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.
Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult while at the Exploration Station...a children's museum. And, on the same note, adults must be accompanied and supervised by a child in order to visit the museum.
Tuesday/Thursday Donation Afternoons do not apply to groups of 10 or more.
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 have the following information ready to make the reservation as smooth as possible:
For an additional $2.00 per student, your group may add a program to your museum visit. Check below for our listing of program options!
Programs and pricing are subject to change. Please call for availability.
Blow up a balloon without using your mouth, create snow indoors and more! Children will learn about chemical reactions, air pressure and magnets. Each class will end with free experiment time.
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Children will learn about planets and the sun. At the end of this program, children will have an opportunity to make and blast off a rocket. This program has an early childhood option.
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Spinning & Sand Art
Children will explore colors, mixing, fractions and more all while making masterpieces! The machine spins the paper and the child squirts paint on the surface. This program includes a sand art project and paper craft project.
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Children will have the opportunity to learn about different kinds of animals; reptiles, birds, mammals, and amphibians, and fish. There are lots of opportunities to touch and feel animal skins. This program ends with an animal craft.
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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!
Office hours are Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.