School Programs

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Amazement Square’s educational programs bring classroom topics to life in exciting and curiosity-inspiring ways!  Bring a classroom or let us come to you, our innovative programs will leave everyone loving learning.

School Programs List Discovery Programs | Enhanced Programs | Outreach Programs
Everyone Is Special | Additional Information | Book Your Reservation

 

 

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From dinosaurs to circuit-building, Discovery Programs bring a hands-on approach to the SOL curriculum.

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Enhanced Programs allow students to investigate the science concepts in a whole new way.  These programs utilize equipment and materials that are not found in a typical classroom and provide experiences students will be talking about for months to come!

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Unable to come to the museum?  Let us come to you!  Outreach Programs allow students to experience some of our unique hands-on learning adventures delivered straight to your classroom.  We bring all the supplies and do all the clean-up!

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 Everyone is Special

Amazement Square is proud to provide visual arts programming to special needs classrooms in the Lynchburg area.  Learn more about this VSA program provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Pricing and Additional Information:

Chaperones: One chaperone per five students is required and covered by the cost of the group booking.  Chaperones exceeding the 1:5 ratio will be charged $7 per person. If the minimum 1:5 ratio is not met, a $20/hour fee will be added. Chaperones are required to stay with their students at all times and monitor their behavior.  Please note that memberships, passes, coupons, and other discounts are not applicable for admission with any school program, including museum exploration.

Sponsored Admission: Reduced admission prices are available for schools with a free and reduced lunch rate of 50% or greater. Scholarship funds for reduced admission are limited and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For questions about sponsored admission for schools and to find out if your classroom qualifies, please contact education@amazementsquare.org.

Lunch Room Rental: Although the museum does not sell lunch on site, students may bring their own bagged lunch to eat in one of the museum’s designated dining spaces. Room rental starts at $25 with an additional $1 per person for groups of more than 25 students. Lunch sessions are limited to 30 minutes each. Please be sure to schedule your lunch rental in advance as they are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. A $15 late fee will be charged if the room is requested on the day of your visit. A picnic area is also located on the side of the museum and is open to the public on a first come, first serve basis for no additional cost.
To schedule a Lunch Room Rental, please contact education@amazementsquare.org.

 

Book Today!

All school visits require prior reservations and must be booked 4 weeks in advance.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is due within two weeks after booking.  Late bookings will be subject to a $25 service charge.

 

To book a program, please fill out our
Teacher Inquiry Form ( word doc > )
and email it to education@amazementsquare.org

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions about Amazing Adventures School Programs

 

The Buzz:

“One of my students says he wants to live at Amazement Square.”
–Melody Williams, Twin Springs Elementary School

“I bring my students to Amazement Square every year.  I love the new updates to the programs.”
– Lee Williams, Liberty Christian Academy

“What a great place for kids to have fun and learn… especially with our SOL’s!”
– Lisa Maishon, Crewe Elementary School

“Loved Hamburger Economics!  Very Educational and well worth the trip here!”
– Tonya Coffey, Ladd Elementary School

“Our students enjoyed the entire time here.  Lots of fun and very educational!”
– Debra Rogers, Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

“Great staff!  Everyone at Amazement Square is very kind.  It was a great program and an excellent day!”
– Cathy East, Appomattox Middle School

 

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors!

AREVA | Automated Conveyor Systems | Berglund Toyota | BWXT | Campbell Insurance | Centra | Flippin, Bruce & Porter, Inc | Forest Dental Center | Foster Fuels | John Stewart Walker, Inc | Moore & Giles, Inc | Pettyjohn, Wood & White | Schewel Furniture | Watts Petroleum Corp. | Wells Fargo

 

Amazing School Programs are complemented by the Amazing Adventures of Scorpy Bug Comic Series.

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