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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.

  • For a school-year field trip, fill out and submit the online School-Year Field Trip Registration Form.
  • For a summer field trip, fill out and submit the online Public and Summer Group Field Trip Registration Form. A Kaleideum  scheduler will contact you when your Registration Form is received.
  • For questions, please email scheduling@kaleideum.org.
  • 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.

Look for our all new Educator’s Guide coming July 1! We will begin booking for fall field trips on that date

Grades PreK-K

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Greedy Triangle

Grades PreK-K

What happens when a triangle gets tired of only having three sides and angles? In this storytime program, we’ll practice counting and sequencing numbers 3-10, as well as identifying some familiar shapes and discovering new shapes together. We’ll also create geometric works of art to bring home!

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – NCES K.P.2.2; NCES.1.E.1

Grades K-2

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Changing Seasons

Grades K-2

What will the weather be like today? Get weather-wise in this program as we investigate weather patterns, explore daily and seasonal changes, and learn how meteorologists use weather-measuring instruments.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: K.E.1; 2.E.1

This program is available in the auditorium.

Grades 4-6

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Energy Explorers

Grades 4-6

Interactive demonstrations will showcase 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 then engineer your own circuits to power a variety of motors and lights.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: 4.P.1;5.P.1.1;6.P.3.3

Grades PreK-1

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Shadows and Light

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 – NCES K.P.2.2; NCES.1.E.1

Grades K-3

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What’s the Matter?

Grades K-3

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

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: K.P.2; 1.E.2; 2.P.2; 3.P.2.2

Grades K-6+

Off Site Program

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Geology at Work

Grades K-6+

Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of geology at Vulcan Materials Company’s working quarry! Led by Kaleideum educators, students can 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 a large 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 free of charge on the same day as their Geology at Work program.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study –
Science: K.P.2; 1.E.2; 4.P.2; 4.E.2; 6.E.2

Grades K-2

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Fur, Feathers, Scale & Slime

Grades K-2

Meet some of our animal ambassadors! We’ll explore the differences in animal groups by examining fur, feathers, and scales, and observe the unique characteristics of some of our favorite critters. In this exciting hands-on program, you’ll have the opportunity to become an animal detective and decipher 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: K.L.1; 1.L.1; 2.L.1

Grade 1

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Magnificent Magnets

Grade 1

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: 1.P.1

Grades PreK-2

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Sounds All Around

Grades PreK-2

Let your class put their “good vibrations” to use! Take a musical adventure as we make some sounds of our own using traditional instruments and natural objects, all while discovering more about sound waves, the inner ear, and the ways in which we hear.

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development – APL-4; APL-5; ESD-2; ESD-5; LDC-1; CD-5

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Music, Science: K-2 ML.1; K-2 ML.3; K-2 MR.1; 2.P.1

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: 1.P.

Grades 3-5

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Marvelous Matter, Mixtures, and More

Grades 3-5

Get exposed to the elements as we measure and mix to see and feel the differences between physical and chemical changes. Sharpen your observation skills and practice lab safety while we test chemical reactions to create fizzing, bubbling, and colorful concoctions.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: 3.P.2.3; 4.P.2; 5.P.2.3

Digital Dome Program Guide

 

The reimagined Kaleideum presents our brand-new Digital Dome Planetarium!

 

Imagine a world where your students can travel through the cosmos, dive deep into meteorological phenomena, and embark on an immersive journey into the fascinating world of STEAM – all from the comfort of a cutting-edge, full-dome theater. 

 

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

When weather is stolen from the planets in our solar system, the Zula Patrol comes to the rescue! Learn about weather processes on Earth and on other planets in our solar system with the lovable gang of aliens called the Zula Patrol. This 23-minute movie covers the basics of weather on Earth and compares it with weather on other planets in our solar system.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: K.E.1; 1.E.1; 2.E.1

Grades 3-5

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Cosmic Adventure

Grades 3-5

This educational program 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. Narrated by Nancy Cartwright of TV’s The Simpsons. 20 minutes.

All Ages

Laser Show Program

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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!

Grades K-1

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Earth, Moon & Sun Exploration

Grades K-1

Explore our cosmic neighborhood with this interactive and captivating planetarium program designed specifically for young learners. Embark on a celestial journey in full-dome as we delve into the fascinating relationship between our Earth, Moon, and Sun within the vast canvas of our solar system.   

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: 1.E.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 roller-coaster ride through the body. Produced in cooperation with the University of Utah Medical School.

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 planetarium educator will take you on a trip through space.

North Carolina Standard Course of Study – Science: 1.E.1; 2.E.1.1; 3.E.1; 3.P.1; 4.E.1; 5.P.1; 6.E.1; EE.1.1.2; EE.1.1.3

Grades 5+

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Universe

Grades 5+

Embark on a fascinating journey through history as we explore humanity’s evolving understanding of the universe. Discover ancient sites and remarkable structures with great astronomical significance which taking a breathtaking glimpse into the cosmos.  

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

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. $6 per person.

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!