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field trips

Children are eager to learn in new places and spaces. With the multitude of STEAM education opportunities at the discovery center, your students will see their curiosity and imaginations expand in a safe environment.

The three-story center offers your students the chance to touch 150 exhibits throughout our 12 one-of-a-kind galleries. From the Move Gallery where your students will be introduced to core concepts involving simple machines, gravity, energy transfer, velocity and acceleration to the signature Magic Climber where your students can climb the 37-foot exhibit from the lower level prairie dog crawl, up the oil derrick, through the clouds to finally reach the magnificent B-52 bomber at the very top. This experience can guarantee that new memories will be made. 

To ask questions or for further information on field trips please reach out to Karen Langemo at

  • How do I reserve tickets online?
    Click HERE to check out our step by step guide on how to access your online account to reserve admission tickets.
  • When will my membership card arrive?
    Great news! Membership cards are not required for you to visit! You will be asked to show your ID to gain admission. You will have the option to request a membership card upon your first visit. For now, the printable version on your receipt will serve as your temporary membership card.
  • How long is the annual membership I just purchased good for? Does the year start when you purchase it or just until the end of the calendar year?
    Your membership will be good for a whole year from the date of purchase.
  • If I purchase a family plus membership do the account holders have to be present with the two additional visitors to gain access with the children on the account?
    No, they do not have to be present, but the additional visitors will be asked to show ID upon arrival. If you have a specific person in mind as your additional guest that will be bringing the kids often, add their name to your account as you can name up to 4 people.
  • I don’t have any children or grandchildren between the ages of birth to 14. Can I still visit the center?
    Absolutely! We are open and welcoming to all visitors.
  • I want to be a member but I don’t have any children. Can I still buy a membership?
    Yes! You absolutely can.
  • I am a daycare provider, and I would like to bring my kids to the discovery center. What option should I select?
    We extend our field trip admission price to daycares which is discounted off regular admission as long as you schedule in advance.
  • How do I prove that I am active-duty Military or a Veteran so I can purchase the Military Family Membership?
    We are asking for Military ID for the first visit as we just want to confirm you are a Military/Veteran family and qualify for the 20% discount. Thank you for your service!
  • What is a Charter Member?
    Charter Members are those who showed their support of the Magic City Discovery Center by purchasing their memberships early, prior to our grand opening. Charter members get exclusive access to the Discovery Center before the general public. As we are now open to the public, there will no longer be a chance for you to be classified as a Charter Member.

Field Trip Details:

Ready to Plan your field trip?

By clicking the button below you will be taken to our Field Trip Inquiry form to fill out. A MCDC Education Department staff member will be in contact with you soon to work through the details of your field trip!

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