Field Trips

Mobius Science Center field trips are an educational and fun experience for schools, clubs, and organizations to learn through hands-on exploration that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and math at a reduced rate!

To schedule a field trip and STEM Workshops call 509.321.7133

Field Trip Reduced Admission

$5 per student
Self-guided exploration of the exhibit floor.
*Mobius memberships, complimentary passes, and/or coupons are not valid for field trips.


Field Trip + STEM Workshop

$10 per student
Self-guided exploration of the exhibit floor + STEM Workshop. Students will participate in a fun, hands-on STEM experience led by a Mobius educator. Our STEM workshops help provide an extension to STEM-based curriculum taught in a classroom or homeschool setting. All workshops are NGSS aligned and can be tailored to your group's needs.
*Mobius memberships, complimentary passes, and/or coupons are not valid for field trips.

  • Cancellations: A $50.00 non-refundable Lab deposit may be required when scheduling a STEM workshop. Groups cancelling 7 or more days in advance of their visit may use their $50.00 non-refundable deposit towards a future visit; groups cancelling within 7 days of their workshop will forfeit their non-refundable deposit.

Are you a 3rd grade teacher? Every 3rd grade class in the Spokane Public School District comes to Mobius Science Center for an Engineering focused field trip and workshop experience that is designed to meet 3rd grade NGSS in engineering and your class can too! Students work in teams to complete a bridge design challenge and they also have opportunity to explore the exhibit floor. $10 per student, limited to 25 students per group.
Contact the Admissions Desk at 509-321-7133 to schedule your experience today!

Dissections

Owl Pellet Dissection · Grades K-3
Ever wonder what happens after an owl enjoys a tasty meal? Learn about this silent hunter and the critters they call dinner by piecing together the bones, feathers, and fur that you find when you dig into owl pellets with us!

Cow Eyeball Dissection · Grades 3-12
Why do cow eyes glow at night? How similar are their eyes to ours? Explore these questions and more while dissecting a real eyeball! Through this ooey-gooey workshop learn how each piece of the eye works together to give us sight.

Grasshopper Dissection · Grades 3-12
How do bugs breathe? Do they have blood like us? And just how many eyes does a grasshopper have? Get inside the scoop on arthropods by dissecting this common backyard critter!

Frog Dissection · Grades 3-12
Open this amphibian up and investigate their internal organs. As fellow vertebrates, frogs share many similarities with humans. This is an excellent introduction to anatomy.

Squid Dissection · Grades 3-12
Dissecting a squid can be an inky business! Discover how these marine creatures navigate the oceans and what makes them different from creatures who live above the waves. You’ll even paint with squid ink when you’re done!

Technology and Engineering

Rover Landing · Grades 3-12
The curiosity rover traveled through space at nearly 13,000 mph! How did NASA land this delicate robot safely on the surface of Mars? Could you do it better? Design and test your own landing safety gear to protect an egg rover!

Hovercrafts · Grades 3 - 12
Using common materials and some student ingenuity, engineer a hovercraft to glide across a table on a near frictionless cushion of air!

Bridges · Grades 3 - 12
Do you have a crevasse to cross? A trench to traverse? Using design and your own creativity, you’ll build different types of bridges while learning the principles of engineering!

Airplane Wing Design · Grades 3-12
Create your own airplane wing and send it on a test flight. You will test different wing designs and study them like a real aeronautical engineer!

Coding · Grades 3-12
Can you talk to robots? Learn to write the coded language that computer programmers use to direct robots like a Mars Rover. Explore the basics of coding using fun Sphero robots.

Chemistry

pH Lab · Grades 3-12
In this lab, students will learn the pH properties of acids and bases, test various household materials, and create a vibrant rainbow display of the full pH spectrum.

Hot and Cold · Grades 3-12
Mix together different household materials to create a temperature profile of chemical reactions! Investigate which combinations release heat and which make things chilly in this inquiry-based workshop on exothermic and endothermic reactions.

Chemistry 101 · Grades K-5
What is a chemical reaction and how do we know when one is happening? In this introduction to chemistry workshop, students will answer these questions through colorful and bubbly experiments.

Biology

DNA · Grades 3-12
Life is connected by an alphabet of A’s C’s T’s and G’s. Explore the delicate double helix of the DNA molecule by making models with gummies and removing the physical strand of DNA from strawberries. We all have genes, they just aren’t made from denim!

Balloon Bacteria · Grades 3-12
Bacteria comes in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Learn to look at bacteria like a microbiologist with a microscope and the help of a few balloons too!

Pollinators · Grades K-3
How do flowers make seeds? Why are bees so important for growing fruits and vegetables? Explore the dynamic relationship between flowers and pollinators!

