WONDERSCOPE is the perfect field trip destination for your class!
We invite you and your students to experience an environment specifically tailored to their learning and developmental needs. From simple cause and effect, to fine motor skills, to informational and procedural learning, to conceptual cause and effect, our exhibits and programs are designed to engage children in simple and complex forms of play that result in foundational learning. A field trip to Wonderscope sparks lifelong learning through the power of play!
Field trips are offered to children ages 3 and up and are 90 minutes in duration.
Mondays are available for field trips with a minimum of 10 students; maximum of 80 students. (Wonderscope is closed on Mondays to the general public).
Tuesday through Friday field trips are available for a minimum of 8 students; Maximum of 50.
Field trips are available:
Mondays 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Please do your best to arrive at your scheduled time to experience all we have prepared for you. We will do our best to accommodate any groups that are late or early, but may not be able to do so if there are other groups scheduled in the museum.
If groups arrive late, the field trip may have to be abbreviated due to scheduling considerations.
Field Trip MUST be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance. Times are first come first serve.
After a brief orientation, your group will enjoy a FUN hands-on, self-guided, interactive visit.
All chaperones MUST be at least 18 years old.
Adult interaction is an integral part of every field trip. All teachers accompanying field trips will be admitted for FREE.
Chaperone ratio is 1:5 any chaperone over the ratio will need to pay the $5 field trip fee.
To have the best experience possible, we suggest that you break your students up into small groups of 3 to 6 students plus a chaperone before you arrive at the museum.
We ask that you respect the Guidelines for Fun and Safe Play while at the museum:
– always use walking feet; NO RUNNING
– keep your shoes on at all times
– all children under the age of 16 years MUST be accompanied by an adult
– children and adults MUST stay together
– always use your helping hands to put things back where they belong!
If Wonderscope staff feels that the rules are not being adhered to, Wonderscope reserves the right to close exhibit rooms and if necessary end the field trip early.
We understand parent chaperones may need to bring siblings on your field trip. Please add siblings into your numbers when registering or have parents come to the front desk to pay at the beginning of the field trip. Children under the age of 3 are FREE and don’t need to be included. If siblings get in at the field trip rate, they do not qualify for any additional discounts or coupons.
Due to limited space, the picnic area is available FREE of charge, but must be reserved in advance (1/2 hour maximum time allotted). The picnic area seats up to 30 children comfortably.
Reservations made are considered firm and no shows will be invoiced for the full amount of the reservation. If we do not receive phone contact from you to cancel or reschedule, you will automatically be billed for your reservation.
In the event of an emergency that causes your group to cancel your reservation, we will make every attempt to reschedule your group or send “I’m in FREE!” coupons for your students to visit the museum individually. Cash or check refunds are not possible.
WCMKC will be closed due to inclement weather if the Shawnee Mission School District is closed. If this is the case, we will contact you when school is back in session to reschedule your field trip.
Don’t forget to Register!
Advanced registration is required for field trip groups. Complete a field trip registration form at least 2 weeks prior to date of visit, then fill out the form below and mail, email, or fax us the form.
Once your registration form is received and processed, a confirmation will be sent with your field trip date and time. Payment is due upon receipt of confirmation. Please keep in mind payment must be received by our office at least 1 week prior to the Field Trip. If you have any questions, please contact us.