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Plan your Winston Salem, North Carolina, Field Trip!

Are you looking for a fun, educational North Carolina field trip?

Kaleideum is booking field trips at our NEW location: 120 West 3rd Street in downtown Winston-Salem!

Kaleideum offers virtual and on-site educational programs that will fascinate your students with exciting hands-on activities that correspond with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development.

 

 

 

Your field trip or group visit to Kaleideum is not confirmed until you receive a confirmation letter from the Kaleideum scheduler. Please bring this confirmation letter with you to present to the front desk when you come.

If you do not receive your letter within two weeks of booking your visit, or you have any questions, please contact Tracey Fulp via email at scheduling@kaleideum.org or phone at (336) 714-7104.

Education Program Guide

Education programs are hands-on, interactive explorations for individual classes of approximately 25 students. 

They are aligned to current NC Standards.

 

Grades PreK-1

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Shapes in Motion

Grades PreK-1

What happens when a triangle gets tired of only having three sides and angles? In this story time program, we’ll practice counting and sequencing numbers, create shapes with stepping stones and rope focusing on sides, corners and angles as well as identifying some familiar shapes and discovering new shapes together.  Create geometric works of art to bring home!

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development-LDC-1,2; CD-5; APL-1,4,5,8,9

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Math K.G.1; K.G.2; K.G.3; K.G.5.a

 

Grades Pre-K – 1

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Tiny Meteorologists

Grades PreK-1

Interactive demonstrations will highlight electricity and magnetism as two types of energy. Explore the difference between static and current electricity with a Van Der Graff generator, experiment with magnets to produce motion, and engineer circuits to power a variety of motors and lights.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – PS.4.1; PS.5.1; PS.6.2

Grade 2-4

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Junior Meteorologists

Grades 2-4

Get weather-wise in this exciting hands-on weather adventure!  Investigate weather patterns, explore daily and seasonal weather changes and learn how meteorologists use weather-measuring instruments and vocabulary to predict and convey our forecast.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study-Science: ESS.2.1; ESS.4.1

Grades 6-8

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Chemistry Chaos

Grades 6-8

Step into the world of chemistry and observe various chemical reactions as you learn about the indicators of a chemical change. Mix, sort and measure your way through different stations learning all about the differences between chemical and physical changes, and how matter is arranged into elements, compounds and mixtures.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – PS.8.1.4; PS.8.1.1

 

Grades PreK-1

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Shady Tales: Exploring Shadows, Light and Literature

Grades PreK-1

How does light affect the world around us? Explore the characteristics of light and shadow by listening to a story about shadows, creating shadow puppets and experimenting with light.

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development – LDC-1,3,8,11; CD-1,2,3; APL-1,2,3,5,6

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science PS.K.2; ESS.1.1; ELA-RL.K.1; RL.K.3; RI.K.5; RI.K.7; RI.K.9; RL.1.1; RL.1.3; RL.1.5; RI.1.1; RI.1.7; RI.1.9

Grades K-2

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Fur, Feathers, Scale and Slime

Grades K-2

Meet some of our animal ambassadors and explore the differences in animal groups by examining fur, feathers, scales, and slime. In this exciting hands-on program, become an animal detective by hatching an egg, examining animal pelts, and deciphering the life cycles of some common animals.

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development – APL-1; APL-2; ESD-5; LDC-2; LDC-3; CD-14; CD-15

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: LS.K.1; LS.K.2; LS.1.1 LS.2.1

Grades 3-5

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Matter Mix-Up

Grades 3-5

Get exposed to matter by exploring the differences between physical and chemical changes! Sharpen your observation skills and practice lab safety while testing physical and chemical reactions to create fizzing, bubbling, and colorful concoctions.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: PS.3.1; PS.5.1

Grades PreK-2

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Sound Spectacular

Grades PreK-2

Let your class put their “good vibrations” to use! Join us for a fun-filled adventure with sound! Make sounds using traditional instruments and natural objects, create musical instruments to take home and discover more about sound waves, the inner ear, and the ways in which we hear.

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development

North Carolina Standard Course of Study-Science PS.2.2

Grades K-2

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What's the Matter?

