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School Trips

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Chicago is the perfect destination for a fun, colorful and educational field trip for students Pre-K through 6th Grade.

Teacher Open House Event

Join us for our FREE Teacher Open House on Friday, October 3rd from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Pricing

2014 - 2015 School-Term Trips & Pricing

  • School Term pricing runs September 2, 2014 - June 12, 2015
  • School must be approved by the State Board of Education
  • Field Trips must be booked in advance by sumbitting a School Registration Form
  • Space is limited and based on first-come/first serve basis.
  • Suggested registration time is 30+ days prior to the field trip date.
  • 1 free adult chaperone for every 5 paying children.
  • Pricing includes admission into the Center including all rides, exhibits and movies.
  • All prices are subject to applicable sales tax.
  • Prices are based per person
  • OUTSIDE FOOD IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED
  • Schools with bagged lunches may eat outside or on the bus.
2014-15 School-Term Field Trips & Pricing
PriceIncludes
$7 Admission* All exhibits, rides and 4D movies
$1 Education Workshop* Seven, 30 minute workshops to choose from (Pre-k - 6th Grade)
$2 LEGO Education Workshop Simple Machines workshop (S.T.E.M) 4th - 6th Grade only
$2.50 Activity Pack Puzzles and games on a commemerative lanyard
$5 LEGO Kit Take-home model for each child. Includes 30 - 50 pieces w/ instructions
$5 Lunch Meal Deal Cheese pizza, chips and Capri Sun

 *Educational workshops and school-term pricing is only available to elementary schools and learning centers, both private and public, grades pre-k - 6th.  Workshops are not available on weekends or holidays and are subject to availability.

Upcoming Events

Workshops

Workshops are only available during the school year between the months of September - May, excluding holidays and peak periods. We do not offer any workshops during the summer.

LEGO WORKSHOPS:

  • For children Pre-K to 6th Grade
  • Interactive learning experience
  • School curriculum is incorporated
  • Kids will explore many professions including, architecture, engineering, art and more!

Workshops

Add a workshop to your school field trip for only $1.00 - $2.00 per student!  Workshops are 30 minutes long and can accomodate up to 25 students

DUPLO® Story Telling - Preschool

In the Story Telling workshop students will read with an instructor a DUPLO Story Telling book. During the workshop children will build and discuss different aspects of the story with their class, using DUPLO as their medium. A fun, hands-on way to introduce young learners to class room instruction. Subjects Covered: Language Arts and Listening Skills

 

DUPLO® Tall Towers Junior – Preschool/Kindergarten

TallTowers Jr. is a hands-on workshop that helps participants learn how to follow directions, recognize shapes and patters, and develop fine motor skills. Participants build LEGO® towers of various shapes, colors, and patterns. A fun, hands-on way to introduce young learners to classroom instruction. Subjects covered: Color and Pattern Recognition and Fine Motor Skills Coordination

 

DUPLO® Tall Towers – 1st Grade

The Tall Towers Workshop is intended to introduce young learners to the world of architecture. Students will participate in DUPLO® building challenges intended to teach them the importance of teamwork and communication. TallTowers provides a classroom setting where participants learn of early elementary science and mathematics. Our instructor will also cover construction principals, natural and man-made structures in their world, and the effects of natural disasters on tall buildings. Subjects covered: Design and Technology

Click here for Common Core Standards.

 

DUPLO® Bridge – 2nd Grade

During this workshop, students participate in exciting building challenges intended to introduce learners to the creation of large scale structures with DUPLO® bricks. Students will be encouraged to work as a team and communicate with their fellow classmates to reach a common goal while testing their architectural design to see if their team’s bridge can withstand the weight of additional objects. Subjects covered: Design and Technology

Click here for Common Core Standards.

 

LEGO® Artist – 3rd & 4th Grade

The Artist workshop is a class that introduces participants to the artistic possibilities of LEGO® bricks. Using sculpture examples around LEGOLAND® DiscoveryCenter as a starting point, students will make their own unique, original LEGO sculptures and will use mathematics to figure out how to create a large scale model of their original sculpture. Subjects covered: Art and Mathematics

Click here for Common Core Standards.

 

LEGO® Chicago Skyline – 3rd & 4th Grade

The Chicago Skyline Workshop is a unique, interactive guided tour through MINILAND Chicago. Participants will learn how the history of Chicago shaped its world-famous skyline. Afterward, students are challenged to think critically about designing a new building for MINILAND in a hands-on classroom setting. Subjects covered: History and Architecture

Click here for Common Core Standards.

 

LEGO® Race Car – 5th & 6th Grade

The Race Car Workshop is a fun, hands-on way to get students excited about mathematics and introduce them to elementary physics. Students build LEGO® race cars, race them down our track, collect data and use arithmetic to calculate their car’s performance. Students also learn about the forces that affect their cars and use this information to create lean racing machines. Subjects covered: Design and Mathematics  

Click here for Common Core Standards.

 

NEW! S.T.E.M Workshop

LEGO® Education, Simple Machines – 4th - 6th Grade

Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies. They will also build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms while participating in this workshop.  Students will work in pairs of 2.

Subjects covered: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Price: $2.00 per student

Workshop Length: 45 minutes

Group Size: 24 students max.

