School Field Trips
Teachers from Collier, Lee, Glades, Hendry, and Charlotte counties may preview the Museum at no charge anytime during regular Museum hours by bringing their school ID or a letter from their principal or head of school on school letterhead to the Admissions Desk.
The 2018-2019 trips will be a combination of structured time and free exploration. Teachers will be emailed a Teacher’s Schedule a few days in advance of the trip.
Grades Pre-K 3 through 4th (Field Trip – $6.00/child)
- Museum Exploration
Grades Pre-K 4 through 4th (Field Trip + Class – $7.00/child)
- Museum Exploration
During your Museum Exploration, teachers may choose to explore the exhibits, participate in the art projects in the Art Studio, or play outside in the backyard (weather permitting).
If the Field Trip + Class option is chosen, the classes will be:
- Pre-K 4 = Bugs or Properties of Magnets (Pre-K 3 students will not be old enough for a class)
- Kinder or Grade 1 = Sound or Magnetic Exploration
- Grades 2, 3, or 4 = Simple Machines or Physics
A Museum Educator will lead your class through the experience. These concepts and presentations will be age appropriate for your students.
Our upcoming Traveling Exhibits are as follows:
- The Blue Exhibit visiting from September 15, 2018 through January 18, 2019,
- Dinosaur Train visiting from February 2, 2019 through May 3, 2019
- The Harley Davidson Exhibit visiting from May 18, 2019 through September 8, 2019
Teachers may select how to split their group up, however, the chaperone minimum of 1 chaperone per 6 students must be met.
We ask groups to arrive at between 9:30 and 9:45 AM to have time to complete group check-in and orientation Groups will enter the Museum at 10:00 AM. Groups arriving late will NOT have their assigned schedule altered. They will begin the schedule at whatever time they arrive and may miss their first or second sessions.
Field trips are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, (we are closed Wednesdays) starting October 1, 2018, with the exception of the following blackout dates:
- October 15
- November 21, 22, 23
- December 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31
- January 1, 2, 3, 4, 21
- February 18
- March 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
- April 19, 22
- May 27, 28, 30, 31
C’mon’s daily field trip maximum is 6 classes of up to 22 students in each class, for a maximum total of 132 students per day.
Field trip reservations are available for formal public and private school groups teaching Pre-K through Grade 4. Homeschool groups are eligible to reserve field trips as long as they have a minimum of 10 children in the same age.
Once you have selected your desired date, go to our website www.cmon.org. Click on Programs, School Field Trips. This will take you to our new online field trip registration. You will see the dates that are available on the calendar. Reserve your day by answering the necessary information below. You do not have to pay at the time of registration. Payment can be made on the day of your visit by credit card, check, or cash. Have the following information available in order to book your field trip:
- Name, phone number and email address of person booking the trip
- Name, phone number and email address for the class team leader
- Name and email address for all teachers attending the trip
- Number of classes
- Estimated number of students in each class
- School’s name
- School’s address
- School’s phone number
- Contact’s name for the day of the trip and their cell phone number
- Grade of students
- Number of chaperones
- Have 3 date choices in mind for your field trip
After booking your field trip, you will receive a Teacher’s Schedule by email. Please make sure all teachers and chaperones participating in the trip receive their schedule prior to the field trip.
School field trips are $6/child for a regular field trip which includes Orientation, Museum Exploration and Lunch; $7/child for a field trip + class which includes Orientation, Museum Exploration, Field Trip Class, and Lunch.
Teachers and chaperones (over the age of 18) per six children are free and required. Additional chaperones may attend at a cost of $6/person if booked ahead ($10 per chaperone if purchased at the lobby desk on the day of your field trip). Chaperones who are members of the Museum may enter free.
Field trips are available for a minimum of 10 students up to a maximum of 132 students per day. Our maximum number of classes is 6 per day (22 students X 6 classes = 132).
Payment may be made by credit card, check, or cash. Free admission or ½ off admission passes, discount coupons or C’mon memberships may not be applied to students for field trip payment.
The Museum is in high demand for visiting groups and we must limit the number of groups scheduled on any given day. Therefore, if your plans change, we ask that you cancel, reschedule, or change the number of students in your group well in advance of your visit.
C’mon is a fully accessible museum. Please let us know at the time of booking if your group requires special accommodations.
C’mon requires one chaperone (over the age of 18) per six children, which are included free. Additional chaperones may attend with a cost of $6/ person if booked ahead or $10/ person if purchased the morning of the trip. Aides for children with disabilities are always free.
Chaperones and adults are responsible for the behavior of the group and are required to supervise and stay with students at all times during their visit to C’mon. Chaperones MAY NOT bring younger or older children with them on the field trip. If they do bring younger or older siblings, they will not count toward your required one chaperone per 6 students ratio, as they will be unable to provide their full attention to the students’ needs.
The outdoor areas of C’mon will remain open except during heavy rain, thunderstorms, or other severe weather conditions in the area. In the event of severe weather conditions, your group’s Museum experience will be limited to the indoor galleries. C’mon does not refund payment regardless of weather.
For schools booking during hurricane season, please keep an eye on our website if we are in a forecast cone. Safety is our first concern, and the Museum will be closed if hurricane or tropical storm force winds are predicted within 48 hours as well as during any evacuation and damage cleanup time. If your trip is booked during one of these occurrences and the Museum is closed, you are eligible for a refund or to rebook your trip later in the school year.
Schools should bring their own lunches. Please make sure your lunches are in coolers or baskets clearly labeled with your school and teachers’ names. Schools will be assigned a lunch time and place on their Teacher Schedule.
Schools may shop in the Museum Store at any time during their visit, however, C’mon has a policy of no more than 6 students in the store at any given time and students MUST be accompanied by a chaperone.