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Our expertly planned trip will take your students behind the scenes of renowned attractions, giving them insights into the cutting-edge technologies and creative processes that make Orlando a global hub for innovation and entertainment.


  • Day tour to EPCOT
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Orlando Science Center
  • WonderWorks

Your travel itinerary could look like...

Day 1

A visit to the Kennedy Space Center is more than just a trip to a museum; it’s an immersive journey into the past, present, and future of space exploration. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to inspire and educate students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, making it a cornerstone experience for any STEM itinerary.


Key Attractions

1. Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit:

  • Highlights: The centerpiece of this exhibit is the Space Shuttle Atlantis, displayed as if it’s in orbit. Visitors can explore over 60 interactive exhibits that highlight the shuttle program’s history and its significant contributions to science and technology.

  • STEM Focus: This exhibit demonstrates the principles of aerodynamics, physics, and engineering design. It also covers the technological advancements made during the shuttle era and their impact on current space missions.

2. Apollo/Saturn V Center:

  • Highlights: This center houses a massive Saturn V rocket, the largest rocket ever flown. It offers detailed displays and multimedia presentations about the Apollo missions, including the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

  • STEM Focus: Visitors learn about rocketry, the mechanics of space travel, and the intricate planning and problem-solving required to land a man on the moon. The exhibit also delves into the importance of teamwork and innovation in overcoming the challenges of space exploration.

3. Kennedy Space Center Bus Tour:

  • Highlights: The tour provides an up-close look at the operational facilities, including the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) and launch pads. It’s a unique opportunity to see where current and future missions are prepared and launched.

  • STEM Focus: This behind-the-scenes tour emphasizes the logistical and engineering feats involved in preparing and launching spacecraft. It showcases real-world applications of engineering principles and project management.

4. Astronaut Encounter:

  • Highlights: Guests can meet veteran NASA astronauts, hear firsthand accounts of space missions, and engage in Q&A sessions.

  • STEM Focus: These encounters inspire visitors with personal stories of perseverance, scientific discovery, and the human side of space travel. They highlight the importance of STEM education in achieving career goals in space and science.

5. Spaceport KSC:

  • Highlights: This interactive area focuses on the future of space exploration, featuring exhibits on Mars missions, commercial spaceflight, and the technology being developed for future deep space travel.

  • STEM Focus: The exhibit introduces visitors to cutting-edge technology and ongoing scientific research, emphasizing the role of STEM in pioneering the next era of space exploration.

Day 2

The Orlando Science Center (OSC), located in Orlando, Florida, is a premier destination for hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning. This interactive science museum offers a wide range of exhibits, educational programs, and activities designed to engage and inspire visitors of all ages. It is an ideal stop on a STEM-focused itinerary, providing immersive experiences that highlight the wonders of science and technology.

Key Exhibits and Attractions

1. Kinetic Zone:

  • Highlights: An interactive space where visitors can explore the principles of physics and engineering through hands-on activities. This exhibit features wind tunnels, pulleys, levers, and other mechanical devices.

  • STEM Focus: The Kinetic Zone introduces concepts such as force, motion, and energy. Visitors can conduct experiments to see how different physical laws operate in real-time, making abstract concepts tangible and understandable.

2. Our Planet:

  • Highlights: This exhibit explores Earth's ecosystems, weather patterns, and geological processes. It includes an interactive globe, weather simulators, and displays on natural disasters.

  • STEM Focus: Our Planet emphasizes environmental science, meteorology, and geology. It educates visitors on climate change, conservation, and the interconnectedness of Earth's systems, promoting an understanding of our planet's dynamic environment.

3. DinoDigs:

  • Highlights: A journey into the prehistoric past, featuring life-sized dinosaur replicas, fossil displays, and a dig site where visitors can unearth replica fossils.

  • STEM Focus: DinoDigs focuses on paleontology, geology, and evolutionary biology. It allows visitors to learn about the history of life on Earth, the processes of fossilization, and the methods scientists use to study ancient organisms.

