New Hours starting Tuesday, September 12!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Teachers: Are you concerned about the rising prices of transportation and limited funds for field trips? Below are some links to look at regarding grants that might apply to your class/school!
**Please note that Exploration Station is not responsible for these grants nor will be applying for these grants for teachers/schools. It is up to the teacher/school to complete the process if they so choose to move forward after further research.
Walk-in groups will pay the general admission fees. If a group has more than 10 people,we highly encourage registering for a group for the convience of your group.
Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult while at the Exploration Station. One adult is mandatory for every five children and must be supervised at all times. On the same note, adults must be accompanied and supervised by a child when visiting our facility.
Donation Afternoons do not apply to groups of 10 or more.
*Illinois PreK-12 schools receive free Museum Entry, while out-of-state schools will receive a group discount.
We do not accept groups at the door without a proper reservation and confirmation.
When you arrive at Exploration Station, here are some tips to make your field trip a more enjoyable experience:
When you are ready to book your field trip please use the field trip packet as a guide for booking your trip!
Be sure to mention that you are visiting the planetarium as well in order to qualify for your group discount when booking your trip to the museum!
To help book your field trip, here is some information we will need from you to get started:
-Name of School/Organization
-Time of Visit (2 hour slot)
-Will your group need a reserved area for lunches?
-Any children with special needs for accomodations?
-How many teachers/adults are coming?
-How many children are coming?
For more information on our group visits, please take a look at our Field Trip Packet and Field Trip Contract!