Frequently Asked Questions
What is the STEM Center?
The STEM Center is a beautiful 92-acre facility located in South Dallas. The center has acres of woods and trails as well as cabins and lodges for overnight accommodation, an outdoor pool archery range, ropes course and 11 different indoor and outdoor educational classrooms.
What happens on a field trip?
The day starts with an opening ceremony and students are then broken into smaller groups and rotate through a variety of hands-on activities, experiments and outdoor adventures designed around the topic the school has chosen for the field trip. After a break for lunch, students continue through their final rotation and review their experience in a closing ceremony.
Are the field trips TEKS aligned?
Yes, all of the field trips are TEKS aligned.
Are boys allowed?
Boys and girls are warmly welcome to participate in field trips and overnight educational programs. There are separate sleeping areas for both boys and girls.
How long is a field trip?
Schools generally arrive between 9AM and 10AM, and leave around 2PM. We will work with your school if you need to adjust your arrival or departure time.
What is the cost?
$8 per student, no charge for teachers or chaperones.
Is lunch included?
No, students and chaperones need to bring a nut-free sack lunch.
How many students can you accommodate?
120 students per day.
How does the reservations process work?
Schools complete and submit a reservation request form. When we receive the completed request form, our reservation staff will confirm your field trip date and topic and send confirmation information including the topic, TEKS and an outline of the activities for the day. Once the teacher has approved the information an invoice is generated and submitted to the school. Payment is due two weeks prior to the date of the field trip.
What is your cancellation/ rescheduling policy?
Field trips are non-refundable, and take place rain or shine. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, we will work with you to reschedule your visit to an alternate date.