Field Trips

Lesson Requests

Field Trips

Teachers must submit the request form in our Educator's Directory by the deadline noted on the form. The Educator’s Directory contains complete information on requesting and planning your visit. Home school students must request a visit as a class through the home school association of which they are members.


Preparing Students for Their Visit

The educational value of your visit will be improved if you review with your students the PreVisit Information and Winter Weather plan. We also recommend that you explain the purpose of the field trip to the students, describe the schedule of activities for the day and vocabulary, and review behavioral expectations. Our School District safety plan requires that all students wear clearly readable name tags. Be sure students know what to wear on the day of the visit for their safety, health and comfort.

Combining Classes

Each teacher may bring only one class to a lesson. Combining classes into a single lesson is not permitted unless first approved through the scheduling secretary. Our goal is to keep class sizes small so that each student can achieve the maximum benefit from the visit.


We request that teachers bring one chaperone per class unless school policy requires otherwise. Chaperones: please do not bring additional students not in the registered class.


The Science Center provides no food service so bag lunches should be brought with you. Picnic areas are available between programs and are assigned at the teacher’s request. Please prepare and have students dress appropriately because some shelters are outdoors.

In addition, some schools arrange with local food vendors such as our Community Partner Chick-fil-a of Pelham Road to deliver lunches. Click here or click the logo below for more information. To order, send an email to and let them know the date of your field trip, how many meals you want to order, and in which shelter you are scheduled for your lunch. Please help us respect their ongoing support of our programs here at Roper Mountain by limiting your order to Chick-Fil-A on Pelham Road. Thank you!

Pelham Road

Important Links

PreVisit Information


Please Note

RMSC can’t take credit card payments over the phone.


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