We offer 90-minute programs for grades 1-3 that introduce students to energy and resource conservation through a 45-minute guided discovery of the exhibit hall and 45-minutes of interactive activities in the technology laboratory.
Cost: $3.75 per student. Minimum charges apply to groups smaller than 10.
Power Patrol Discover what energy is, where it comes from and how it is used in our homes. We can help the planet by using only what we need. Designed in stations, students experiment with various forms of electricity. (Six chaperones required) Find out more.
Stuff Busters Dive into a bag of trash to find out that what we throw away every day doesn’t really go “away.” Students investigate ways they can reduce the amount of trash that ends up in the landfill by making smart choices every day. Find out more.
Water Warriors Explore how water travels across our blue planet and discover ways to keep our watersheds clean from outside your own back door. Students will take a journey on the path of a water droplet to discover how water moves and cycles through our watersheds. NEW THIS YEAR
FREE Tour Add-Ons
Zero-Waste Lunch Dump Bring Your lunches and eat in the outside courtyard (or meeting rooms on rainy days). After lunch, we will conduct a "lunch dump" where students explore and categorize the stuff they tossed in the trash after lunch. Some of the leftover food is fed to our worms in our worms composting bin. Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour after your tour for lunch and this FREE add-on activity. A gift shop is available to visit (in small groups) during your lunch break.
Martha Riley Library Tour (Wednesdays and Fridays Only) Located in the same building as the Exploration Center, the Martha Riley Library has an extensive collection of media. The Library houses environmental books and periodicals, plus over 40 internet-connected public computers for further green research. Free tours on how to use the library can be requested as library staffing allows. Check the box on the application form if interested. Allow an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour for a library tour.