4. Science Park:

  • Highlights: An outdoor area with large-scale interactive exhibits that demonstrate various scientific principles. This park includes exhibits on energy, mechanics, and water dynamics.

  • STEM Focus: Science Park offers practical experiences with principles such as buoyancy, electricity, and simple machines. It encourages experiential learning and physical interaction with scientific concepts in an open-air environment.

5. Dr. Dare's Lab:

  • Highlights: A hands-on laboratory where visitors can conduct real science experiments under the guidance of OSC educators. The lab features experiments in chemistry, physics, and biology.

  • STEM Focus: Dr. Dare's Lab fosters a love for scientific inquiry and experimentation. It teaches the scientific method, laboratory safety, and the importance of observation and data analysis in conducting scientific research.

6. KidsTown:

  • Highlights: An area designed for younger children that includes interactive exhibits focused on basic scientific concepts. It features a water table, a construction zone, and a discovery center.

  • STEM Focus: KidsTown introduces early learners to science and engineering concepts through play-based activities. It encourages curiosity, exploration, and foundational understanding of STEM topics in an age-appropriate manner.

7. CineDome:

  • Highlights: A giant-screen theater that shows educational films and planetarium shows. The CineDome features a variety of science documentaries and space exploration films.

  • STEM Focus: The CineDome enhances learning through visually engaging films that cover a wide range of STEM topics, from astronomy to marine biology. It provides an immersive experience that can spark interest and wonder in scientific subjects.

Day 3

WonderWorks Orlando, located on International Drive, is an amusement park for the mind, combining education and entertainment with over 100 hands-on exhibits. Housed in a unique upside-down building, WonderWorks offers a range of interactive experiences that are perfect for a STEM-focused itinerary. It’s a place where visitors can engage with scientific principles and technological innovations in a fun and memorable way.

Key Exhibits and Attractions

1. Natural Disasters:

  • Highlights: This exhibit explores the science behind natural phenomena like earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Visitors can experience a simulated earthquake, feel the force of hurricane winds, and learn about the destructive power of tornadoes.

  • STEM Focus: The Natural Disasters zone introduces concepts in geology, meteorology, and physics. It explains the natural forces at work behind these phenomena and emphasizes the importance of scientific research in understanding and mitigating their impacts.

2. Physical Challenge Zone:

  • Highlights: A series of exhibits that test physical abilities and explore the science of human performance. Activities include lying on a bed of nails, playing virtual sports, and experiencing the sensation of zero gravity.

  • STEM Focus: This zone demonstrates principles of physics and biomechanics. It provides a hands-on understanding of force, pressure, and the human body's response to different physical challenges, making abstract concepts concrete and engaging.

3. Light and Sound Zone:

  • Highlights: Interactive exhibits that explore the properties of light and sound. Visitors can create giant bubbles, play virtual instruments, and experiment with lasers and mirrors.

  • STEM Focus: The Light and Sound Zone covers principles of optics and acoustics. It allows visitors to explore how light and sound waves behave, teaching key concepts such as reflection, refraction, and frequency through interactive play.

4. Space Discovery:

  • Highlights: Exhibits that delve into the mysteries of space and the life of astronauts. Features include a Mercury capsule replica, a space shuttle landing simulator, and information about the International Space Station.

  • STEM Focus: This area focuses on astronomy, physics, and space technology. It educates visitors about the challenges of space travel, the history of space exploration, and the science behind living and working in space.

5. Imagination Lab:

  • Highlights: A creative space where visitors can engage with various puzzles, brainteasers, and art activities. It encourages problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.

  • STEM Focus: The Imagination Lab emphasizes cognitive science and engineering. It promotes innovative thinking and the application of STEM principles to solve complex problems and create new inventions.

6. Far Out Art Gallery:

  • Highlights: An exhibit featuring art that plays with perception and optical illusions. It includes interactive displays that challenge the brain and alter perceptions.

