Class Field Trip Suggestions

SABES Field Trip Suggestions*

 

*This information describes possible field trips related to STEM. The details of these field trips are subject to change. Please check with the provider for the most up-to-date information. Also, follow all school and organization protocols for permission and safety requirements.

 

  1. Banneker Planetarium at The Community College of Baltimore County
    1. Address: CCBC- Catonsville Campus, Classroom and Laboratory Building, Room 003, 800 S. Rolling Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
    2. Curriculum Correlation: Program Name- “Investigating Earth and Space”
      1. Patterns in the Sky (School Day)
      2. Liftoff (Afterschool)
      3. Straw Rockets (Afterschool)
    3. Price: Free
    4. Web Link: http://www.ccbcmd.edu/catonsvilleplanetarium/

 

  1. Camden Yards
    1. Address: 333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Weather Watchers (School Day): Event Name- WJZ, MASN and the Orioles’ Annual Weather Field Trip Day (date to be determined; typically held in May)
    3. Price: Unknown
    4. Web Link: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2014/05/14/7th-annual-weather-field-trip-day-2/

 

  1. Carrie Murray Nature Center
    1. Address: 1901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD 21207
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Conserving Resources (School Day): Program Name- “Recycle Everything!”
      2. Insect Encounter (School Day): Program Name- “The Great Bug Hunt,” “Bee Informed” and the Bug House
      3. Oil Spill (School Day): Program Name- “Who polluted the Potomac?”
    3. Save the Bay (School Day): Program Name- “From the Stream to the Bay”
    4. Build a Custom Program
    5. Price: Programs of 2 hours or less will cost $5 for each participant and chaperone. Programs lasting more than 2 hours will cost $8 for each participant and chaperone.
    6. Web Link: http://www.carriemurraynaturecenter.org/

 

  1. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
    1. Address: 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville, MD 21638
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Save the Bay (School Day): Program Name- “Catch a Bay Critter”
    3. Price: Full-day (4-6 hours) trips cost $12 per student, with a minimum charge of $250. Half-day (2-3 hours) trips cost $10 per student. There are no charges for chaperones.
    4. Web Link: http://bayrestoration.org/

 

  1. Chesapeake Bay Foundation
    1. Address: Baltimore Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21202 (Boat will be docked at Pier 3 south of the Museum entrance)
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Chesapeake Bay/Water Units: Program Name- “Baltimore Harbor Environmental Education”
    3. Price: $220 for the one-day Baltimore Harbor program
    4. Web Linkhttp://www.cbf.org/join-us/education-programs/one-day-field-programs/baltimore-md
    5. Comments: Applications are typically due in May for groups interested in a fall program date. Applications are typically due in November for groups interested in a spring program date.

 

  1. Crabtowne
    1. Address: 1500 Crane Highway S, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Pinball: Designing a Game (Afterschool)
    3. Price: Play machines for as little as 25 cents. Food prices vary.
    4. Web Link: http://www.crab-towne.com/

 

  1. Cylburn Arboretum & Johns Hopkins’ Aquaponics Farm
    1. Address: 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Amazing Adaptations (School Day)
      2. Conserving Resources (School Day)
    3. Price: Admission to the park grounds/buildings and parking are free. However, there may be a fee for admission and parking for special events. The Aquaponics Farm is open to visitors on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
    4. Web Links: http://cylburn.org/http://cylburn.org/visit-us/aquaponics-project/
    5. Comments: Private tours of the Arboretum can be scheduled for groups larger than 15 by calling the Arboretum offices at 410.367.2217. For more information about the Aquaponics Farm, contact Laura Genello (LGenell1@jhu.edu) or clf@jhsph.edu.

 

  1. Digital Harbor Foundation
    1. Address: 1045 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
    2. Curriculum Correlation: This maker space (including 3D printing) can be useful for a variety of school day and afterschool projects.
    3. Price: Pay what you can.
    4. Web Link: http://www.digitalharbor.org/

 

  1. Kid Museum
    1. Address: 6400 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817
    2. Curriculum Correlation: Programs can be customized based on curriculum, age and group needs.
      1. Electric Wind (School Day): Program Names- “Open Exploration: Circuits” and “Open Exploration: Wind Tubes”
      2. It’s Electric (School Day): Program Names- “Open Exploration: Circuits,” “Open Exploration: Drawbots” and “In-Depth Workshop: Raspberry Pi Robotics”
      3. Music to my Ears (School Day): Program Name- “In-Depth Workshop: Beat Club”
      4. Roller Coaster (School Day): Program Name- “Open Exploration: Build Out of the Box (Marble Run Challenge)”
      5. Balls & Tracks (Afterschool): Program Name- “Open Exploration: Build Out of the Box (Marble Run Challenge)”
      6. Blinking Lights (Afterschool): Program Names- “Open Exploration: Circuits,” “Open Exploration: Drawbots” and “In-Depth Workshop: Raspberry Pi Robotics”
      7. Liftoff (Afterschool): Program Names- “Open Exploration: Wind Tubes” and “In-Depth Workshop: Kites & Flying Machines”Straw Rockets (Afterschool): Program Names: “Open Exploration: Wind Tubes” and “In-Depth Workshop: Kites & Flying Machines”
    3. Price: General admission is $8 per person. Additional fees may apply for featured workshops or special programming.
    4. Web Link: http://kid-museum.org/field-trips/

 

  1. Living Classrooms
    1. Address: 1417 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
    2. Curriculum Correlation: Program Name- “Shipboard Education: Chesapeake Bay Explorations”
      1. Conserving Resources (School Day)
      2. Float Your Boat (School Day)
      3. Oil Spill (School Day)
    3. Price: Full-day programs (5 hours) cost $820-$845. Shorter programs are available for hourly rates ranging from $200-$250/hour (depending on the boat).
    4. Web Link: https://www.livingclassrooms.org/ourp_baltimoreshipboard.php
    5. Comments: The minimum grade for participants is 4th The boats can hold a maximum of 32 individuals (typically 30 students and 2 adults). In February, individuals can start booking trips for the fall. During the spring, individuals can start booking trips for spring of the following year.

