Field Trips in Charlotte

Field Trips

Bring science to life for your students.

Unlock the Ultimate Hands-On Learning Experience

Discover a world where learning leaps off the page and into the minds of students with field trips and Outreach Assemblies at a Discovery Place Museum. Our network of hands-on Museums, Outreach programs and engaging digital content make us a leader in STEM education for schools. Click below to schedule a safe, affordable and accessible field trip to any Discovery Place Museum.

Discovery Place Kids (DPK), a children’s museum that opened in Rockingham, NC, in April 2013. DPK is a satellite museum for Charlotte-based Discovery Place. The target audience of DPK is birth to seven years. The museum is located within the Rockingham, NC

Early Childhood Classes

These inquiry-based classes will have children building their emergent STEM literacy skills through the developmentally appropriate exploration of sound, weather, forces and our fantastic world.

Lab Classes

Discovery Place Science labs are dedicated to exploring various topics, including matter, energy, biotechnology, plants, animals and design.


Download Our NEW Educator’s Guide

Elevate your students’ learning experience with a memorable and impactful class field trip. Download our free Educator’s Guide today and embark on a transformative educational journey!

Includes free field trip how-tos and resources.

Field Trip Admission/Pricing

Embark on an unforgettable educational adventure with our exclusive Field Trip pricing for state-certified Pre K-12 schools, available for groups of 15 students or more. Secure your spot by booking at least two weeks before your anticipated visit date and completing payment before you arrive.

For every 10 students, one adult chaperone will enjoy complimentary admission to the Museum, while additional chaperones will be charged according to the fees outlined in the chart below. To guarantee a safe and memorable experience, chaperones must remain with their group throughout the visit, ensuring a fun and secure learning journey for all students.

*Plus any applicable sales and use taxes. Due to space limitations, extra chaperones may be unable to attend class programs.
**Excludes full-length feature films.

StudentTeacher/ChaperoneAdditional Chaperone
Title 1 (All Year)$9.95FREE$9.95
Fall: (8/14/23—12/31/23)$11.95FREE$11.95*
Spring: (1/1/24—6/2/24)$13.95FREE$13.95*
Summer: (6/3/24—8/11/24)$15.95FREE$15.95*
IMAX Documentary**$8.00$6.00$8.00

Lunch Options 

Need some brain food? We’ve got you covered; order from our on-site Bean Sprouts Café below or schedule a space for your students to eat bagged lunches in the Museum.


Field Trip Blog

Welcome to the Discover Place Museum’s Field Trip Blog, your ultimate guide to transforming classroom learning through immersive, real-world experiences. From tips on managing groups and ensuring safety, to choosing educational content that aligns with your curriculum, we’ve got you covered!

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