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Field Trips

McWane Science Center is committed to making each field trip the most worthwhile experience for you and your students. Every one of McWane Science Center’s programs is aligned with the Alabama Course of Study Standards as well as the National Science Education Standards.

Field Trip Guide

Download the 2017-2018 Field Trip Guide
The Field Trip Guide includes a list of upcoming exhibits, IMAX films and educational programs* for the 2017-2018 school year. It is designed to assist you in planning a field trip to McWane Science Center and learn about the educational adventures that are waiting for your class next year at McWane Science Center.

Reserve Your Field Trip Today

Field Trip Request Form

Please fill out the form above to schedule a field trip, and someone in our reservations department will contact you. You can also call our reservations department (205) 714-8414 to book your field trip or email any questions to them.

Reserve Your Summer Group Trip Today

Summer Trip Request Form

Please fill out the form above to schedule a summer group trip, and someone in our reservations department will contact you. Please note that if your trip is within two weeks, someone from the reservations department will be contacting you within 24 hours to collect your $100 deposit. You can also call our reservations department (205) 714-8414 to book your summer trip or email any questions to them.

Educational Scholarship Fund

Financial assistance may be available for qualifying groups.

McWane Science Center’s Education Scholarship Fund can be utilized to assist with the cost of field trips and outreach programs. Funds are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis for Title I and other qualifying schools and organizations in Alabama. McWane Science Center’s Education Scholarship Fund will cover the cost of admission into the Adventure Halls for students, as well as an optional education program (subject to availability). Education Scholarship Funds will NOT cover transportation, parking, bus costs and other McWane Science Center options such as IMAX films, group lunches, concessions, etc. To see if your school or organization is eligible, fill out the application form and a reservations specialist will contact you.

Educational Scholarship Fund Application for FIELD TRIPS

 

Educational Scholarship Fund Application for OUTREACHES

 

Field Trip Information

Field Trip Information for Teachers PDF
Field Trip Information for Chaperones
Summer Trip Information for Group Leaders

 

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*Educational Programs are only available yearly from September 1st – May 31st.