Dinosaurs! and Animal Adventure is Now OPEN!
If you are interested in booking a field trip, please fill out our Field Trip Booking and Requests Form.
CSTL Field Trip programs are led by our certified scientists and science educators, who lead students through interactive activities in our indoor classrooms, Dinosaurs and Animal Adventure, and our 17-acre nature preserve.
Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! Read about our Outreach Programs.
Combine your Field Trip experience with a visit to the Dinosaurs! and Animal Adventure Museum ($11/person group rate)
About Field Trips:
- The $7 Field Trip Programs are 1 hour in length
- Programs can be combined for a multi-hour trip.
- Advanced booking required: call 516-764-0045
Field Trip Fees:
- $7 per child per program. 20 child minimum per program.
- $11 per person group rate for the Museum Experience
Dinosaurs and Animal Adventure – $11/per person group rate. Adults pay as well.
A perfect field trip experience to learn about animal adaptations. The museum features full-size museum quality dinosaur mounts, snakes, birds, reptiles, mammals, and hands-on activities. Combine this trip with a $7/ per student paleontology workshop where students dig for fossils, learn about fossils, and make a plaster fossil. More about the Museum here.
For school groups visiting the museum, feel free to take advantage of our exhibit guide, our adaptation pre-exhibit activity, and our post-exhibit activity. For an extra learning experience inside the museum, take advantage of our two adaptation scavenger hunts, which will help train your students’ eyes to spot adaptations and get them thinking critically about how different adaptations fit different environments.
Download our Exhibit Guide here.
(The Exhibit Guide is formatted as a foldable booklet; print on both sides of standard letter-size paper in landscape format, flipping on short edge, then fold the resulting stack all together along the middle so that the cover page faces out.)
Download the post-exhibit activity here.
$7 Field Trip Programs:
CSTL’s Field Trip programs have been designed to align with the Next Generation Science Standards!
Live Animal Show – In this program, students learn about animal adaptations, lifestyles, and conservation in the best way possible: by meeting some of our live animals face-to-face!
NGSS Standards: LS1.A; LS1.D;
Naturalist Hike – In this program, students take a guided hike through the woods of our preserve, where they’ll find insects, birds, and other wildlife, and explore the interactions between the plants and animals of the local ecosystem.
NGSS Standards: LS1.C; LS2.A;
Aquatic Habitats – In this program, students explore freshwater habitats of the preserve. They’ll search for aquatic plants and animals, and learn about the balance of these delicate habitats.
NGSS Standards: LS4.D; ESS3.C;
Paleontology – How do scientists investigate the creatures of the ancient past? In this program, students get up close with fossils and get to dive into our dig site to make some discoveries of their own.
NGSS Standards: LS4.A; SEP.7; LS1.A;
Can’t Travel? We can come to you with an outreach program.
“Just wanted to say thank you for the great day! The children had so much fun and we’re so happy the rain held out for us. They learned so much about the animals and were very engaged in the presentations. Thanks again!”
-Denise Kvint, Birch Elementary School, Bellmore
“I just wanted to let you know that my students had an amazing time on our trip on Tuesday. They all said it was the best trip that they had ever been on and I agree! Robert was wonderful with the students. He taught them so much about forensics and nature and he really got them thinking. We’re already planning on coming back next spring and taking the paleontology workshop. Thank you again for providing such a wonderful opportunity for my students!”
-Angela Martin, Ogden Elementary School, Valley Stream