Field Trips

Thank you for your interest in our field trips at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. We offer two types of field trips: Discovery Visits and Programmed Field Trips. When visiting the Greensboro Children’s Museum, your group or class can explore on your own with a Discovery Visit or choose from one of our staff-led field trip programs. Field trip programs are designed to meet NC Essential Standards and Core Curriculum. 

Want to learn more? Click here for the 2017-2018 Educator's Field Trip Guide

Discovery Visits

Discovery Visits provide an opportunity to explore the Museum and Edible Schoolyard at your own pace. During a Discovery Visit, you may select which exhibits are most appropriate and relevant for your learners, allowing you to connect to current topics of study and adapt the objectives for the trip to students’ needs. Teachers and chaperones serve to facilitate learning in the exhibits by modeling, prompting, and questioning students. We encourage you to refer to our Educator's Guide for suggestions of North Carolina standards-aligned activities for each grade level.

  • 3 Hours - $6.00 per person
  • 1.5 Hours - $4.00 per person
  • We strongly recommend one adult chaperone for every five children
  • Teachers and bus drivers are free
  • Chaperones pay the group rate

Programmed Field Trips

The Edible Schoolyard
Join us in the Garden as we explore the relationships between people, nature, and food. Students will complete hands-on learning stations incorporating soil science, plants, animals, and a seasonal tasting activity. Stations vary to reflect the seasons and are designed to reinforce grade-level curriculum standards.

The Edible Schoolyard - 4th & 5th Grade
Join us in the Garden as we explore the relationships between people, nature, and food. Students will complete hands-on learning stations incorporating soil science, plants, animals, and a seasonal tasting activity. Stations vary to reflect the seasons and are designed to reinforce grade-level curriculum standards.

Little Farmers
Experience the wonder of our half-acre learning garden! In this hands-on trip, students will explore the outdoors, participate in seasonal activities, meet the chickens, and complete a ‘five-senses’ tasting in our kitchen classroom.

Power to the People
“Our Town” is looking for local leaders, and your students have the opportunity to take on the job! Within the context of the Museum’s play town, students will actively apply the democratic process in local government by role playing leadership roles, participating in a town meeting, and interacting with their constituents. Examine the structure of local government and division of power in a unique and exciting way.

Outdoor Engineers
Join us for a STEM-based exploration of The Edible Schoolyard! In this hands-on program, students will experience the fundamentals of engineering as they build structures, create real bricks using our outdoor brick press, and explore the composition of soil.

Shades of Us
As young learners prepare to navigate their diverse world, the “Shades of Us” program serves to help them recognize and celebrate differences. Students will observe traits that make people unique while exploring how individuals work together within communities.

Smart Money
Our Smart Money program engages students with financial literacy concepts through hands-on application as they differentiate needs and wants. While they role play in our exhibits, students will become workers in “Our Town” to earn money and make decisions to save and spend.

  • $6.50 per person
  • We strongly recommend one adult chaperone for every five children
  • Teachers and bus drivers are free
  • Chaperones pay the $6.50 group rate
  • Scholarships are available for Title 1 Schools thanks to the generosity of Duke Energy Foundation, Lincoln Financial Foundation, and individual donors

General Information

  • 10 or more children are required from an organization to qualify for a group rate
  • Passes, discounts, coupons, and membership cards will not be accepted as payment for group visits
  • Field Trips are subject to applicable N.C. State Sales and Use Tax
  • Field trips may be scheduled Tuesday-Friday, 9am - 2pm
  • On-site parking is free and can accommodate buses
  • Reservations and a contract are required in advance of your visit.
  • Contact Heather Oakley at 336 574-2898 ext. 302 or fieldtrips@gcmuseum.com


Field Trip Lunch

Groups may choose to bring lunches to eat at the Museum. When you check in, the field trip coordinator will give you an estimated schedule for lunch times. We appreciate your patience during lunch as we often have multiple groups eating on-site.


Accessibility

The Greensboro Children's Museum strives to be an inclusive and accessible organization to everyone. If your child or group has specific needs please call us before your visit. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.

 

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