We recommend that you explore our exhibits before your visit to identify some of the activities that will interest your students. Featured experiences for 2012–2013 include:
Ready, Set, Action!
January 19–May 5, 2013
Explore the fun—and science—of movement in our featured exhibits Spin and Run, Jump, Fly! Your group can investigate the physics behind movement with hands-on exhibits covering concepts including inertia, angular velocity and momentum. Step into scenes right out of adventure stories with activities that build strength, coordination, balance and endurance: climb a canyon wall, balance on a “snow” or “surf” board, pedal “flycycles” and practice kung fu stances.
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Spin is a production of the Catawba Science Center.
Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures in Action™ was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum.
June 1–September 2, 2013
In the Hall’s own exhibit, students become engineers with interactive activities. For Summer 2013 we’re building on our current themes and adding new exhibits and activities, including stop-motion animation and a design studio! Get inspired by viewing construction highlights and seismic engineering feats of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge and experiment with your own bridge models and designs. Your group can design and refine flying contraptions that hover in a wind tube, or find the optimum combination of wheel size and tread to get your vehicle up a ramp and over an obstacle course.
Book a Science Program
Reserve world renowned programs, where curious minds explore new concepts and students practice their science skills, with innovative, hands-on activities and demonstrations that enhance your curriculum. Access to the exhibits is included with program fees. See more details on Assemblies, Festivals, or Workshops. See registration information.
Field Trip Fees and Details
Twelve or more paying visitors with advance reservations (one chaperone required for every seven students, admitted free).
Group rate per person:
- $10.00 for adults (ages 19 through 61)
- $8.00 for students/seniors/disabled (ages 7–18; 62-plus)
- $5.50 for children (ages 3-6; children under 3 are admitted free)