Field Trips

 Science Adventure Field Trips:

The science center provides students with an opportunity to investigate, discover, and explore science through hands-on exhibits created to inspire and educate. The Children’s Interactive Science Center houses permanent exhibits including displays about the solar system, the human body, weather, electricity and more.

The Interactive Science Center is best experienced at your own pace. All field trips are self-touring, and a guide will not be provided.

The ratio of students to adults should be 5:1

Scholarships information is available upon request.


Application: Any person or group wishing to use the facility must complete an application. If the schedule is clear for the date requested, staff will assign an estimated cost. No application will be accepted without a 50% down payment.

Availability: The Exploration Station is open for field trips on a scheduled basis from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Please be aware that the Interactive Science Center will be open to the public during these hours.

The down payment of 50% must be received with the submission of this contract. The date will not be secured until contract is returned and down payment is paid.


Please contact the Exploration Station to schedule your field trip at least 30 days ahead of date desired to ensure availability.

Click here for our Science Adventure Field Trip contract and a copy of our policies

For info and arrangements contact the Exploration Station at (805) 473-1421

(For info regarding cancelations refer to attached policies page in link above)


NOT your ordinary field trip!!



“My son and I just visited your Exploration Station this past Thursday with a group. We had a wonderful time! There were so many things for the kids to do; you weren’t kidding when it’s advertised as “hands on”! Thank you for a great visit, we will be back with our younger son. By the way, the price is fantastic – it’s hard to find something on the coast that is so affordable!”


“Thank you so much for letting us come to the Exploration Station! I had a fabulous time! I especially liked the maze…. I had a lot of fun! I especially liked the mirror because it looked like there was 0 gravity….I really enjoyed making the paper helicopter…Thank you so much for giving us the Science Quest…. It was explorable and fun smartness….It was really fun learning new things… I think it is amazing what science can do!…It was awesome!”
Grover Heights 5th Graders


“We had so much fun at the Interactive Science Center! Thank you!”
Grover Beach State Preschool


“Thank you for the support you give the children of our community!”
Grover Heights 5th Grade Teacher