Time to put down your pens and pencils… and make your way to the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! Our field trips engage students of all ages with numerous interactive and educational exhibitions that explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a fun and novel way. You can make the museum your classroom as students learn about the science behind living systems, the biology of the human body and mind, the physics of flight, light and much more.
Each field trip includes admission to all of Frost Science’s exhibitions, along with supporting field trip materials. A Frost Planetarium show is available for an additional fee, as is a private facilitated experience for your classroom. To learn more about our current exhibitions, shows and facilitated offerings, please explore the links below.
School Group Pricing*
|Options||Dade County Student||Additional Dade County Adult||Non-Dade County Student||Additional Non-Dade County Adult|
|Museum Exploration + Planetarium Show||$14.71||$14.71||$16.95||$16.95|
|Museum Exploration + Private Facilitated Experience||$15.71||$15.71||$17.95||$17.95|
|Please note the museum requires a ratio of one (1) chaperone for every 10 students. Each chaperone per 10 students receives free admission.|
|Field Trip Lunch||$8.00 per person|
For further information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions and Reservations Guide.
In Feathers to the Stars, located in The Batchelor Foundation Gallery, students will explore the evolution of flight—from dinosaurs to the future of space travel—and the role nature has played in inspiring human flight.
In the MeLaβ, located in the Baptist Health South Florida Gallery, students can learn about the impact their everyday choices have on their mental and physical health and wellness by experimenting with different puzzles and simulations.
Options for Private Facilitated Experiences
(30 students maximum per class, only offered August – May)
Exploring Marine Life (Aligned with the Aquarium Exhibition)
Grades K–2: Sea Life Sorting
This ocean-and-coastal-themed experience celebrates the biodiversity on Earth and looks at how scientists classify living organisms into groups based on physical characteristics. Hands-on activities will allow students to observe, investigate and categorize our diverse mollusk (shell) collection gathered over decades from all around the globe, ranging from rare finds to common Florida shells. Students will recognize the similarities and differences in shapes, colors and sizes as well will be guided to identify and match each sea creature’s needs with their environment and habitat.
Grades 3–5: Plankton Racing
Students will explore the variety of adaptations involved in helping marine creatures survive by focusing on the ocean’s most crucial organisms: plankton! Students will uncover the important role plankton play in food webs by examining a wide range of plankton preserves under a microscope, including some from our very own Biscayne Bay! They will then be challenged to construct their own plankton models to simulate how body shape affects movement through a complex ocean. Students will test their creations and then compete to see which of their designs fares best in the water.
Grades 6–8: Squid Dissection
Participants dive into a slimy (and sometimes smelly) dissection to investigate the biology of one of the Earth’s most highly developed invertebrates—the squid! Students will come face-to-face with this mollusk, as they examine and identify the special and unique features and adaptations squid have developed over time to help them survive. They’ll also learn about their role in the marine food web and the characteristics they share with their relatives. Don’t worry, the smell comes off with a little soap and water—but the memory lasts forever!
Exploring Flight (Aligned with the “Feathers to the Stars” Exhibition)
Grades K–2: Wind Tunnel Design
Students will get to apply their engineering skills and explore how they can make flying contraptions go higher, further and faster. Using a variety of materials—including everyday objects—they’ll be encouraged to create their own flying contraptions and then given the opportunity to test them out in our own vertical wind tunnel. Their flying contraptions will go through different challenges, all encouraging design readjustments and trial and error—a friendly part of the engineering process.
Grades 3–5: Finger Prints of Light
Ever wondered how scientists look at different planets and determine whether they could sustain human life? Jump into an astrophysicist’s shoes and study how light’s properties are applied to astronomy and human space exploration. Students will start off with handling and investigating light sources like LEDS, neon lights, UV lamps and lasers. Then, they’ll experiment with tools like color filters, diffraction gratings and colorful spectrum gas tubes to note how gases (especially the ones humans need) emit light and have their own unique light pattern, or “fingerprint.” Practicing the principles they’ve learned, they will then be challenged to decide on whether or not to pursue space exploration to different case planets by analyzing their light spectrums.