Earth Science

Volcanos · Grades K-12
Scientists drill into soil and ice to study the earth's history. Create volcanic eruptions and study core samples as you drill into your model volcano. Learn about volcanos and study them like a geologist.

Worm Composting · Grades K-5
Worms may be small but they play a huge role in the natural processes that create healthy soil. Students will learn about the importance of worms, decomposing, and recycling food as they create a worm compost bin for their classroom.


  • Scheduling: Field trips can be scheduled Tuesday through Sunday during two time slots: 10am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm. Trips must be scheduled in advance and are booked on a space-available basis. For workshop add-ons please schedule at least 3 weeks in advance.
  • Audience: Grades: 3 and up. For grades: Pre-K - 2 contact Mobius Children’s Museum at 509.321.7121.
  • Group Size: A minimum of 10 paying children is required, with a maximum of 75.
  • Chaperones: 1 free adult required for every 7 children. $5 per additional chaperone or siblings over 12 months old.
  • Lunch Time: Mobius Science Center does not have lunch space available. You may call 509.456.3413 to reserve the Kress Gallery in River Park Square or enjoy a picnic in Riverfront Park.
  • Parking: Metered parking is available on the street and there are parking lots and garages close by. 
  • Transportation: There is a bus loading zone available on Post St, in front of Mobius Science Center. 
  • Accessibility: All areas of Mobius are fully wheelchair accessible. Entry for attendants of disabled persons is free.

Scholarship Field Trips

Through the Mobius Spokane Scholarship Program, we have limited funding available for scholarship field trips to the science center. Please fill out the Scholarship Application below and email it to info@mobiusspokane.org for approval. Once a decision has been made, the contact person on the application will be notified to schedule a field trip visit. 

Download Scholarship Application Here



Mobius on the Move Science Shows

Do you have a big group interested in science? Check out the Mobius Science Shows! Our Outreach Team loves getting people excited with themed shows, covering areas like chemistry, physics, and even combustion! The team will wow your group with thrilling educational experiments, while explaining the scientific principles behind each demonstration.


   To schedule a science show email jmilliron@mobiusspokane.org


Our Science Shows offer multiple options for you to choose from:

Air: What is air pressure? How much does air weigh? Why is air so important to so many things in our everyday life? Explore the answers to these questions in an exciting, fast-paced set of demonstrations that range from levitation to explosions. Air is what it's all about!

Chemistry: Atoms and molecules and compounds, oh my! Learn the five most common signs of a chemical reaction through a series of outrageous experiments. Potions fizz and beakers bubble as you explore the world of molecular interactions!

Superhero Science: Scientists assemble! Marvel at superhero feats accomplished with the power of science! We'll gain Captain America's strength through physics, recreate Hulk's massive size with chemistry, transform into the Human Torch, and so much more! Learn superhero-sized science with this fantastic demo.


  • Audience: All ages and grades, not just for kids! Ask for information about company events
  • Group size: Recommended for groups up to 200
  • Schedule: Shows must be scheduled three weeks in advance and are booked on a space-available basis
  • Length: 50 min presentation
  • Location: We’ll come to you! *travel fees will be added for any location over 50 miles from downtown Spokane, contact Jake Milliron at 509-321-7212 for a travel fee quote
  • Fee: $400 for first show, $300 for subsequent shows in the same day and location
  • Special requirements: Stage/performance space preferred. Some shows require electrical outlets. Also, some shows involve open flame

Mobius on the Move Planetarium Shows

Curious about constellations? Interested in visiting our celestial neighbors? Wondering how stars and galaxies are formed? Explore the cosmos with Mobius in our Mobile Planetarium, with our collection of videos and a 360° view that is out of this world!

   To schedule a planetarium show email jmilliron@mobiusspokane.org


  • Audience: Grades 2 and up. Ask for information about company events
  • Group size: Up to 30 elementary students per show or up to 25 adults
  • Schedule: Shows must be scheduled two weeks in advance and are booked on a space-available basis
  • Length: Varies, depending on shows and needs
  • Location: We’ll come to you! *travel fees will be added for any location over 50 miles from downtown Spokane, contact Jake Milliron at 509-321-7212 for a travel fee quote
  • Fee: $300 for first show; $100 per subsequent show at same location and day
  • Special requirements: 25’ x 25’ of floor space, 15’ of vertical clearance, and access to electrical outlets are required
  • Accessibility: Viewers must be able to sit on the floor for the duration of the show. The planetarium is not recommended for those with claustrophobia. For accessibility questions, please contact Jake Milliron at 509-321-7212

Mobius on the Move - Outreach STEM Workshops & Mobius Nights

Let us come to you!