Grades K-2

Solids, liquids, and gases will be easy to identify after this exciting program! Take part in various station activities and learn the characteristics and reasons for changes in states of matter. Vocabulary and observational skills will be used as we melt, sort and mix, our way through the states of matter.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: PS.2.1

Grades 4-6

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Electricity and Magnetism Unleashed

Grades 4-6

Interactive demonstrations will highlight electricity and magnetism as two types of energy. Explore the difference between static and current electricity with a Van Der Graff generator, experiment with magnets to produce motion, and engineer circuits to power a variety of motors and lights.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – PS.4.1; PS.5.1; PS.6.2

Grades PreK-2

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Creature Features: Fiction and Non-Fiction Fun

Grades PreK-2

Literature and animals collide at Kaleideum! Meet one of our animal ambassadors and explore the difference between fiction and nonfiction stories!  Share facts about the critter and explore the differences between real and make believe through literature!  Complete the adventure by making a cool animal craft or experiencing an amazing science experiment!

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development-LDC-8-LDC-10;APL-1; APL-2; APL-5; APl-8

North Carolina Standard Course of Study-Science LS.K.1; LS.1.1; LS.2.1   ELA-RL.K.1; RL.K.3; RI.K.5; RI.K.7; RI.K.9; RL.1.1; RL.1.3; RL.1.5; RI.1.1; RI.1.7; RI.1.9; RL.2.1; RI.2.5; RI.2.6; RI.2.7

Grades 1-2

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Magnetic Marvels

Grades 1-2

Explore magnets and magnetic fields in this engaging hands-on program. A variety of station activities will allow students to examine properties of magnets and their ability to move objects without touching them.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: PS.1.1

Grades 6-8

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Motion Commotion

Grades 6-8

Investigate energy transformation using magnets and electricity to understand transfer of energy from one system to another using Snap Circuits. Then explore our In Motion exhibit and identify various simple machines in a real world context.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – PS.7.1.2; PS.7.2.1; PS.7.2.4

Grades 1-6+

Off Site Program

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Geology at Work (offsite)

Grades 1-6+

Experience geology in action at Vulcan Materials Company’s working quarry! Led by Kaleideum educators, view the quarry up close, and learn about the products mined here and the uses of these materials in everyday life. The Joseph A. Gutierrez Geology and Earth Science Museum at Vulcan also houses an ample collection of gems and minerals, so students can dig deeper into the basic components of Earth’s building blocks.

This program is fully sponsored by Vulcan Materials Company.

Groups are encouraged to visit Kaleideum Downtown free of charge on the same day as their Geology at Work program.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: ESS.1.2; ESS.1.3; ESS.4.2; ESS.6.2

 

Digital Dome Program Guide

Experience the wonders of our advanced Digital Dome! Imagine a giant, futuristic screen that takes you on voyages through space, climate, nature, and the oceans. In our Planetarium, we showcase fascinating shows about the mysteries of the cosmos and the beauty of our planet. Zoom in on planets, explore the secrets of distant stars, and journey through Earth’s diverse landscapes—all from where you sit! Join us for an unforgettable adventure into space and our amazing world!

School Group programs are limited to students, teachers, and teacher supports only due to limited seating. Chaperones, parents, and caregivers can tour the museum during their program. 

Grades PreK-2

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Zula Patrol

Grades PreK-2

Experience the wonders of our advanced Digital Dome! Imagine a giant, futuristic screen that takes you on voyages through space, climate, nature, and the oceans. In our Planetarium, we showcase fascinating shows about the mysteries of the cosmos and the beauty of our planet. Zoom in on planets, explore the secrets of distant stars, and journey through Earth’s diverse landscapes—all from where you sit! Join us for an unforgettable adventure into space and our amazing world!

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science-ESS.K.1; ESS.1.1; ESS.2.1

Grades K-5

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Cosmic Adventure

Grades K-5

This show for families takes us on a roller coaster ride from the moon through the universe, our galaxy and our Solar System. This unforgettable high-speed adventure will immerse you in some of the most amazing sites in the universe.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study- Science: ESS.1.1; ESS.3.1

Grades 5+

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Expedition Reef

Grades 5+

Learn the secrets of the “rainforests of the sea” as you embark on an oceanic safari of the world’s most vibrant—and endangered—marine ecosystems. Discover how corals support over 25% of all marine life on Earth—while facing unprecedented threats from climate change, habitat destruction, and overfishing.
North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science:LS.5.2; LS.6.2; LS.8.2

All Ages

 

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Oasis in Space

Grades 4-12

Travel through the universe in search of one of the most important ingredients for life on Earth: liquid water.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study- Science: ESS.6.1; ESS.8.3.2; EEn.1.1

Grades 9+

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From Earth to the Universe

Grades 9+

This comprehensive overview of the universe will take you on a 30-minute journey through space to reveal the cosmos as understood through science. 

