FIELD TRIPS

All field trips are geared towards providing an immersive, standards-based learning experience and provide cross-curriculum learning opportunities focusing on math, science, social studies, language arts, geography, and arts.

CMA LEARNING ZONES

Students will visit:

  • Gateway to the World - Travel the world and explore six continents, build and launch your own rocket, and climb through the layers of the Earth.
  • Fundamentally Food - Follow the food we eat from farm to table! Milk Buttercup, the Museum's cow, and pick vegetables from a road side stand. Ship the harvest to the local store and purchase it from the shelves of the grocery. Create a nutritious meal at the Museum's cafe.
  • Let Your Creativity Flow - Explore the. science of color at the Museum's Paint Wall and build topographical landscapes at the augmented reality sand table.
  • Tools for Solutions - Learn about the six simple machines with the Museum's giant ball machine.Learn about electricity and connect pipes at the Construction House. Design a city of the future in City Blocks.

ADDITIONAL LEARNING ZONES
(based on grade level)

  • Step Up to Science - Discover the inner workings of the human body, the wonder of light and shadows, and an experience an engineering challenge this mezzanine level exhibit.
    • Appropriate for ages 6 and older
  • Leaping into Learning - Catch a colorful fish at our pond! Go under our waterfall without getting wet. Climb into our tree house and see animals from the forest.
    • Appropriate for ages 5 and under

STEM FIELD TRIP

Enhance your guided field trip experience by adding an unforgettable science component. Available on Tuesdays only, a STEM Field Trip includes all the benefits of a traditional outing plus an additional hands-on science experiment in the Museum’s Learning Labs. A Museum science educator will then lead the students in a unique science demonstration.

Choose from one of the following themes: Gloopy Glop, Cool Kids Code!, Launch & Learn! Build Your Own Machine, and Math in 3D: Fun with Shapes & Tangrams

  • September 3, 2019 - May 21, 2020
    (Available Tuesday & Thursday only)
  • Best for students in grades K – 3rd
  • Minimum group size: 20 children
  • Maximum group size: 120 children

CURRENT & UPCOMING FEATURED EXHIBITS

Book a field trip during the dates below and experience one of the Museum's popular featured exhibits!

GENERAL FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

Depending on the time of the year, our Field Trip options and details change. Please click on one of the following options below that best describes the Field Trip you are interested in.

ACADEMIC YEAR FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

All field trips are geared towards providing an immersive, standards-based learning experience and provide cross-curriculum learning opportunities focusing on math, science, social studies, language arts, geography, and arts.

GUIDED FIELD TRIPS (10 AM – RECOMMENDED) provide your group with a personal Field Trip Educator who will guide students through each of the Museum’s permanent Learning Zones and special exhibits. At each stop, there is also time allotted for structured play.

SELF-GUIDED FIELD TRIPS (11 AM) are an opportunity for your group to explore the Museum through chaperone-led play.

Both GUIDED and SELF-GUIDED experiences include a brief orientation.

  • Field Trip Prices:
    • $10.00 +tax/student for Guided Field Trips
    • $8.00 +tax/student for Self-Guided Field Trips
  • Field trips are scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and select Mondays only.
  • Capacity Info:
    • Maximum Guided Field Trip capacity is 165 students and one required chaperone per every five students (34 chaperones total).
    • Maximum Self-Guided Field Trip capacity is 80 students and one required chaperone per every five students (20 chaperones total).
  • Due to chaperone requirements, field trip participants may not utilize the Arts Studio or Build It! Lab workshops.
  • Required chaperones are free at the 1:5 student to chaperone ratio.
  • Title 1 Pricing & Info:
    • Price per student – $7.00 Guided Field Trip; $5.00 Self-Guided Field Trip*
    • To obtain these prices, you must be an accredited educational institution or part of a state-approved educational program as required by law. To obtain Title I fees, the school must be a state registered Title I school. These prices are only valid during the traditional academic year calendar, from September 1 through June 1.
    • *Discounted Title 1 are limited and are distributed on a first come/first served basis.

