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Plan Your Virtual or In-Person Field Trip

Ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math in your students!

The Museum of Discovery’s mission is to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) through dynamic and interactive experiences.  Whether you choose to visit the museum in person or virtually, we have a number of offerings that will engage guests in STEAM.

To learn more or register, contact Beth Nelsen at 501-537-3073 or bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org

Providing a safe experience

The safety of our guests has always been the priority of Museum of Discovery. However, in the age of COVD-19, safety has taken on a whole new meaning. The Museum of Discovery follows Arkansas Department of Health COVID directives and has implemented additional procedures and features that will provide guests with a safe experience. Learn more 

In-Museum COVID-19 Field Trip Safety Protocols

For groups planning a visit to Museum of Discovery our protocols are as follows:

  • Limited attendee capacity (no more than 200 attendees at any given time)
  • Social distancing (additional distancing measures will be implemented to follow individual school guidelines)
  • Masks will be required for all group guests ages 6 and older
  • Handwashing and sanitizing will be encouraged
  • No food/meals in the museum (exceptions can be made for groups with 20 or fewer)

Virtual Science Experiences

A variety of Museum of Discovery science demonstrations and labs can be provided live virtually for schools, classrooms, families, etc. Each experience is hosted by two museum educators and lasts 30 minutes. Choose from one of the programs below denoted as a virtual option.

Museum of Discovery Virtual and In-Person Programs

Awesome Science (All ages) (Virtual and In-Person)
We took our most popular show and made it even more awesome! Experience the extremes of science with liquid nitrogen and vortex cannon demonstrations.

Super Power Science (All ages) (Virtual and In-Person)
Many of our favorite superheroes and characters have powers based on science. Be amazed with demonstrations of Hulk-like strength, laser beams and a cryo demo that would make Elsa proud.

Fizz, Boom, SCIENCE! (3rd grade and up) (Virtual and In-Person)
Dry ice is way cool, -109.3 degrees Fahrenheit to be exact. Your students will be blown away as they perform a series of cryo lab experiments to learn about states of matter and sublimation!

I Dig that Sound Science (K-5th grade) (Virtual and In-Person)
Who knew it took science to drop a beat? Experience the energy in sound waves and make waves that travel through different states of matter. Listen for pitch and frequency, test vibration and discover the amazing physics of sound!

NEW! Lego Racers (K-5th grade) (In-Person Only)
Experience potential and kinetic energy by building a Lego race car. Then race it on downhill tracks against other cars to see whose can go the farthest and fastest while being engineered to withstand crashes!

NEW! Lego Momentum Trains (3rd grade +) (In-Person Only)
It’s the ultimate Lego challenge! Design and modify a train chassis and smash it against competitors on a track. Revise and rebuild and smash again!

NEW! Lego Water Tower Engineering (K-5th grade) (In-Person Only)
The citizens of Discoveryville have hired your engineering firm to design and build a water tower for their city. It’s up to you make sure the tower holds water, withstands the elements and looks nice. Oh, did we mention it has to come in under budget?

Lively Science and Animal Encounters (Pre-K-4th Grade) (Virtual and In-Person)                                                                          See our Lively Science Video Meet some of our live animals and learn about their characteristics, where they live and what they eat. *The museum is home to a variety of animals and an education team with vast knowledge regarding biology. Therefore, this program can be customized to meet curriculum needs (ex: classifications, habitats, diets, etc.) This program can also be offered as a series.

Heart Dissection (5th grade and up) (Virtual and In-Person)
Explore the heart’s anatomy as your students dissect a pig’s heart.

Bubbleology (Pre-K-3rd grade) (Virtual and In-Person)
Bubbles, bubbles everywhere! It’s like Willie Wonka’s factory, only safer (much safer). Create bubbles using different scientific methods. You’ll have just as much fun popping them as you do making them!

Slime Lab (K-6th grade ) (Virtual and In-Person)
10 out of 10 mad scientists give this ooey-gooey chemistry lab two beakers up! Explore polymers as you observe different types of slime and test their properties.

Cool Caves (Kindergarten – 3rd grade) (In-Person Only)
Your students will learn about unusual underground environments and do their own exploring with our ice cave experiment.

Electrify Sci! (2nd – 8th grade) (Virtual and In-Person)
This hair-raising lab explores the world of electricity as your students design their own circuits to power motors, light up bulbs and more!

To learn more or register, contact Beth Nelsen at 501-537-3073 or bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org

Bring the Museum to You

A museum educator can bring hands-on science to you with any of these programs (descriptions above):

Awesome Science
Fizz, Boom, Science!
Bubbleology
Slime Lab
Electrify Sci
Lego Momentum Trains
Lego Water Tower Engineering

Family Field Trips

The Museum of Discovery now offers public field trip programming for families, “pods” and homeschool groups! Each program engages students in science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic and interactive activities! The below field trip programs are public but have limited seating so it is recommended you register in advance. Private family field trips can be scheduled through Beth Nelsen at 501-537-3073 or bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org.

Duration:
30-45 minutes

Cost:
Museum Members: $3
Non-Members: $10
(Includes all day admission)

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register using the links below or contact Beth Nelsen at 501-537-3073 or bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org.

 

Electrify Sci (2nd grade +)

Thursday, November 19 at 3:30 p.m.

This hair-raising lab explores the world of electricity as you design your own circuits to power motors, light up bulbs and more!

Register

 

WICKed Candle-Making (2nd grade +)

Friday, November 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Exploring states of matter never smelled so good! Plus, you’ll create your own candle to take home (candles should only be burned under adult supervision.)

Register 

 

To learn more or register, contact Beth Nelsen at 501-537-3073 or bnelsen@museumofdiscovery.org

Family STEAM Nights 

During Family STEAM Nights, all students from a school or organization are invited to bring their family for a private evening of fun and education at the Museum of Discovery.  In addition to over 40,000 square feet of hands-on interactive exhibits, museum staff will present demonstrations on a variety of topics.

 

Explore Store Field Trip Packages

Not much time to shop in our Explore Store during your visit? We offer packages that kids will love with an assortment of items that you can order in advance and pickup during your visit. Packages cost $5, $10 or $15. Learn more – Explore Store Souvenir Packages

We are very thankful for our corporate sponsors.