Planning Your Field Trip

To Book:

  • - Fill out the Online Request Form;
  • - If you have any questions, call the Bookings Office at 

Planning Checklist

Select all activities you want your group to experience: 

Structured Activites

  1. Science Programs

  2. IMAX Theatre Films

Unstructured Activities

  1. What galleries will you visit?

  2. What demos do you want to see? Check the daily Science Demo schedule to inform your decision.

  3. Lunch - are you ordering lunch from the Purple Pear, or are you bringing your own? (Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis) 

  4. Will you visit the Gift Shop?

  5. Consider transition time to-and-from the bus

Know the number of students and chaperones coming on your field trip. 

  • Recommended chaperone ratio for K-Grade 6 is 1:5
  • Recommended chaperone ratio for Grades 7-12 is 1:10

Have several date options ready for when you contact us to book your trip. Know which dates you absolutely cannot visit. 

Arrange for transportation. Keep road conditions in mind. 

Familiarize yourself with our refund and cancellation policies

Pay deposit - no Field Trip is confirmed without a 50% deposit. 

Day of the Field Trip

  • Arrive at least 15-minutes before your first program. 
  • Due to space limitations, leave backpacks at school or on the bus. Our coat-racks have room for lunches, coats and boots. 
  • Register at the Box Office upon arrival. They will direct you to the location of your first activity.
  • Have your booking confirmation number available. 
  • Supervise your group at all times and ensure your group knows where to meet for any guided activities and programs.