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SCHOOL FIELD TRIP RESERVATIONS FOR THE 2019/2020 YEAR WILL BE TAKEN ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-BOOKED BASIS.

You and your students will be part of an informal learning environment highlighting discovery, exploration, and creative expression based on our core programming of arts and humanities, science and nature, and early childhood development. Our field trip program and teacher preparation materials are designed to help you meet your curriculum goals in fun and innovative ways! The Education Staff develops teacher preparation materials for Traveling and Ongoing Exhibitions. These packets include exhibit overviews, education goals and connections to the Nevada State Content Standards with vocabulary, extension activities and a resource list. Enhance your field trip by utilizing these resources.

TITLE-I FIELD TRIPS

If you’re a K-5 teacher at a Title-I school in Clark County, don’t miss the opportunity to give your students a free field trip to DISCOVERY Children’s Museum. Our immersive learning experiences are tailored to bring your STEAM curriculum to life. It’s one day that’s sure to open every student’s eyes to the wonders of DISCOVERY. Transportation and fingerprinting subsidies are provided by the Raiders organization.  Contact the School-Community Partnership Office for booking and chaperone referrals.

Reserve your Field Trip by emailing reservations@discoverykidslv.org

TRAVELING EXHIBITS

Featured Traveling Exhibits in the museum’s Traveling Exhibit Hall change regularly and extend the multi-disciplinary themes of the museum in a variety of ways. For these special exhibits, Education Department Staff develop teacher preparation materials that help you prepare your students for their visit as well as enhance their field trip experience.

FIELD TRIP PACKAGES

Please discuss the scheduling options available to you when you speak with a Sales Coordinator. Some class size limits or sub-groupings of classes may be necessary in order to participate in some options.

For group visits, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum offers scheduled areas and/or experiences facilitated by a museum presenter. These presentations are based on exhibits in the museum or a predetermined concept or subject area related to a special Traveling Exhibit on view in the Traveling Exhibit Hall. They are structured to address Nevada State Content Standards for Kindergarten through 12th grade. Written teacher preparation materials are available by visiting the Educator Resources section of our website. We also have experiences (science shows) that are presented daily at predetermined times. For more information about any of the presentations offered, please contact the museum Sales Coordinator at reservations@discoverykidslv.org or 702-382-3445.

LOGISTICS

We recommend you allow a time period of at least two to three hours for most field trips. Please keep in mind that your group will share the museum with a variety of different-aged children. During your visit, each exploration group must be guided by one or more chaperone(s) at least 18 years of age. To ensure the best experience, a minimum 1:5 adult-to-child chaperone ratio is required.

TIME SLOTS

Wednesday – Friday:
Group visit time slots may be scheduled based on availability.
Please note all bookings are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group visit time slots are as follows:
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
10:15 AM – 1:15 PM
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
10:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Saturday:
Group visit time slots may be scheduled based on availability.
Please note all bookings are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group visit time slots are as follows:
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sunday:
Group visit time slots may be scheduled based on availability.
Please note all bookings are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group visit time slots are as follows:
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Monday:
When the museum is open on Mondays during the summer season, group visit time slots may be scheduled based on availability.

*Please speak with a Sales Coordinator at (702) 382-3445 for adjustments to departure time.
*Time slots are based on a 3-hour period.  All Field Trips should end by 2:00 PM. 
*There are a maximum of 400 group visit & field trip guests allowed in the museum per day. 
*Bookings must be requested at least 2 weeks (14 days) in advance of the preferred visit date.

HOLIDAYS

The museum is open on most school holidays and winter and spring breaks. Groups also may be scheduled during these dates/times.

LUNCH FACILITIES

Lunch rooms are available for reservation by groups and field trips at an additional charge and on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests for field trip lunch space must be made in advance with a Sales Coordinator. The specific lunch area will be designated upon arrival. Lunches are scheduled in 25-minute time slots.

Lunch room fees are as follow:
Groups of 90 visitors and under – $50.00
Groups of 91 to 180 visitors – $75.00
Groups of 181 visitors and up – $100.00

Lunch rooms must be reserved at the time of booking the group or field trip visit and must be paid in full on the day of the visit.  Lunch room reservations cancelled within 7 days of the scheduled visit will be charged a $25 cancellation fee, to be paid on the day of the visit.

Healthy meal options are available for purchase at the DISCOVERY Store and vending is available for the purchase of cold drinks and snacks. Eating and drinking are restricted to the designated lunch and vending areas.

CHAPERONES & SAFETY

Chaperones are a very important part of any field trip! Their own life experiences support meaningful group learning and help make for a memorable visit. When you book your field trip, your confirmation packet will contain a FAQ sheet with useful information. Please make copies and distribute to your chaperones.

For the safety of your children and other museum visitors, adult chaperones are required at a ratio one adult to five children. Chaperones must be at least 18 years old. Please note: Your group will be denied entrance if the minimum number of chaperones required are not present. For students with special needs, you may bring up to one adult for each child.  Chaperones are required to stay with and monitor the children throughout the entire visit.  If children are not directly monitored in the museum during your entire visit, you will be asked to leave the premises.

PAYMENT POLICY

Fees are paid at the time of the visit with cash, business check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or an ATM debit card with VISA logo. Personal checks are not accepted. Refunds or cash-backs are not granted on agency-issued checks. Clark County School District schools may request to pay by purchase order in advance of the visit. Purchase orders must agree to the rates, policies and procedures of the museum.

REFUND POLICY

Refunds are only provided on agency-issued check and only by request. Request must be made in writing and can be mailed or emailed to Reservations@DiscoveryKidsLV.org. Refund request will incur a $40.00 processing fee which will be deducted from the balance of the refund. Please allow two (2) weeks for processing.

LATE POLICY

Field trips and group trips to the museum are quite popular and we want to do our best to accommodate your group but in the interest of providing a quality visit for all students, groups arriving more than 15 minutes late may not be able to participate in all of the special field trip options originally requested.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you find the need to cancel your reservation, please email us at least 10 days prior to your scheduled visit. The museum is often fully-booked for field trips/group trips and your advance notice will enable us to schedule other groups in your place. As a courtesy, we will be happy to help you reserve another time for your visit. Reservations cancelled after 10 days prior will incur a $50 cancellation fee.

**Please Note: Reservations are not final until you have received an official confirmation email detailing the logistics of your visit.  Once a reservation request has been received, a Sales Coordinator will contact you confirming receipt of the request.  Please allow 48-72 hours for your request to be confirmed.  

For more information or to speak to a Sales Coordinator, please call (702) 382-3445 or reach us at reservations@discoverykidslv.org.

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