Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Our involvement with Sci Foo Camp since 2006 has taught us that the best way to get people interested in science is to give them the opportunities and tools to further develop their interest. To do this, we aim to support scientists of all ages, museums, maker events, and science programs and encourage hands-on exploration through efforts like Google Science Fair and Maker Camp.
Today, we’re introducing a new way to share our love for science with even more people: Google Field Trip Days. Throughout 2015, 13 science museums across the US and London will open their doors to more than 35,000 students in resource-challenged public schools. Each museum will plan their own unique program – from Google Field Trip Weeks at the Museum of Science in Boston to sleepover Google Field Trip Nights at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Google Field Trip Days will often include free admission, transportation and lunches for kids who attend, as well as a welcome from volunteers from local Google offices.
|The Pacific Science Center, Seattle Washington|
Here’s the full list of participating museums. Featured exhibits and visit dates will vary. You can find details and updates about specific Field Trip Days on the museum websites.
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco CA
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, San Jose CA
Computer History Museum, Mountain View CA
Museum of Science, Boston, Boston MA
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Chicago IL
National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC
National Museum of Mathematics, New York NY
National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC
New York Hall of Science, Queens NY
Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland OR
Pacific Science Center, Seattle WA
The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose CA
Science Museum, London, London UK
We’re thrilled to support these incredible institutions, give students the chance to explore, and bring Field Trips to even more museums in the future in order to continue supporting making and science of all kinds, for all ages.