Education Resources

Education Resources & Events

Great Kansas City Science & Engineering Fair

For GKC Science & Engineering Fair details, to register, fair rules and forms: click here

Questions about the GKC Science & Engineering Fair, contact Emily Meyer, Fair Director [email protected].

Code.org Programming

Science City at Union Station is the Regional Partner for Western Missouri and all of Kansas for Code.org. For more information, please visit here.

Educator Professional Development

Science City offers a variety of educator professional development throughout the year through our ScienceWise Courses. To see a complete list of courses available, please visit here.

Student Program Opportunities

Given the unprecedented spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) across the U.S., Science City at Union Station and Techbridge Girls’ Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conferences are following the direction of our federal and state governments around social distancing and non-essential events. Per the recommendation of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that no gatherings of 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks, we are cancelling our EYH conference for this year. We’ve hosted this event for the past 28 years and can’t believe we had to cancel due to ice in January and now a pandemic! If you previously registered, please stay tuned we are looking at future dates where your registration will allow you a ticket for entry to Science City!

Saturday STEM Seminars are a FREE opportunity to expose middle school and high school students to STEM professional careers. STEM Professionals present highlights about their careers and other hot topics in STEM. Q&A Sessions follow every seminar. For a full calendar of Saturday STEM Seminars, visit here.

Science City Resources

Searching for the latest in science, technology, engineering, and math? Science City is your laboratory for the latest in these important fields. View some additional resources here.

Curriculum Guides

A field trip to Science City 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 field trips directly support. View here.

Schedule Your Group Visit

Planning a group visit is easy with our help! Your entire day with us will be fun, educational, and worry free. Enhance your own lesson plans through our unique and fun activities. We have several new exhibits and programs, as well as traditional youth favorites for everyone to explore and enjoy. You pick the attractions and programs that best meet your needs and we take care of the rest. We can’t wait for your next visit!

For more information about planning a group visit or to complete a reservation form, please visit our Groups page.

Science City on the Road

Keep your children’s interest in science thriving. Arrange for our Science City educators to visit your community or school event through our Science City on the Road Shows. These interactive science demonstrations and workshops stimulate interest and introduce basic science concepts in entertaining and memorable ways. Group leaders may request written descriptions of the standard science vocabulary and concepts.

Standard Fee: $200 per show, workshop, program or demo. 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. 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 detailed information about these programs, please refer to our Youth Group Planner which can be found on our Youth Groups page.
To make a reservation for any of our Science City on the Road Shows, complete the Science City on the Road reservation form.

Scholarships

Occasionally, scholarship funding is available for qualifying school groups to visit Union Station attractions. For more information, please visit our Groups page.

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Join the Union Station Kansas City Educator Program for free Science City Admission, advanced notice on traveling exhibits, admission to yearly educator-only events, and more!