Thank you so much for an awesome field trip!! The students and the parents all had a great time. See you next year!!
-Mrs. Beth Sine, Pre-K Teacher, Archbishop Neale School

Field Trips

Golidlocks Planet field trip


• Digital Dome Classroom Movie
• Hands-on Discovery Lab Activity
• NOAA Science On a Sphere Program
• All structured around a common theme

+ Additional Planetarium Sky Show available (additional $2 per person)

Students» $10
Adults» $8 (one free chaperone per 10 paid students)

Minimum group size» 12

Group Visits

Potomac Heights Leisure Group visit

Group Visit Includes:

• Digital Dome Classroom Movie (times vary)
• Planetarium Show (30 minutes)
OR NOAA Science On a Sphere presentation (30 minutes)

Adults & Children» $8

Group Visit Plus Includes:

• Digital Dome Classroom Movie (times vary)
• Planetarium Show (30 minutes)
AND NOAA Science On a Sphere presentation (30 minutes)

Adults & Children» $10

Minimum group size» 12

Community education is the primary role of the Science Center. We would like to extend an invitation for your students or group members to take advantage of this resource by scheduling a field trip or group visit. The James E. Richmond Science Center at St. Charles High School houses the Digital Dome Classroom. With a diameter of 60 feet and seating for up to 184 people, the Digital Dome Classroom is one of the largest of its kind! The Science Center also features a NOAA Science On a Sphere® (SOS), a room-sized globe providing with visual instruction about science, the Earth, and the environment. Students will have an opportunity to interact in a hands-on inquiry lab as well as receive direct instruction from qualified educators. We hope that you will take advantage of this awesome opportunity and let your students and groups experience all that the James E. Richmond Science Center has to offer.

“On behalf of my 2nd grade teammates we would like to thank you again for a very successful and fun trip. The students and parents really enjoyed themselves! Thank you for being so organized and patient with helping me to plan, as it was our first visit. My teammates and I look forward to the possibility of repeating this trip next year!”
-Teacher, Evergreen Elementary School, St. Mary’s County Public Schools
Good afternoon, just wanted to send a quick email to personally let you know how much fun my daughter had attending the field trip with her class. She is a 2nd grader at Mt. Hope Elementary, and was here for the program yesterday. She told us all about it at dinner, and then went to her book bag and got out the model earth that she made in clay. She proceeded to tell us all about how they made it, while she re-labeled the different sections with her tooth pick tags. It was obvious that she had fun, had learned a lot, and came home excited about it. We appreciate what you guys do. Have a great day.
-Justin P. Conte, Aquatics Manager