We loved the hands on nature of both science and art experiences, that there weren’t any other schools there which makes for a less crazy/less worrisome day and that we can stay as one class to rotate through the stations. We loved that everything is organized and that there were knowledgeable teachers at each station. – Fayette County teacher
2019/2020 Discovery Field Trips
Give your class an immersive experience in the arts and sciences! Field trips to the Living Arts & Science Center are designed to meet your educational goals and are composed of one or more selected 45-minute components as listed below. Specially designed full-day options at the LASC are also available.
Build your day from the following components:
Component 1: The Science Discovery Exhibit
(Suitable for all grades)
Expedition Odyssey: Exploring Extreme Habitats
Climb aboard a historic vessel as you voyage around the globe on an unforgettable, hands-on extreme habitat expedition! In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s historic circumnavigation of the globe, embark on your own exploratory odyssey and discover the history and new findings of past and present scientists and explorers.
ESS 2-1 / 2-2 Earth Systems
ESS 3-1 Earth & Human Activity
LS3-1 Heredity: Inheritance & Variation of Traits
LS2-1 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, & Dynamics
LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity & Diversity
ETS1-1 Engineering D
Component 2: The Explorer’s Classroom
A companion program for the Science Discovery exhibit.
Habitat Exploration: The Bats are Among Us!
From warthogs and narwhals, to penguins and polar bears, we will classify animals by habitat and learn how they use their adaptations to survive! We will also discover how bats can live in many different habitats, where they live in Kentucky, and how to make our own flying bats to take home!
Component 3: The Planetarium
Observe the beauty and science of the night sky in our new digital planetarium. Select from one of ten new dome shows that explore changes in the night sky, stars, planets, ice worlds, constellations, mythology, moon phases, and more. See a full listing of planetarium shows and show trailers.
Component 4: The Art Discovery Exhibit
See the various available art exhibits.
Field trips experience the dynamic work of local and regional artists, and the fascinating connections between art, science, history and culture. Groups participate in an interactive art scavenger hunt and create collaborative art in the gallery!
Discovery Field Trip Details:
LASC field trips are typically structured as “Doubles,” “Triples,” and “Quads” and can focus on your choice of art, science or both! Specially designed full-day options at the LASC are also available.
“Double” Art or Science Discovery Field Trip
(2 selected components)
$4.00 per student and adult; teachers are free.
Less than 12 people: $65 flat fee.
“Triple” Art and/or Science Discovery Field Trip
(3 selected components)
$5.00 per student and adult; teachers are free.
Less than 12 people: $80 flat fee.
“Quadruple” Art AND Science Discovery Field Trip
(4 selected components)
$6.00 per student and adult; teachers are free.
This option is great for large groups, accommodates up to 100 students.
Less than 12 people: $95 flat fee.
To schedule a field trip, please fill out and submit our Field Trip Inquiry form.