Visiting Groups Explore & Discover

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.

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) that are at least 18 years old. For the best experience, a minimum 1:5 adult to child chaperone ratio is required.

TIME SLOTS

Wednesday – Saturday:
Group visit time slots may be scheduled throughout the day from
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as available.

Sunday:
Group visit time slots may be scheduled throughout the day from
noon to 3:30 p.m. as available.

Monday:
When the museum is open on Mondays during the summer season, group visit time slots may be scheduled throughout the day from
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as available.

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

Although space is limited, the Museum can provide space, table and chairs for Field Trip lunches. Healthy meal options are available for purchase at the DISCOVERY Store and vending is available for the purchase of cold drinks and snacks. Requests for field trip lunch space must be made in advance with a Sales Coordinator. Because of multiple requests, the specific lunch area will be designated upon arrival. Space is limited on a first come, first served basis. 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 makes 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.

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.

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