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Field Trip FAQs

Making your registration

What information do I need to make a reservation?
How many chaperones should I plan to bring?
What is your cancellation policy?

Before your visit

Can my group experience everything at the Museum?
What should we wear?
What’s the policy on inclement weather?
How do I purchase train tickets?

Getting 在这里 and checking in

When can we arrive?
How do I get to the Museum?

About my field trip experience

How much time does it take to see everything?
What are the most popular exhibits?
W在这里 do we eat lunch?
Is t在这里 a gift shop?

About school programs

我可以在哪里观看我所在地区或博物馆的节目?
博物馆项目是否符合我学生的基本标准?
How many students can participate in one school program?


What information do I need to make a reservation?
我们要求您在预订时准备好这些信息:

  • Your specific date and time of arrival, 另外,如果你的第一选择没有的话,还有另一个选择
  • 你的学校名称、账单地址和电话号码
  • 商务办公室联系人的姓名、电话号码和电子邮件地址
  • The name of your school district
  • 负责此次访问的老师的姓名和电子邮件地址
  • The grade level of the visiting school
  • 来访的学生、教师、工作人员和陪同人员的人数

如果你想预订一个课程,请附上你想预订的课程名称.

How many chaperones should I plan to bring?
For students in Pre-K–grade 2, we suggest a 最低 of 1 adult per every 5 students.
For grades 3–8, we suggest a 最低 of 1 adult per every 8 students.

Is t在这里 a cancellation policy? 
我们很乐意取消或重新安排两周以上的行程. Note that field trips with programs that are canceled, 如果提前不到两周通知,将收取100美元的滞纳金. 取消预订的通知必须以书面形式发出,并电邮至: reservations@gipnopsy.com

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Can my group experience everything at the Museum?
学校团体可以进入博物馆的所有部分——室内和室外. 这意味着你可以在我们两层楼高的互动科学中心玩耍和学习,然后前往户外,漫步我们84英亩的校园,校园里满是真人大小的恐龙复制品, 8 treehouses, a field full of mist, and black bear, red wolf, and lemur environments.

Plan for Mess:
我们的一些户外展览包含了对水和沙子的探索. This can lead to wet, messy kids and clothes. Please plan accordingly. 我们的校园足够大,你可以预先设定这些展览的预期(Hideaway Woods, Into the Mist, Earth Moves),或者如果学生对这些条件没有准备,就避开.

What should we wear?
因为博物馆提供室内和室外的探索选择, we recommend dressing for both indoor and outdoor play. 不露脚趾的鞋子总是我们推荐的选择(尤其是当你出门时).

What’s the policy on inclement weather?
以防恶劣天气影响您的行程, please contact our Reservations Office via email at reservations@gipnopsy.com. 如有需要,我们将在我们的日程允许的情况下尽力为您重新安排访问和/或项目. 如欲查询博物馆延误及/或关闭的天气资料,请致电或浏览我们的网页 gipnopsy.com.

How do I purchase train tickets?
火车皇冠app官方版在检皇冠app官方版时购买,取决于是否有皇冠app官方版. The cost of a train ticket is $5.50 per student, teacher, and chaperone. If you are part of a group, we suggest a 最低 of one adult per every five students. 错过或未使用的火车皇冠app官方版恕不退款

When can we arrive?
Check-in for groups begins at 9:30 am. Summer Group Check-In begins at 10 am June – August. This is the time when you will get chaperone stickers, make your payment, store your lunches if you brought them, and get your group ready to explore.

Summer 组 may not depart between 2:30 – 3:30 pm to accommodate summer camp pick up. 请提醒司机,在六月至八月期间,巴士不得进入停车场.

W在这里 do I park?
巴士将在主博物馆对面的团体检皇冠app官方版处下车. Chaperones should park and meet with your group t在这里. You can find a map for chaperone parking locations 在这里.

After your group has checked-in, 在您访问期间,您的巴士可能会被指引到一个场外的停车场. 欢迎巴士司机乘坐博物馆提供的班车返回博物馆,直至取车时间.

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How much time does it take to see everything?
很容易和我们一起度过一整天,探索每一个室内/室外的体验! Our outdoor experiences may take more time, 尤其是考虑到去校园不同地方的时间. 我们一般建议每场室外展览一小时,每场室内展览半小时.

What are the most popular exhibits?
每一个展品都值得参观,但我们有一些参观学校团体最喜欢的展品!

Earth Moves Explore a cave formation made from sandstone, change the flow of a 20-foot waterfall, and experiment with sand, 石头, and rolling water. 学习自然力量如何形成,破坏和改造岩石在一个恒定的过程中,我们称之为岩石循环. See how people play a big role in changing landscapes, 太, as you use machines to mine, 移动, and mold earth materials.

Hideaway Woods Get ready to see nature in a whole new light! Hideaway Woods is a two-acre, nature discovery environment featuring treehouses, a flowing streambed, 和更多的.

Finally, don’t miss out on Magic Wings Butterfly House! 走进三层楼高的玻璃温室,里面有一百多种热带植物和数百只奇异的蝴蝶. 选择合适的时间参观,您可以体验我们每天在温室里放飞的新孵化的蝴蝶.

W在这里 do we eat lunch?
午餐地点在野餐圆顶酒店(Picnic Dome),在团体签到处旁边,博物馆对面. Picnic tables are available first-come, first-served. 团队午餐存储可用(请注意此空间不受监控,也不受气候控制). 向博物馆工作人员询问团体签到处的位置. Sprout Cafe offers a preorder group lunch option. 详情或订购,请直接联系café cafe@gipnopsy.com

Is t在这里 a gift shop?
是的! You can visit our school group store, Gizmo Garage, located next to Soundspace just beyond the main lobby. Prices in Gizmo Garage range from $0.50 to $15.00美元,含税,让孩子们购物快捷方便. 您的团购存储是可要求的. 留点时间去“小发明车库”,我们的孩子纪念品店. Prices include the tax, and with all items under $15, 即使是最年轻的学生,选择一件特别的东西来纪念他们的旅行也很简单.

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我可以在哪里观看我所在地区或博物馆的节目?
我们的节目可以在您所在的地方或博物馆进行,请点击 在这里.

博物馆项目是否符合我学生的基本标准?
是的, they are. 只需寻找铅笔图标,以看到与每个程序对齐的NC基本标准股. You can read about our essential standards alignment by clicking this link.

How many students can participate in one school program?
Each program’s session is limited to 30 children. 超过30名儿童组成的小组将需要连续进行多个项目. 可以安排多个博物馆节目同时进行. 请在您的预订要求中注明“特殊住宿”.

The 最低 for a 30-minute program is 20 students. The 最低 for a 50-minute program is 20 students. 可以在学生人数较少的情况下预订课程,但需支付额外费用以满足最低要求.

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