Science in Motion Traveling Programs

We bring science to you

Traveling Programs are a mix of science demonstrations and hands-on activities that spark students’ scientific curiosity. All programs are aligned with Connecticut Science Framework or Next Generation Science Standards.

Book a Traveling Program

Traveling Program Pricing

Classroom Program for each topic $250
Add an additional session of the same topic $200
Pre-K Classroom Program for each topic (Max 16 students) $175
Add an additional session of the same topic $150
Assembly Show $500 per show
Activity Stations * $250 per station
Family Science $250 for up to 50 participants
$300 for 51-85 participants
Events after 6PM add an extra $50

Please note: Programs require tables and chairs, access to water and/or electricity, and 30 minutes for set up and clean up. Travel charges apply.

* Black Light and Polymer Activity Stations have a $50 materials fee.

Traveling Classroom Programs

We bring fun, hands-on science activities to your classroom with these programs that accommodate up to 25 students and last 50 minutes.

- Programs for Youth Groups, Camps and After School Programs

Pre-K (30min) NEW

  • Weather Wonders
  • Need for Seed
  • Wiggly Worms
  • Wacky Water
  • Bubble-ology

Grades K-2

  • What’s the Weather?
  • Time for Shadows
  • Sound Breakdown NEW
  • Mystery Detectives
  • Let it Grow
  • Bubble-ology
  • Playing with Polymers (Grades 1&2)

Grades 3-5

  • Let’s Rock!
  • Crash Lab NEW
  • Worm World
  • Where Does the Water Go?
  • What’s The Attraction?
  • What’s For Lunch? NEW
  • Good Vibrations
  • Light Up Your World
  • Shocking Science
  • Pollution’s Path
  • Alchemy Lab
  • Roller Coasters
  • Zip Lines
  • Playing with Polymers
  • Living In Space (Grade 5)

Grades 6-8

  • The Drain Game
  • What Makes Weather
  • Connecticut Rocks!
  • Bouncing Around
  • Roller Coasters
  • Shocking Science
  • Pollution’s Path
  • Toppling Towers
  • Living In Space

Traveling Assembly Shows

45-minute assembly-style shows are designed to get students excited about science in a fun and interactive way. Shows are available for groups of 100–250.

The Science of "Suds"

Get ready to think outside the bubble! Have some good clean fun exploring the captivating, colorful science of soap and water. Uncover the mysteries of bubbles’ shape, see what happens when you make bubbles with different gases, and push the limits of what suds can do. Who knows what we’ll put in a bubble next!

Grades Pre-K-5
Rockin’ Robots

Get up close and personal with some of the robots that work at the Science Center. Interact with our humanoid robot Quiz, meet some robots that help us in our everyday lives, and discover what makes this incredible technology tick! A projector and projection screen are required. One can be supplied if you do not have one.

Grades 3-12
Forces and Motion

We live in a physical world governed by physical laws. Although simple, these laws can be a bit deceiving. Investigate the laws of motion and discover a few surprise forces along the way. As a finale, see what power a pencil really has!

Grades 4-8

Traveling Activity Stations for Grades K-9

Host a Science Night for families or a Science Carnival during the school day to complement your school’s curriculum. Select from the following menu of stations (minimum of two). These programs can accommodate audiences of 25 to 100 participants. Please be sure to mention audience size when booking.

Electricity

Learn about static electricity using a Van de Graaff generator. It’s a hair raising experience!

Dry Ice

Investigate the states of matter using dry ice and participate in some “cool” experiments.

Polymers

Investigate the slimy, absorbent, surprising world of polymers and explore how we use them in our everyday lives.

Air Pressure

Can you score a basket using just the power of air? Use our Bernoulli blower to harness air pressure to control the path of a beach ball.

Bubbles

Explore the science behind the suds. Investigate what bubbles are made of, what shapes they take, why they float, and much more.

Black Light

Learn about the invisible spectrum of light using special UV beads. What affects does UV light have, and what can we do to block it? Illuminate some surprising secrets hidden in everyday objects.

Family Science

Family Science is an informal science education program that gives children and their caregivers an opportunity to work and learn together. During Family Science events, children and caregivers work cooperatively in pairs and small groups to solve problems and “talk science” while engaged in 18 different activities.

Hands-on activities that use easy to find, inexpensive materials let families explore the ways in which science plays a role in everyday life. Families can discover how to lift a cereal box with just a single sheet of paper in "Breakfast Lift,” create a musical instrument in “Strumming,” and much more. With instructions available in both English and Spanish, these fun experiences build skills, confidence and excitement about science learning.