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Exploration Field Trips

Do you have questions about 2023 Fall exploration field trips?  Contact Claire Douglas, Education Programs Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate Field Trips and large groups during Thanksgiving week,  BVSD Winter Break, or BVSD Spring Break.

Exploration Field Trips

Exploration classes are 30 minutes long, serve 12-15 students at a time, are held during your two-hour self-guided field trip, and are facilitated by Museum Education staff. If your group will have more than 15 students, they will be divided into smaller groups to take turns in the class. Exploration Field Trips can be accommodated to fit most needs.

Our hands-on experiences are highly engaging, emphasizing exploration over explanation. Savvy teachers use our programs to introduce a new topic rather than as a culminating event after studying that unit. Many of our explorations complement a specific exhibit to extend the learning experience. Collaborative work and peer-to-peer learning are encouraged. Activities support auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.  For a complete list of topics and details, please check out the list below.

Click below to fill out a reservation form and schedule an Exploration Field Trip!

Questions?  Contact Claire Douglas, Community Engagement Specialist for more information.

Field Trip Rates & Information:

Number of Students Basic Field Trip With Exploration Play for All Field Trip With Exploration
10-30 (T, Th, F) $10.00 per child $7.00 per child
10-45 (Mondays only) $11.00 per child $8.00 per child

Exploration Field Trip Policies & Payment:

  • Exploration classes are scheduled as part of a field trip.
  • Field trips and Exploration classes are available based on availability.
  • Two weeks advance reservations required.
  • WOW! requires 1 adult supervisor for every 8 children. Adults are required to actively supervise all children in your field group during your Museum visit. Adults are admitted for free.
  • Children with WOW! Memberships are admitted for only $3.00 per child. Children with WOW! Play for All Memberships are admitted for only $2.50 per child.
  • Discounted rates may be available depending on your group’s needs.
  • WOW! Children’s Museum accepts cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Exploration Topics:

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