SUMMER FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

All field trips are geared towards providing an immersive, standards-based learning experience and provide cross-curriculum learning opportunities focusing on math, science, social studies, language arts, geography, and arts.

GUIDED FIELD TRIPS (10 AM & 11:30 AM Start Times) provide your group with a personal Field Trip Educator who will guide students through each of the Museum’s permanent Learning Zones and special exhibits. At each stop, there is also time allotted for structured play.

  • Prices: $10.00/student +tax
  • Field trips are scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays, and select Mondays only.
  • Maximum 10 AM Guided Field Trip capacity is 125 students and one required chaperone per every five students (25 chaperones total).
  • Maximum 11:30 AM Guided Field Trip capacity is 80 students and one required chaperone per every five students (16 chaperones total).
  • Due to chaperone requirements, field trip participants may not utilize the Arts Studio or Build It! Lab workshops.
  • Required chaperones are free at the 1:5 student to chaperone ratio.

FAQ

BOOKING

Dates go quickly, so reserve early. A 50% non-refundable credit card or check deposit is required within two weeks of booking. Have at least two possible dates selected for your visit, the number of children and chaperones (one chaperone for every 5 children), and a credit card for the 50% non-refundable deposit. Call Reservations at 404.527.3693, email groupsales@childrensmuseumatlanta.org, or fill out our online request form.

CANCELLATIONS

Call Reservations as soon as possible to cancel or change a reservation. Reservations are held with a 50% deposit. That deposit is refundable if the field trip is cancelled at least four weeks in advance. Groups may also apply the deposit to a different date within the same school year if the original date is cancelled at least four weeks in advance. Rescheduling a field trip is based on availability. Cancellations made less than four weeks prior to visit will result in forfeiture of 50% deposit.

CAPACITY

For general programs, the Museum has a maximum field trip capacity of 200 total students and adults on a space-available basis. This number includes a maximum of 165 students and one required chaperone per every five students (35 chaperones total). One free chaperone ticket is provided for every five children.

CHAPERONES

For field trips, the Museum has a maximum field trip capacity of 200 total students and adults on a space available basis. This number includes a maximum of 165 students and one required chaperone per every five students (35 chaperones total). Required chaperones are free at the 1:5 student to chaperone ratio.

ADDITIONAL CHAPERONES

Additional chaperones are charged $13.95 per person if they pay the school and are included with the regular school payment.

WALK-IN CHAPERONES

Walk-In chaperones who show up on the date of the field trip, and are not included with the regular school payment will be charged the full admission price of $15.95 per person and will have to wait to check in after all field trips are checked in.

LUNCH

Lunch space is limited. To accommodate all field trips, we arrange a lunch schedule and notify you upon arrival. Centennial Olympic Park is also a great location for lunch outside.

PAYMENT

School checks made out to Children’s Museum of Atlanta, cash, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express). School check or school credit card must be used for tax exempt status.

PARKING

Buses park at the Georgia World Congress Center bus lot. The Parking Voucher for the lot is an additional charge and may be purchased from the Museum. Please call for prices.

SCHEDULING

Field trips are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and select Mondays only. We request that you arrive at 9:45 AM to allow time for processing your group’s paperwork. We begin programming promptly at 10:00 AM.

SUMMER FIELD TRIPS

Summer field trips follow a slightly different set of guidelines. A 2019 Summer Field Trip Guide will be downloadable soon!

TARGET AGES

Our target ages for field trips are three years to third grade.

TAX EXEMPT

Provide Reservations with your form prior to your visit. Forms cannot be accepted at time of arrival. Refunds cannot be issued for tax that has been paid. Please ensure all forms have been received and your order is accurate prior to arrival.

All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt & charitable organization. Our tax-exempt number is 58-1785484.

REQUEST A FIELD TRIP!

Fill out our Field Trip Form to request a call back. Or, if you prefer, call 404.527.3693 to speak with our Reservations Department over the phone.