MOSAC is proud to provide many options for educators seeking creative experiences to excite and inspire their students.  

There are several ways for your students to make the most of their field trip to MOSAC. We offer exhibit-only experiences in our 20,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall, giving you and your students access to all our galleries and interactive exhibits for the whole day. You can add a 60-minute lab, or an immersive planetarium show to the exhibit experience. We also offer full-day academy programs wherein students engage with real-world science throughout our exhibits, a dome show, a lab, and an engineering challenge.

Our fun Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) experiences are linked to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and curriculum goals.

Have questions or want to book a field trip or theater show? Call us at 916 674-5000 ext. 104 or send us an email at education@visitmosac.org.

View our 2023-2024 School Programming and Field Trips

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Program Pricing

  • All field trips are priced for up to 35 students and 10 chaperones
  • Field trips are for schools only. Smaller groups may qualify for a group discount: 10% discount for groups of 15 or more. Please call the museum for more information at (916) 674-5000 ext. 104
  • Exhibit-Only Visit
    $330
  • Exhibits Plus Theater Show (Most Popular)
    $550
  • Exhibits Plus 60-Minute Lab
    $525
  • Academy Program (full day)
    $825

If interested in a group discount rather than booking a field trip, please call (916) 674-5000 ext. 104

Your students can explore MOSAC’s exhibit hall filled with 20,000 sq. ft. of interactive exhibits on a wide range of topics from nature to space, and from water and sustainability to health. Students discover different challenges that California is facing, learn how we are dealing with those issues and innovating to make the world better and envision themselves as one of the future engineers who will solve those kinds of problems.

Exhibitions Details

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Spark your students’ curiosity in one of MOSAC’s learning labs! Ask questions, experiment, and find solutions in a 60-minute learning experience that is fully aligned with NGSS standards. Let our inquiry-based learning methods ignite your students’ interest and engagement in different subject matters.

Offered Monday-Friday during the school year, 9:30-10:30 and 11:00-12:00. To add a lab to your field trip program, call us at 916-674-5000 or email us at education@visitmosac.org.

60-Minute Learning Labs

  • Add a Learning Lab to your field trip and watch your students’ curiosity come to life! We use inquiry-based, hands-on experiences to get students engaged with science in a real lab environment. From exploring fossils to observing and preparing slides of real cells, students will experience science in action using real tools to build real skills!

Have questions? Check out our FAQ document here.

MOSAC is proud to have one of the most advanced digital planetarium systems in the US! We invite you to take your field trip experience to new heights by adding a UC Davis Multiverse Theater program to your plans.  

Offered Monday-Friday 9:15-10:00, 10:15-11:00, 11:15-12:00, and 12:45-1:30. To add a planetarium and theater show to your field trip program, call us at 916-674-5000 or email us at education@visitmosac.org 

Planetarium Programs 

  • Take your field trip experience to new heights by adding a UC Davis Multiverse Theater program to your plans. Your students will get a live planetarium presentation from one of our talented and entertaining educators that aligns with each grade level NGSS standards.  We have one of the most advanced digital planetarium systems in the world, and combine live narration with this state-of-the-art technology to launch your class through our planet, our solar system, and the universe beyond! 

Have questions? Check out our FAQ document here.

Take a deep dive with our Academy Programs! These full-day field trip experiences include exploration and learning from beginning to end! They are unique to MOSAC, allowing you and your students to learn through our inquiry-based approach in engaging and interactive ways. Our full-day themed programs include an exhibit tour, a digital dome show in the UC Davis Multiverse Theater, labs, and engineering challenges! 

Academy Programs

  • Our academies are full-day field trip experiences in which you and your students will explore all that MOSAC has to offer! One of our dynamic, engaging Educators will lead you through real-world learning, engineering challenges, lab experiences, and a dome theater show, in addition to exhibit exploration. Use your problem solving and engineering skills to innovate, create, and explore solutions to real world problems with our unique Academy Programs! 
  • To book an Academy or field trip, call us at 916 674-5000 or email us at education@visitmosac.org 

Have questions? Check out our FAQ document here.