Field Trips & Group Visits

We provide unforgettable group experiences for your school, church, troop or senior group! Can't come to us? We'll bring discovery to you through our outreach programming. Check out our museum resource guide to explore everything we offer.

Field Trips & Group Visits
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Programming for pre-k and up!

School Field Trips

Our interactive exhibits, dynamic programming and awe-inspiring science shows will complement the concepts you teach in the classroom. Plus, our programming aligns with Next Generation Science Standards!

Contact Beth Nelsen at 501-537-3073 or for questions or to book your field trip.

We’ll bring the discovery to you!

Our outreach programs bring the excitement of science learning to your school! Whether you are educating one small class or the entire school, we offer a wide variety of programs that meet the needs of your students, enhance your curriculum, and align with Next Generation Science Standards.

Choose from assembly-style science shows, in-classroom labs or live animal programming! We also offer after-school enrichment with a new theme each month.

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Frequently Asked Group Visit Questions

Are discounts offered for groups?

We offer group rate pricing for groups of 15 or more people from schools or 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Groups must register at least two weeks in advance to receive the below group pricing:

  • $9 per child/student.
  • $7 per adult chaperone.
    • School staff (teachers, aides, and bus drivers) are admitted free!
    • To receive our chaperone rate, adults must be included in the group’s payment on the day of the field trip.

Additional group pricing information:

  • There is an additional per-person fee for our programs, shows, and labs or other features.
  • Groups can reserve rooms for lunches for an additional fee.
  • Our summer group admission rate is $9 per person, plus applicable programming fees.

Are chaperones allowed on fieldtrips?

Yes. We require a ratio of one adult to five children for all groups. Chaperones must stay with and supervise their group at all times. To receive the group rate, all children and adults must be paid at once during the group check-in. Adults who have not registered with their group and paid their chaperone fee in advance must pay full admission price.


How soon in advance should field trips/group visits be booked?

In order to receive discounted group pricing, we require groups book at least two weeks in advance.  However, because March-May are high-volume months for groups and availability fills up quickly, we recommend spring group bookings be made in January.

Where do buses and chaperones park?

A bus loading area is located in front of the museum. During drop-off, buses should pull alongside the curb. Museum staff (blue shirts) will greet and escort your group from the buses to the building for orientation. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your planned arrival time to allow time for check-in, payment, and orientation.

Buses may not remain in the loading zone after students have exited safely. Bus parking may be available in either the post office parking lot on East Fourth Street or at the Clinton Presidential Museum at the eastern end of President Clinton Avenue.

For chaperons in personal vehicles, free street and paid parking (metered or parking deck) are available within easy walking distance of the museum.

Hear from pleased teachers!

"My 5th graders are not always easily entertained & they were SO happy with the science show!
"The staff at Museum of Discovery did a fantastic job of organizing & planning our day. Very accommodating!"
"This program exceeded my expectations for my first grade class. It was engaging and entertaining and my class loved all of it. We also loved educators' energy. They are great with young kids!"