Field Trips

Create an experience you and your students will never forget!

Field Trips
$8/student – 2 hours*

Education and entertainment collide in these interactive shows. Our staff may be leading the program, with 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.

*Title one schools are excluded from all field trip costs.

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.

For further information please contact Elle Gray at elle@greatex.org or call (727) 821-8992 ext. 209.

Junior Educational Programing for Field Trips

Pre K – 2nd Grade
Solid, Liquid, Gas

Introducing the science of bubbles, explosions, and reactions, children will be amazed by the things we can do when we combine matter and study mass. By the end of this program, students will be able to identify a solid, liquid, and a gas, observing how mass and matter can change in chemistry.
Disclaimer: This program contains fire, reactions, and chemicals that can only be handled by professionals. Students with sensitivity to overstimulation should be aware and participants may not touch or be near the display table unless asked to approach.

Guidelines: 50 students maximum, One session per day

Length of Program: Up to 45 minutes

Ideal Space and Materials Required: Large classroom with high ceilings OR outdoor space

Come to Your Senses

An excellent developmental program for younger audiences, this program teaches kids how we can use our senses to orient ourselves in an exciting world of wonder. We explore how humans listen, touch, smell, taste, and see things in our own way!

Guidelines: 30 students maximum

Length of Program: Up to 30 minutes

Ideal Space and Materials Required: Space to sit on floor in a group with one display table

Intermediate Educational Programing for Field Trips

3rd Grade – 5th Grade
Force in Motion

We take a closer look at how objects move around us. An object set in motion will remain in motion until another force acts upon it – let’s investigate why! From inertia to physical reactions, this program attempts to explain movement in all of its forms.

Guidelines: 50 students maximum, One session per day

Length of Program: Up to 45 minutes

Ideal Space and Materials Required: Large, open room with high ceilings OR outdoor space, Access to electricity

#WeAreLoud

Experience culture and heritage through music from around the world. With instruments from multiple areas of the world, it is a wonder the music we can make! We hope you enjoy this stunning look at various cultures, learning the history and science behind the instruments as we play.
Disclaimer: This program is LOUD. Students with sensitivity to noise should be aware.

Guidelines: 30 students maximum

Length of Program: Up to 45 minutes

Ideal Space and Materials Required: Classroom with tables or a seating area, Media access to a screen that connects to a laptop, Access to electricity

Let us bring the exploration to you!

If you are having an expo, science fair or other special events at your school we can bring tabletop activities to engage kids and parents. Email Elle Gray at egray@greatex.org for more info.