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Field trips that foster students’ imagination and flat out make learning fun!

Serving Elementary & Middle Schools in Lancaster County, Reading, Hershey, and the Surrounding Areas.

Field Trip Programs

Skip the overwhelming preparation without losing the educational and experiential value!

No Lesson Plans to Organize: Our custom field trips include learning outcomes based on your curriculum and aligned to the Next Generation Science and Common Core Standards.

No Assessments to Create: We can provide assessment rubrics when needed that provide a picture of students’ performance and program impact.

No Stressed-Out Staff: We do everything and provide all equipment. Our trained teaching staff present educational content and provide fun and engaging hands-on activities where students apply what they have learned.

No Bussing – No Chaperones – No Permissions Slips:  That’s right, we can come to you and provide programs for individual classes or for large groups of up to 100 students at a time.  Students experience amazing programs all from the safety of your facility. AND you get to skip the headache!

Customizable, engaging, fun, educational, 

and hassle-free!

 What better way to add spark to your students’ learning than with a field trip with Snapology.  We’ll come directly to your door with everything your students need for an awesome experience. Or you can come to us.
We offer field trips at our Discovery Center too.

With specialized themes to build problem-solving and life skills, you’re sure to find one that complements your curriculum. If by chance you can’t, we’ll work with you to customize a program that’s perfect for your students.

No matter which option you choose, we know your students, parents and staff will be delighted. We’ve hosted field trips for hundreds of kids and we know how to design learning programs they absolutely love!

 

Teach Critical Life Skills

As students work together, they will learn first-hand the importance of being able to communicate ideas clearly, weigh solutions, negotiate and decide on a course of action.

Interactive, Hands-On Activities

Learning through play is one of the most effective ways to teach. Our activities bring abstract concepts in science, technology, engineering, art and math to life!

No Transportation Costs

Our “on site” option is a cost-effective option for schools that don’t want to pay the extra cost of transporting students to another facility.

Student Safety First

When we come to you, you no longer have to  recruit lots of chaperones to track students off-site.

We’ll Come to Your School or Camp!

Choose from 2 format options for mobile programs held right at your location. We custom design programs for groups as small as 10, large groups of 100+ and everything in between. Programs can be held on one day or over several days.

For more information about our field trips,
call 717-415-5486

STEAM Quad-Based, Large-Group Program

This program is for larger groups or for sessions with multiple grades or ages at the same time. You must have at least 40 students and book for a minimum of 2 instructional-hours.

Students work in groups of 4 (Quads) where they participate in age-appropriate building challenges.  These STEAM challenges inspire students to use teamwork, problem solving, and communication to reach a given goal.

For this option, you will need to provide a large room, like a gym or cafeteria with multiple tables. The session is directed by Snapology staff, and children are assisted by your staff.

The length of the program is determined by the number of students in attendance and the building challenges chosen.  In most cases you will need to schedule a 1-2 hour session for each group of 50-100 students.

Fee: Varies depending on the number of hours and students.  2 instructioinal-hours minimum.

o    40-76 students $500/ hour

o   77-100 students $750/hour

Idle time between classes is $75 per hour.

NOTE: The following themes and ages pertain to quad-based programs only where students work in groups of 4 (or some groups of 3 if an odd number of participants). We offer some of the same themes or similar ones in our small group programs listed below.

Themes

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Themes - K through 2nd grade
  • Architecture
    • Superstructures: Design Around Your Environment
    • Superstructures: Bridges
    • Castles & Kingdoms: Castles
    • Brick City: City Planning
  • Natural Science
    • Animal Explorers: Animal Habitats
    • Scientist: Parts of a Plant
    • Scientists: Life Cycles
    • Discovering Dinosaurs:  Carnivores, Omnivores & Herbivores
    • Mining and Building: Zoo
  • Problem Solving
    • STEM Survivor: 2D Marble Run
    • Space Science: Spaceships
  • Art
    • Story Builders: Story Setting
    • Brick Art & Design: Pop-Art Mosaic
Themes - 3rd through 6th grade
  • Architecture
    • SuperStructures: Design Around Your Environment (Building Green)
    • SuperStructures: Architecture before 1600
    • SuperStructures: Bridge Designer
    • Scientist: Bridges Physics and Engineering
    • Castles and Kingdoms: Impenetrable Castles
  • Natural Science
    • Scientist: Ecosystems
    • Scientist: Water Cycle
    • Scientist: Life Cycle
    • Scientist: Parts of a Plant
    • Mining and Buidling: Zoo
  • Problem Solving
    • Space Science: Space Station 
  • Art
    • Brick Art and Design Lab: Whimsical Landscapes
    • Brick Art and Design Lab: Pottery
    • Brick Art and Design Lab: Scultpture
Themes - 6th through 8th grade
  • Architecture
    • SuperStructures: Architecture before 1600
    • SuperStructures: Architecture after 1800
  • Natural Science
    • Scientist: Ecosystems
    • Scientist: Life Cycle
  • Problem Solving
    • Space Science: Space Station
    • STEM Survivor: 3D Marble Run 
    • STEM Survivor: Engineering Escapes
    • STEM Survivor:  DIsaster Island
  • Art
    • Brick Art and Design Lab: Whimsical Landscapes
    • Brick Art and Design Lab: Pottery
    • Brick Art and Design Lab: Scultpture
    • Brick Art and Design Lab: Abstract Art

