Top 10 Student STEM Trips
Are your STEM students ready to participate in discovery labs, live shows, exhibits and hands-on educational experiences? Are your students ready to learn about the world of secret drawings, codes and hidden messages at Bletchley Park in London? Or would your students like to collaborate with engineer machines to solve problems at the New York Hall of Science or even want to be a part of an amputation demonstration at the International Museum of Surgical Science? Educational Destinations presents our top 10 Student STEM Trips that will open your students to new educational experiences and create lifelong memories.
Your students will be hands-on at the Game Science Center Interactive Museum, ran by a team of game developers. Tour Kneipp facilities, satellite-guided hiking at UNESCO’s Biosphere Entlebuch, experience the best in engineering and see how Germany is replacing nukes and fossil fuels with wind and solar technology. Your STEM students will also experience EnergieWerk Hofgut Sternen, The Black Forest Village which runs on renewable energy, do a climbing wall on the side of an actual former nuclear cooling tower at Wunderland Kalkar or participate in a hands-on Physics Education Research facility at CERN.
San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California
Students will participate in Mission Science Workshops that align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and include; crack shale rocks to find and identify fossils; build electromagnet speakers; assemble animal bone puzzles to discover animal locomotion systems; dissect squid and construct fan-powered circuit cars. Your students may want to learn Imagineering: Audio-Animatronics and Robotics at the Walt Disney Family Museum. How about a visit to the iconic Apple Company Store and Headquarters?
Home of the Royal Family, and a leader in the arts, commerce, education, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, transportation and entertainment, the British capital contains a treasure-trove of educational STEM opportunities. Try the London Bridge Experience or a workshop at one of London’s many museums. London, England has so much to offer your students that are ready to open their minds to STEM opportunities. Your students will learn about the world of secret drawings, codes and hidden messages at Bletchley Park, participate in a hands-on introduction to computing history at the National Museum of Computing or learn how science and technology are used in the British campaign for the America’s Cup.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Engage in a multi-sensory experience with hands-on labs at the Royal Ontario Museum. Get a view into stunt action using physics in this unique S.T.E.A.M. workshop at Fast Motion Studios, witness the power of electricity with shocking demonstrations or test drive robotics, rovers and revolutionary sci-fi inspired tech at the Ontario Science Centre. Toronto has school programs that offer an array of exciting and interactive options that are developed to meet Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum standards.
New York City, New York
If your STEM students are ready to master new skills in the Liberty Science Center Tech & Design Studio or MakerLab, discover all the secrets at the New York Aquarium in a STEM Goes Wild! class, collaborate to engineer machines to solve problems at the New York Hall of Science, Educational Destinations will make your New York City STEM trip amazing. Your students will design a solution to a real-world problem by creating a testable prototype or take a virtual trip to the moon in the immersive Hayden Planetarium. You can expose your students the New York Hall of Science: A museum featuring over 400 exhibits that encourage students to experience science in a hands-on way, whether it’s learning about how mirrors and prisms work or programming a rover and watching it explore.
If your students are ready to explore hundreds of hands-on exhibits, planetarium shows, IMAX theater shows and interactive workshops at the Pacific Science Center or learn how giant Pacific octopuses use special pigment cells in their skin to change colors and textures, get ready for the trip of a lifetime! A combo trip to Seattle and Tacoma offers educational opportunities in anthropology, archaeology, environmental studies and habitats and so much more. Don’t miss one of the ocean’s most fascinating sea creatures, the giant Pacific octopus, at feeding time!
Ready to increase science knowledge with Learning Labs, enjoy hands-on, minds-on activities, and explore mind-blowing facts about the Universe at Adler Planetarium? Or, be a part of an amputation demonstration at the International Museum of Surgical Science. Experience over 2,000 exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry. Look nature in the eye with the jellyfish, anacondas and beluga whales at the Shedd Aquarium. There is no way to discover it all in just one trip!
Known as the Birthplace of Flight, Dayton offers a variety of STEM trip opportunities. Prepare your students to experience hundreds of hands-on exhibits at the Great Lakes Science Center, conduct hands-on experiments related to the science of drug action at the Center of Science and Industry and learn basic coding and programming concepts in robotics education at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. They’ll hear the story of Neil Armstrong, enjoy award-winning educational programs at the Drake Planetarium & Science Center or enjoy hands-on physical sciences and technology, earth and space sciences and life sciences at the Akron Fossils & Science Center.
Students will become detectives and examine skeletal remains, explore the Heart at the Franklin Institute and take lessons have been developed to meet Educational Standards, including Pennsylvania State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards. Known as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from 1800 to 1830, Philadelphia was also known as the largest city in America. Here, your STEM students will explore a city filled with robotics, fossils, butterflies, VR experiences, flight simulators and so much more. Philadelphia is also full of captivating museums, lovely parks and national historic sites.
Central Florida and Walt Disney World® Resort
Are your students ready to train like an astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center, engage in hands-on STEM learning through Discovery Labs at Orlando Science Center or learn about Clearwater Bay and all of its inhabitants by conducting field activities aboard a boat with Clearwater Marine Aquarium? One of the most popular destinations for STEM trips also boasts numerous unique attractions. This is where you can experience the serenity of nature, the satisfaction of quality family-friendly time and the rejuvenation of a quiet retreat. You will experience all of this in Central Florida. Your group might take in the magic of Disney, the thrills of Universal Orlando or the mystery of SeaWorld. Disney has numerous educational workshops for many types of STEM subjects.
Ready to create lifelong memories for your students and bring their education to new heights? Contact us today and let’s starting planning your next amazing adventure.