Your group will experience an in-depth guided tour of an exhibit, focusing on problem-solving challenge activities that target specific concepts. During the first ninety minutes of your visit, your field trip exhibit will be closed to the general public. The last thirty minutes include open exploration of the entire museum.
Focused Field Trips are aligned with the Iowa CORE Curriculum and tie directly to classroom curricula. Educators receive pre- and post-visit materials that are pertinent to subject matter and easy to use.
CityWorks – Community in Action!
Role-play in a dynamic child-size town that includes a Grocery Store, Pizzeria, Hospital, City Money, City Music, Coral Cove, and Art & Design Studio. As students explore the exhibits, they immerse themselves in problem-solving challenges that are interactive and engaging. CityWorks’ interdisciplinary experiences give children opportunities to apply and extend their skills in social studies, math, science, and language arts in the context of an exciting community that is just their size!
MoneyWorks! Developmentally appropriate for 3rd – 6th grades
This focused field trip takes place in the CityWorks gallery where students become wage earners and consumers and create a family budget based on their earnings and expenses. Spend! Save! Share! Find the fun in finances and discover the basic skills of money management in a town setting sized just for kids! MoneyWorks is designed to improve financial literacy and is offered FREE OF CHARGE through the generous support of GreenState Credit Union.
Take Flight – the science of aviation! – Currently unavailable
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts embedded in a stimulating aviation themed learning environment engage students in active learning that promote STEM literacy. Students learn about the forces of flight while testing their flying skills using the same flight simulators used by real pilots, navigate air traffic in a 2-story Air Traffic Control Tower, and blast off rockets 30 feet into the air!
Focused Field Trip Information
- Nonprofits: Cost is $5.00 per child (chaperones free- one adult is required for every five children)
- Other Groups: Cost is $6.50 per child (chaperones free- one adult is required for every five children)
- Appropriate for groups of 15-40 students
- Children’s Museum memberships and coupons cannot be applied to field trips
- Time slots available on Mondays
- 120 minutes
- Developmentally appropriate for kindergarten through grade six
To request a focused field trip for your group, please click here.