Field Trips

Give your students an exciting day they won’t forget!

During a Field Trip to Orlando Science Center, your students will enjoy experiences like state standards-based lab workshops, live shows, exhibit hall exploration, films, and more. 

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To learn more about our Field Trip programs, please contact the Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

Reserve A Field Trip Program

The first step in scheduling a Field Trip is to complete a Reservation Form below.

Please Note: Your Field Trip is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email from our Reservations Department.

Offerings

  • Visit up to four hours during the school day; extended day add-on is available.
  • One free adult included for every 10 students.
  • Includes exhibit halls, film, and hands-on Discovery Lab or interactive Live Show.

Special Offerings:

  • Adventures in Engineering – Students will work together in various STEM challenges starting in a 90-minute lab and progressing to the exhibit floor for an engineering design challenge! 
  • Flight Lab Experience – Take flight and embark on a virtual reality mission using Oculus headsets to follow a flight plan! Includes Flight Lab Experience, a film, and exhibits.
  • Observatory Experience (subject to change based on weather) – Peer through Florida’s largest publicly accessible refractor telescope by upgrading your field trip experience with a visit to the Observatory! Includes Observatory access, a film, and exhibits.

Pricing:

  • Discovery Lab + Film OR Live Show + Film (up to 4 hours) - $15.50 per person
  • Flight Lab + Film OR Observatory + Film (up to 4 hours) - $19.00 per person
  • Adventures in Engineering (Grades 1-8) - $19.00 per person
  • Extended Day Add-On - $3.00 per person

Frequently Asked Questions

Orlando Science Center schedules Field Trips every day of the week, excluding Wednesdays. Once a reservation has been received a member of our Reservations Department will reach out to you to confirm your requested dates. 

Field Trips are not finalized until our Reservations Department contacts you to confirm. We require at least two weeks’ notice to reserve a Field Trip.

A minimum group of 15 students is required to receive our Field Trip rate. Groups of 15 or more will receive one complimentary entrance for the Lead Teacher; plus one Free Chaperone for every 10 paying students. 

Teachers are included in the chaperone-to-student ratio. An additional fee will be applied to any adults outside of the 1:10 ratio.

Chaperones with a valid Orlando Science Center membership may apply their membership towards Field Trip admission. A copy of the membership card and photo ID will need to be presented during Field Trip check-in. The memberships cannot be applied towards student Field Trip admission.

Groups may be scheduled to eat indoors in the Club House, or outdoors in the park. The Club House offers limited seating and is reserved on a first come, first served basis. The park offers a shaded picnic-style space for students. 

In the case of inclement weather, alternate accommodations will be made. Lunch is not included in the cost of the Field Trip. Groups may purchase bagged lunches from 4Roots Cafe for an additional fee. 4Roots Cafe purchases require at least two weeks’ notice. Groups are not permitted to eat in the Cafe. 

Field Trip groups will be greeted on Level 1 at the Science Center entrance off of Camden Road. There is limited free bus parking along 17-92/Mills Ave. Car parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the parking garage across from Orlando Science Center on Princeton St. Upon arrival the Lead Teacher will provide the final student and adult count. 

Large groups will be split into multiple cohorts to maximize your time at the Science Center. Please organize and assign your chaperone groups before you arrive based on the information sent out by our Reservations Department.

Each Field Trip itinerary is dependent on your requested activities and number of participants. All guided Field Trip experiences will include a live show or Discovery Lab, film, exhibits, and a scheduled lunch time. Groups will have a prearranged schedule provided by our Reservations Department. 

Field Trip groups must abide by their set schedule to ensure an enjoyable museum experience for all. We offer an unguided experience for groups who do not wish to follow a predetermined schedule. This option is available for an additional fee (currently unavailable)

A 20% non-refundable deposit or $50 (whichever is greater) is required to reserve a Field Trip. The deposit must be received by Orlando Science Center’s Reservation Department within two weeks of reserving. 

If you are reserving a Field Trip within two weeks, the deposit is due at time of reserving. Final payment is due upon arrival at Orlando Science Center. Payments can be made with cash, check, credit card or purchase order made payable to Orlando Science Center.

A cancellation fee equal to the non-refundable deposit amount will be applied to all groups requesting cancellation after the Field Trip confirmation has been sent by Orlando Science Center. 

All cancellations made two weeks or more from the scheduled Field Trip date will receive a refund of collected monies minus the cancellation fee. No-shows and cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the Field Trip date will forfeit their refund.

Download our Classroom Activities Guide to help your students make meaningful connections between classroom content and their experience at Orlando Science Center.

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