Virtual Field Trips
Join The Magic House for a brand-new interactive learning experience – Virtual Field Trips! With the help of technology, preschool to Grade 5 students will enjoy a field trip to The Magic House without ever leaving their classroom or home. Each session features 30 minutes of live, interactive exploration of a topic and exhibit, specifically designed to align with national and state academic standards. Don’t worry – no permission slips required! Reservation times listed are Central Time Zone.
In advance of each virtual field trip, teachers will receive supporting documents to prepare for the fun-filled experience.
Thanks to the generous support of The Boeing Company, EdHubSTL, Emerson, Kent Family Foundation and Sugar Creek Donor Advised Fund, qualifying school groups are invited to participate in our virtual field trip programs free of charge.
Preschool through Grade 5
Need a custom time for your Virtual Field Trip? Contact our Virtual Learning Coordinator Shane Strode.
MADE for Kids Design Challenge
This virtual field trip will come to your “classroom” live from The Magic House’s satellite location in the City of St. Louis, MADE for Kids. Each field trip begins with an introduction to the design thinking process, so important to STEM learning today. Then the fun begins as students are given a design challenge to individually complete at their own workspaces using just paper, glue and scissors. The program features a facilitated grade-level specific challenge designed to support Missouri grade-level expectations.
Preschool Three Little Pigs: Design Challenge
Featuring the classic story The Three Little Pigs, preschoolers are invited to join us for an interactive virtual field trip experience where they won’t huff or puff, but they might just blow us away with their ideas! In this new field trip experience, preschoolers will create unique solutions to a hands-on design challenge using simple supplies.
Zoom into STEAM: Move It
Let’s get moving! Students will take a closer look and discover the science behind how we make objects move. This program is packed with engaging interactive STEAM demonstrations curated to support Missouri grade-level expectations. This new virtual program is designed to nurture young learner’s natural curiosity in the forces that power our world. Recommended for Grades K through 2.
Scientist Says: Supercharged
We’re amped up for this new offering! The fundamentals of electricity and magnetism will come to light during this interactive program. Included is an investigation of conductors, insulators and circuits. Students will be energized as they explore electricity, magnets and even electromagnets! Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.
Passport to Kenya
Book your class trip to Kenya! The Magic House is taking students across the world, without ever leaving their classroom or home, as they participate in a tour of Kenya’s Kids in our World Traveler Gallery. Celebrate the vibrant Kenyan culture filled with longtime traditions and unique technology as students learn some Swahili greetings, explore a Kenyan town complete with a school, home, market and matatu – a colorful mini-bus, and then “fly” to a wildlife reserve to learn about lions, giraffes, monkeys, elephants and other Kenyan animals! The tour ends with an interactive desktop activity that will be a wonderful “souvenir” of the trip!