Workshops: Take biology, physics, chemistry, or engineering content to the next level by bringing one of our STEM - based workshops to your classroom, club, school or organization. All workshops are NGSS aligned and can be tailored to your group's needs.

Mobius Nights: Our science educators can bring exciting STEM experiences to schools, clubs, and organizations! Our Mobius Nights include science demos, hands-on activities, and planetarium shows for the whole group. For pricing and more details contact our Outreach Department today!

Contact Jake Milliron at jmilliron@mobiusspokane.org to schedule a Mobius on the Move experience.


Dissections

Owl Pellet Dissection · Grades K-3
Ever wonder what happens after an owl enjoys a tasty meal? Learn about this silent hunter and the critters they call dinner by piecing together the bones, feathers, and fur that you find when you dig into owl pellets with us!

Cow Eyeball Dissection · Grades 3-12
Why do cow eyes glow at night? How similar are their eyes to ours? Explore these questions and more while dissecting a real eyeball! Through this ooey-gooey workshop learn how each piece of the eye works together to give us sight.

Grasshopper Dissection · Grades 3-12
How do bugs breathe? Do they have blood like us? And just how many eyes does a grasshopper have? Get inside the scoop on arthropods by dissecting this common backyard critter!

Frog Dissection · Grades 3-12
Open this amphibian up and investigate their internal organs. As fellow vertebrates, frogs share many similarities with humans. This is an excellent introduction to anatomy.

Squid Dissection · Grades 3-12
Dissecting a squid can be an inky business! Discover how these marine creatures navigate the oceans and what makes them different from creatures who live above the waves. You’ll even paint with squid ink when you’re done!

Technology and Engineering

Rover Landing · Grades 3-12
The curiosity rover traveled through space at nearly 13,000 mph! How did NASA land this delicate robot safely on the surface of Mars? Could you do it better? Design and test your own landing safety gear to protect an egg rover!

Hovercrafts · Grades 3 - 12
Using common materials and some student ingenuity, engineer a hovercraft to glide across a table on a near frictionless cushion of air!

Bridges · Grades 3 - 12
Do you have a crevasse to cross? A trench to traverse? Using design and your own creativity, you’ll build different types of bridges while learning the principles of engineering!

Airplane Wing Design · Grades 3-12
Create your own airplane wing and send it on a test flight. You will test different wing designs and study them like a real aeronautical engineer!

Coding · Grades 3-12
Can you talk to robots? Learn to write the coded language that computer programmers use to direct robots like a Mars Rover. Explore the basics of coding using fun Sphero robots.

Chemistry

pH Lab · Grades 3-12
In this lab, students will learn the pH properties of acids and bases, test various household materials, and create a vibrant rainbow display of the full pH spectrum.

Hot and Cold · Grades 3-12
Mix together different household materials to create a temperature profile of chemical reactions! Investigate which combinations release heat and which make things chilly in this inquiry-based workshop on exothermic and endothermic reactions.

Chemistry 101 · Grades K-5
What is a chemical reaction and how do we know when one is happening? In this introduction to chemistry workshop, students will answer these questions through colorful and bubbly experiments.

Biology

DNA · Grades 3-12
Life is connected by an alphabet of A’s C’s T’s and G’s. Explore the delicate double helix of the DNA molecule by making models with gummies and removing the physical strand of DNA from strawberries. We all have genes, they just aren’t made from denim!

Balloon Bacteria · Grades 3-12
Bacteria comes in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Learn to look at bacteria like a microbiologist with a microscope and the help of a few balloons too!

Pollinators · Grades K-3
How do flowers make seeds? Why are bees so important for growing fruits and vegetables? Explore the dynamic relationship between flowers and pollinators!

Earth Science

Volcanos · Grades K-12
Scientists drill into soil and ice to study the earth's history. Create volcanic eruptions and study core samples as you drill into your model volcano. Learn about volcanos and study them like a geologist.

Worm Composting · Grades K-5
Worms may be small but they play a huge role in the natural processes that create healthy soil. Students will learn about the importance of worms, decomposing, and recycling food as they create a worm compost bin for their classroom.


  • Group size: Up to 30 students
  • Schedule: Please schedule 3 weeks in advance as workshops are booked on a space-available basis
  • Length: All workshops are 60 minutes. Let us know if you need time adjustments
  • Location: We’ll come to you! *travel fees will be added for any location over 50 miles from downtown Spokane, contact Jake Milliron at 509-321-7212 for a travel fee quote
  • Fee: 1 workshop topic - $300, $200 per additional workshop at same location and day
  • Special requirements: All workshops require tables, chairs, and a designated room for the duration of the workshop. Some workshops may have additional requirements, please see descriptions
  • Lab safety: Some labs require additional safety precautions, i.e. long hair pulled back, avoiding loose clothing, and close-toed shoes