Science School Trip to Florida
Your group will enjoy being at the hub of the largest concentration of exciting entertainment attractions in the world in Orlando, in the sunshine state of Florida. A hub for space exploration and home to the must-see NASA Kennedy Space Centre, Orlando is also host to many other excursions at the Universal Studios and Disney World that will inspire and educate your students.
Edutainment will keep students engaged and will enhance their STEM experience through educational workshops.
A Disney Science Education programme at Epcot Centre
Hands-on scientific activities at the Orlando Science Centre
Space exploration at the Kennedy Space Centre
Wildlife conservation & research at Disney's Animal Kingdom
NB: Entrance fees for the featured excursions are not included in typical price
The original theme park of the Walt Disney World Resort. Enchanting entertainment, classic attractions, beloved Disney characters. The park features the iconic Disney Castle and over 40 themed attractions in seven lands. See the parades and meet the Disney characters. There are shops, restaurants, live entertainment and fireworks. Pass only available in conjunction with a Disney Youth Education Programme. (e.g. Energy and Waves Physics Lab)
The world’s largest animal-themed park full of attractions, adventure and fantastic animals. Enjoy the magic of nature with exotic animals including elephant, rhino, lions, tigers, zebra, giraffe, hippo and birds where conservation is key. World class rides include Avatar – flight of Passage, Expedition Everest, Kali River Rapids, Kilimanjaro Safari, Na’vi River Journey. Pass only available in conjunction with a Disney Youth Education Programme. (e.g. exploring careers in the zoological sciences)
Experience attractions and entertainment dedicated to technological innovation in Future World. Hang glide above the breath-taking wonders of the world in Soarin’ Around the World. Design a virtual concept car and put it to the test in the thrilling, high-octane attraction Test Track. Blast off on a thrilling simulated NASA-style mission to Mars—or orbit the Earth in Mission: SPACE. Great educational attractions combined with the culture and cuisine of 11 nations. Pass only available in conjunction with a Disney Youth Education Programme (e.g Evolution of Technology)
Disney’s theme parks serve as a learning laboratory! Students are given a hands-on educational adventure. Practice teamwork, critical thinking and problem-solving as your group participates in one-of-a-kind learning moments using the magic of Disney. Guided, in-park educational field studies with courses in Applied Sciences, Environmental Studies, Liberal Arts and Leadership Development.
Plenty of attractions for all ages including thrill waterslides, a surf pool with 6-foot waves and a lazy river. Pass only available in conjunction with a Disney Youth Education Programme.
The world’s premier movie and TV based theme park and a working film and TV production studio. Great attractions include: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and the Escape from Gringotts Hogwarts Express, The Simpsons Ride, Shrek 4 – D, Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers: The Ride-3D Men in Black, Alien Attack, The Blues Brothers Show, E.T. Adventure and much more!
Step right into some of the greatest myths, legends, cartoons, comic books, children’s tales and movies at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Journey through remarkable islands offering rides and attractions including Skull Island: Reign of Kong, Marvel Super Hero Island, Toon Lagoon, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, Jurassic Park – The Lost Continent and Seuss Landing. Educational activities include Behind the Adventure tour and Rip Ride Rockit science workshop
The Universal theme parks’ top attractions are transformed into creative learning environments to deepen students’ understanding of STEM concepts. Science students can learn a heart-pounding lesson in physics that teaches just what makes roller coasters like Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit so thrilling. Other subjects covered are Business studies, Marketing, Storytelling and Food Technology.
Discover NASA’s launch headquarters, the USA’s gateway to exploring, discovering and understanding the universe. Tour the Launch Pads, the vehicle Assembly Building and the Apollo Saturn V center where you will walk beneath a massive Saturn 5 rocket. See IMAX movies taken from space on a 5 storey screen. Enjoy shows and exhibits at the visitor complex and personal mementos and historic spacecraft in the astronaut Hall of Fame.
This interactive science centre focuses on STEM education through exciting, interactive experiences. Explore artificial intelligence in ‘Your Mind & The Machine’. Learn about the amazing animals and plants that are indigenous to Florida in NatureWorks. Explore the fundamentals of forces, the principles of physics and engineering in ‘Kinetic Zone! Fusion: A STEAM Gallery’ shows that art and design aren’t removed from science. Encounter giant fossil replicas of ancient sea creatures and dinosaurs in DinoDigs. Experience weather and earth science Our Planet.
Explore the marshland of the Everglades headwaters on an exciting airboat ride with the chance to see eagles, turkey, wild boar, alligators and other bird life. See over 200 native and exotic animals inside the Alligator Park where education and conservation are key. The Gator Pond is home to more than 150 freshwater alligators and crocodiles. Walk the board walk over Hawk Swamp among the cypress trees.
Located on International Drive and open late in the evening WonderWorks combines education and entertainment with over 100 hands on exhibits. Explore six Wonder Zones: the Extreme Weather zone, the Physical Challenge zone, the Space Discovery zone, the Wonder Art gallery, Light and Sound zone and an Imagination lab.
The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show at WonderWorks is a dinner show with comedy improvisation, magic and audience participation. The dinner show includes unlimited pizza plus salad, drinks and dessert.
Why groups like it:
- Experience learning outside the classroom in another country
- Maximise STEM learning through educational workshops at major visitor attractions
- Use hands on learning to improve collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication
- Build confidence and learn new and valuable skills
- Explore with teachers and fellow students
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Gain independence and self confidence
- See the application of science, technology, engineering and math’s in different environments
- Consider the value of Space Exploration to the human race
- Learn about the technologies that have enabled the exploration of space
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends