June 11-August 17, 2012
There are still a few spots left for summer field trips! Here are some Summer FAQs:
1. How many people are required to get the group rate?
The minimum to receive the group rate is 10 children.
2. What is the group rate?
- Students, $6
- Teachers and Administrators, FREE
- Adults, 1 adult chaperon (required) for every 10 students, FREE. Additional chaperones, $10 each
3. How many chaperones are required?
We require 1 adult (over 16 years old) for every 10 children. This policy is strictly enforced. We also ask that one chaperone identify as the Lead Teacher and take responsibility for overseeing the whole trip, including being the point of contact for Museum staff during the field trip.
4. How long does a field trip last?
The average field trip is 3-4 hours (including time for orientation and lunch). In general, younger children take longer to explore the museum than older children. There is no minimum or maximum stay, but we do ask for an arrival and departure time from each group so that we may staff the building accordingly.
5. What are the hours of field trips?
Groups may arrive as early as 10AM and may depart as late as 5PM. You will be asked to provide an arrival and departure time when you make your reservation. An arrival before or after your scheduled time may result in waiting time before your group can be oriented.
6. What about lunches?
You may purchase boxed lunches from the Museum (advanced purchase required; please inquire when you make your reservation) or you may bring your lunch and enjoy it picnic-style in the park. We provide non-refrigerated storage for lunches, however, unless you purchase food from the museum, we do not provide an indoor eating area, even in the case of inclement weather.
7. What age range is the museum geared towards?
Our exhibits are geared for children aged 0-10. All children will get more out of their experience at the museum through interacting with adults.
8. What should we do while in the Museum?
During orientation, chaperones will be given a map and a list of suggested activities for each exhibit.
In addition, the Museum offers Museum Missions which are self-guided activities to be completed by children and chaperones while they are exploring the Museum. Click HERE to download Museum Missions. Whether your group chooses to do our suggested activities and Museum Missions or not, chaperones must stay with their groups the entire time.
For more information, contact School Relations Manager, Lael Arango, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.443.3810. To book, contact email@example.com or 813.443.3821 to check availability and make your reservation.
If you’ve already booked your trip click HERE for the Summer 2012 Field Trip Handbook.