Field Trips


Are you looking for a highly interactive, hands-on field trip experience that will foster creativity, risk taking and exploration in your students? Discover the exciting world of interactive arts and technology with your school group!


Field Trip Options

Classic Field Trip

If you’re looking for a more in-depth experience, the Classics offer a 2-hour facilitated session in one of the following studios:

These field trips provide a clear, complete experience from beginning to end: from planning the project, through a collaborative implementation of the plan using state-of-the-art technology tools, to a wrap-up discussion with the group. For teachers who want to integrate classroom curriculum with their project, these field trips are the best option. 

Available: Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am & 12:15-2:15pm
(Clay Animation Field Trips are available Tuesdays – Fridays)
Duration: Two hours
Grade Level: 3 to 12, depending on selection
Group Size: Varies depending on selection
Price: $200


Creative Combo

In the Creative Combo, students will engage with two of our most popular exhibit spaces –Animation Studio, Music Studio, Tech Lab or Innovation Lab. Your students will be encouraged to explore their creative processes while learning stop motion animation skills, producing a music video, working together to solve a design challenge, or learning how to program robots.

When signing up, you will choose two of our most popular experiences.


Available Wednesday – Friday: 9:30-11:30am
Duration: Two hours
Grade Level: Grades 3 to 12
Group Size:  Up to 36 students, split into 2 groups
Take away: Clay animation movies emailed to teacher, music videos on a DVD, or links to game provided.
Price: $200


Blob Animation with Sound Effects

In this two-hour workshop, students will learn basic stop-motion animation and post-production tools. Students will collaborate in small groups to create a short animated film and then move to our Design Studio where each group will add music and sound effects to their movie.

The Clay Animation Deluxe field trip helps students learn the process of creating a short animated film with emphasis on storytelling, animation, and sound design. This two part workshop teaches children how to collaborate on a multi-step project.

Available Tuesday – Friday: 9:30-11:30am & 12:15-2:15pm
Duration: Two hours
Grade Level: Grades 3 to 12
Group Size: Up to 36 students, split into 2 groups
Take away: Clay animation movie emailed to teacher.
Price: $200


Junior Field Trips (Pre-School – 2nd Grade)

We invite schools, co-ops, and daycare centers that serve children grades pre-school through 2nd grade to participate in our Junior Field Trip Program. Each hour-long workshop offers an introduction to one of our exhibit spaces and includes a creative activity tailored for each grade level. Click here to see all of our Junior Field Trip options.

Available Tuesdays: 9:30-10:30am & 11:00am-12:00pm
Duration: One hour
Group Size: 10-20 students with a 5:1 chaperone ratio
Price: $150

Learn More

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Our field trip program is made possible in part by the generous contribution of supporters including an Anonymous Donor, Autodesk, Cathay Bank, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., House Family Foundation, The Joseph R. McMicking Foundation, Microsoft, Robert Half International, and U.S. Bank.

    10:00AM to 4:00PM