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Field Trips

Bring your class to ScienceWorks for an exciting three-part program. Your students will first learn to think like a scientist during a ScienceLIVE! demonstration. Following the demonstration, they'll tackle a Next Generation Science Standards-aligned science topic in a STEAM Discovery Lab of your choosing. Your field trip will wrap up with exhibit explorations in small chaperone-led groups.


Grades K-8

Duration and Scheduling

Field trips are 2 hours long
AM session: 9:30 - 11:30
PM session: 12:30 - 2:30


We ask that groups arrive 15 minutes early to check in for their field trip. A short reflection period of 10-15 minutes will be held after the field trip session.

Groups that arrive more than 20 minutes late will be given an altered schedule and we do not guarantee that all of your selected activities will be available to you.


Current Lab Offerings Topics:

Lego Earthquake Design - Earthquakes are a common part of life here in the Pacific Northwest, but do students understand what makes our buildings safe? In this engineering practice, students will explore building their own Lego structures, and putting them to the test with our earthquake shake plates!

Scientific Illustration - In this session, we will examine the physical remains of a lifeform, and will learn how scientists use observation and anatomical evidence to reconstruct lifeforms they have never seen.

The Science of Sound - In this lab, students will learn about acoustics, in a hands-on, immersive introduction to the physics of sound. Students will see and feel sound and will come away from this lab with a deeper appreciation of how sound shapes all people and our world.

Snappy Circuitry - In this lab, students will think like engineers designing and testing circuits. They will learn basic circuitry through hands-on challenges.

Museum Visits

A museum visit is ideal for classrooms that need a relaxed, flexible museum experience. Your visit will include a short orientation in which your students will brainstorm ways to think like a scientist. Students will then explore the museum in small chaperone-led groups. Students can participate in any public programming at the Museum during their time here.


All ages; must be associated with an educational institution, including home schooling groups.

Duration and Scheduling

Museum visits are 2 hours long
Can be scheduled for any start time between 10am - 3pm


Additional Field Trip and Museum Visit Information

Both field trips and museum visits can accommodate up to 120 students. Field Trips will divide students into groups when needed.


$8/student, minimum of $120
1 adult per 10 students admitted free
$8/ea for additional chaperones or siblings
Some labs require an additional materials fee

Transportation costs are not included in ScienceWorks field trip fees. Field trip and museum visit program participants are responsible for arranging transportation to/from the museum. Assistance to offset transportation costs may be available on a limited basis with advance notice; please ask about availability when making reservations.

We allow for one rescheduling for booked visits and field trips. Each additional reschedule will have a $25 fee included in your invoice.

Public Programming

Students can participate in any public programming at the Museum during their visit.

Group Visits

Group visits are different than Museum Visits. Contact us to learn more.


Email us at fieldtrips@scienceworksmuseum.org with questions or specific needs.

Field Trip Booking Updates:

Spring field trip times are almost fully booked, but we still have a few slots left! See below for more information.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee indoor eating spaces since our classrooms will be filled with PM field trip sessions. Your class is welcome to eat outside the museum.

 Any day that says busy is booked with field trips and not available.

We offer field trips Mondays - Fridays.

Morning Sessions: 9:15  - 12:30

Afternoon Sessions: 12:15 - 2:30

Family Science Night

Build community and excitement as your school or organization takes over ScienceWorks for an evening with this unique program. Your community will have exclusive use of the entire museum including five exhibit halls, the theater, and demonstrations facilitated by ScienceWorks educators.

Age Groups

All ages

Program Length

2 hours (after closing)


$700 for up to 600 people


To learn more about this program contact education@scienceworksmuseum.org

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