FIELD TRIPS

Greenville

PLANNING A FIELD TRIP?

Field Trips Are Available Tuesday Through Friday, 9am-5pm

Click to view the 2019-2020 Educator Guide

FIELD TRIP PRICING

*Rates below are discounted and based on 30-day advance payment.
Preschool & Kindergarten Only 2 Hours Only $6 each
Any Age Unlimited Exploration $8 each
Any Age Add a Program $2 each
Required Adult Meet the 1:5 ratio FREE
Additional Adult for 2 Hour Visit Above the 1:5 ratio $6 each
Additional Adult for Unlimited Visits Above the 1:5 ratio $8 each
  • SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS:
    • Schools are listed on the SC Dept of Education Poverty index greater than 50% may be eligible to receive a needs based field trip while funds last.
    • Schools receiving scholarships must book between September and February.
    • The scholarship application is available on the date request form for schools who indicate that they meet the eligibility requirements.
  • PROGRAMS AND CLASSES:

LUNCH OPTIONS

Please ensure you have read through our lunch policy guidelines below. Please reach out to our booking team if you have any questions:

  • Subway Lunches: Click here to download a lunch order form.
    • You can select this lunch option at the time of booking. The order form will be sent along with your original invoice.  

    • Lunch orders must be placed no later than two weeks prior to your visit date.  

    • You will receive your scheduled lunch time with your itinerary the week prior to your visit date. 

    • Large groups may need to be split into multiple lunch times due to limited café space.  

    • The museum does not have staff members specifically responsible for handling or facilitating lunches in the café space during your lunch time. We ask that everyone who uses our café for lunches cleans up all trash, wipes down their eating areas, and follows the schedule. 

  • Cafe Lunch Options:
    • TCMU is now able to offer all booking schools and groups a scheduled time to eat lunch with their group in the Café to better serve all visiting students if needed. Large groups may need to be split into multiple lunch times due to limited café space. These times will be provided to you on the itinerary that will be sent to your teachers the week prior to your school’s visit.  
    • TCMU will provide carts labeled with each of the day’s visiting school’s names for teachers to bring in lunches for groups having lunch in the café. Teachers/Chaperones will unload these lunches from buses and bring them into the museum. Staff will then take these labeled carts to the café space so they are in place at your scheduled lunch time. Please note, the café space is not monitored by staff.  

    • These carts will be taken to the 2nd floor by TCMU-G staff within 10 minutes of your scheduled departure time.  

    • Please let us know if your group plans to utilize café space for lunch in advance to aid TCMU staff in allocating times to all groups on a given date.  

    • TCMU will continue to schedule a time inside the café for your lunch as standard practice, so your group will have a lunch time in the café space scheduled if cases of inclement weather should arise that inhibit picnic lunches. This time will be provided upon your arrival. 

    • The museum does not have staff members specifically responsible for handling or facilitating lunches in the café space during your lunch time. We ask that everyone who uses our café for lunches cleans up all trash, wipes down their eating areas, and follows the schedule. 

    • The Cromer market is available for all guests to buy sandwiches, snacks and drinks.
       
  • Picnic Lunch Options: 
    • ​You may choose to have a picnic on a public space, such as the Heritage Green lawn. You are responsible for the storage of your lunches for outdoor picnic options.  We recommend putting all your lunches on one bus for easy access. Please remember to bring trash bags to clean up your lunches after picnicking on the lawn.  
    • TCMU will continue to schedule a time inside the café for your lunch, so you will have a lunch time in the café space scheduled if cases of inclement weather should arise. This time will be provided upon your arrival.  

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATION:

  • Payments must be made 30 days prior to visit (check or credit card). Payments must be made 30 days in advance to receive quoted admission pricing (check or credit card). If unable to pay 30 days in advance, full admission rates will apply.
  • No refunds are given for students unable to attend.
  • If school is cancelled on the day of your visit, you may reschedule your visit within the same school year.

ADULT AND STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • One adult for every five students is required. Adults include teachers, teacher’s aides, parents, etc.
  • Schools will not be allowed into the museum until the 1:5 ratio is met
  • Adults are responsible for the behavior of all students during school visits.
  • Students must stay with an adult at all times.
  • No food, drinks, candy, or gum are permitted in the museum.
  • Adults are encouraged to silence their cellphones or use them only when urgent.
  • We reserve the right to ask disorderly groups to leave the building without refunds.

ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE, AND PARKING:

  • Only the booking teacher will check in the school at Admissions.
  • Students should have on wristbands and be waiting on the bus for a TCMU program guide to board bus and give instructions for visit.
  • Buses will drop off and pick up students in the bus lane in front of TCMU.
  • Buses should pull as far forward as possible to accommodate all buses.
  • The front lane is for bus drop off and pick up only. No buses will be allowed to stay in front of the museum.
  • Personal vehicles may park in the Heritage Green Parking deck located behind Heritage Green. It is a city parking deck with a maximum fee of $4.00 per day.
  • Arrive on time. Arriving late to your visit may result in a shortened or cancelled program to be determined by the Director of Programming. Refunds will not be given to groups arriving late.

MEMBERSHIPS / PASSES:

  • Memberships do not apply for STUDENT admission on field trips.
  • ADULTS who have a membership at TCMU will be allowed into the museum without paying admission.

THE MORE TO EXPLORE STORE:

  • Take some of the fun home! Arts & crafts, puzzles, games, tee shirts books and more are available at our museum store for children and adults.
  • Adults chaperones receive a store discount of 10% on the day of their field trip.

PHOTO RELEASE:

  • TCMU reserves the right to photograph or video visitors.
  • It is the responsibility of the teacher to notify TCMU staff upon arrival of any student who CANNOT be photographed.

GREENVILLE

HOURS of OPERATION
TUESDAY - SATURDAY 9AM-5PMSUNDAY 11AM-5PMOPEN MONDAYSDURING THE SUMMER9AM - 5PM & SPECIAL HOLIDAYS

Spartanburg

HOURS of OPERATION
TUESDAY - SATURDAY 9AM-5PMSUNDAY 11AM-5PM OPEN MONDAYS DURING THE SUMMER 9AM - 5PM & SPECIAL HOLIDAYS