STEM Field Trips in Europe
Children are our future, and the future is filled with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Foster the growth of the scientifically innovative minds in your class by bringing them on an adventure through STEM with an educational field trip to Europe. With magnificent museums, laboratories, universities, and more, you can take your students on a journey through the history of science and its present, so they may be part of the future advances in technology. Whether you want to help them find their inspiration in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, or Greece, we can help you craft an unparalleled experience in STEM through the lens of our neighbors across the pond.
European STEM Tours in the U.K.
From the historical discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton to the modern theories of Stephen Hawking, the U.K. has brought forth numerous discoveries, inventions, and engineering wonders. The Tower Bridge and Big Ben are excellent examples of incredible engineering, especially when students learn that they were both built in the 1800s. Various technological and transportation museums are scattered about the country, including the Royal Aircraft Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the Lincolnshire Aviation Museum, the Cambridge Museum of Technology, and the U.K. Computer Museum. The United Kingdom is also home to a number of prestigious science museums, such as the Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of the History of Science, and the Glasgow Science Center. Your students can also tour various interactive science centers like Enginuity, At-Bristol, the Discovery Museum, and others. Take your class on an adventure through educational STEM tours in the United Kingdom, and they’re sure to never forget the experience or the inspiration that comes with it.
Educational Science Field Trips in Europe: France
The discoveries made and inventions created in France range from the very first calculator to numerous elements on the periodic table (and the periodic table itself!). With such a range of scientific and technological advancements, it’s no wonder that students enjoy a European educational STEM tour in France. Museums, interactive exhibits, and collections from various fields of science can be found on a tour of France. For example, la Cité de l’espace (City of Space) allows students to explore a recreation of Ariane 5, a rocket that comes complete with a mock-up of the control room so students can experience a simulation of a rocket launch and guidance. The Micropolis (also known as “la Cité des insectes” or “city of insects”) is a museum and science center that focuses on entomology and biodiversity, another great experience for students. Meanwhile, la Musée Curie (the Curie Museum) focuses on radiological research, some of its pioneers, and the applications of radioactivity in various fields (including medicine). These and many other museums and experiences in the fields of geology, chemistry, industry, and more are available for students to explore and deepen their understanding of the importance of STEM and how it can change the world.
European Science Field Trips in Italy
What do dentures, electroplating, paddle boats, thermoscopes, glasses, and batteries have in common? They were all invented (at least in their earliest forms) in Italy, home of the Renaissance. Italy is more than just home to artistic, literary, and musical inspiration; it has been the home of inventions and discoveries in science and technology that have changed the world. Students on a European STEM field trip in Italy can explore il Museo Galileo (the Galileo Museum) and the Museo Nazionale Scienze e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum), scientific exhibits that are dedicated to two of Italy’s most famous STEM inventors and innovators. La Citta della Scienza (the City of Science) is also available for student exploration, as well as other museums, laboratories, and other wondrous experiences for your STEM students.
Educational STEM Field Trips in Greece
Though modern technologies and scientific techniques may phase in and out rapidly in the modern age, some things really do stand the test of time. Your students may be used to the concept that phones, computers, and other devices become obsolete rather quickly, but an educational STEM field trip to Greece might show them that other inventions – like the watermill, crane, tumbler lock, gears, and plumbing – can endure for hundreds or even thousands of years. These tours take students to the place where the earliest studies of zoology, geometry, physics, and other STEM fields took place and show them how these discoveries have left a lasting impact on the entire world. Take them to the Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum, the Evgenidio Foundation, the OTE Museum of Telecommunications, the Museum of Geology and Paleontology of Athens University, and the Zoological Museum of the University of Athens, along with several others. Give your classes the chance to see the varied sciences from both the past and the present, and inspire them to affect the future.
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European STEM tours for students have so much to offer, but planning them can be a headache. Flights, parking, hotels, security, transportation, itineraries, and more complicate what should be an enjoyable experience for you and your students. Son Tours can save you time and money and reduce the stress involved in planning an educational travel tour. We have experts in planning and running educational trips in each of our destinations, and we’ll be with you every step of the way. Call us at (888) 554-2243 or fill out our online contact form to learn more about our customizable educational STEM tours in Europe.
STEM Field Trips for Students
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: these are the fastest growing fields in our modern society. In trying to demonstrate and encourage students to pursue these fields of study, teachers are getting creative with their teaching methods, getting students to think outside the box by taking students outside the classroom on educational STEM field trips. Give your students the opportunity of a lifetime to see the advancements of STEM over the years and the possibilities that lay before them. Son Tours offers educational science travel and STEM trips for students to experience the fascinating realm of these fields, taking students to laboratories, museums, universities, and other locations across the U.S. and in Europe.
