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 the learning process.  Highlights for field trips for the 2019-20 school year include Career Connection Days, Jack-O-Lantern Lane, and lots of projects in Leo’s Creativity Studio.

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

2019-2020 Field Trip Planning Guide coming soon.

School Field Trip Pricing

 Sept.-MarchApril and MayJune 1-15
Group Admission
$9.50$9.50$9.50
Hands-on WorkshopFree$2.00$2.00
Live Science Show
$2.00FreeN/A
Leo’s Creativity Studio
FreeFreeFree
Jack-O-Lantern LaneFreeN/AN/A

Hands-on Workshops

Select a 30 minute grade-level appropriate workshop and your students can design and build a roller coaster, explore the fundamentals of electricity, or learn about the inner workings of the human body.  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)Days Available
Lights, Color, Action
PreK-2Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Dig Into DinosPreK-4Wednesday, Thursday
What About Weather?
PreK-4Wednesday, Thursday
See Like a Bee
PreK-4Wednesday, Thursday
KEVA ConstructionPreK-8Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Slime Science1-8Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Sound Sensations2-5Wednesday, Thursday
Roller Coaster Engineer3-12Wednesday, Thursday
Shock & Awesome3-12Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Brain Freeze3-12Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Healthy Hearts5-12Monday, Tuesday, Friday

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 AvailableDays Available
Spooky Science
Sept. 21-Nov. 3Monday-Friday
SuperCOOLnessSept.-MarchMonday, Tuesday
Use the Force
Sept.-MarchWednesday, Thursday
Grossology
Sept.-MarchFriday
Chemical ChaosApril and MayMonday-Friday

Themed Field Trip Days: Career Connection Days

The Da Vinci Science Center’s Career Connection Days allow students to take an up-close look at STEM careers and speak with STEM professionals.

Women in Science and Engineering: Nov. 13-15, 2019
Healthcare Connections: Jan. 15-17, 2020
Made in America: March 4-6, 2020

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
  • Chick-fil-A Meals – $7.00 per lunch
    • Classic chicken sandwich or 8 ct. nuggets
    • All meals come with small fruit cup and a drink
    • 10 meal minimum
    • Peanut free options available
  • 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.

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 at davincisciencecenter.org/fieldtrips
  • Call 610-841-1875 Monday through Friday
  • Email groups@davincisciencecenter.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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