H/School Field Trips

School Field Trips

The Da Vinci Science Center is passionate about providing fun learning experiences.  Our popular exhibits, hands-on workshops, and live science shows will engage your students as active participants in thinking like scientists and engineers. 

Call 610-841-1875 to plan your field trip or click here to request a reservation online.

School Field Trip Pricing

 Sept.-MarchApril-June 15
Group Admission
$9.50$9.50
Hands-on WorkshopFree$2.00
Live Science Show
$2.00Free
Jack-O-Lantern Lane*FreeN/A

*Available Sept. 25 – Nov. 7

Hands-on Workshops

Select a grade-level appropriate workshop and your students can design and build a roller coaster, explore the wonderful world of weather, or learn all about forensics.  These experiences make the standards come to life for your students.  Workshops are free from September through March and $2 per student from April through June.

Hands-on WorkshopGrade(s)Availability
What About Weather?
PreK-4Sept – June 15
KEVA ConstructionPreK-8Sept – June 15
Slime Science2-8Sept – June 15
Thrill Ride3-12Sept – June 15
Crime Solvers3-12April – June 15

Live Science Shows

Professional museum educators will captivate your students while presenting a 25-minute live science show tailored to your students’ grade level.

Live Science ShowMonths Available
Chemical ChaosApril and May
Dr. WattsSeptember-March

Girl explores the circuit house

Jack-O-Lantern Lane

Fan-favorite Jack-O-Lantern Lane returns with a new focus on exploring light, experiencing optical illusions, and fun sensory challenges. Complete your Jack-O-Lantern Lane field trip experience by adding on our Shock & Awesome workshop and Spooky Science Show!

Leo’s Creativity Studio

In Leo’s Creativity Studio, the possibilities are as vast as your imagination.  Our makerspace experience allows students and teachers to build, create, and experiment.

Exhibit Highlights

Da Vinci Science Center exhibits inspire students to be interested in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by presenting them informally, playfully, and in ways that relate to their popular interests.

Savings and Scholarships

Learn how to save on your field trip or apply for a scholarship from one of several sources by clicking here.

General Field Trip Information

Lunch Options

We offer a free 25-minute reservation in our lunchroom for your group to enjoy one of these lunch options.  All food orders must be purchased in advance through our Reservations Office.  We will place orders and coordinate delivery with the vendors for your scheduled lunch time.  Please note that the Science Center only has vending machines for on-site snack and beverage purchases.

  • Pizza from Domino’s – $10.00 per pizza
    • Large plain or one topping pizza
    • Two pizza minimum
    • Gluten free options available
    • Bottled beverages are available at an additional cost
  • Bring Your Own
    • Bring packed lunches and we will store them 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.

Gift Shop

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 your purchases and hold on to them until your group is ready to return to school.  You are free to distribute the individually-named bags to students either at the Science Center, while on the bus ride home, or when you return to school.  The store stocks a selection of high-quality books, science activity kits, souvenirs, and branded school supplies.

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 Science Center can accommodate school buses as well as cars for chaperones and teachers.

Health & Safety Information

You and your students’ health and safety is always our first priority. Da Vinci Science Center has always had extensive health and safety procedures and staff training in place every year. In light of COVID-19, the Da Vinci Science Center team has updated these procedures extensively, informed by current recommendations from local, state, and federal health officials, agencies and authorities, including CDC guidelines.

View full Health & Safety Plan

Helpful Hints for Booking

Best Time to Visit:

September to March

Field trip space is always limited in April and May – which fill to capacity quickly.  Book your school’s field trip between September and March to take advantage of:

  • A free hands-on workshop for every student
  • Less crowded exhibit floor
  • More quality time with our knowledgeable and fun staff

 

Please prepare the following information to make the reservation process quick and easy:

  • Arrival date – both your first and second choices
  • Arrival and departure time
  • Attendance numbers for students and adults
  • Grade level(s) of students
  • Workshop and Live Science Show Selection
  • Lunch and Gift Shop plans
  • Group leader’s name, phone number, and email address

Policies

Chaperone Policy

  • One free chaperone is required for every five students in PreK through Grade 2
  • One free chaperone is required for every ten students in Grades 3 and up
  • Additional Chaperones – $9.50 per person
  • Bus drivers receive free admission
  • School nurses and paraprofessionals receive free admission
  • Additional workshop fee is not applied to chaperones

Membership Policy

  • Named adults may use their membership for admission, with photo ID
  • Students must pay group admission; memberships are not valid for student group 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 Attendance

  • If your group size changes after you make your reservation, please notify us as soon as possible, but no later than 5 pm on the day before your visit.
  • Any additions are subject to availability and are not guaranteed access to workshops, shows, or other programs.
  • No refunds will be given for lower attendance adjustments the day of your visit.  
  • You must have at least 10 students to constitute a group. If your numbers fall below 10 students when you arrive, you are no longer considered a group and will pay regular admission prices.

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 fee may be assessed for rescheduling.

Make a Reservation

4 Easy Ways to Make a Reservation

  • Online 
  • Call 610-841-1875 Monday through Friday
  • Email groups@nulldavincisciencecenter.org (please include contact information and best time to reach you)
  • Schedule a meeting in advance with a reservations specialist and visit the Science Center

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