Field Trip FAQs

Prices 
To obtain field trip prices, you must be an accredited educational institution or part of a state approved educational program as required by law. 
 
Field trip pricing is not valid during summer months. Click here for more information about group tickets for your group of 10 or more.
 
Feature Exhibit Field Trip Experience
$7.00 + tax per student
Discover Science Field Trip Experience
$8.00 + tax per student
Required Chaperones
(1 adult per every 5 children)* No Charge
Additional Adults $12.75 + tax per adult
 
*Field trips without the required number of chaperones may be turned away.
 
Reservations 
The earlier you make your reservation, the better chance you have of visiting the Museum on the date you request. Call our reservation department 404.527.3693, email reservations@childrensmuseumatlanta.org, or fax in your reservation to 404.223.3675. A 50% non-refundable credit card deposit is required at time of booking.
 
Before calling you should have at least two possible dates selected for your visit, the number of children and chaperones (we require at least one chaperone for every 5 children), and a credit card for the 50% non-refundable deposit. 
 
Forms of Payment 
We accept school checks made out to The Children's Museum of Atlanta, cash, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex). School check or school credit card must be used for tax exempt status.
 
Tax Exempt 
You must provide the reservations department with the tax exemption form prior to your visit. Forms cannot be accepted at the time of arrival. Refunds cannot be issued for taxes that have been paid. Please ensure that all forms have been received by the reservations department and that your reservation is accurate prior to arrival. 
 
Cancellation Policy
Reservations are held with a 50% non-refundable deposit. Up to four weeks prior to your field trip date and based upon availability, you may reschedule your field trip during the same school year without penalty. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to visit will result in forfeiture of 50% deposit. All cancellations or date changes should be made via email. reservations@childrensmusuematlanta.org.
 
Schedule  
Guided field trips are available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 am during the school year. We request that you arrive at 9:45 AM to allow time for processing your group's paperwork. We begin programming promptly at 10:00 am. Self-guided field trips are available at 11:00 AM Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 
 
Duration 
Field Trip visits typically last 2 hours. 
 
Target Ages 
Field Trips are geared towards preschool through second grade.
 
Field Trip Capacity 
Field trip capacity is 200 people this includes adults and children. This number includes a maximum 167 students plus 1 required chaperone per every five students (33 chaperones total). 
 
For the Discover Science Field Trip Experience, the maximum capacity is 120. This number includes a maximum of 100 students and one required chaperone per every five students. (20 chaperones total). 
 
Arrival 
Buses must pull up along Baker Street, your bus will be greeted by one of our Imaginators.  Lead teacher should proceed to field trip check in counter while the students and chaperones remain on the bus.  The lead teacher will be asked to have a final count of: Adults and children, including babies.  Our staff will board the bus and give a brief orientation to your students, teachers and chaperones. The students will then enter through the field trip entrance, right into the Museum. 
 
Refunds 
All check payments are final and refunds will not be issued for any reason. Whenever possible, it's always best to not have the check amount filled out until actual day.
 
Lunch 
Lunch space is limited. The Museum has picnic-like tables in the back of the Museum. To accommodate all field trips, we arrange a lunch schedule and notify you upon arrival. Centennial Olympic Park is also a great location for lunch outside. 
 
The Museum does not have an on-site food vendor, but lunch can be arranged through Chick-fil-A for delivery by calling them directly at 404.577.4194. Orders must be placed at least 3 days before your visit.
 
Chaperones 
One chaperone for every five children is required; groups with less then the required number of chaperones may be turned away.  Chaperones are expected to stay with children at all times and may not leave the building to get lunch or for any other reason during the field trip.  
 
Parking 
Our field trip bus parking is located at 362 Jones Ave, Atlanta, GA 30314 in the Georgia World Congress Center Motor Coach parking yard. Parking fee is $25 per bus, van, or other vehicle. Payment for parking can be paid in advance or upon check-in. You will receive a parking voucher and directions to the parking yard during check-in for your field trip. Bus drivers must remain with the bus at all times. The Georgia World Congress Center Motor Coach parking yard offers a bus driver lounge while you wait. Please make sure all teachers have a way to contact the bus driver.


Imaginators on the Go! FAQs


Is each Workshop session the same within each Program? 
Yes. Each individual class will have the same activity.
 
Should the students that see the Georgia Grown Assembly Performance be the same ones who participate in the Workshop session(s)? 
Yes. The Workshop sessions enhance and reinforce what the students have seen during the Assembly Performance.
 
What do we need to provide for the Imaginators? 
The Imaginators will bring all of the props they need. They will only need a space large enough for the workshop or performance and enough sitting space for all of the audience members.
 
Do the teachers need to be present during the Assembly Performance and Workshop session(s)? 
Yes. The Imaginators are not certified teachers. Teachers must be present at all times.

For more information, please contact our reservations department at 404.527.3693.
 
 
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