A field trip to the Powerhouse Science Center is a fun, memorable, hands-on science adventure that we’re sure your students will never forget. We offer two field trip packages.
Our two hour, Level One field trip option, at $8 per student, consists of a historic coal tour led by one of our Mad Scientists, and free exploration of our gallery, including our new inquiry based Spark Shop STEM exhibits.
Our two hour, Level Two field trip option, at $15 per student, consists of a historic coal tour led by one of our Mad Scientists, free exploration of our gallery, including our new inquiry based Spark Shop STEM exhibits, and an instructor-led interactive, hands-on science lesson sure to WOW your students. With adequate advance notice you can choose between a conventional STEM based lesson or an activity in our new MakerLab.
The new inquiry based Spark Shop STEM exhibits have been designed specifically to help your students reach the Colorado Performance Standards! Students will enter the exhibit in small groups and work together to problem solve, analyze, and explore new science concepts and terms in a hands-on, interactive, self-directed way. The Spark Shop exhibits will have the following themes:
- October – January: Energy Transformation
- January – March: States of Matter
- March – May: Introduction to Chemistry and the Scientific Method
We want to promote a positive experience for all visitors at the science center. Due to our small facility, we need to limit the number of students visiting to no more than 60 per field trip. We can make special arrangements for a visit with more than 60 students at an additional cost.
We ask that you please bring at least one chaperone for every 15 students. All chaperones and teachers are welcome free of charge.
Please see the Field Trip Request form below for available field trip options.
Remember, the science center is an informal learning environment where visitors learn by doing, by wondering, and by experimenting. We strive to move the student beyond simple acquisition of information to application, synthesis, and evaluation. The information on this page will help ensure that your time is productive, enjoyable, and in line with your curriculum goals and objectives.
Browse the calendar below to see if your desired date and time are available. Then book your trip by completing the field trip request form that follows.
Request Your Trip
After checking availability on the calendar above, please complete the form below to request a reservation.
Please note that field trips are not final until you receive confirmation from our staff.