Only schools recognized by their state's Department of Education qualify for Science Central's Basic Study Trip pricing. Indiana schools must be listed on the Indiana Department of Education's website and be accredited. Organizations receiving federal or state funding to provide PK education and institutions of higher education also qualify for the school rate. Study trip rates are only available during the standard school curriculum year (August through mid-June).
Non-profit organizations are eligible to receive our Non-Profit Rate, all other groups can arrange for discounted trips under our Group Pricing Plan. See That Information HERE
You may schedule at least two (2) weeks prior to the date of your visit.
The minimum number of students for a Study Trip is fifteen (15). Chaperons and teachers do not count toward the total. All programing follows a minimum number of 15 students as well. If you arrive with less than 15 students, there are two options.
- Pay the cost for the missing students in both admission and program charges.
- Move to the next qualifying rate, be it non-profit with proof, or standard group rate, this would apply to programing as well.
Please check your confirmation packet carefully. Science Central will make every reasonable attempt to confirm that a school's pre-scheduled visit goes exactly as planned. Unfortunately, due to the availability of educational staff and scheduling needs, Science Central will not be able to provide programing like demos and labs to schools on the day of a visit if it was somehow missed at the time of scheduling.
Excluding Science Central Member benefits, admission discounts can not be applied towards either chaperone or student Study Trip admission.
If you need to cancel a registration, you must call two weeks prior to the date of your visit. Cancellation 2 weeks or less from the date of visit will incur a cancellation fee. The cancellation fee will be 50% of total visit cost (at time of booking). Weather-related cancellations are an exception and will be rescheduled at no additional charge.
To make your visit more enjoyable, Science Central invoices all groups post visit. On the day of, please confirm the actual number of students and chaperones at admissions. Any chaperones paying separately the day of will be counted as general visitors and not as a part of your group. Therefore, chaperones paying separately are charged the regular, full admission rate.
Pre-K requires a 1:5 adult to student ratio.
All other grades require a 1:8 ratio.
Unaccompanied children are not permitted.
Due to the availability of educational staff and scheduling needs, Science Central will not be able to provide programing like demos and labs to schools on the day of a visit if that programing was not originally requested at the time of scheduling.
Science Central and the media frequently take photos/videos of visitors which may be used for future Science Central promotions or publicity. These photos may be used without your consent and without compensation. If you do not want your image used, please avoid photographers and inform them of your desire. As a visitor, you are welcome to take photos for non-commercial use at Science Central.