Junior Field Trips
We invite schools co-ops, and daycare centers that serve children ages 3-6 to participate in our Junior Field Trip Program. Each hour-long workshop will offer an introduction to one of our exhibit spaces and includes a creative activity tailored for each grade level. All field trips will end with a special treat!
Duration: 1 hour
Types of Activities: Art, Music, Design
Days Available: Tuesday
Price: $150 flat rate (includes a ride on the Children’s Creativity Carousel and a take-home project)
Group Size: 10-15 students with 3-6 chaperones
We offer a range of field trip activities appropriate for different age groups:
Creative Stations (appropriate for Pre K)
Each field trip will start with a story and a warm-up activity. Next, students will have full access to our Imagination Lab to explore a number of different stations including a building area, play dough, a dress-up/performance area, and our green screen slide. Each field trip will end with a music circle and a ride on the Children’s Creativity Carousel.
Creativity Olympics (appropriate for grades K-2)
Each field trip will start with a group huddle where students will develop a team name and cheer. They are then introduced to the museum and the challenge they are about to face. Students will break into small teams to explore the different museum spaces by completing a series of creative challenges. Each field trip will end with a ride on the Children’s Creativity Carousel.
Blob Animation (appropriate for grades 1-2)
A version of our Classic Clay Animation field trip, students will have a chance to explore the principles of animation using simple clay shapes. Each field trip will be sent in our Animation Studio, and students will be guided through the process of creating movement via iStopmotion. Teachers will be able to take home their completed animations via a DVD or USB. Each field trip will end with a ride on the Children’s Creativity Carousel.
Junior Inventors (appropriate for grade 2)
Each field trip will start with a story and a discussion introducing the idea that every student can be a designer and inventor. Museum educators will share a short story of a person with a problem that needs the students’ help to come up with a solution. As a class, students will brainstorm possible solutions, and will then be given a wide variety of interesting and engaging materials to create a prototype of their solution. Each field trip will end with a ride on the Children’s Creativity Carousel.