Field Trips

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!

Details/Chaperones & Sibling Policy/Picnics
Details

Field trips are offered to children ages 2 and up and are 90 minutes in duration.

Mondays are available for field trips with a minimum of 10 students; maximum of 140 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. – noon.
  • 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 a.m. – 2 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 2 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.

Chaperone Policy

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 FREE of charge.

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 children 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.

Sibling Policy

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 2 are FREE and do not need to be included in the overall count. If siblings get in at the field trip rate, they do not qualify for any additional discounts or coupons.

Picnic

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.

Pricing/Payment/Scholarships
Pricing

Teachers and Chaperones* get in FREE!

Rates  
Ages 2-up = $5/child  
*Chaperone ratio is 1:5. Any chaperone over the ratio will need to pay the $5 field trip fee.  

Field Trips must register at least 3 weeks in advance and payment must be received at least one week in advance.

Payment

A deposit of 50% of the total balance is due at least two weeks after the field trip is booked. The balance will be due upon arrival. *We do not accept purchase orders.

We accept Discover, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Check and Cash. Refunds are not possible. On the day of the trip, group size may increase by no more than 2 children without additional fees.

Scholarships

Click Here for further information on scholarships towards field trip reservations.

Cancellation/Rescheduling/Inclement Weather
Cancellations/Reschedulings

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 automatically will 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.

Inclement Weather

If your group must make changes due to inclement weather, please call 913-287-8888 to notify Wonderscope staff of any delays, cancellations or the need to reschedule; however, if Wonderscope should close due to inclement weather, we will make every effort to work with the group leader to reschedule the field trip for a later date.

Don’t forget to register

Advanced registration is required for field trip groups. Complete the field trip registration form below at least 2 weeks prior to date of visit. You will receive a confirmation email as well as a follow up call to confirm any final details.

For additional information about field trips, check out the FAQ section.

Once your registration form is received we will reach out and confirm the field trip date and time. A 50% deposit is required to confirm the field trip and balance is due on the date of the field trip. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Mipanyarack at or call at 913-287-8888.