School Field Trips

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2019 Educator Appreciation Nights

Dates:  Tuesday, January 8 - Thursday, January 10
Times:  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Field Trip Guide

Download the 2018-2019 EARTH & SPACE EXPERIENCES FIELD TRIP GUIDE COMING SEPTEMBER 2018.

Visit the WEIS EARTH SCIENCE MUSEUM FIELD TRIP PAGE

Field Trip Fees

  • Single Program: $4.50/student (1 Barlow programs OR 1 Weis tour)
    Discount Fee:  $4.00/student

  • Double Program:  $8.00/student (2 Barlow programs OR 1 Barlow program & 1 Weis tour)
    Discount Fee:  $7.00/student

  • Triple Program: $12.00/student (3 Barlow programs OR 2 Barlow programs & 1 Weis tour)
    Discount Fee:  $10.50/student

PLEASE NOTE:  Receive a $0.50/student/program DISCOUNT if you pay for your field trip 2 weeks in advance!

Minimum Fees

  • Weekday Programs: $60/program

  • Weekend/Evening Programs: $120/program

Make an Online Reservation Request

Submit an online 2018-2019 ONLINE FIELD TRIP REQUEST FORM

Interactive Planetarium Experiences

The Friendly Sky (Grades PK & K)

The Friendly Sky is designed to be the best possible introduction to astronomy and the planetarium environment for the youngest of students. Students use their imaginations and the stars to play a celestial game of connect-the-dots. Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Our Place in Space (Grades 1 & 2)

Science is all about asking questions and investigating answers. Our Place is Space handles the earliest science questions that students about their world: What causes day and night?  How does the Moon change shape?  What causes the seasons to change? Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Solar System Exploration (Grades 3-5)

The solar system is a truly amazing place filled with fascinating worlds just waiting to be discovered. Students will see some of the latest images of the Sun, planets, moons and dwarf planets. Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Galactic Quest (Grades 6-8)

Our home galaxy, The Milky Way, is filled with 200 billion stars. Galactic Quest tours your student past the most interesting objects in our galaxy – stars, nebulae, star clusters – to learn how stars are born, how they are classified, and the amazing ways they end their lives. Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Universe (Grades 9-12)

When discussing the universe, the facts can be truly amazing and mind-boggling. How large is the universe?  How old is the universe?  Where did the universe come from?  Universe not only answers these questions, but also explorers the spectacular methods astronomers used to find the answers.  Each program ends with a tour of the constellations, stars and planets that are in the current nighttime sky. 50 minutes

Interactive Science Demonstrations

Orbit (Grades 3-12)

Experience the science behind spaceflight in this brand presentation featuring interactive science demonstrations. Discover what is necessary to safely launch to and return from space, what changes when you live in space, how you go to the bathroom and how everyday objects behave when in space. 50 minutes

Additional Offerings to Extend Your Visit

Any programs currently on our public schedule can be added as well.

Follow the Drinking Gourd (Grades PK-2)

Discover how, in the 1800’s, escaped slaves in the Underground Railroad used music and astronomy to find their way to freedom. 50 minutes

The Explorers (Grades 3-8)

Discover how Polynesian sailors navigated between the tiny islands in the South Pacific stars, waves and birds to find their way. 50 minutes

Journey into the Living Cell (Grades 6-12)

Instead of going OUT, journey INTO the amazing “universe” of a living cell. 50 minutes

Stories in the Sky (Grades 6-12)

Have mythology come to life with an in-depth tour of the nighttime sky. 50 minutes