The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is on the go! Outreach with Frost Science brings hands-on learning directly to schools and communities. Each experience inspires the audience to investigate our world and universe through the lens of science.
Frost Science Outreach programs include:
- STEM-focused, NGSSS-aligned curriculum (standards available upon request per grade)
- All hands-on activities and supplies needed for each program
- Two specially trained science educators to bring your outreach experience to life
Depending on distance and travel time from Frost Science to the outreach location, an additional travel fee may apply.
- $250 for one 30-minute session I $175 for each additional 30-minute session
- 25 participants maximum per 30-minute session
Catapult Engineering Challenge
Take flight into engineering design as your students build and test their own catapults. Students will use materials like K’Nex, cardboard and rubber bands to build a catapult, then test their device for distance and accuracy. Along the way, they’ll discover the principles of engineering design and physics.
Bring the collections of Frost Science to you! In this hands-on activity, your students will sort rocks, seashells and skeletons of animals from South Florida and beyond to learn about variation and adaptation. Students will spend time learning how to identify iconic elements of Florida’s natural history, so they can continue learning in their own backyard.
Learning about electrical conduction is a snap in this hands-on circuit exploration. Students will discover the basics of energy and electricity as they use problem solving skills to build circuits that glow, buzz, and even move. Just be careful not to short-circuit!
Dig into geology as your students learn to sort and identify rocks and minerals from the Frost Science collection. Then students will be able to conduct experiments to study magnetism and luster. Finally, they’ll take on the role of backyard geologists as they learn about limestone and South Florida’s unique history.
Shows and Demonstrations
- $300 for one 30-minute show I Additional shows may be added for $250 each
Power of Plasma
Join us for an out of this world exploration into the fourth state of matter. After playing a game to understand solids, liquids and gases, students will learn about the most common state of matter in the universe, plasma! Explore the role of magnetism and electricity in our universe through experiments conducted with our Plasma Globe. Then discover spectroscopy to take exploration to the stars and beyond.
The Chill Zone: Liquid Nitrogen
Explore physical reactions by freezing everyday objects with liquid nitrogen. Watch as balloons, flowers and other objects undergo a physical change when exposed to extremely cold temperatures (-321°F to be exact). Make sure to stay for our grand finale as we create a simulated cloud (thunder and all!).
Night Sky Telescope Viewing ($1,000 for two hours for up to two telescopes)
Enhance a special evening event under the stars with a night sky telescope viewing*! Bring the far away beauty of celestial objects up close and experience the night sky as never before. Participants will have the opportunity to view celestial objects** in the night sky as well as learn about telescopes and astronomy.
*Night sky telescope viewings are weather permitting. No refunds or cancellations will be provided for inclement weather or poor visibility. However, if there is an appropriate location and power supply, we will provide a supplemental weather-appropriate activity when possible.
**Celestial objects in the night sky will vary depending on the time of year and event location.
***Experience capacity will depend on the location space.
Portable Planetarium (Starting at $1,000 for 2-hours of programming)
Explore the cosmos as you step inside the Frost Science Portable Planetarium. Participants take a guided journey through the night sky and discover educational facts about our solar system and other key celestial objects that they can find when they look up at the stars. Limited to 30 students per presentation (35-person total capacity, including teachers and presenters). The indoor-only, inflatable dome can be used in auditoriums, gymnasiums, cafeterias, media centers and libraries with an uncompromised space of 20’ x 20’ x 20’.
Build Your Own Outreach (Starting at $1,000 for 2-hours of programming)
Do you have a specific vision for your event? Not a problem! The build your own outreach program is our most flexible program. We will work with you to create an outreach program that provides you with the experience you want for your event.
Experience capacity will depend on the final program.