• Field Trip

    More than 250 interactive science, technology, energy and health exhibits await students of all ages.  We’re experts at making sure that bringing your group to the Museum is smooth sailing all the way. Discounted admission for groups of 20 or more!

  • ScienceWorks

    Your students become scientists during our ScienceWorks Labs. All programs align with National Science Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Common Core State Standards. Labs are available year-round for preschool to middle school students.

  • Outreach

    It's Science on Wheels: We bring the Museum to you!  We offer fun, inquiry-based programs for the students in your classroom, library, festival or youth center! All programs address objectives outlined in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and include pre- and post-visit activities.

  • Distance Learning

    Our educators use videoconferencing to engage your students in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Program kits sent to classroom teachers include nearly everything you need for experiments. Kits are yours to keep! All programs address National Science Education Standards and align with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.

  • Professional Development

    Join us for fast-paced, hands-on teacher workshops that provide elementary and middle school educators with new hands-on tools for incorporating interactive science and math activities into your classroom.  Join us for professional development opportunities both at the museum and at your school.

  • Scout Camp-Ins

    Stay overnight with us as we dive deep into science experiments! These events are designed especially for our Scout audience. 

  • Summer Camp

    Explore week-long science and math activities in conjuntion with Ann Arbor Rec&Ed.  Elementary and middle school children can investigate a different theme each week through hands-on and engaging fun.

  • Birthday Parties

    What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

  • Museum Rental

    Discover a unique, dynamic opportunity that will delight guests at your next function. The Museum is available after hours for receptions, award dinners, corporate meetings, client appreciation, bar and bat mitzvah, birthdays, holiday parties and more for up to 300 people. The Museum’s exhibit areas are open for guests to explore. 

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Field Trip

Plan an adventure with your students where knowledge is your destination. Students of all ages can explore over 250 interactive science and technology exhibits. Extend your hands-on adventure by booking a ScienceWorks lab. All programs align with Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations.

To Arrange Your Field Trip

  • Fill out the Field Trip Reservation Form or call 734.995.5439.
  • A confirmation letter and/or invoice will be sent via postal mail following your conversation with our Field Trip Coordinator.
  • For more information please contact the Field Trip Coordinator at 734.995.5439 or send us an email with our Contact Us form.

Field Trip Information

  • The group rate of $6 per person (both children and adults) is available for groups of 20 or more
  • Limited scholarships are available to those who qualify.
  • We request 1 adult chaperone for every 6 children
  • The Museum has limited facilities for groups that bring lunches. Lunchrooms can be reserved for $10 per group and must be reserved in advance.

Preschool Field Trips

Groups of preschoolers may visit our Preschool Gallery, an interactive playspace designed specifically for infants through four-year-olds. Children can climb on a fire engine, splash at water tables and dig into discovery boxes. Galley space is limited and remains open to the general public during your visit.  View a complete Preschool Visitor's Guide here.

Field Trips + ScienceWorks Labs for Students PreK-8

Your students become scientists during our 50-minute ScienceWorks Labs that provide hands-on experience with a variety of topics identified in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.

  • Click here for a list of topics
  • ScienceWorks Labs must be booked in advance when making a Field Trip reservation.
  • Cost:
    • $2 per student for Preschool Labs
    • $3 per students Standary Labs
    • $5 per student Premium Labs
  • Capacity: 30 students per class, 2 classes may be held at the same time for up to 60 students. We can accommodate a maximum of 120 students from a single school in lab classes per visit
  • Minimum change per lab class is $60 (regardless of number) or 20 students

Science-to-Go Bags

Groups may pre-order Science-to-Go Bags that contain souvenirs, cool science items and fun facts about the items in the bag.  Bags must be ordered at least 2 days in advance of your visit to allow time for assembly.  To order, call the Hands-On Store at 734.995.5439 or fill out the Order Form.

Click here to view our Education Brochure for a complete list of our programs.

Field Trip

Field Trip

School

120 minutes

General Audience

20, 30, 60, 100, 350