Field Trips

Schedule your class field trip today!

Gateway to Science welcomes the opportunity to host your classroom’s field trip! Please read more about our group visits below. Are you a preschool or kindergarten teacher?  Check out our Preschool Inquiry Trips to get more out of your visit to Gateway to Science!

North Dakota Science Standards

Many of the hands-on activities in our gallery are aligned to the ND Science Standards. Our exhibits have recently been evaluated by a team of student teachers from the University of Mary. You will find their results at ND Science Standards and the Gateway to Science Gallery.

Group Visits at Gateway to Science

  • Groups of 10 or more MUST request a visit at least one week in advance to qualify for the group rate. If your group is more than 40 people, please call 701-258-1975 before submitting a request.
  • Gallery hours for group visits are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Visits may last up to 90 minutes in the gallery
    • During times of increased visitor traffic (April & May), group visits may be limited to 60 minutes in the gallery.
  • Group admission rate is $5 per person
  • Children under the age of four will be admitted free with paid adult (limit of 1 child per 1 paid adult)
  • Current Gateway to Science memberships will be honored for group visits
    • Membership only covers cost of gallery and not any add-ons.
    • Only memberships emailed to at least one week in advance of your visit will be honored.
    • Family Plus and Sustaining memberships DO NOT admit extra guests for group visits. They admit only the parties named on the membership and their child(ren).
  • Teacher and paraprofessional(s) for a school group will be admitted free with current school/district ID.

Add-ons (subject to availability, minimum of 10 participants, NOT included with membership, Monday-Friday only)

  • Room (e.g. meeting space, lunch space)
    • +$1 per person (30 minutes)

Adult/Child Ratios

  • The following ratios of adults to children are recommended to ensure understanding of our exhibits and to provide your group with the best possible experience:
    • For children in grades preK-2, one adult per four children.
    • For children in grades 3-5, one adult per six children.


  • Group leader must come to the admissions desk to pay* before the group will be allowed into the gallery. (*If your group requires an invoice for payment, please make sure to note that in your request so that arrangements can be made in advance.)
  • All money must be collected before coming up to the admissions desk and must be paid in one lump sum.
  • Acceptable forms of payment: cash, credit card, checks for exact amount only!
    • No refunds will be made for checks made out for more than entry total.

Changes to Reservations

  • If your group size changes (±5 people) after you make your reservation, please notify us by 3pm the day before your visit with current numbers.
  • Any other changes or updates to your group visit reservation, please contact us before your visit. Please email or call 701-258-1975.


  • There is a $25 administration charge for group visits cancelled less than 24 hours in advance.

YOUR VISIT WILL BE SCHEDULED WHEN YOU RECEIVE OUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of your submission, please contact Gateway to Science. 

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