 

  1. Marshy Point Nature Center
    1. Address: 7130 Marshy Point Road, Baltimore, MD 21220
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Amazing Adaptations (School Day): Program Name- “Woodland, Wetlands, and the Great Marsh”
      2. Insect Encounter (School Day): Program Name- “Amazing Insects”
      3. Save the Bay (School Day): Program Name- “Canoe Ecology Trips”
    3. Custom Programs
    4. Price: Programs are free for schools and educational groups.
    5. Web Link: http://www.marshypoint.org/

 

  1. Maryland Science Center
    1. Address: 601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Dependent on current exhibits and demonstrations
    3. Price: Maryland students and chaperones visit the exhibit halls for free. IMAX, planetarium, Kids Room, enrichment experiences and other programs are available at additional costs.
    4. Web Link: http://www.mdsci.org/

 

  1. NASA Goddard Visitor Center
    1. Address: 8800 Greenbelt Road- Code 130, Greenbelt, MD 20771
    2. Curriculum Correlation:  
      1. Patterns in the Sky (School Day)
      2. Liftoff (Afterschool)
      3. Straw Rockets (Afterschool)
    3. Price: Free
    4. Web Link: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard/visitor/home/index.html

 

  1. National Building Museum
    1. Address: 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
    2. Curriculum Correlation:  
      1. Cardboard Constructions (Afterschool): Tour Name- “House & Home”
      2. Shake Things Up (Afterschool): Tour Name- “Designing for Disaster”
    3. Price: Groups (10 or more individuals) can gain admission to the museum’s exhibits with a fee of $5 per person. School groups receive one free ticket for every 5 students in order to account for chaperones. Custom tours and discovery carts can be booked for additional costs.
    4. Web Link: http://www.nbm.org/

 

  1. National Electronics Museum
    1. Address: 1745 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Electric Wind (School Day)
      2. It’s Electric (School Day)
      3. May the Force Be with You: Magnetism (School Day)
      4. Blinking Lights (Afterschool)
      5. Liftoff (Afterschool)
      6. Straw Rockets (Afterschool)
    3. Price: Prices range from approximately $1 – $10 per student depending on the program selected (guided tour, hands-on demonstrations, add-on workshops).
    4. Web Link: http://nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/additional-programs.shtml

 

  1. Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
    1. Address: 1580-A West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21090
    2. Curriculum Correlation:  
      1. Float Your Boat (School Day)
      2. It’s Electric (School Day)
      3. Blinking Lights (Afterschool)
      4. Gliders (Afterschool)
      5. Liftoff (Afterschool)
      6. Straw Rockets (Afterschool)
    3. Price: Unknown
    4. Web Link: http://www.northropgrumman.com/AboutUs/BusinessSectors/ElectronicSystems/Pages/default.aspx
    5. Comments: Northrop Grumman accepts school visits from 2 schools each month. If you would like your class to visit Northrop Grumman, send your request early to communityoutreach@ngc.com.

 

  1. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
    1. Address: Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20560
    2. Curriculum Correlation:  Planetarium, Observatory (daytime viewing), IMAX movies, science demonstrations, specialized tours and discovery stations
      1. Patterns in the Sky (School Day)
      2. There is More to Light than Meets the Eye (School Day)
      3. Gliders (Afterschool)
      4. Liftoff (Afterschool)
      5. Straw Rockets (Afterschool)
    3. Price: There is no admission fee. Guided tours and educational programs are free of charge. Prices for IMAX films and planetarium shows vary.
    4. Web Link: http://airandspace.si.edu/visit/mall/

 

  1. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
    1. Address: 1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Amazing Adaptations (School Day): Program Names- “Self-Guided Zoo Trek: Adaptations, Grades 3-5” and “ZooLab: Got Adaptations?”
      2. Conserving Resources (School Day): Program Name- “Self-Guided Conservation Trek”
      3. Oil Spill (School Day): Program Name- “ZooLab: Oil Spill”
      4. Weather Watchers (School Day): Program Name- “ZooLab: Climate Change”
    3. Price: Admission and self-guided tours are free for pre-registered Maryland school groups. One adult (teacher or chaperone) enters free for every four Maryland students admitted; costs vary for additional adults. ZooLabs cost $130 per program (maximum of 25 students and 3 adults).
    4. Web Link: http://www.marylandzoo.org/

 

  1. The National Aquarium in Baltimore
    1. Address: 501 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
    2. Curriculum Correlation:
      1. Amazing Adaptations (School Day): Program Name- “Adaptations Program”
      2. Save the Bay (School Day): Program Name- “Watershed Moments Program”
    3. Price: Admission to the aquarium costs $18.95 for each Maryland student (Pre-K – 6). Chaperones (1 adult for every 6 students) enter for free, but additional chaperones exceeding the ratio enter for $27.95 per person. Additionally, 4-D Immersion Films cost $5 for each student and chaperone. Hands-on scientific investigations, activities and experiences with live animals are available for additional fees.
    4. Web Link: http://www.aqua.org/
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