Field Trips and Groups

Come explore with us!

A field trip to Great Explorations provides the perfect combination of playing and learning for teachers and students. Teachers will appreciate that our exhibits and programs support and extend classroom learning in a hands-on, minds-on way and students will love the time out of the classroom to play and explore.

Customize your trip to create an experience you and your students will never forget! Click here to see complete descriptions of all of our School-Based Programs. *All options include time to explore the museum.

Self Exploration Field Trip$6/student – 2 hours

After a brief orientation, you and your students will explore our 17,000 square feet of interactive exhibits at your own pace and in your own way. Of course, Museum staff will be there to help out and join in the fun along the way!

Animal Encounter Field Trip$8/student – 2.5 hours

These 30 minute programs allow your students to get up close and personal with one of our critters.

Interactive Show Field Trip$8/student – 2.5 hours

Education and entertainment collide in these interactive shows.  Our staff may be leading the program, but there will be plenty of opportunities for audience participation and interaction in these 30 minute shows about a variety of topics that correlate to the exhibits and to your classroom curriculum.

Learning Lab Field Trip$8/student – 2.5 hours

If you’re looking for a more hands-on experience for your students, our staff will facilitate a 30 minute, learning lab in a classroom setting.  But don’t let the setting fool you, our educators will make every moment fun, engaging AND educational!


To book your SUMMER field trip, please complete this form.

To book your field trip, please click here.

To book a group, please complete this form.

Please email forms to Marthanne Gillen, our membership and field trip coordinator or fax it to (727) 823-7287.

For questions, please call (727) 821-8992 ext. 230


Let us bring the exploration to you! 

If you can’t come to us for a field trip, we can bring one of our exciting programs to you! Click here for more information.

If you are having an expo, science fair or other special event at your school we can bring tabletop activities to engage kids and parents. Click here for more information.


Field Trip Schedule

**Guests, please note if your child likes a busy atmosphere, come by at these times! If they prefer it to be a bit more quiet you may want to come before or after the group trips.


Monday 7/17: no field trips on Monday

Tuesday 7/18: 15 students 10:00 – 12:30 and 30 students 1:00 – 3:00

Wednesday 7/19: no field trips at this time

Thursday 7/20: 65 students 10:30 – 12:30 and 60 students 12:00 – 2:00

Friday 7/21 : 50 students 10:00 – 12:00 and 15 students 1:00 – 3:00

Saturday 7/22 None at this time


Sunday 7/23: None at this time

Monday 7/24: no field trips on Monday

Tuesday 7/25: 50 students 10:30 – 12:30 and 25 students 1:30 – 3:30

Wednesday 7/26: 30 students 11:00 – 1:00 and 20 students 1:00 – 3:00

Thursday 7/27: 25 students 10:00 – 12:00 and 30 srudents 1:00 – 3:00

Friday 7/28 : 28 students 10:00 – 12:00 and 15 students 12:00 – 2:00

Saturday 7/29 None at this time

Sunday 7/30: None at this time




Field Trip transportation is generously supported by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) through a Fund-A-Bus grant.