For 3rd-5th grade.

September 10 to December 18, 2019.
TIMES10:00am - 1:00pm
COST$11 per person
PLEASE NOTE:This program requires a minimum of 15 paid participants and can serve a maximum of 30 participants. One free adult chaperone is required for every 10 students. Additional adults will be charged the program fee and the parking fee. No other discounts, including SLSC membership discounts, apply to field trip package prices. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your program start time as programs begin promptly at 10am. Doors open at 9:30am. Field trip schedule subject to change in order to better coordinate program components.

Here’s your agenda for the day:

Enjoy Our Energy Stage Performance, It’s Alive! 10am–10:30am

Join St. Louis Science Center Educators at the Energy Stage for It’s Alive, a deep dive into the microscopic life in soil. See microscopic organisms and learn about the life you can’t see with your eyes.

Enjoy our program, Dig Deep! 10:30am–11:30am

This field trip will dig deep into the science of soil and explore how soil supports life on earth. Through hands, on interactive activities, students will examine how and why their lives depend on healthy soils. Students will explore ways that human activity and natural events damage the soil. They will dig deep and examine their own lives, leaving the experience feeling empowered to create and maintain healthy soils. Watch the educational video, Soil Science Investigations (15min). When a prized pumpkin goes missing, investigators use soil science to undercover its fate. Students will learn about the composition of soil, microbes, and ecosystems.

Lunch – 11:30am – 12:00pm

Lunch may be purchased starting at $6 per student and $10.50 for adults, or you can bring your own.

Explore our GROW Gallery – 12pm – 1pm

Students will explore the GROW Gallery; including the Pavilion and outdoor area. Participants can examine weather collection stations, experience interactive exhibits with an agriculture focus, and even explore large farm equipment like combines and tractors. See how weather and farming go hand in hand through this self-directed, exhibit learning experience.

Pre and post-visit activities

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Bus parking is free – cars are $10 per vehicle, free parking for required chaperones.
NOTE: Reservations are required at least 2 weeks in advance and we must receive payment 10 days prior to your
scheduled field trip. Last-minute additions to student or chaperone tickets must be made the day before arrival.

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Cancellation policy: Payment is required 10 days prior to your scheduled field trip. Cancellation after that time period will result in forfeiture of the full activity amount. SLSC may cancel the program with at least one-week prior notice, in which case SLSC will promptly refund the amount previously paid and your organization will be relieved of any payment obligation. SLSC shall, however, in no event, be responsible for any loss incurred by your organization other than the program payments received.

To make a reservation please call 314.289.4439, email us or fill out the form below to get started.

Plan Ahead

All groups should also be aware of our Group Policies, and should print, fill out out and bring our Group Policies Acknowledgement form. For more information, contact Group Sales by phone at 1.314.289.4424, or at