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These are digital products. After purchasing your VFT, you will have access to a document that includes the link and other VFT information.

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Field trip day: to join the field trip, click the link from the email and you are in for a great adventure! 

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Confirm that your child's device has a working webcam and microphone. If you are joining from a phone, please download the free Zoom app in advance. 

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When you receive the email from

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Mark your calendar!

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Attention: We recommend that students use a PC to access the virtual field trips. There have been previous technical difficulties with students joining the field trips via a Mac.

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Design an Ancient Roman Oil Lamp

With Penn Museum

Lamps have been found throughout the Roman world from all periods of its history. Like their modern counterparts, these lamps allowed people to lengthen their day or conduct business in dark places. Archaeologists find these artifacts in a variety of contexts, such as houses, shops, temples, and other buildings. Get inspired with close views of oil lamps in our collection before creating your own design for an ancient Roman lamp all your own!

  • Date: Tuesday, May 4, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

Visit the Sea Turtle Care Center

With South Carolina Aquarium

Join us on a tour of our Sea Turtle Rehabilitation facility at the South Carolina Aquarium! Learn about the endangered species of Sea Turtles in South Carolina and get an in-depth view of the process of Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Release.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 5, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

Image by Cédric Frixon
Image by Gregory Hayes

What's UP? Your Guide to the Night Sky

With Michigan Science Center

Take a tour of the Michigan Science Center's planetarium without leaving your home or classroom! What’s Up? Your Guide to the Night Sky uses virtual planetarium software to view the constellations, stars, and planets in the current sky and an exploration of our place in the Milky Way Galaxy. We'll also discuss using the cosmos for navigation and the impact of light pollution on our view of the night sky.

  • Date: Friday, May 7, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

California Sea Lion Ecology

With Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Learn about California sea lion life, history, and ecology. Learn about what makes marine mammals unique and the classification of sea lions. Discover the habitat, life cycle, diet, predators, and common behaviors of California sea lions. Explore human impacts on marine mammals and ways to be a good environmental steward!

  • Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades 4-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

Image by David Vives
Image by Rene Riegal

Bats and Echolocation

With Long Island Science Center

Are bats blind? Enter the world of this unique nocturnal mammal. This program includes a slide presentation along with a discussion of echolocation and the bat's special function in our ecosystem. Learn what bats eat and how they locate their food using echolocation simulation. Students make a "bat" project to take home. All classes can be conducted in English or Spanish.

  • Date: Friday, May 14, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-8

  • Length: 45 minutes

At Home in My Biome

With Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Mountains, deserts, tropical rainforests… these are just some of the places our animals call home. Discover some of the common biomes and how animals that live there have adapted to survive!

  • Date: Monday, May 17, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

Image by Drew Brown
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Ancient Superheroes

With Penn Museum

Superheroes are fascinating! And people have been telling stories about these heroes with special abilities for a long time. Join us as we read about mythological heroes from stories around the world. Together we will discover and design our own heroic stories along the way!

  • Date: Tuesday, May 18, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

Be a Germ Genius

With McMillen Health

Due to the current global pandemic, it is of utmost importance that children learn about germs and communicable diseases in a friendly and age-appropriate environment. This program will teach students what germs are and what they can do to stop the spread of germs. Students will get to see firsthand how germs are spread and will be able to practice proper handwashing techniques. A brief introduction to the COVID-19 virus will be included and ways person can minimize the spread of the virus.

  • Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Circus Skills

With The Thinking Kid

The circus is for EVERYBODY, any age or ability. Try juggling, balancing, clown and acrobatics, using your amazing body, your imagination, and common household items. Explore contortionism, and try a few card and coin tricks along the way!

Materials (if possible): a pair of long socks and 3 tennis ball-sized balls (or clementines, dryer balls, balled-up socks) 3 thin plastic shopping bags, 52 card set, and 5 coins.

  • Date: Friday, May 21, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-7

  • Length: 45 minutes

Junior Star Safari

With COSI

Discover the animals in the night sky. Join your COSI Star Safari Guide along with the help of Orion, our master scout, to find animals in the night sky. This show created by COSI especially for early learners, features beautiful animal drawings, real-animal footage from The Columbus Zoo, and a tour of the night sky across COSI's 60-foot dome. No need to be quiet on this safari, the animals won't mind a few oohs, aaahs, and shout-outs from the audience as they discover the beauty and wonder of the stars.

  • Date: Monday, May 24, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades PreK-1

  • Length: 45 minutes

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Image by Sergio Gonzalez

Weaving Your Own Pattern

With Penn Museum

The process of weaving allows people to take thin pieces of thread, yarn, or plant material and turn it into strong cloth and baskets. It is a simple yet sophisticated technology that developed independently in cultures all over the world. Join Museum educators to learn more about weaving techniques from around the world and then try some paper weaving on your own.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 25, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-9

  • Length: 45 minutes