Field Trip Guidelines

Field Trip + Group Visit Guidelines

We are ecstatic to see your group at Discovery Lab for the upcoming scheduled field trip! Please review the following information prior to arriving at the museum to assure a great experience for you and your students.

Important Rules

Here are a few rules that are important to remember and impart to your chaperones in preparation for a safe and engaging experience.

· Chaperones are responsible for ensuring the group respects these guidelines while attending our facility for the safety of staff and visitors.

· Students should always be accompanied by a teacher or chaperone during the group visit.

· Shoes off when in the tunnels & shoes on everywhere else in the museum.

· Little Lab is only accessible to children four years old and younger.

· Practice consideration for all guests and visitors 

Bus Drop-Off/ Pick Up

Buses should come North on Riverside and turn into the museum parking and pull into the bus inlet lane on the immediate north side of the building. 

Field Trip Entry Map

Buses will park on the gravel parking lot south of the museum and crow creek. There is NO parking allowed in the museum parking lot.

Bus pick-up will be in the same lane used for drop-off.

Car Check In

Parking for cars is available in the museum parking lot and you will then meet the group at our Group Entry on the west side of the Main Lobby. 

Overflow parking can be found in the gravel lot shared with Gathering Place located just south of the museum.

Check-In Process

Students should stay on the bus. A Discovery Lab staff will come to the bus to greet the students and lead them into the building through our Group Entry door.

The field trip leader should give their student and adult counts for the trip to the Discovery Lab staff member that greets the bus. This will be adjusted on the invoice to reflect the final cost. 

Any parent or chaperone paying separately from your group will need to check in at our guest services desk upon arrival and pay $12 plus tax at the front desk when they arrive.

If you are delayed, please call 918-574-2205 or 918-295-8144 so we know when to expect you.


When your field trip reservation is confirmed by the Education Registrar, you will receive an itinerary one week before your field trip date.


Discovery Lab has an outdoor amphitheater located adjacent to the Gathering Place, students are welcome to eat outside in the amphitheater or the park. Please plan accordantly for lunch in case of inclement weather.