 

Homeschool

Homeschool Wednesdays

Homeschools days are back! Join us for NEW workshops this fall!

Homeschool families must register individually at least 7 days prior to each workshop. Pricing includes general admission and workshop. Please call our Group Sales Representative at (847) 592 -9708 or email groupsalesch@legolanddiscoverycenter.com to reserve your spot today. Space is limited. Please note, payment is taken at the time of booking and is non-refundable.

2014 Fall Class Schedule

September 24  |  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LEGO Artist Workshop  |  $8 per person  |  Ages 7 - 10

The Artist workshop is a class that introduces participants to the artistic possibilities of LEGO® bricks. Using sculpture examples around LEGOLAND® Discovery Center as a starting point, students will make their own unique, original LEGO sculptures and will use mathematics to figure out how to create a large scale model of their original sculpture.

October 8  |  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LEGO WeDo Robotics Workshop  |  $9 per person  |  Ages 8 - 10

The perfect introduction to robotics and programming! Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies.

October 22  |  2:00- 3:00 p.m.

LEGO Chicago Skyline Workshop  |  $8 per person  |  Ages 7 - 10

The Chicago Skyline Workshop is a unique, interactive guided tour through MINILAND Chicago. Participants will learn how the history of Chicago shaped its world-famous skyline. Afterward, students are challenged to think critically about designing a new building for MINILAND in a hands-on classroom setting.

November 5  |  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LEGO Bridge Workshop  |  $8 per person  |  Ages 6 - 8

During this workshop, students participate in exciting building challenges intended to introduce learners to the creation of large scale structures with DUPLO® bricks.  Students will be encouraged to work as a team and communicate with their fellow classmates to reach a common goal while testing their architectural design to see if their team’s bridge can withstand the weight of additional objects.

November 19  |  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LEGO Simple Machines Workshop  |  $9 per person  |  Ages 9 - 12

This is a hands-on class in which students build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms in this exciting class using LEGO Education's Introduction to Simple and Motorized Mechanisms. This class involves a broad range of activities within design technology, science, and mathematics. Students investigate the principles of simple machines, mechanisms, and structures; experiment with balanced and unbalanced forces and friction; measure distance, time, speed, and weight; and much more.

December 3  |  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LEGO WeDo Robotics Workshop  |  $9  per person  |  Ages 8 - 10

The perfect introduction to robotics and programming! Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies. 

December 17  |  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

LEGO Tall Towers Workshop  |  $8 per person  |  Ages 6 - 8

The Tall Towers Workshop is intended to introduce young learners to the world of architecture.  Students will participate in DUPLO® building challenges intended to teach them the importance of teamwork and communication. Tall Towers provides a classroom setting where participants learn of early elementary science and mathematics. Our instructor will also cover construction principals, natural and man-made structures in their world, and the effects of natural disasters on tall buildings.

FAQs

What kind of opportunities does LEGOLAND Discovery Center offer for school groups?

LEGOLAND Discovery Center offers a educational workshops for all qualified schools and preschool. Each workshop lasts 30 minutes and can accommodate up to 25 students at a time.

Will LEGOLAND Discovery Center come to my school to teach a program?

Yes! Enjoy a LEGO® workshop from your own classroom. See our Outreach Programs for more details.

How do I plan my field trip?

We will provide you with a Preparation Guide to assure you are ready for your visit.

 

What is the process for scheduling a field trip?

Please request a reservation by submitting a School Registration Form. A representative from our offices will contact you to confirm your requested date.

 

How many chaparones are required for school groups?

We recommend 1 chaperone for every 5 paying students.

What happens after I register?

The group sales office at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago will try to schedule your trip and workshop for the first chosen date. If that date is not available, they will move to your second choice. You will receive a confirmation via email informing you of your date, arrival time and workshop or lunch times.

When do I need to pay?

A 50% deposit is required 14 days before your field trip. Final payment is due on the day of the field trip. If you wish to pay for the whole trip in advance you may. We accept credit cards and corporate checks. (No personal checks or cash)

How long should I plan to be at the Center for my field trip?

Schools have up to 3 hours in the center. Time limits may change during peak periods.

Where should we go when we arrive at LEGOLAND Discovery Center?

Buses can pull up to the front doors. We ask that only the group leader come inside to give a final head count and final payment to LDC staff. Once this is taken care of children can enter the center.

Where should buses park while they wait?

Buses can park in the east end of the parking lot or by Dicks Sporting Goods store. Parking is free.

What are the lunch options?

You may order meal deals for you group up to 7 days in advance through the Group Sales office. Meal Deals are $5 each and include cheese pizza, chips and a capri sun. Outside food is not allowed inside the Center. Bagged lunches must be eaten outside or on your bus. A la cart food items may be purchased from the cafe anytime during your visit. Food options include sandwiches, salads, chips, cookies, candy, soda, juice, water, fruit and gronola bars. *food items subject to change and availability.

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Reservations

  • Please submit your registration form via fax (847) 592-9797 or by email groupsalesch@legolanddiscoverycenter.com 
  • A 50% deposit is due 2 weeks before your visit*
  • Final payment must be made on or before your visit date*
  • For additional questions or to check availability prior to sending in your form, please call our Group Sales representative at (847) 592-9708

*Does not apply to Homeschool Days

 

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