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Earth & Environmental Science: EEn.1.1; EEn.2.5

Grades PreK-2

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One World, One Sky

Grades PreK-2

This show follows Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the Moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. Children attending the show can interact as they watch, drawing constellations and counting the time it takes for the sun to set.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science –ESS.K.1; ESS.1.1; ESS.2.1

Grades 1-6

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Solar System Tour

Grades 1-6

Take the grand tour of our solar system! From the sun and planets to moons, dwarf planets, and more. Our Digital Dome educator will take you on a trip through space.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: ESS.1.1; ESS.3.1; PS.3.2; ESS.4.1; ESS.6.1; EEN.1.1

Grades 5+

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MicroCosm

Grades 5+

At the Center of Miniaturized Medicine in the year 2053, you’ll shrink down to the size of a microbe and get injected into a patient who is suffering from a mysterious viral infection. As you piece together the clues found along the way, you’ll race against time to save the patient on a wild ride through the body. 

North Carolina Standard Course of Study- Science: LS.5.1; LS.7.1.4

All Ages

Laser Show Program

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The Great Space Chase

All Ages

“It’s an Intergalactic, Virtual-Reality Accelerator Suit. And it’s been stolen!” Join Lt. Photeus as he tracks the sinister Captain Xenon through our Solar System. The Great Space Chase is a detective mystery, which teaches audiences about our solar system and the universe through laser animations. 25 minutes.

All Ages

Laser Show Program

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A Brief Mystery of Time

Grades 3+

A humorous program about the science, history and our cultural perceptions of time. Astronomical topics include black holes, worm holes, the speed of light and the possibilities of time travel. This program is a laser movie and not recommended for those with photo or light sensitivities.

Grades PreK-3

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Hazelnuts

Grades PreK-3

Join Nino and Lilli, two squirrels searching for the greatest hazelnuts in the universe! As they attempt to reach other planets, they’ll learn about what makes Earth special. This 25-minute program will cover the conditions for life on Earth, the formation of the Earth, and the habitability of other planets.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science –ESS.K.1; ESS.1.1; ESS.2.1; ESS.3.1

Grades 3+

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Universe

Grades 3+

A historical look at how we have envisioned the universe through the ages. We visit some of the ancient sites where our ancestors erected great structures with special astronomical significance. Finally, we look at the universe through the eyes of today’s scientists and space explorers to experience a spectacular overview of the heavens. Telly Award finalist.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study- Science: ESS.3.1; ESS.6.1; EEn.1.1

Cross-curricular Program: Science & History

Grades 5+

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All About the Cosmos

Grades 5+

Explore the solar system, black holes, dark matter and energy as we journey through the cosmos in the Kaleideum Digital Dome.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science, History: PS.5.2.1; ESS.6.1;History: 6.H.2.3   

Grades K-1

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Earth, Moon & Sun Exploration

Grades K-1

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun within our solar system. Examine the Earth from the International Space Station, learn how gravity keeps us on Earth, how the Sun keeps us alive, and how everything moves together in this educational program for the young astronomers.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science –ESS.K.1; ESS.1.1

Grades 3+

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Carolina Skies

Grades 3+

This live, interactive program explores the stars and constellations visible in North Carolina’s night sky throughout the year.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: 3.E.1; 3.P.1; 4.E.1; 6.E.1

Grades 9-12

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Two Small Pieces of Glass

Grades 9-12

At a local star party, 2 students stumbled across an astronomer who taught them the history of the telescope. From humble beginnings as a modified children’s toy, to the launching of the Hubble telescope and all the discoveries in between, this 23-minute program will teach about all the discoveries that have been made using two small pieces of glass.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study- Cross-curricular program: History & Science

Grades 4-12

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Musical Laser Shows

Grades 3+

Get ready to groove in your seat as you witness the laser animations dazzle across the dome, illuminated by special lighting and set to music that’s fun for all ages!

Homeschool/Small Group Programs

Homeschool/Small Group Programs are hands-on, interactive explorations for individual classes for small groups of 10 and under and for homeschoolers! For older grades and large groups, please ask about our Auditorium program options!