Don’t have a group big enough for our Quad-Based program?  Then our Small-Group Direct Instruction Program might be just what you’re looking for…

STEAM Small-Group Direct Instruction Program

Best for a single class, grade level or age and smaller groups, this format focuses on a specific theme or objective. Each session is from 1-1.5 hours long. Complete program must be a minimum of 2 instructional hours.

Our staff will collaborate with your teachers to customize a theme that complements your curriculum or we can choose a fun theme to introduce something new!

Our direct instruction themes fall into the following categories:

  • Robotics
  • Engineering
  • Creative S.T.E.A.M.

Within each category we have several topics to choose from, appropriate for kids from pre-kindergarten through middle school.

Multiple sessions can be held on the same day. We typically book classes consecutively but there is the possibility to hold sessions simultaneously, staff permitting.

Fee:  $300 per hour of up to 20 students.  $350 per hour for 21-26 students. Groups over 26 students must be split into two groups or done as a quad large-group program. Idle time between classes is $75 per hour.

Themes

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Engineering Themes Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
  • Engineering
    • Parade Float
    • Conveyor Belt
    • Windmills
    • Catapult
    • Spin Art
Academic Creative Themes Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
  • Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    • Cars
    • Steam Locomotives
  • Animal Explorers
    • Animals of the Rainforest
    • Animals of the Tundra
    • Animals of the Forest
  • Discovering Dinosaurs
    • Herbivores
    • Carnivores
    • Omnivores
  • Story Builders
  • Pokemania
    • Habitates
    • Evolution
  • Amazing Race
    • Australia
    • United States
    • Italy
  • Brick Art and Design Lab
    • Portrait Art
    • Whimsical Landscapes
Robotics Themes Kindergarten through 3rd Garde

Using LEGO® WeDo® 2.0 Kits

  • KinderBots
    • Race Car
    • Power Drill
    • KinderBots Train
  • Robopets
    • Alligator
    • Milo the robo dog
    • Frog

Using LEGO® Spike® Prime Kits

  • KinderBots
    • Race Car
    • Power Drill
    • Train with Spike
  • Robopets
    • Alligator
    • Kangaroo
    • Lion
    • Frog
    Academic Creative Themes 3rd through 6th Grade
    • Scientist
      • Surface Tension
      • Ecosystems
      • Lifecycles
    • Castles and Kingdoms
      • Goblets
      • Castles
      • Knights
    • Brick Art and Design Lab
      • Craftsman Architectire
      • Portrait Art
      • Whimsical Lancdscapes
    • Story Builders
    • SuperStructures (Architecture)
      • Floor Plans
      • Designing for Disaster
    Engineering Themes 3rd through 6th Grade
    • Foundational Engineering
      • Go Kart
      • Catapult
      • Spin Art
    • Amusment Park Engineering
      • Roller Coaster
      • Swing Ride
      • Pirate Ship
      Robotics Themes 3rd through 8th Grade

      Using LEGO® WeDo® 2.0 Robotics Kits

      • Creature Creator
        • Dolphin
        • Bee
        • Gorilla
      • Attackbots
        • Crossbow
        • Battle Ax
        • Catapults
      • Gamebots
        • Just Dance
        • Duck Hunt
        • Hockey
      • Mega Machines
        • Recycling Truck
        • Forklift
        • Helicopter

