Field Trips @ KidsQuest

Schedule a field trip to explore KidsQuest Children’s Museum every Wednesday-Friday! Students learn and discover as they interact with hands-on exhibits that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Independent Exploration

Grade Level: Pre-K through Elementary
Availability: Wednesday-Friday, 9:30am-3:00pm
Email for more information.
Cost: $8 per child
Length: 2 hours
Ratio: Minimum ratio of 1:10 required, specified “pods” must stay together. 

Guided STEAM

Grade Level: Pre-K through Elementary
Availability: Wednesday-Friday, 9:30am-3:00pm, during school year only
Field Trip Inquiry Form
Cost: $200 and 20 students (includes museum exploration and hands-on activity)
Length: 2 hours

ScoutQuest Workshop

Scout Troops: Daisy through Junior, and Lion through Webelos
Availability: Monday-Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm, during school year only
Field Trip Inquiry Form
Cost: $200 and 20 scouts
Length: 2 hours

 

Fish Prints Pre-K through 2nd Grade, Daisy through Brownie, and Lion through Wolf

Explore a modern twist on the traditional art of Gyotaku, Japanese style fish prints! Paint life-like fish replicas in any design your imagination can dream up. Then, create a texture rich masterpiece to take home. Learn to identify fish based on scales, size, and habitat.

Key Components: Science and Art
Key Processing Skills: Sensorimotor, Scientific Thinking, Artistic Exploration

Let It Roll Pre-K through 2nd, Daisy through Brownie, and Lion through Wolf

We will put our engineering hats on as we begin to discover how gravity influences how things move. Students will build and test their own designs on our marble walls using various materials.

Key Components: Engineering
Key Processing Skills: 
Force, Teamwork, Testing

Clay Techniques Kindergarten through 5th, Daisy through Junior, and Lion through Webelos

Pinch, coil, and mold clay with your fingers to create small pots in different shapes and sizes. Use your hands, as well as tools to bring together function and artistry.

Key Components: Art
Key Processing Skills:
Sensorimotor, Artistic Expression, Scientific Thinking

Engineering Force with Hydraulics 1st through 5th grade, Daisy through Junior, and Tiger through Webelos

Students will be using the concept of hydraulics to engineer moving structures. We will discuss how hydraulics are used in the world and then design contraptions that will move with the power of water.

Key Components: Motion, Engineering, Force
Key Processing Skills: Observing and Cause and Effect

Wind Tubes Pre-K through 3rd, Daisy through Brownie, and Lion through Bear

Test your engineering skills as we explore aerodynamics using the KidsQuest wind tubes! Experiment with simple contraptions that fly, spin, or float.

Key Components: Science
Key Processing Skills: Force, Engineering, Aerodynamics, Testing

Color Mixing Pre-K through 1st, Daisy, and Lion through Tiger

Use scientific tools like pipettes and spots plates to concoct your own color creations. Experiment to see what new hues you can discover or try your hand at matching all the colors to the color wheel.

Key Components: Science and Art
Key Processing Skills: Experimentation, Observing, Hypothesizing

Vibration and Motion Kindergarten through 5th, Daisy through Junior, and Lion through Webelos

Use a simple circuit to power a motor that vibrates. Then use the vibration to create something that moves! It’s circuitry and forces all rolled into one electrifying field trip.

Key Components: Science and Engineering
Key Processing Skills: Scientific Thinking, Hypothesizing, Problem Solving

Rockets Kindergarten through 5th, Daisy through Junior, and Lion through Webelos

Find out how small changes can create big chemical reactions. We will test substances and make our own chemical reactions. These reactions will create a force so great it will lift a rocket into the air.

Key Components: Science
Key Processing Skills: Scientific Thinking, Observing, Hypothesizing

Covid Guidelines

  • All field trip visitors are required to follow our Health & Safety Policy.
  • Masks are required for ages 3+, no medical exemptions are allowed, $2.00 fee for museum provided masks.
  • If a member of your field trip is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 we will be happy to reschedule your visit for another date.

Additional Info

  • Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance. Early booking is encouraged.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to make a reservation and the balance is due on the day of your visit. Museum memberships, passes, and coupons are not valid for field trips.
  • Limited funding is available for students who may not be able to afford the field trip admission fee. Please call for more information or download the Field Trip Scholarship Application. Scholarship applications are reviewed once a month.

Ready to book?

Reserve your field trip today or contact us with questions.