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!

For more details or 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 Science Center requires a minimum of 10 paying children per group to receive reduced admission, with a maximum of 75 children.
*Mobius memberships, complimentary passes, and/or coupons are not valid for field trip visits.


Field Trip + STEM Workshop

$10 per student
Self-guided exploration of the exhibit floor + STEM Workshop (Due to space limitations, maximum capacity for a field trip + STEM workshop at the science center is 50 students, group will be divided in to two workshop groups). 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 trip visits.

  • 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.
For more details or to schedule your experience, please call 509-321-7133!

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.

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.
Please note: Scholarship field trips are approved on a first come, first served bases and can only be considered if there is funding available.

Download Scholarship Application Here



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

We offer a variety of outreach programs, choose a program below and let us come to you!

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


Mobius on the Move STEM Event:

Looking to bring Mobius to your STEM Night or special program? Let us bring hands-on, engaging STEM activities to your students.

STEM Event Details

  • Group size: Any size. Great for K-12 students and their families.
  • Schedule: Please schedule at least 1 month in advance.
  • Length: Price includes up to 2-hour event.
  • 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: $250

Mobius Night:

Looking to have a fun STEM Night at your school? Let Mobius take care of the whole event with science demos, hands-on activities and even planetarium shows!

Mobius Night Details

  • Group size: Any size. Great for K-12 students and their families.
  • Schedule: Please schedule at least 1 month in advance.
  • Length: Price includes up to 2-hour event.
  • 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: Prices starting at $600. Varies based on number of activities and expected guests.
  • Special requirements: Science demos and the planetarium will require additional space and access to electrical outlets.

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.

Workshop Details

  • Group size: Up to 30 students.
  • Schedule: Please schedule 1 month 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.

Workshop Topics

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.

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.


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! 

Planetarium Details

  • Audience: All ages. Ask for information about age-appropriate shows. 
  • 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.