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Curriculum Guides

A field trip to Union Station, Science City or the Kansas City Museum will help you meet a multitude of national and state curriculum guidelines. Our Education Team has created the following guides so teachers can review concepts our fieldtrips directly support:

Download the PDF files:

Your Other Classroom

Think of the Station, Science City or the Museum as your "other classroom." We represent three remarkable resources for a multitude of disciplines: science, social studies, history, mathematics, literature, art, etc. Discover all the creative and worthwhile educational possibilities.

Enhance your own lesson plans through our unique and fun activities. Schedule a field trip today and keep your students interest in science thriving. Arrange for our Science City educators to visit your school through our special Science City on the Road below.

Scholarships

Occasionally, special funding is available for financial assistance to Union Station attractions for qualifying school groups. Interested school groups may submit a specific request through this electronic application: Application Request

Limited bus transportation money for field trips to Science City is available to schools in the bi-state region Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties in Missouri; Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas. The funds need to be requested when reserving your field trip.

To apply for either of the Jackson County Scholarships, please fill out the appropriate forms below.

For more information, contact us at 816-460-2020 or education@unionstation.org

Science City on the Road

Invite Science City to your school or community event! These interactive science demonstrations and workshops stimulate interest and introduce basic science concepts in entertaining and memorable ways. Educators may request written descriptions of the standard science vocabulary and concepts. Our educators can work with you to adapt programs to your specific theme.

Rates & Fees

Standard Fee: $200 per show, workshop, demo, or program. Additional performances of the same program on the same day at the same location are only $150 more. No mileage fees are assessed for locations within 30 miles of Union Station KC. Union Station administrative staff will calculate the distance between Union Station and the event location using navigational software. The chart below outlines distance surcharges:

  • 31-50 miles: $60
  • 51-75 miles: $120
  • 76-100 miles $180

For more detailed information regarding our awesome Science City on the Road Shows please refer to our Field Trip Planner

To make a reservation for any of our Science City on the Road Shows, complete the Science City on the Road Reservation Form.