We are now taking school trip reservations.
Daily group admission is limited. To help accommodate more groups, we are opening on Tuesdays for groups of 100 or more on a case-by-case basis.
Request Forms must be submitted at least two weeks before your requested visit date.
We are happy to offer discounted admission for K-12 schools that are visiting the science center. Your organization must be a North or South Carolina Certified Public or Government-Funded institution to qualify for this discount.
Daycares, summer camps, and private kindergartens are excluded.
If you do not meet this requirement, please visit our group visit page.
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 no more than 10 Students. A chaperone must be prepared to enforce all Science Center rules regardless of their position with the school, including Parent volunteers. 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.
Once your group has arrived at the Science Center, please send ONE person to check in your group before unloading your students.
There is designated bus parking in our lower parking lot. Unless you have students who require lifts or wheelchairs, please unload after parking and not directly in front of the main entrance.
A staff member will do a group greet to review the museum rules and expectations with your students and chaperones.
Please review the museum rules listed below with your students before your visit. School groups violating any policies may be asked to leave depending on the severity of the situation.
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, please complete the form below.