  • STEM Focus: This gallery bridges art and science, showcasing how optical illusions work and the neuroscience behind visual perception. It encourages an appreciation for the intersection of creativity and scientific inquiry.

7. Wonder Coasters:

  • Highlights: A virtual roller coaster experience where visitors can design and ride their own roller coaster. The exhibit uses advanced simulation technology to provide a realistic experience.

  • STEM Focus: This attraction highlights principles of engineering, physics, and computer science. Visitors learn about the design process, the physics of motion, and the technology behind virtual reality and simulations.

Day 4

SeaWorld Orlando, located in Orlando, Florida, is a marine zoological park offering a unique blend of thrilling rides, live shows, and animal encounters. It's an ideal destination for a school trip focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), providing students with engaging experiences that highlight marine biology, environmental science, and conservation efforts.

Key Attractions and Educational Highlights

1. Turtle Trek:

  • Highlights: A 3D, 360-degree dome theater experience that follows the life journey of a sea turtle.

  • Educational Focus: This attraction teaches about marine biology, life cycles, and the challenges sea turtles face in the wild. It emphasizes the importance of conservation and protecting marine habitats.

2. Manta:

  • Highlights: A thrilling roller coaster that mimics the movements of a manta ray, featuring twists, turns, and inversions.

  • Educational Focus: The ride showcases principles of physics, including aerodynamics and the forces of gravity and acceleration. Students can learn about the engineering behind roller coaster design and how rides are modeled after natural animal behaviors.

3. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin:

  • Highlights: An immersive journey through the icy world of Antarctica, featuring a state-of-the-art trackless ride system and a live penguin habitat.

  • Educational Focus: This attraction provides insights into polar ecosystems, animal adaptations, and the effects of climate change on polar regions. It also highlights the technology used to create realistic and educational environments in theme parks.

4. Shark Encounter:

  • Highlights: An underwater tunnel that offers an up-close view of various shark species and other marine life.

  • Educational Focus: This exhibit educates visitors about shark biology, behavior, and the importance of sharks in ocean ecosystems. It also covers marine conservation efforts and the impact of human activities on shark populations.

5. Dolphin Days:

  • Highlights: A live show featuring Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and their trainers, demonstrating the dolphins' natural behaviors and abilities.

  • Educational Focus: The show provides information on dolphin biology, social structures, and communication. It emphasizes the role of training and enrichment in animal care and the importance of marine mammal conservation.

6. Wild Arctic:

  • Highlights: An attraction that simulates a helicopter ride to the Arctic and includes encounters with beluga whales, walruses, and other Arctic animals.

  • Educational Focus: This exhibit teaches about Arctic wildlife, their adaptations to extreme environments, and the challenges they face due to climate change. It also highlights the importance of scientific research in understanding and protecting these species.

7. Sea Lion and Otter Spotlight:

  • Highlights: A humorous and educational show featuring sea lions, otters, and their trainers.

  • Educational Focus: The show provides insights into the behaviors, diets, and habitats of sea lions and otters. It underscores the significance of rescue and rehabilitation efforts for marine animals.


Conservation and Research

SeaWorld Orlando is committed to marine conservation and research, participating in various initiatives and programs:

  • Rescue and Rehabilitation: SeaWorld's Rescue Team has helped rescue and rehabilitate over 40,000 animals, providing students with real-world examples of wildlife conservation in action.

  • Sustainable Practices: The park implements sustainable practices, such as reducing plastic use and promoting recycling, to protect marine environments.

Whats included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Pre-departure teacher pack
  • 24-hour emergency service

Why not add

  • Lake Eola Park
  • DIscovery Cove
  • Harry P Leu Gardens

Why choose us

  • Fully accredited and financially protected
  • Knowledgeable and experienced staff
  • Regional Educational Development Execs to support all stages of the trip process
  • Customer portal and app for when you’re on the move
  • 24hr support

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