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Scout Group Field Trips

The Da Vinci Science Center offers discounted rates to all groups of fifteen (15) or more visitors. Reservations are required for any groups requesting a workshop. With hands-on, interactive science exhibits that offer entertaining experiences rich in educational content, the Science Center brings together all of the elements that make for memorable group outings.

All ticket packages include:

  • FREE chaperone for every five (5) paid children
  • FREE parking
  • FREE admission to feature exhibits

Hands-On Workshops

Select a 30 minute hands-on workshop to enhance your experience at the Center. Each workshop is an additional $5.00 per scout and comes with a Da Vinci Science Center patch.

Available Workshops

Explore the fundamentals of electricity by completing design challenges posed by Science Center educators. The coolest part is that there is never just one solution to any problem, and what you learn may just shock you!

What better way to test the laws of motion, conservation of energy, and many more physical concepts than by building your very own roller coaster? Scouts work in small groups to design a reliable coaster, complete with flips, dips, and thrills.

This workshop all about ooey, gooey, sticky slime is one of our most popular experiences. Scouts compare and measure the properties of some of our premade slimes, followed by manipulating variables to make two different slimes to take back home!

Scout Field Trip Pricing

TypeSept 1 – June 15June 15 – Aug 31
Group Admission$9.50$10.50
Required ChaperonesFREEFREE
Additional Chaperones$9.50$10.50
Workshop Fee (Per Scout)$5.00$5.00

*Hands-on workshops require 15 or more scouts to participate.

Scout Field Trip Policies & Procedures

Day Program Details

  • Scouts may continue visiting the Science Center until 5 p.m.
  • One adult per five scouts is required; required chaperones are free
  • Additional adults and siblings enter with admission or membership
  • Scout groups can pre-order pizza from Domino’s to enjoy during their day programs
  • Full payment due with registration
  • A DSC Scout Survival Guide is available for free download

Lunch Options

We offer a free 30-minute reservation in our café or lab rooms for your group to enjoy one of three lunch options.

  • Pizza from Domino’s: Large plain or one-topping pizza – $10.00 per pizza (two pizza minimum). Your order must be placed in advance through our reservation office. We place the order with Domino’s and coordinate delivery for your scheduled lunch time. Bottled beverages available at an additional cost.
  • Chick-fil-A Boxed Lunches: Sandwich or Nuggets with fruit salad and drink – $7.00 per lunch (minimum 15 lunches). Your order must be placed in advance through our reservation office. We place the order with Chick-fil-A and coordinate delivery for your scheduled lunch time.
  • Bring Your Own: We will store your packed lunches for you until your scheduled lunch period.

Allergy Issues: While the Da Vinci Science Center is not an allergy-free space, we will make every effort to accommodate your special need if you notify us in advance.

Store Visits Made Easy

To help prevent overcrowding for schools choosing to visit the gift shop, we schedule time for your students to make store purchases. We will be happy to bag and box up all of your purchases and hold onto them until your group is ready to return to school. The store stocks a selection of high-quality books, science activity kits, souvenirs, and branded school supplies.

Chaperone Policy

  • One free chaperone is required for every five students in Pre-K through Second Grade
  • One free chaperone is required for every ten students in Grades 3 and up
  • Additional chaperones – see pricing chart
  • Bus drivers receive free admission

Payment Policy

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon confirmation of your reservation. Purchase orders are accepted in advance only and will not be accepted on the day of your visit. Full payment is required either in advance or upon arrival on the day of your visit. Payments must be made in a single transaction. Group participants may not pay separately.

Changes in Group Size

If your group size changes after you make your reservation, please notify us as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before your visit. Any additions are subject to availability and are not guaranteed access to workshops, shows, or other programs.

Rescheduling and Cancellation

Please call us immediately if you need to reschedule. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. If you need to cancel your visit, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. A $25.00 fee will be assessed for rescheduling.

Accessibility

Please let us know if your group has any special needs when you make your reservation, and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

Parking

Parking is free. The main parking lot at the Center can accommodate school buses, as well as cars for chaperones and teachers.

Make a Reservation

Choose from one of four easy ways to make a reservation:

  • Phone: Call 610-841-1875
  • E-Mail: Send to groups@davincisciencecenter.org with contact information and best time to reach you
  • In Person: Schedule a meeting with a reservations coordinator and visit the Science Center

Request a Scout Field Trip

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P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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