Science Class Field Trips

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Add a science class to your field trip! Classes are 30 minutes long, are held during your two-hour field trip, and are facilitated by Museum Education staff. Choose one topic from our most popular topics shown below. To schedule a science class, please contact the Museum Front Desk, (303) 604-2424.

Science Class Field Trip Policies:

  • Science classes are scheduled as part of a field trip.
  • Field trips are available for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • WOW! requires 1 adult supervisor for every 8 children.  Adults are required to actively supervise all children in your field group during your Museum visit.
  • Two weeks advance reservations required.
  • Scholarships may be available depending on your group’s needs.  WOW!’s Scholarship Program is made possible by individuals, foundations, and corporations in our community.
  • WOW! Children’s Museum accepts cash, check, VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

Science Class Field Trip Costs:

Number of Students Basic Field Trip With Class Scholarship Field Trip With Class
10-25 $9.50 per child $6.50 per child
26-40 $9.00 per child $5.50 per child

Class Topics:

Go Figure!

Mathematics, age 3-5 years old (PreKindergarten)

Play games and make crafts that explore math concepts such as counting and numerals, shapes and patterns, sequences, comparison, and measurement. This class was created by WOW! to support the Go Figure! exhibit, created by Minnesota Children’s Museum, while that exhibit visited WOW! from September-November 2013.

Magical Magnets

Physical Science, age 3 years old to 3rd grade
Investigate the magical push and pull of magnetism in this station-based class. Compare and contrast the class activities to our Magnet exhibit. WOW! is grateful for support from LEAP into Science, a science and literacy program developed by The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia with support from the National Science Foundation.

Romping Stomping Dinosaurs

Life Science, age 3 years old to 1st grade
Learn about different types of dinosaurs and the characteristics that make each one special. See and touch fossils; compare them to each other and to modern animals.

Balance and Motion

Physical Science, grades K-2
Explore the world of things that spin, roll, balance, and move. Activities complement and extend the topics covered in the FOSS Balance and Motion Unit.

Slime and Ooze

Physical Science, grades K-3
Identify the characteristics of solids and liquids. Make your own slime to keep, and use it to explain the differences between a liquid and a solid. Activities complement and extend the topics covered in the FOSS Solids and Liquids Unit.

Blowing in the Wind

Physical Science, Earth Systems Science, grades K-3
Explore the properties of air flow and air pressure. Create art that catches air, test it in our Blowing in the Wind exhibit, then take it home with you. WOW! is grateful for support from LEAP into Science, a science and literacy program developed by The Franklin Institute and the Free Library of Philadelphia with support from the National Science Foundation.

Light & Shadow

Physical Science, grades 2-3
Explore light, shadows, and mirrors. This complements our Light and Shadow exhibit.

 

Get In Touch

Address:
110 N. Harrison Ave
Lafayette, CO 80026

Phone:
(303) 604-2424

Summer Hours:
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: Toddler Hour 9am-10am
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed


WOW! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Upcoming Events

  • Story time with Sue

    July 29, 2014

    Bring your kids to WOW! for a fun-filled story time with books, rhymes and songs. This drop in program is included with Museum admission.

  • Romping Stomping Dinosaurs 3-5 years old

    July 31, 2014

    Ages 3-5 years old (with a guardian). Learn about different types of dinosaurs and the characteristics that make each one special. See and touch fossils; compare them to each other and to modern animals. Make a dinosaur of your own to take home.

    Advance registration and payment are required: $12 per class, $10 per class for WOW! Members. Visit our website to register and get and other info:

    http://www.wowchildrensmuseum.org/education/summer-classes/

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