STEM Days

GAME ON!  

Embark on a STEM Quest with your students at the Museum of Life and Science. Players can follow along in their full-color booklet as they travel throughout the Museum’s 84-acres of immersive, hands-on exhibits.

Use our game map to locate four zones that feature characters in STEM careers. Earn STEM skills that are designed specifically to complement the NC Essential Standards for your grade.  

Check out last year’s STEM Days!

Are you a Durham Public School Teacher? Click here!

Already booked? Have questions? Click here.

 

Second Grade

October 10, 2017

Compare the life cycles of different animals in the Butterfly House and investigate pitch in Sound Garden.

Third Grade

November 8, 2017

Explore energy transfer and changing states of matter in Into the Mist, and investigate Earth’s water features in the Wetlands.

fourth Grade

October 17, 2017

Dig into earth history at the Dinosaur Trail and Fossil Dig, and analyze environmental changes in the Wetlands.

fifth Grade

November 1, 2017

Explore the water cycle and energy transfer in Into the Mist, and investigate the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in Explore the Wild.

84 acres of adventure...here we come!

 

We're so excited that you're visiting the Museum of Life and Science for a STEM Day experience! A trip to the Museum is your students' launchpad into a world of science learning. The steps above guide you to all the resources needed to plan your trip.

Helpful Tips to Get You Started

  • Collect your information. How many students, teachers, and chaperones will be visiting? What is the best way to contact you? When would you like to visit?
  • Registration opens May 15, 2017 and closes two weeks prior to the STEM Day.
  • Do you have enough adults accompanying your group? Each group must be accompanied by an adult chaperone or teacher at all times. Grade 2: 1 adult per 5 students is required. Grade 3 and older: 1 adult per 8 students is required.

Head to Step 2 TO BEGIN YOUR RESERVATION REQUEST!

 
Step 2

Enhance your field trip experience through scientific investigations, hands-on experiments, and exhibit exploration by booking one of our curriculum-aligned STEM Days. 

Program Options:

2nd Grade—October 10, 2017

Compare the life cycles of different animals in the Butterfly House and investigate pitch in Sound Garden.

*We have plenty more planned in our 84 acre, two-story science learning center — check back later and see what we've added! 

3rd Grade—November 8, 2017

Explore energy transfer and changing states of matter in Into the Mist, and investigate Earth’s water features in the Wetlands.

*We have plenty more planned in our 84 acre, two-story science learning center — check back later and see what we've added! 

4th Grade—October 17, 2017

Dig into earth history at the Dinosaur Trail and Fossil Dig, and analyze environmental changes in the Wetlands.

*We have plenty more planned in our 84 acre, two-story science learning center — check back later and see what we've added! 

5th Grade—November 1, 2017

Explore the water cycle and energy transfer in Into the Mist, and investigate the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in Explore the Wild.

*We have plenty more planned in our 84 acre, two-story science learning center — check back later and see what we've added! 

Having trouble finding a date that works for your group? Visit our field trip page for alternative field trip and program options.

 
Step 3: 2017 STEM Day Pricing
 

Students

Teachers

Additional Teachers
& Chaperones

Prices

$15

Free*
(1 per 15 Students)

$10 with group
$12 individually


The Fine Print:

Advance registration is required for all group and program reservations. A two-week notice is required for all program reservations. Fees and activities are subject to change. STEM Days are held rain or shine. In the event of low registration, you will be notified within two weeks of your trip and offered a comparable on-site field trip program.

 

Step 4: Make a Reservation Request

 

Registration begins May 15!


Cancellation and Refund Policy

All changes and/or cancellations of education programs must be made at least two weeks in advance of the visit date. Failure to notify the Museum at least two weeks in advance will result in a charge to the school of 50% of the total trip cost, unless rescheduled for a field trip with program in the 2017-2018 school year. Notification of cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to: reservations@ncmls.org.

 
Additional Planning Resources
 

Members receive UNLIMITED admission all year long!