Groups of all sizes can enjoy an unstructured visit to The Discovery Museums at any time but larger groups can take advantage of group rates and guaranteed time inside the Museums by coordinating a group visit in advance.
Group Visits For Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten Learners:
Group visits are offered during public hours for groups ranging in size from 10-40 children. Groups larger than 60 total visitors (children and chaperones) can make special arrangements for a Monday visit, when we are closed to the public during the School Year. Children will participate in a 90 minute self-guided tour of Children's Discovery. Themed exhibits offer hands-on activities ideal for young children and their adult caregivers. $9.50/person
Field Trips for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
Discovery Field Trips are offered year round for groups of 15-100 students. Museum educators facilitate a 90 minute self-guided inquiry of the hands-on science exhibits. $10.50 /person
Exploration Field Trips are offered October through March for groups of 15-100 students. Field trips will last two hours with a choice of Exploration topic: Light and Color, Sound, Magnetism, Electricity, or Atmosphere. Teachers can enhance the visit by prepping students in advance and seeking learning opportunities en route to the museum. $10.50/person
Science and Engineering Field Trips are offered October through March for groups of 15-50 students. Add 1-hour Science and Engineering Design Workshops, led by a museum educator, to a Discovery Field Trip. Special arrangements can be made if your group has up to 75 students. $10.50/person, plus $65/workshop
Choose the workshop topic:
- Sink and Float Design Challenge
- Designs for Reflecting Light
A 3-hour visit is available for an additional fee.
The Discovery Museums offers a number of exhibits that make a good match for scouting badges. While we no longer offer specific programs for scouts, we are happy to provide materials that will help you earn the badges you seek.
Tips for Scouts and Scout Leaders:
Discovery begins with a curious mind, keen observation and thoughtful questioning. Get caught up in the experience with your scouts!
Plan a visit to The Science Discovery Museum with a specific badge in mind. Let your scouts explore the world of Science by becoming “Scientists” for the day. Explore the hands-on exhibits our museum has to offer. Our interactive exhibits enhance the physical science principles covered in the workshops and badge books.
Consider planning a scout outing to the Science Discovery Museum on an Early Release Day from school or a Teacher Professional Day. Find out what it’s like to try new things, guess about the results and make exciting discoveries together!