We are now taking school group reservations on a trial basis.

We are accepting reservations through December of 2023.

If you are interested in visiting after those dates, please check back for updates.

Daily group admission is limited. To help accommodate more groups, we are opening on Tuesdays for groups on a case-by-case basis.

We are happy to offer discounted admission for K-12 schools that are visiting with science center. Your institution must be North or South Carolina certified to qualify for this discount. If you do not meet this requirement, please visit our group visit page to see if you meet those minimum requirements. 

School Group Prices

NC and SC Certified Schools: $5 per person plus tax (minimum 15)

Adult Chaperones: 18 yrs + (1 required for every 10 students. 

1 free Adult Chaperon = 10 paid student tickets)

Extra Chaperones: $5 plus tax each when prepaid, full price of $10 plus tax at the door

We will require a final count 14 days before your visit. Numbers cannot be changed on the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued due to no-shows of students or chaperones.

There must be a ratio of 1 Chaperone to 10 Students. Students must always be supervised while in the Science Center.

There is no food or drink allowed in the Science Center. Please use the outdoor space included with admission. 

We are unable to refrigerate any food items.

We can provide a cart for storage (first come, first served); however, the Monroe Science Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Please keep your wristband on if you plan to re-enter on the same day.

When you arrive, please keep students on the bus or van, and a staff member will be out to greet you and go over the Science Center rules and expectations.

We encourage you to share these with your students before your visit.

  1. Students must always be with a chaperone at all times; there are no exceptions.
  2. There is no eating or drinking in the Science Center.
  3. Guests are asked to use all equipment as directed. If guests in your group do not follow directions, the entire group may be asked to leave.
  4. We ask all visitors to respect the sensory and nursing rooms by only using them for their intended purpose. Use them if you need them, and be mindful of others who may also need the spaces. These spaces are not intended for groups to gather. 
  5. We ask all guests not to run and to use inside voices.
  6. Shoes must be worn at all times.
  7. The Monroe Science Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

After your group greet, please send ONE person to check in the group before unloading the buses.

At this time, you will be given the appropriate number of wristbands. No one will be admitted without a wristband. If you have extra guests who did not prepay, they will be required to pay the regular admission price.

If your group is not arriving together, please note that no one will be admitted until the contact/leader has checked the group in and received their wristbands for distribution. 

To request a school trip reservation please complete the request form and return it to the science center in person or via email at sciencecenter@monroenc.org.

                 School Visit Request Form