Science Exploration Classes

 

Get the most out of your in person field trip experience with a Science Exploration Class designed just for students! Classes are available by grade level and provide a hands-on, interactive experience for students to put science to the test. Science Exploration Classes vary from 30 minutes to an hour and cost an additional $3-6/person (includes students, teachers, and adult chaperones). Mark your interest on your fieldtrip request form and our reservation department will work with you to personalize your visit.

Schedule subject to change due to state and local COVID restrictions and INFINITY Science Center operating calendar.

Science Exploration Classes

Living and Working in Space

Grades K-12

Have your students ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? They will learn what it takes to live and work in space through this 30 minute interactive demonstration presentation with our INFINITY presenter. This presentation covers everything from eating and sleeping to the special equipment that astronauts need to work in space. Class content is based on age group. Presentations are offered for booking at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 Thursday & Friday in our Xspherience Theater at a cost of $3 per student. Minimum number for booking 15 students. Maximum number for booking 45.

Animal Habitats & Adaptions

Grades K-8

We will discuss animal habitats and the various adaptations that animals possess that help them to survive. Where an animal
lives decides how they are specifically adapted to their habitat or environment. Students will meet a few animal ambassadors that come from different areas of the world. Class content is based on age group. Presentations are offered for booking at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 Thursday & Friday in our Xspherience Theater at a cost of $3 per student. Minimum number for booking 15 students. Maximum number for booking 45.

Animal Myth Busters

Grades K-12

Can Porcupines shoot their quills? Do cockroaches serve any purpose? Learn the truth about some well-known animal myths. After this, you’ll be seeing wildlife in a whole new way! Some animal ambassadors join us in this program. Class content is based on age group. Presentations are offered for booking at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 Thursday & Friday in our Xspherience Theater at a cost of $3 per student. Minimum number for booking 15 students. Maximum number for booking 45.

Our Night Skies

Grades 6-12

Join us as we look to the heavens. We’ll learn about different types of telescopes. Then we’ll take a look at some influential astronomers. We’ll discuss the different objects that are in space. Ever wanted to be an astronomer? Discover what you need to do astronomy in your own backyard! Presentations are offered for booking at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 Thursday & Friday in our Xspherience Theater at a cost of $3 per student. Minimum number for booking 15 students. Maximum number for booking 45.

On a Microscopic Scale: The Micro World

Grades 6-12

The Micro World Investigative Lab is a hands-on science education lab where students are encouraged to discover nature on a microscopic scale. Students will explore biodiversity and learn classification techniques. This lab brings the unseen world of microbiology to life while emphasizing the importance of microbiology to scientific discovery. This class is limited to 15 participants. 1-hour lab. ($3) This class is available at 9:30, 10:45, & 1:00 Thursday - Friday.

Heart Dissection and Circulatory System

Grades 6-12

This lab provides an excellent overview of the circulatory system with an emphasis on the heart, the specialized pump of the system.  Students will participate in a sheep heart dissection, and learn about common diseases and defects of the circulatory system.  This class is limited to 15 participants.  ($3)

Grass Frog Dissection

Grades 7-12

This one-hour dissection lab will focus on the basic anatomy of a frog - introduction to vertebrate anatomy. Students will work in groups of two. Emphasis will be on anatomy and physiology, levels of organizations, systems, taxonomy and adaptations. Students will also engage in a histology discussion and microscopic viewing of those tissues. This class is limited to 15 participants and is available at 9:30, 10:45, and 1:00.  Cost $3 per participant.*