We loved the integrated art and science of the program and how it tied to content standards we are responsible to teach. It was a great way to extend learning for our students! – Fayette County teacher
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)
Catching the Wind: The Nature and Science of Flight
Full description of the Discovery Exhibit
Disciplines: Life Science & Physical Science
Cross Cutting Concepts: Pattern / Cause & Effect / Structure & Function / Influence of Engineering, Technology & Science on the Natural World
Disciplinary Core Ideas: Structure & Function / Properties of Matter / Transfer of Energy / Engineering Designs & Solutions / Force & Motion / Ecosystems / Biodiversity / Adaptation / Natural Selection / Inheritance & Variation of Traits
Component 2: The Explorer’s Classroom
A companion program for the Catching the Wind Discovery exhibit.
From flying squirrels and bats, to butterflies and bees, learn about different animal wings and how they fly. We will investigate and classify insect facts and make our own dragonflies 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!
Component 5: The Art Studio
A companion program for the Art Discovery Exhibit
Students will create their own artwork related to the current art exhibition. Students will be led by artists as they focus on the elements of art and principles of design, as well as connections between art, science, history and culture.
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 45 minute 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 40 minute components)
$5.00 per student and adult; teachers are free.
(Less than 12 people: $80 flat fee.)
“Quadruple” Art AND Science Discovery Field Trip
(2 selected 30 minute science and two 30 minute art components)
$6.00 per student and adult; teachers are free. Includes art project to take home!
(This option is great for large groups! Less than 12 people: $95 flat fee.)
For more information and to schedule field trips, contact Katherine Bullock by email or by calling (859) 252-5222.