      Using LEGO® Spike® Prime Kits

      • Creatire Creator
        • Dolphin
        • Gorilla
        • Bee
      • Attacknots
        • Crossbow
        • Battle Ax
        • Catapults
      • Gamebots
        • Just Dance
        • Duck Hunt
        • Hockey
      • Mega Machines
        • Recycling Truck
        • Forklift
        • Helicopter
      Robotics Themes 6th through 8th Grade

      Using LEGO® WeDo® 2.0 Robotics Kits

      • Space Wars
        • Moon Base
        • X-Wing
      • Incredible Inventions
      • GameBots with Scratch Coding (all require 1.5-2 hours)
        • Just Dance
        • Duck Hunt
        • Hockey
      • AttackBots with Scratch Coding (all require 1.5-2 hours)
        • Crossbow
        • Battle Ax
        • Catapults

      Using LEGO® Spike® Prime Kits

      • Space Wars
        • Moon Base
        • X-Wing
      • Robot Olympics (requires a minumum of 3 hours)

      Using LEGO® EV3 Mindstormes® Kits

      • Robot Olympics (requres a minumum of 3 hours)
      Engineering Themes 6th through 8th Grade
      • Mechanical Masterminds
        • Grabber
        • Catapult
        • Storm Tracker
      • Amusment Park Engineering
        • Roller Costers
        • Swing Ride
        • Pirate Ship
      • Combat Robots (requires a minumum of 3 hours)
      • Robot Challenge (requires a minumum of 3 hours)
      Academic Creative Themes 6th through 8th Grade
      • Scientist
        • Surface Tension
        • Ecosystems
      • SuperStructures (Architechture)
        • Floor Plans
        • Designing for Disasters
      • Amazing Race
        • Australia
        • United States
        • Italy
      • Animation Studeo (requires a minamum of 3 hours)

       

      Want to Go Off-Site? Come To Our Center!

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        Rotating Station Play Plus

        This format combines the best of both options;  a 1-hour structured class and 1-hour of creative play time in the Discovery Center. 

        The structured class can be set up for one age group, or broken down by age/ability. Structured themes include Robotics, Engineering, Creative S.T.E.A.M. or creative pop-culture. Within each theme we have approximately 4-12 topics to choose, appropriate for kids from preschool through middle school. 

         

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        Rotating Station Play Only

        EXTREMELY LIMITED AVAILABILITY
        Bring your entire class to our Center where they can experience different building activities.

        Students rotate through our interactive, educational stations at their leisure for 2 hours. Our stations change from time to time and include a variety of LEGO® building stations, robotics stations, race car building and racing station, marble runs, Kinect station and others.

         

        Special ” Info Sessions” for Teachers & Principals

        Request a quick 30-minute live, individual or group Zoom-session
        and leave with all the info you need to make a decision. 

        Teacher's Sessions

        Learn how we can partner to bring an interactive Snapology program to your classroom. A great addition as a culminating project or a stand alone reward for your students.

        Principal's Sessions

        Learn how we can partner to bring an experience that’s meaningful, memorable and fun that your staff and students will love!

        Rave Reviews

        Here’s what people are saying about Snapology programs. We invite you to check out all our reviews on Facebook and Google.

         

        Michelle Y.

        Reading School District, Administrator

        I arranged for Snapology to come to our school for an on site class during our summer school program. We selected the Snapology Ninjas and Superheroes programs. There were about 35 students in attendance. The instructors were great and the students were engaged for the duration of the program. I highly recommend booking a program through Snapology.

        Andrea H.

        Mifflin Community Library, Children's Librarian

        I have had the privilege to work with Snapology of Lancaster and Reading on both a personal and professional basis. My children have attended their programs and love them! This summer I worked closely with Snapology as the children’s librarian of a local library and we were able to offer and run camps at our library throughout the summer, as well as children’s programs and programs for teens as well. The instructors were amazing and many of the kids who attended formed new friendships along the way. I would highly recommend Snapology to everyone! Their programs are both relevant and engaging.

        Andrea P

        Burrowes Elementary School Lancaster, 5th grade teacher,

        Snapology has been great for my 5th grade students! Their activities are engaging and teach them how to follow directions and work on a team. It also teaches them problem solving skills when they encounter mistakes. They are learning while having fun! They enjoy the coding and the moving technic pieces. If you are looking for an engaging, hands-on approach to learning, then I highly recommend Snapology. Ms. Serena is awesome too! We love her.

        For more information about our field trips,
        call 717-415-5486