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Field Trips

Discover a MOSI Field Trip!

MOSI provides educators with enriching, content-driven field trips that offer students engaging opportunities for STEAM education. Let MOSI serve as an extension of your classroom, helping you meet educational standards through hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences.

Enhance your field trip by incorporating one of our educational program workshops, dissection labs, or planetarium shows, available for students from PreK and up. Each workshop accommodates up to 30 participants and lasts 45 minutes per session, unless otherwise specified.

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Exhibits Only

Short on time? Navigate MOSI's exhibit path at your leisure. MOSI boasts a variety of hands-on STEAM exhibits, featuring the IDEAZone with self-guided science activities, an outdoor butterfly garden, nature trails, and more for you to explore at your own pace.

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Science Programs

Educational Workshops

Select from over a dozen hands-on workshops spanning various science topics to enhance classroom learning. Elevate your field trip with a personalized experience that will leave a lasting impression on your students, extending beyond the classroom. Workshop topics encompass chemistry, engineering, robotics, forensics, weather, space, and more.

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Space Shows

Planetarium Programs

Choose from five different planetarium programs geared towards specific age levels. Planetarium programs are led by dedicated MOSI astronomers who guide your group on a journey through the night sky. Inspire your students as we bring the universe to them.

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Lab Programs

Dissection Labs

For older students, or groups interested in life science, biology, and health, try one of our dissection labs! MOSI offers three different dissection labs that allow students to engage in guided dissections with an experienced MOSI instructor. Let us handle the mess as students examine real (animal) hearts, lungs, and more.

*Each of the three dissection labs have a different cost associated based on the supplies required.

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Field Trip Pricing

Exhibits Only


student group admission

Workshop or Planetarium


cost includes admission

Dissection Lab


cost includes admission

Additional Information

Student Group Pricing

One free adult chaperone per 10 children is included.

  • MOSI Exhibits Only, $7
  • Educational Workshop and Exhibits, $11
  • Planetarium Show and Exhibits, $11
  • Dissection Labs and Exhibits
    • Vital Signs, $15
    • Jr. Investigative Health, $17
    • Investigative Health, $17


For non-student groups, please see the Group Tickets page for pricing.

Booking your Group
  • To book, submit a group request form online
    • Submitting a form does not guarantee your booking, a reservationist will reach out about the availability of your requested date.
  • Groups must pre-register at least 2 weeks in advance and have a minimum of 15 paid participants to be eligible for group rates.
  • Programs must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • A $50 deposit or letter of intent is required for booking.
Program Requirements and Capactities
  • Educational Workshops are 45 minutes and have a total capacity of 30 people.
  • Planetarium shows are 45 minutes and have a total capacity of 46 people.
  • MOSI requires student groups to have a ratio of 1 chaperone per 10 students. This chaperone is included at no additional cost. Additional adults can be added at the group rate.
  • Programs must be booked at least two weeks in advance.


Sky Trail® Ropes Course

Enhance your field trip by opting for an additional adventure with our Sky Trail® Ropes Course! Your group can secure a private ropes course experience at a discounted rate when combined with any field trip package. To express interest, please specify on the group reservation form.

All participants must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian, and they must meet the specified height and clothing requirements to take part. For further details, click the button below.

Sky Trail® Ropes Course


Group Drop Off Location

Groups should enter through the 51st street gate and unload at the group greeting gate. Entering through the main gate on Fowler Ave will cause traffic to be blocked until the group unloads. Buses can park in MOSI's dedicated bus parking at no charge. Groups that meet at the front entrance will be directed to the group greeting gate for orientation.

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Field Trip FAQs

Where is the drop off location?

Buses can drop students off at the group greeting gate right before the main entrance. We recommend buses enter through the 51st street entrance for smooth traffic flow. A MOSI group greeter will direct your group into our outdoor science park for a brief orientation and to review the schedule with your group leader. Please refer to the group map in your information packet for full instructions.

Where do we park?

After dropping off students at the group greeting gate, buses are free to park in the overflow parking lot, close to the 51st street entrance.

What if my group numbers have changed?

Not a problem, after your group is unloaded, a MOSI greeter can direct your group leader to the front box-office to adjust your numbers as needed.

What if we are running late?

If you know your group is going to be late, please call us at (813) 987-6000 to let us know. If you have educational programs or shows, we will do our best to accommodate the change in your schedule without conflicting with other groups.

How does lunch work?

Field Trip groups are encouraged to make their own lunch plans around any programs they have scheduled during their visit. MOSI has unrefrigerated bins to store packed lunches. MOSI also has hot and cold vending machines, plus an on-site café, Zydeco Brew Werks.

Do I need to divide my group?

Dividing up your group yourself is recommended if you have multiple program sessions. Please keep in mind that most workshops have a maximum of 30 people per session.

Do adults need to pay?

MOSI mandates a minimum of one adult (18 years or older) chaperone for every ten children. Consequently, we provide one complimentary adult admission for every group of 10 children. Any additional adults are required to pay at the group rate.

What do I need to know before I arrive?

Before your visit, MOSI will send you an information packet containing essential details. This typically includes your program and session times, a campus map, and the anticipated arrival time and expected number of students. It is crucial to ensure that all chaperones are well-informed about the meeting locations and timings to enhance coordination.

Are there any rules that I can review with my students?

A MOSI group greeter will review expectations with your students when you arrive. In general, we ask chaperones and students to remain within eyesight of each other, to avoid running indoors, and to treat exhibits and other guests with respect.

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