magic of Magnets:
Explore the invisible power of magnetic fields using different strengths of magnets, iron fillings, and more! Students will work in stations to complete different challenges related to magnets.
2.P.3B.1, 2.P.3B.2, 2.P.3B.3, 2.S.1A.1

Unlimited Exploration: $8 per child
Add a program: $2 per child

Program Options for 3rd Grade:

NEW - Art with Greenzilla
Students will learn about unorthodox art materials in this eco art lesson. Eco art is a term for artwork that is made with consideration for the environment or ecosystem. Students will discuss how human behavior can affect the health our environment by discussing the three R’s- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Students will get creative to create their own eco art inspired by our Greenzilla exhibit!
Artistic Processes: Responding, Anchor Standard 5, Benchmark VA.R IH.5

Spark!Lab Inventors:
Student inventors will use the Spark!Lab Invention Process to develop a new invention to solve real-world problems. This class is adapted for each grade level.
K.S.1A.1, K.S.1A.8, K.S.1B.1, K.E.3A.4, 1.S.1A.1, 1.S.1B.1, 1.E.3A.4, 2.S.1A.1, 2.S.1B.1, 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.7, 3.S.1B.1, 3.E.4B.3, 3.E.4B.4, 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1B.1, 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1B.1, 5.E.3B.4

NEW - Planet Pledge:
Become a South Carolina Citizen Scientist! Students will learn about native South Carolina plants, birds, and insects. Then, they’ll get their hands dirty creating seed balls to take home or plant at school.

1.S.1A.1, 1.L.5A.1, 1.L.5B., 2.L.5B.1

Engineering with Rigamjig:
For students in 3rd – 5th grade, this special experience takes engineering to the next level. Students begin with a class to learn about this building system of wooden planks, pulleys and more. After class, your students will have an opportunity to get hands-on with our Rigamajig set to build, create, and use their knowledge of trial and error, simple machines, and the engineering process! This class takes a full hour to complete – make sure to talk to our sales team about timing! Grades 3 – 5
K.S.1B.1 – 5.S.1B.1, S.1A.2, 2.P.4A.2, 5.P.5

Watt’s Current:
Participate in experiments using electricity! Students will have chances to create a circuit and explore just how electricity travels through conductive materials. Create music and play digital games with circuit boards.

3.P.3A.2, 3.S.1

NEW - Speak Up!
Activists of all ages impact our communities every day. In this class, students will learn about two kids who cared enough about the planet to speak up and make a difference. Students will then be encouraged to speak up about something that is important to them and create a button to share their passions with others.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.D, C.LCS.5,

Unlimited Exploration: $8 per child
Add a program: $2 per child

Program Options for 4th Grade:

NEW - Art with Greenzilla
Students will learn about unorthodox art materials in this eco art lesson. Eco art is a term for artwork that is made with consideration for the environment or ecosystem. Students will discuss how human behavior can affect the health our environment by discussing the three R’s- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Students will get creative to create their own eco art inspired by our Greenzilla exhibit!
Artistic Processes: Responding, Anchor Standard 5, Benchmark VA.R IH.5

Spark!Lab Inventors:
Student inventors will use the Spark!Lab Invention Process to develop a new invention to solve real-world problems. This class is adapted for each grade level.
K.S.1A.1, K.S.1A.8, K.S.1B.1, K.E.3A.4, 1.S.1A.1, 1.S.1B.1, 1.E.3A.4, 2.S.1A.1, 2.S.1B.1, 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.7, 3.S.1B.1, 3.E.4B.3, 3.E.4B.4, 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1B.1, 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1B.1, 5.E.3B.4

Engineering with Rigamjig:
For students in 3rd – 5th grade, this special experience takes engineering to the next level. Students begin with a class to learn about this building system of wooden planks, pulleys and more. After class, your students will have an opportunity to get hands-on with our Rigamajig set to build, create, and use their knowledge of trial and error, simple machines, and the engineering process! This class takes a full hour to complete – make sure to talk to our sales team about timing! Grades 3 – 5
K.S.1B.1 – 5.S.1B.1, S.1A.2, 2.P.4A.2, 5.P.5

NEW - Speak Up!
Activists of all ages impact our communities every day. In this class, students will learn about two kids who cared enough about the planet to speak up and make a difference. Students will then be encouraged to speak up about something that is important to them and create a button to share their passions with others.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.D, C.LCS.5,

NEW - Escape:
Students will work in groups to solve problems, unlock boxes and beat the clock all while learning about the planets and our solar system.
4.E.3A., 5.S.1A.

 

Unlimited Exploration: $8 per child
Add a program: $2 per child

Program Options for 5th Grade:

NEW - Art with Greenzilla
Students will learn about unorthodox art materials in this eco art lesson. Eco art is a term for artwork that is made with consideration for the environment or ecosystem. Students will discuss how human behavior can affect the health our environment by discussing the three R’s- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Students will get creative to create their own eco art inspired by our Greenzilla exhibit!
Artistic Processes: Responding, Anchor Standard 5, Benchmark VA.R IH.5

Spark!Lab Inventors:
Student inventors will use the Spark!Lab Invention Process to develop a new invention to solve real-world problems. This class is adapted for each grade level.
K.S.1A.1, K.S.1A.8, K.S.1B.1, K.E.3A.4, 1.S.1A.1, 1.S.1B.1, 1.E.3A.4, 2.S.1A.1, 2.S.1B.1, 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.7, 3.S.1B.1, 3.E.4B.3, 3.E.4B.4, 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1B.1, 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1B.1, 5.E.3B.4

Engineering with Rigamjig:
For students in 3rd – 5th grade, this special experience takes engineering to the next level. Students begin with a class to learn about this building system of wooden planks, pulleys and more. After class, your students will have an opportunity to get hands-on with our Rigamajig set to build, create, and use their knowledge of trial and error, simple machines, and the engineering process! This class takes a full hour to complete – make sure to talk to our sales team about timing!
K.S.1B.1 – 5.S.1B.1, S.1A.2, 2.P.4A.2, 5.P.5

NEW - Speak Up!
Activists of all ages impact our communities every day. In this class, students will learn about two kids who cared enough about the planet to speak up and make a difference. Students will then be encouraged to speak up about something that is important to them and create a button to share their passions with others.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.D, C.LCS.5,

NEW - Escape:
Students will work in groups to solve problems, unlock boxes and beat the clock all while learning about the planets and our solar system.
4.E.3A., 5.S.1A.