Field Trips & Learning Experiences
Explorer Field Trip: $150
Includes 90 minutes of play time for up to 15 children in our lower level exhibit spaces. A rotation schedule is provided to help with transitions. Additional children may be added for a fee of $10 per additional child. Chaperones are free up to a 1 to 3 ratio.
Lunch rooms are available for $50 each for a 30min lunch space. Lunches are not provided.
Field trips occur Monday-Friday, with Thursdays being reserved for groups of 80 children or more.
Add On On-Site Activity: $100
Extend your visit with a 40-minute lesson and activity during your visit, lead by a CMC educator. This fee includes activities for 15 students. Additional students may be added for a fee of $5 per student. Click here to view the available activity themes.
Add On Take Home Activity: $75
Take-home packaged activities that correspond with what students learn during their visit to the Museum! This fee includes activities for 15 students. Additional students may be added for a fee of $5 per student. Click here to view the available activity themes.
Classroom Outreach Program: $250
With this package, our educators will travel on-site to facilitate the program for your classroom. Programs last approximately 45 minutes, and all materials are included.
Remote Field Trip: $200
This package includes either a pre-recorded virtual lesson from one of our educators, or the lesson plans for teachers to execute in-person. A supply kit with all materials for 25 students will be mailed to your site.
To begin a field trip request, please submit an inquiry below.
For the best availability, we recommend submitting your
request at least 4 weeks in advance.
Submitting an inquiry form does not confirm your reservation.
30+ Days Notice: Full refunds will be issued.
2-4 Weeks Notice: A $25 rebooking fee will be held.
Less Than 2 Weeks Notice: Your trip may be rescheduled, but will not be eligible for a refund.
Headcounts are considered final two weeks before the visit date and no refunds will be given for lower attendance.
Reservations are secured with an invoice and confirmation email. Full payment is due day-of, no personal checks will be accepted. Family memberships, coupons, and guest passes may not be used toward your payment.
Your Field Trip:
Field trip groups will have the opportunity to explore four of the Museum's exhibits:
Wonder Lab: Enter a world of water and wonder in this industrial science laboratory. Through the joy of play and experimentation, children become scientists as they use their natural curiosity to observe and explore how things work and why things happen.
Playlist: Immersed in a one-of-a-kind musical experience, children are encouraged to self-express with props and pretend instruments to create changing silhouettes on a dramatically lit shadow wall of moving shapes, set to a range of musical stylings.
Bubbles: Play and experimentation unite in this bubble laboratory, with a variety of features that spark curiosity. Stretch a bubble bigger than their body, catch bubbles filled with fog, set a flurry of bubbles in motion, and even experience our custom bubble-blowing wall. (Closed on Thursdays)
Adventure City: From a market to a two-story climber to construction site, our largest exhibit space invites children to build, work, climb, and explore this bustling City. This multi-level environment encourages pretend play and limitless imagination.
Theater: In Theater, children can use props, costumes, and technical aspects such as lighting and sound to create their own productions. This exhibit encourages creativity, confidence building, and collaborative play.