Educational Travel in the United States for STEM Students
Whether you want to give your students a glimpse into the fields of ecology, geology, zoology, marine biology, engineering, space exploration, chemistry, astronomy, or virtually any other STEM field, we can help you plan an educational travel tour that will give students access to these fields like never before. With museums and labs at MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Drexel University, and more, students can take a look at what postsecondary studies might look like as well as the practical applications that advancements in science can have. With the variety of zoos and aquariums across the U.S., students can explore the vast wonders of the realm of biology. They can explore science in the skies, stars, and seas at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York, or gaze into the wonders of the engineering and technology that goes into space travel at the Kennedy Space Center in Orlando.
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Educational STEM Trips in Europe
Many are well aware of the various cultural landmarks, historical sites, and artistic experiences in Europe, but our neighbors across the pond have a vast scientific history and community, as well. The United Kingdom has a whole host of engineering exhibits, laboratories, science museums, space centers, and other impressive locations, like At-Bristol, the National Physical Laboratory, and the Museum of the History of Science. Across the English Channel, your students can explore museums covering medicine, geology, mineralogy, marine travel, air and space travel, architecture, industry, and so much more. They can visit la Palais de la Découverte (The Palace of Discovery), which houses exhibits on everything from astronomy and astrophysics to mathematics and chemistry, or they can play in Le Vaisseau (the Vessel), an interactive museum designed for educating children and young teenagers in the sciences.
We can also help you plan STEM field trips to Italy or Greece. In Italy, your students can explore the Città della Scienza (City of Science), an interactive science museum in Naples, the Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology) in Milan, or the Museo Galileo (Galileo Museum) in Florence, among other exciting destinations. Or, you can take your students on a journey to Greece to visit the Thessaloniki Science Center and Technology Museum, the Evgenidio Foundation, the Hellenic Motor Museum, the Museum of Geology and Paleontology of the Athens University, and several other fantastic locations that can inspire your students in the fields of STEM.
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New York City is well-known as a tourist’s paradise. But with so many attractions and so much to see and experience, it can be overwhelming knowing where to go and what to do. If you’re looking for a fun and educational tour of New York City’s finest historical and cultural sites, check out a few of the must-sees for your educational tour of New York City.
For U.S. History Students
- Ellis Island & The Statue of Liberty: Once the gateway into New York City for all immigrants, these monument sites now serve as a staple of American history. After taking a short ferry ride through New York Harbor, visitors can explore both Liberty Island (home of the Statue of Liberty and a museum) and Ellis Island. While both sites offer valuable information and experiences, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration is especially relevant and interesting for history students of all ages.
For Science, History, and Social Science Students
- American Museum of Natural History: The AMNH is filled wall to wall with expertly curated exhibits that are sure to interest students of all ages and of all disciplines. The wide variety of permanent and rotating exhibitions cover a wide variety of topics from human origins and archaeology to planetary sciences and oceanography. The AMNH also offers age-specific and family-oriented programs and workshops across an assortment of subjects.
For Religious Studies and Architecture Students:
- Cathedral of St. John the Divine: Famously the largest Cathedral in the world, this 120-year-old Episcopalian church is a treasure trove of religious history and architectural accomplishment. Students can walk through the expansive Cathedral, gardens, and surrounding grounds on a self-guided or guided tour to learn about the church’s significant religious and cultural histories. The Cathedral and accompanying buildings also offer an array of distinctive art installations and architectures.
For Art and Cultural Appreciation Students:
- Museum of Modern Art: One of the premiere art museums in the world, MoMA is home to dozens of exhibitions featuring nearly 200,000 pieces across all disciplines of the modern and contemporary art world, from impressionist paintings and photography to sculptures and mixed media pieces. Free audio programs for children and adults are available, and MoMa also offers games, activity guides, and gallery sessions for a more interactive experience.
For Music Appreciation & Band Students:
- Radio City Music Hall: Declared a city landmark in 1978, Radio City Music Hall is a Mecca of sorts for music, cinema, and theatre lovers alike. The building is steeped in history, featuring gorgeous art installations, stunning architecture, and the largest ever theater pipe organ built for a movie theatre. Even if you don’t have the opportunity to catch one of the many live performances at the hall, a variety of tours are available showcasing the architecture and history of the venue, while providing a behind-the-scenes look at its show business side.
For Current Events & Civics Students:
- The 9/11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero: This historic site of American history includes both a dedicated memorial and a museum. Two options of walking tours are available at the memorial—guided tours exploring the symbolism and historical significance of the events and the memorial and tribute tours conducted by people directly affected by 9/11. The 9/11 Museum features a wide collection of artifacts and stories of 9/11, exploring the events of the day and its continued historical impact.
The Big Apple offers visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the history and culture of our nation and the world. For students of all ages, an educational tour of NYC can make a lasting impact, and we hope that this list provides a helpful framework for planning your next trip to New York City.