Bring your class, daycare program, preschool or other organization for a field trip to the Fairbanks Children's Museum:
Field trips are designed to encourage curiosity and discovery through play and creativity.
Activity themes in the Creativity Center integrate Alaska State Standards Early Learning Guidelines and change every month. They include topics such as: the Magic of Storytelling, Simple Machines, Fiber Arts Artistic Math, Brain and Body Exercise
Enjoy open-ended exploration and play!
All of our Play Facilitators are Alaska State Certified Teachers.
Schedule a time for play and exploration among the exhibits.
Creativity Center themes and activities will be available for your group to investigate and create with.
For all field and group trips:
Schedule up to 1.5 hours for a field trip.
Reduced admission rate, only $4 per child
Complimentary admission for teachers and adult chaperones within the ratio limits.
Ratio limits: Under 12 months, 1 adult per child. Preschool, 1 adult per 4 children. K-3rd grade, 1 adult per 6 children. 4th-12th grade, 1 adult per 8 children.
Adults in addition to the ratio limits are $8 per person.
Memberships to not apply to field trip admission. Infants under 12 months are free.
Field trips should be booked 48 hours in advance
Field trip payment will be collected at the registration desk on the day of the field or group trip.
Field and group trips are available Monday through Friday. Other times may be available by special arrangement.
To schedule your field trip, call 474-1887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in combining a field trip to the Fairbanks Children's Museum with a field trip to the University of Alaska Museum of the North on the same day, please email email@example.com or call 474-5360.
2015 Information to add/mesh/change and we need to figure out scheduling:
All field trips have been planned to include the Alaska State Standards Early Learning Guidelines through 4th grade. The three programs offered expand on concepts integrated into other exhibits in our museum, support your teaching with hands-on experiences, and encourage playful exploration.
Grade Level: Preschool through 4th grade
Availability: Tuesday-Friday 9:30-3:30pm
Cost: $5 per child
All Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Aides, Chaperones are FREE!
Group Size: Minimum of 6/8 students learning through the use of open-ended inquiry and group interaction.
Length: 1.5 or 2 hours, which can include a combination of the following types of visits.
groups have the opportunity to explore our many exhibits at their own pace, following each child’s own curiosity and imagination.
Educator Led Program:
25-30 minutes (including transition) added on to your Do-It-Yourself visit
All programs are adapted appropriately for the age or grade level
Lunchtime add 20-30 minutes
Reservations and Questions:
Sarah Robinson M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
Director of Education & Community Outreach
3 Programs Currently Offered:
The same topics and materials are offered for all grade levels (preschools to 4th grade), but the FCM education staff will tailor the presentation specifically to your grade level after trip is booked.
Students will explore the different types of simple machines including levers, pulleys, gears, wedges, incline planes and examine how simple machines help make work easier through hands-on examples. All groups will participate in an interactive lever (teeter totter) demonstration.
Students will either build a simple machine or explore simple machines and their functions.
(Examples: tools, catapults, pulleys and scales)
Arts & Parts Studio-
Students will create their own art piece using recycled materials. Teachers will choose one of these three activities:the mystery tub, the animal tub or do a lithographic printing.
Students will explore one of these three science topics-motion, flight or pendulums.
Students will conduct science experiments in which they will predict, observe and change one variables to search for the cause and effect relationships within their topic.