For 4th through 6th grade

January 14 to May 20, 2020
TIMES 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
COST$11 per person
PLEASE NOTE:This program requires a minimum of 15 paid participants and can serve a maximum of 35 participants. One free adult chaperone is required for every ten 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.


Enjoy a Private Educational Program, Science of Spirit Bears – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Explore the world of the mysterious Spirit Bears – the rarest bear on Earth! Discover the science behind the Spirit Bears’ unique appearance and learn how they thrive in extraordinary ecosystem of the temperate rain forest. Using hands on activities, students will examine DNA to learn how genetic traits are inherited and uncover how those traits help organisms adapt to their environment.

Watch MacGillivray Freeman’s Great Bear Rainforest in the OMNIMAX® Theater – 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth — in the film Great Bear Rainforest. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coast, it is the last intact temperate rainforest in the world—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia.


Lunch – 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM

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

Explore the Life Science Lab and GROW Galleries 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Apply your learning about adaptations and genetic traits in our related galleries on life science and agriculture. Use our scavenger hunt to hone your observational skills in this self-directed exhibit-based 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