Science World Class Field Trip Bursary

Do you have a class in grades K–12 that you would like to bring on a field trip to Science World? Do you need financial assistance to make it happen? Thanks to support from Science World’s Science of Cocktails, we can help! Science World is delighted to offer bursaries for under-served schools to support their field trips in the 2019–20 school year.

Since the program began in 2017, Science World's Class Field Trip Bursary program has helped more than 23,000 students visit TELUS World of Science.

Who is eligible for a Class Field Trip Bursary?

  • Grade K-12 classes in  B.C.-ministry-funded schools
  • Classes with demonstrable need for financial assistance
  • The applicant will need to describe how the students’ learning will be extended beyond the field trip and how it is connected to school or district goals and/or community resources.

What is the Class Field Trip Bursary for?

The bursary subsidizes 50% to 100% of general admission, as well as return transportation (school-bus fees or a TransLink invoice up to $500, unless otherwise identified) for up to two classes per request. The school is responsible for covering the remainder of the fees.

We will reimburse the transportation portion of the bursary following your visit (school bus or bulk transit purchase only). For more information about pre-purchasing transit tickets, please visit TransLink.

The Science World Field Trip Bursary does not fund overnight trips or the cost of parking (note that there is no school-bus parking available at TELUS World of Science).

The Field Trip Bursary cannot be applied to school programs, OMNIMAX® films, or exhibition charges.

Class Field Trip Bursary Application Form is now closed.

At this time (November 2019) we have received a great number of applications and have approved bursaries over our estimates. Applicants that are not granted a bursary have been notified that they will be placed on a wait list. 

What do I need to do after my bursary is approved?

If you are awarded a bursary, you should book your field trip through our website and select and reserve your transportation. In the week following your field trip, we will ask you to complete an evaluation form. We may also ask you for additional feedback specific to the bursary.

We will determine the balance due and confirm the method of payment with the contact teacher before the class booking is completed.

For more information contact schools@scienceworld.ca

Bursary Feedback

"For some students this will be the first time experiencing the wonders of Science World. We believe it is important for students to take their learning outside the classroom and to make new discoveries around their community."

"For some students this will be the first time experiencing the wonders of Science World. We believe it is important for students to take their learning outside the classroom and to make new discoveries around their community."

"This field trip will be an unforgettable learning experience for our students. Our students are excited at the prospect of being able to engage in the interactive displays, feature exhibitions and live science demonstrations that are not available in the context of the school classroom. As we are an inner-city school, many of our students may not have the opportunity to attend such an enriching educational experience outside of school."

“Most of our students haven’t been to TELUS World of Science, and ask at the start of every year if they will be given the opportunity to visit. As an educator, we would hate for financial adversity to prevent  them from opportunities that are out there.”

Thank you

Field trip access for underserved schools would not be possible without the generous support of:

Teekay Shipping
Wells Fargo
Proceeds from Science of Cocktails
We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia