FIELD TRIPS

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

Field trips are available beginning October 4, 2022.

FEATURED EXHIBITS

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

EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS

Click below to check the Georgia Performance Standards met when visiting the Museum on a Field Trip.

CMA LEARNING ZONES

Students will visit:

  • Gateway to the World - Travel the world and explore six continents and climb among the planets.
  • Fundamentally Food - Follow the food we eat from farm to table! Milk Buttercup, the Museum's cow, and pick vegetables from a garden. 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 and test a structure against earthquakes.

Additional learning zone for Kindergarten and younger:

  • 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.

STEM WORKSHOP

Enhance your guided field trip experience by adding an unforgettable STEAM workshop. A Museum guide will lead students in a unique STEM demonstration as a part of your Field Trip experience. These hands-on experiences make learning come alive.

Choose from one the following themes:

BREATHE, STRETCH, LEARN +

This workshop reaches the whole child with physical activity and coordination. This interactive workshop teaches students how to slow down and be mindful. 

JUNIOR ENGINEER CHALLENGE +

This workshop gives aspiring engineers the opportunity to create something extraordinary with simple everyday objects. 

THE SCIENCE OF INSECTS +

Students will observe plastic bugs, identifying their parts, and sort insects from other bugs. This add-on includes a demonstration of how these creepy crawlers “hear” through vibrations. 

SCRIBBLE BOTS +

In this workshop, students learn information about the science of robotics and create their own simple robot that makes art.

Available October 4, 2022 - May 19, 2023 (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and select Mondays only).
Best for grades PreK – 3rd; MIN group size: 10 children; MAX group size: 100 children

STEAM workshops are not available for self-guided fields trips.

GENERAL FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

 

Field Trips are available October 4, 2022 - May 19, 2023.

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.

Both GUIDED and SELF-GUIDED experiences include the Super Spectacular Science Show and a brief orientation.

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Guided field trips 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.

  • Guided field trips may add-on a STEAM workshop.
  • Field trips are scheduled for 10 AM - 12 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and select Mondays only.
  • Check-in occurs between 9:30-9:45 AM.
  • Maximum guided field trip capacity is 100 students and one required chaperone per every five students (20 chaperones total).
  • Minimum capacity of 10 students.
  • Due to space and time constraints, field trips will not be permitted onto the Mezzanine or in the Art Studio. 
  • Guided field trips will see the Super Spectacular Science Show.
  • Required chaperones are free at the 1:5 student to chaperone ratio.
  • To obtain Title 1  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 October 4, 2022 - May 19, 2023.
  • *Discounted Title 1 pricing is limited and is distributed on a first come/first served basis.

Self-guided field trips offer an opportunity for your group to explore the Museum at their own pace through chaperone-led play.

  • Field trips are scheduled for 10 AM - 12 PM on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and select Mondays only.
  • Check-in occurs between 9:30-9:45 AM.
  • Maximum Self-Guided Field Trip capacity is 30 students and one required chaperone per every five students (6 chaperones total).
  • Minimum capacity of 10 students.
  • Due to space and time constraints, field trips will not be permitted onto the Mezzanine or in the Art Studio. 
  • The Super Spectacular Science Show is offered to self-guided field trips at the CMA stage. 
  • Required chaperones are free at the 1:5 student to chaperone ratio.
  • To obtain Title 1  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 October 4, 2022 - May 19, 2023.
  • *Discounted Title 1 pricing is limited and is distributed on a first come/first served basis.

FAQ

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 three possible dates selected for your visit, the number of students and chaperones (one chaperone for every five students), and a credit card for the 50% non-refundable deposit. Final payment for all in-person programs is due on the day of the visit. Call Reservations at 404.527.3693, email [email protected], or fill out our online request form.

Call as soon as possible to change a reservation. Reservations are held with a 50% non-refundable deposit. Organizations must cancel within six (6) weeks of the scheduled program to apply the deposit to a different date within the same school year. Rescheduling a program is based on availability. Cancellations made less than six (6) weeks prior to visit will result in forfeiture of 50% deposit.

For guided field trips, the Museum has a maximum field trip capacity of 100 students on a space-available basis. For self-guided field trips, the maximum capacity is 30 students. We require 10 students minimum for both guided and self-guided field trips. 

One chaperone is required for every 5 students. Chaperones are free at the required 1:5 ratio.

One chaperone is required for every five students. Required chaperones are free at the 1:5 student to chaperone ratio. Chaperones must remain with their students at all times.

Additional Adults MUST be reserved/paid through the school for an admission fee of $11.95 plus tax per person. For security purposes, adults with tickets purchased separately will not be admitted.  All adults accompanying a school must purchase their tickets through the school.

We do not provide space for field trip groups to eat lunch. Please make lunch arrangements accordingly.

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.

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.

Field trips are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and select Mondays only. We request that you arrive between 9:30 AM and 9:45 AM to allow time for check-in, payment, and orientation. We begin programming promptly at 10:00 AM and end at 12 noon.

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

Provide the Museum's Reservations Department with your Tax Exemption Certificate prior to your deposit payment. 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.