Hello and welcome back! I hope everyone is looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year as much as we are. Discovery World has tons of new and exciting experiences lined up to amaze your students and expand their learning. Additionally, we have made some very important pricing changes this year. Keep reading to learn more about what Discovery World has in store for the coming school year!
For those of you who have been to Discovery World these past few months, you may have noticed we have some major changes coming to our building. The first part of this construction is our new permanent pavilion, officially titled “The Pavilion at Discovery World”, and is attached to the north side of the Technology Building. This building has officially been completed, and will house our new lunch room for the 2018-2019 school year. I know I’m incredibly excited for the completion of this new space, as it means our constant game of “musical lunchroom” has finally come to a close. Additionally, this is now the location where your school bus will drop off and pick up. All of the new drop-off/pick-up information can be found in detail on our Field Trip FAQ, which I highly recommend you read before your field trip!
In addition, we have a whole new exhibit area centered on energy coming soon, called “Power On!” In this brand new exhibit floor, students will have the opportunity to experience the power of energy in a multitude of engaging platforms. This exhibit should be ready for exploring sometime this fall. This link will give you a sneak-peak at what you and your school can look forward to. I can’t spoil too much about it, but we are beyond excited to share our work with you.
Lastly, some updates about Discovery World pricing. Due to the addition of both a new building and a new exhibit space, our school group prices will be increasing for all group visits scheduled for next school year. The new pricing rates will be as follows:
- School Group Admission
- Student: $8
- Adult: $9
- As always, we will give 1 free adult admission for every 10 students attending as that is our minimum chaperone requirement.
- Labs & Educational Programming
- 30 minute programs: $4/student
- 45-60 minute programs: $6/student
- 90 minute programs: $8/student
- 120 minute programs: $10/student
Pricing for movies, theater shows, and aquarium presentations will remain the same as this school year ($3/person for movies, $4/person for theater shows or aquarium presentation). However, we will be offering some special discounts for some of these programs in certain months, as follows:
- If you book your visit for the last two weeks of September or for October, movies are free!
- If you book your visit for January, movies are discounted to $1/person and theater shows and aquarium presentations are discounted to $2/person
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. We are INCREDIBLY excited to share what we’ve been working on, and we hope you and your students love it just as much as we do. I’ve been chomping at the bit waiting for school to start again, and I can’t wait to get back to doing what I do best: being a resource for you, the educator. As always, if you have any questions about what myself or Discovery World can do for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.