Virtual Field Trips

Reserve your trip by phone or email. Book early as many of our program dates and times fill quickly!

  • By phone: call our dedicated reservation agents at (216) 621-2400 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • By email: send us an email at edhelp@glsc.org. Please be sure to include your school, grade level and full contact information
  • Pre-register online: our reservations team will follow up and confirm your field trip by phone. Click here to pre-register

 

Guided Exhibit Tour
$50 per classroom
Duration: ~30 minutes

We bring the Science Center you! Your personal guide will lead you through one of the following exhibit areas as we demonstrate and explain our favorite exhibits. Questions are encouraged!

  • Body Worlds Rx (available through January 3, 2021)
  • NASA Glenn Visitor Center
  • Nanotech
  • Electricity & Energy
  • Lights & Optics
  • Sound & Music
  • Cars & Motion

LIVE Private Science Shows
$75 per classroom
Duration: ~45 minutes

Science becomes larger than life as we perform spectacular demonstrations just for your class! Choose from the following themes. Each show ends with time for questions and answers.

  • Lift-Off
  • Bubblemania
  • Seeing Sound
  • Magic of Matter
  • Energize It!

Virtual Hands-on Workshops
All workshops are specifically designed to support Ohio Revised Standards for science and Common Core Standards in math and social studies. Pricing for workshop varies by topic and grade level. All workshops are led virtually by a Science Center educator and include one kit per registered student with all items needed to complete each workshop plus an additional kit for the teacher.

Grades 6-12
Electricity Investigators
$6 per student | Duration: ~1 hour
Students investigate circuits and electricity as they are challenged to design and build their own working flashlight. PS6; PS7; PS8

Dissection: Pig's Heart
$8 per student | Duration: ~1 hour
Students will get a tour of the body's pump with this dissection of a pig heart. They will cut into the heart to reveal the four chambers, peer into the aorta and inspect blood vessels up close. (Must be reserved at least four weeks in advance.) PS6; PS7: PS8 HS BIO; SL; RST; WHST
 

Virtual Field Trip information

How to Book
Reserve your trip by phone or email. Book early as many of our program dates and times fill quickly!

  • By phone: call our dedicated reservation agents at (216) 621-2400 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
  • By email: send us an email at edhelp@glsc.org. Please be sure to include your school, grade level and full contact information
  • Pre-register online: our reservations team will follow up and confirm your field trip by phone. Click here to pre-register

Workshop Supply Kits
Hands-on workshops include one kit per registered student that contains all items needed to complete each workshop. One additional kit is also provided for the teacher. Kits will be delivered to your school or can be picked up at the Science Center. After the workshop is completed, you can drop off any materials that need to be returned to the Science Center or we will schedule a date and time to pick up at your school.

Health and Safety
We ensure that all proper protocol is following when distributing the kits. Each element is cleaned and sanitized before packing. When materials are returned, they are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before re-packing for future use. All kits include safety information sheets with information on proper tool handling, ventilation needs and disposal of hazardous items. Please ensure that these are reviewed with your class prior to the program start. 

Payment and Confirmation

A confirmation packet will be emailed to you following the completion of your reservation. Please review the packet carefully to ensure you have everything you need to make your trip an educational and enriching experience. Payment for all field trips is due 14 days prior to your visit date. Acceptable forms of payment include credit card, check, purchase orders and cash (cash payments must be made in person at the Science Center).

Cancellation Policy

Great Lakes Science Center has a no-refund policy. Failure to return the confirmation form does not constitute a cancellation and all fees will apply. If you must cancel, please send a written cancellation no later than 14 days in advance of your visit. Written cancellations must be sent via email (edhelp@glsc.org), fax (216-696-2142) or direct mail to Great Lakes Science Center, Attention: Registration Dept, 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114. Telephone cancellations cannot be guaranteed. Every effort will be made to reschedule your school group, subject to availability.

Virtual Platforms
We plan to use Zoom for all virtual interactions and will email a link to the contact on the registration before the session begins. This can be emailed out to your families with students at home. The Zoom call will start at the registered start time of the program. If you have technical difficulties, please contact us at 216-696-4185. If you are unable to use Zoom, please let us know at time of registration and we will try to make an accommodations by using a different service. 

Printable 2020/2021 Educator Guide