Future makers, innovators, inventors, creators, and other pursuers of STEM fields should do more than just study from a textbook. Give your middle and high school students a glimpse into their possible future careers and let them see science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in action with educational tours for STEM students. Son Tours offers students the chance to experience these exciting and innovative fields by traveling to some of the most interesting museums, laboratories, universities, and more all over the country.
Boston may be home to some of the country’s most famous historical and literary sites, but it is also home to multiple science museums, laboratories, and universities geared towards STEM research and innovation. With museums like the Boston Museum of Science, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the MIT Museum, the Discovery Museum, and the Waterworks Museum – all in and around Boston – students can learn about various facets of the broad fields within STEM, including civil engineering, architecture, physics, and so much more. Furthermore, students can go on tours that include the various labs at MIT and Boston University, making this city a perfect destination for an educational tour for your STEM students.
The sciences are right at home in Philadelphia, where students can explore discoveries in biology, ecology, chemistry, and more. The Franklin is an excellent place to start, with unique exhibitions that show STEM in real-world applications (such as one exhibit that explains STEM’s role in Pixar films!), along with an immersive, 60-foot-diameter planetarium. Nurture the budding chemists in your classes with a trip to the Chemical Heritage Foundation Museum, a space outlining the historically significant chemical breakthroughs alongside modern applications of chemistry. Guide your students through an exploration of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University for an immersive experience in biology and ecology.
Sir Isaac Newton’s “apple moment” may not have happened in the US, but the Big Apple is a great place for inspiration to strike your eager STEM students. Within the city itself, there are numerous scientific and technological sites and museums, not to mention the engineering marvels that exist within the city. For starters, the city is home to an immense, interactive science museum: the New York Hall of Science. Furthermore, you can engage your students in understanding biology and ecology at the American Museum of Natural History. At the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, students can explore engineering marvels such as ships, shuttles, and planes, including the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD, which is a jet that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in just under 3 hours. In areas surrounding the city, there are also various laboratories and universities, including Brookhaven Labs and the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
Disney and Universal Studios aren’t the only reasons to plan a visit to Orlando. This city is chock full of interactive museums, like WonderWorks, an inverted museum of fantastic stories combined with areas highlighting the science behind light and sound, natural disasters, space, and more. With plenty of zoos, aquariums, and wilderness sites, Orlando is rich with ecological experiences as well. For the space enthusiasts and aspiring astronautical engineers in your class, the Kennedy Space Center is a necessary and exciting stop, where students can explore the past and potential future of space exploration.
Planning a travel excursion for STEM students takes a great deal of careful consideration and time. When you book with us, we take care of all of the details, including billing, accommodations, transportation, security, guides, and so much more. We’re well-versed in educational tour planning and operation, so we’ll make sure your students get from destination to destination safely and smoothly. For more information on all that Son Tours offers, click here.