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.-Dec. 25Dec. 26-April 21 (6)April 22-June 12
Group Admission (1)$10.00$12.50$10.00
Hands-on Workshop (2)FREE$2.50$2.50
Live Science Show (2)
$2.50$2.50FREE
Leo’s Creativity Studio (3)FREEN/AFREE
Jack-O-Lantern Lane (4)FREEN/AN/A
BODY WORLDS RX (5)N/AIncludedN/A

(1) A school field trip consists of 15 or more students. Trips for less than 15 students may incur an additional fee.
(2) Choose one workshop or live science show for $2.50 more per student Dec. 26-April 21.
(3) Leo’s Creativity Studio is subject to availability. Ask your reservation specialist for more information.
(4) Jack-O-Lantern Lane is presented Sept. 28-Nov. 6.
(5) BODY WORLDS RX is presented Dec. 26-April 21.
(6) One program add-on option is available between Dec. 26-April 21.

Hands-on Workshops

Select a grade-level appropriate workshop and your students can design and build a roller coaster, explore the wonderful world of electricity, or learn all about coding and programming. These experiences make the standards come to life for your students.  Workshops are free from Sept. through Dec. 25 and $2.50 per student from Dec. 26 through June 12.

Hands-on WorkshopGrade(s)Availability
Critter CodersPreK-1Sept – June 12
Slime Science2-3Sept – June 12
Medical Lab: Outbreak Alert2-5Dec. 26 – April 21
Shock & Awesome4-5Sept – June 12
Thrill Ride6-8Sept – June 12
Medical Lab: Cardiopulmonary System6-12Dec. 26 – April 21

Live Science Shows

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

Live Science ShowMonths Available
Spooky ScienceSept. – Nov. 6
Dr. WattsSept. – Dec. 24
SuperCOOLnessNov. 7 – April 21
Healthy ChoicesDec. 26 – April 21
Use the ForceApril 28 – June 9

Career Connection Days

Students explore the variety of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) related careers and businesses that exist in the region. Students meet STEAM professionals working in a variety of fields and talk to them in a relaxed, informal setting.

Girl explores the circuit house

Jack-O-Lantern Lane
Sept. 28 – Nov. 6

Jack-O-Lantern Lane returns with all new exhibit experiences as well as returning favorites that will thrill and engage your students. Explore reflections and light in our haunted house, make some shocking discoveries using plasma discs, and celebrate Mexican Scientists and their work at our Día de los Muertos display. Also new this year is Candy Lane, a hands-on, not-so spooky Halloween experience for our youngest visitors.

BODY WORLDS RX
Dec. 26 – April 21

Explore the human body from the inside out with BODY WORLDS RX. See the real effects different diseases have on our bodies and learn about how to keep your body in tip-top shape. BODY WORLDS RX is included in your field trip admission. Add one of our special Medical Lab workshops to complete your BODY WORLDS RX field trip experience!

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. Special themed projects change throughout the year and include: experimenting with circuitry, figuring out the perfect balance between air and materials, and discovering the cause-and-effect relationships between simple objects.

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 – starting at $15.00 per pizza
    • Large plain or pepperoni pizza
    • Three 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, and other souvenirs.

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.

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 (between Sept – Dec. 25)
  • 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 are charged the group admission rate
  • 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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