On-Site Field Trip Information for Educators
After scheduling your field trip with us by phone, you will receive a confirmation by email to share with all of your colleagues.
If your group is doing multiple programs, please have your group
divided into the number of groups specified in the confirmation prior to arrival at SEE.
Please feel free to contact us for more information on our safety guidelines and policies
603-669-0400 or email@example.com
The arrival time on your confirmation is the time which we would like all students to be inside SEE Science Center and ready to begin your program(s). Please allow time to unload the bus and walk up the stairs. Our main entrance is on the fourth floor. Buses should drop off students in the Bedford Street parking lot in front of the second floor (ground floor) entrance. Click here for directions. Teachers, chaperones and students should unload the bus and enter the building together. Please use the staircase in the glass tower (the historic wooden staircase is preserved but should only be used in emergencies). The elevator in the interior lobby is available for visitors with crutches, wheelchairs or strollers.
All groups will be informed of the following rules upon arrival. You also may want to make your group aware of them before your visit.
- No Running.
- No Touching the LEGO® Millyard Project or the Coral Reef Fish Tank.
During guided programs, we encourage chaperones to allow students to try the activities and lend help only when necessary. During free explore time, we ask that chaperones stay with their group of students, help our staff to enforce the above rules as well, and engage with their students.
The Electrostatic Generator demonstration is a part of almost every tour. If you have a student or chaperone with a pace-maker, please inform our staff upon arrival. Visitors who are pregnant are also asked not to participate.
SEE requires a minimum of one chaperone for every 5 students and has a maximum of one chaperone fore every 4 students. One
chaperone is admitted for free for every 4 students attending the field trip. Additional adults (not including 1 on 1 aides) will be treated as general admissions guests and will not be permitted in classroom spaces, or be allowed in the Science Center before general admission hours.
Please make arrangements to have lunch at SEE prior to your visit.
SEE has a small, prominently-located gift shop with science related items for sale, including many items that are $5 or less. Sodas, juice and water are available for purchase in machines in the Science Center. Snacks are also available for purchase at the gift shop. We understand that some groups do and others do not wish to visit our gift shop. Prior to your arrival, please inform your chaperones and students whether your group will or will not be visiting the gift shop and whether they will be permitted to purchase food or drink items.
In the event of snow day or other emergency school closing, please call us at your earliest convenience to arrange a new date for your visit.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your field trip, please call SEE Science Center at 603-669-0400.