Field Trips

Gateway to Science welcomes the opportunity to host your classroom’s field trip! We have special rates for schools and other school-related groups. Please take a moment to read our School Classroom Field Trip Policy to become acquainted with our policies and what we can offer your students.

Schedule your class field trip today!

It’s easy to schedule a field trip for your class:

Complete our field trip request form below to schedule your field trip today!  One of our staff will send you an email confirming the details of your field trip. Please Note: The required adult/student ratio must be met to schedule a field trip.

After your field trip…
Please complete an evaluation form at the conclusion of your field trip. Your comments will help us to make field trip experiences even more meaningful.

Are you a preschool or kindergarten teacher?  Check out our Preschool Inquiry Trips to get more out of your visit to Gateway to Science!

If you must cancel your scheduled field trip or group visit, please review Cancellation/Refund Policy.

Field Trip Request Form

Please fill out the form below to request a field trip at Gateway to Science. Your request will be handled on a first come, first served basis. If possible, please include an alternate date and/or time. There is a $25.00 service charge for field trip that are cancelled less than 24 hours in advance!
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    Field trips are limited to 1 hour in the gallery. Your requested time should be within our normal gallery hours.
  • If more than 40 students, we may consider splitting the group. If so, our Gallery Supervisor will contact you.
  • Required adult/child ratio: Grades K-2: 1 adult per 4 children Grades 3-6: 1 adult per 5 children

Get your field trip sponsored!

Due to our limited funds to support field trips, Gateway to Science has assisted in authoring requests to several schools’ Parent Teacher Organizations requesting their sponsorship of field trips. Currently, all requests that Gateway to Science has authored on the behalf of local teachers, have been approved by their PTO’s. Interested teachers can use this General Template to submit their own requests. We encourage all teachers to complete this step before applying for sponsorship directly through Gateway to Science. If you need additional assistance in authoring a letter, please e-mail our Educational Outreach Coordinator, Arin at arin@gscience.org.

Field trip sponsorships are provided by donations from supporters of Gateway to Science and will be distributed as funds are available. Preference will be given to first-year teachers and teachers who have never taken a field trip to Gateway to Science.

To request sponsorship of a field trip for your class, please complete the online application form or download the application for mailing.