Field Trips & Group Visits

Blast off into learning and fun!

Bring your group (10 or more children) to explore Kidzu with its thematic areas related to arts education, STEM, health and wellness and emerging literacy. Kidzu exhibits and programs promote creativity as well as positive child development, while meeting national and state learning objectives. Two types of visits are available:

Self-Guided Visits

Explore at your own pace! You will have group access to all exhibit areas in our museum.

  • Fee: $5.50 per child
  • 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children is required & admitted free
  • Additional chaperones pay $5.50 each
  • A $30 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking  and will be applied to final balance
  • Self-Guided Visit Time Options:
    Groups with 10-35 children can schedule Tuesday-Saturday anytime between 10:00am-5:00pm*
    Groups with 35-70 children must schedule a Monday visit anytime between 9:30am-1:00pm*

*Visits are for a maximum of 2 hours

Focused Learning Visits

Please Note: Kidzu will only be offering Focused Learning Visits through May 2018.
Add a workshop led by a Kidzu facilitator. Workshop themes correlate to the NC Essential Standards/Common Core. Theme options are listed below.

  • Fee: $6.50 per child
  • 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children is required & admitted free
  • Additional chaperones pay $5.50 each
  • A $30 nonrefundable deposit is required at time of booking and will be applied to final balance
  • Focus-Visit Time Options:
    Groups with 10-39 Children: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday anytime from 9:30am-1:00pm* (40-minute workshop)
    Groups with 40-70 Children: Monday anytime from 9:30am-1:00pm* (30-minute workshop)

*Visits are for a maximum of 2 hours.

Bee School

Grades: PreK – K (max 30 students)

Bring your busy bees over for an active and engaging experience of hive life. We will explore what it’s like to be a bee at every stage of life – from baby bees in their honeycomb cell to nurse bees caring for the hive to adult bees foraging for nectar and pollen. Activities are designed to spark interest, enthusiasm and empathy for our bee buddies. Weather permitting, we’ll spend time in our outdoor garden & create an origami seed packet to take home! Please note: This workshop is only available August – October and April – May.
NC Standards: K.L.1, K.P.1

Material Matters

Grade: K

Sort, classify, & create – all while discovering matter! Learn how all matter is composed of small particles and how to classify & describe everyday objects while exploring the museum! Students investigate with iPhone microscopes and create with real potter’s tools & clay.
NC Standards: K.P.2.1, K.P.2.2

Mini Makers

Grades: 1 – 2

Makers are inventors, tinkerers and scientists! Discover your inner maker through planning, designing, and creating a bridge as a team. We will test the creations at the end of the lesson to see which bridges are the strongest, longest, highest, and most effective.
NC Standards: 1.MD.2, 1.P.1, 1.G.2, 1.E.1 2.MD.2, 2.MD.3, 2.E.1

Sink & Float

Grades: PreK – K

Hands-on activities based around the question, “Does it sink or float?” Children learn about density through hypothesis, testing and verifying whether various objects sink or float. Students will also engineer boats out of aluminum foil and experiment each vessel’s floating ability.
NC Standards: K.P.1, K.P.2

Forces and Motion

Grades: 1 – 2

Students will explore forces and motion and experiment with wind and weather while learning to work as a team. We’ll design and engineer with different materials using Kidzu’s portable wind tunnel.
NC Standards: 1.P.1.1, 1.P.1.2, 1.P1.3, 2.E.1.2, 2.E.1.4

Sense-ibilities

Grades: PreK – K

Explore the five senses as we find adventure at every sight, sniff, sound, and texture. Learn how our senses can keep us safe and help us understand our world through cooperative groups, children explore, compare and predict physical properties of mystery objects.
NC Standards: EX.K.L.2, K.V.1.4

Healthy Bodies =
Happy Bodies

Grades: K – 2

Explore how healthy habits keep our bodies happy and moving! This high-activity trip leads your students through the museum as we explore healthy foods, yoga, and fun exercises to get your heartbeat going! This trip includes food – please let us know of any dietary restrictions.
NC Standards: 1.NPA.1, 2.NPA.1.2, 1.NPA.2, 1.NPA.3, 1.PCH.1, 1.PCH.2, 1.MEH.1, 2.MEH.1

Book Your Field Trip Now!

Please use one of these options below to reach out to us about field trips.

Call 919-933-1455 or email us for available dates and times.

 

Field trips should be scheduled at least two weeks prior to your date.

**Please Note: Dates are tentative, pending conflicts on Kidzu’s calendar. We recommend large focused field trips be booked on Mondays to guarantee the best experience for your school group.**

 

About Kidzu

Kidzu Children's Museum is a hands-on museum dedicated to inspiring young children and the adults in their lives to learn through purposeful play.

 

We invite you to get involved with Kidzu and help us build a permanent museum that serves all children in our community and inspires learning through purposeful play!

 

 

Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
10am-5:00pm
 
Sunday
1-5pm

 

Closed Mondays
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Closed Christmas Eve +
Christmas Day

 

 

 

Admission

Free for members

$7.50 per child over 12 months
$7.50 per adult
Children 11 months and under are free

Memberships start at $115 for a year of unlimited admission.

See our membership page for more information

 

 

 

Location

Inside University Place
201 S. Estes Drive,
Chapel Hill, NC
919-933-1455

 

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