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Plan Your Field Trip

Above & Beyond offers tons of educational fun at a very affordable price for all schools & daycare centers in the state. Our field trips give students & teachers opportunities beyond the typical school experience by providing a “hands-on” experience and involving our visitors in creative exhibits and activities! See our field trips options to customize your best trip to Above & Beyond!

Submit the Field Trip Request Form below to customize your field trip to Above & Beyond. Please note that field trips are only available outside of our weekly programming hours.

Did you know that there are grant opportunities for teachers looking to take their students on a field trip?

Apply here for the Target Field Trip Grant. Apply here for Kohl's Field Trip Grant

Field Trip Offerings

Self-Guided Field Trips

During this 90-minute experience, children are encouraged to explore all of our exhibits at their own pace. The exhibits have been designed to meet the developmental needs of children from birth to age 8 and are aligned to Wisconsin Academic Standards, as well as the Wisconsin Early Model Learning Standards.

  • $5 per student
  • Teachers and chaperones are free

Focused Field Trip: Rainbow Geometry

During this 90-minute experience, children will spend 30 minutes in a hands-on workshop led by a museum educator, followed by 45 minutes of free exploration of our interactive exhibits. 

Students will begin with free exploration time to develop their own findings surrounding 3D shapes and color mixing. This exploration time will be followed up with open ended questions to engage the students' minds and reinforce their findings.

  • $7 per student
  • Teachers and chaperones are free
  • Grades: Preschool-Kindergarten
  • WMELS: Domain II: B.EL.1 Domain V: C.EL.4

Focused Field Trip: Sensory Science

During this 90-minute experience, children will spend 30 minutes in a hands-on workshop led by a museum educator, followed by 45 minutes of free exploration of our interactive exhibits. 

Young scientists will use their five senses to conduct simple experiments and make observations. Students will finish the workshop with a fun take-home experiment. 

  • $7 per student
  • Teachers and chaperones are free
  • Grades: Preschool-1st
  • WMELS: Domain I: B.EL.2 & C.EL.2
  • Wisconsin Academic Science Standards: SCI.SEP1.A.K.-2

Focused Field Trip: What's with the Weather?

During this 90-minute experience, children will spend 30 minutes in a hands-on workshop led by a museum educator, followed by 45 minutes of free exploration of our interactive exhibits. 

Where does water come from? How do clouds form, and why does water evaporate? Students will discuss answers to these questions and create their own "Rainstorm in a Jar".

  • $7 per student
  • Teachers and chaperones are free
  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • WMELS: Domain III: A.EL.3 Domain IV: A.EL.1
  • Wisconsin Academic Science Standards: SCI.ESS2.D.K. & SCI.ESS2.D.3

Focused Field Trip: Take Flight

During this 90-minute experience, children will spend 30 minutes in a hands-on workshop led by a museum educator, followed by 45 minutes of free exploration of our interactive exhibits. 

Students will explore the forces of gravity through the creation of a flying object. We will wrap up this workshop with students testing their flying object in the wind tube exhibit, located on the first floor of the museum.

  • $7 per student
  • Teachers and chaperones are free
  • Grades: 1-3
  • WMELS: Domain V: C.EL. 3&4
  • Wisconsin Academic Science Standards: SCI.SEP2.A.K.-2 & SCI.SEP2.A.3-5

Focused Field Trip: Robotic Hand

During this 90-minute experience, children will spend 45 minutes in a hands-on workshop led by a museum educator, followed by 30 minutes of free exploration of our interactive exhibits. 

Students will explore the way tendons are aligned, how to cause fingers to twitch and curl, as well as explore the amazing things our hands are capable of doing through the creation of a Robotic Hand. Students will leave with an ASL alphabet chart to practice at home with their hand creation.

  • $7 per student
  • Teachers and chaperones are free
  • Grades: 3-5
  • Wisconsin Academic Science Standards: SCI334.3-5 & SCI.SEP2.A.3-5

Field Trip Request Form

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Upcoming Events

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Sensory Sensitivity Night

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