Teachers, plan a field trip to the Hands-On Science Center this school year! Let us help engage and inspire your students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through educational science shows and over 120 hands-on exhibits. We give your group the special attention they need to make their trip a day to remember - complete with a science program in our theater (included with a minimum of 15 students). Each group gets plenty of learning time in the Hands-On exhibit area, with a chance to enjoy our gift shop on their way out. We also provide a fun atmosphere for the kids to eat lunch inside or outside (weather permitting).
Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance. Programs are filled to capacity, and there is a limit to daily school trip admissions. Dates and prices are subject to change.
Please have the following information ready when making reservations by emailing us this information at
• Field trip date as well as two alternate field trip dates
• Time of arrival to and departure from the HOSC
• Grade level of students
• Number of students, school personnel, and chaperones
• An educational program of choice (see below)
• School/organization phone number and email address
The HOSC can provide space, tables, and chairs for field trip lunches. Requests for lunch space must be made in advance.
Group Admission Fees
(For groups of 15 or more only!)
Standard Field Trip
Students, Parents and Siblings are $4.00 each. Teachers and siblings under 3 are free! The standard Field trip is available during regular operating hours.
Deluxe Field Trip
Students, Parents and Siblings are $6.00 each. Teachers and siblings under 3 are free! The deluxe field trip is available any day of the week from 7AM to 7PM. The deluxe field trip also comes with a spectacular science program for the kids to enjoy. See your choice of options below!
Premium Field Trip (Available during the school year!)
Students, Parents and Siblings are $8.00 each. Teachers and siblings under 3 are free! The premium field trip is available any day of the week from 7AM to 7PM. The premium field trip also comes with a spectacular science program and a science activity for the kids to enjoy. See your choice of options below!
Chaperones and Safety
For the safety of your students and other HOSC visitors, chaperones are required at a ratio of one adult to ten children. Chaperones must be at least 18 years old and are required to stay with and monitor the students. The supervision of groups is the responsibility of the teachers and chaperones. HOSC staff cannot – at any time – be held responsible for any youth in your group. Disruptive behavior, vandalism, and misuse of the exhibits and/or the facility will not be tolerated. The HOSC reserves the right to eject any group who is being disruptive to other guests and/or not following the HOSC safety regulations and rules.