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Family Science Adventures was started by a teacher with over 20 years of experience leading educational travel adventures for families and students as young as three years old. Every itinerary uses that experience to bring age-appropriate adventure within reach of younger learners, while also catering to the adults who bring them along. We know what works for family groups with kids of all ages. Our science travel adventures are designed for the whole family.
Our itineraries a designed to have a great mix of fun, adventure, and education (often all at the same time). If you'd like to change that up a little, we're happy to explore options.
We know the work teachers do in and out of the classroom. We value our teachers and offer rewards they deserve. As we design your itinerary together, we can make some decisions about budget. Teachers can travel free with as few as 6 paying participants. Once you've reached your minimum numbers for a free trip, you can earn a cash stipend (or invite a second free chaperone).
Family Science Adventures is not a giant tour company the churns out tours. We focus on a few amazing destinations. We keep our client list small to give you and your trip the customized attention it deserves. On travel day, our goal is for you to show up with packed bags to enjoy the trip and spend time with your group. We'll take care of all the other details.
In addition to learning about local science and culture, your students will benefit from amazing real world experiences that cannot be matched in the classroom. Often, educational travel is just as educationally rewarding for teachers, offering real-world professional development. Teachers and students begin to learn alongside each other and experience educational adventures together.
Not only do your guides run the day-to-day logistics, they're also expert educators. They are local experts who know their country very well and are eager to teach you and your group as much as you'd like to know. For every destination we offer, we have on-the-ground teams nearby. While we anticipate trips going to plan, our teams are ready to assist with any unexpected events. You and your expert guides will have 24/7 support that's a phone call away.
Every group is different. Whether you want action packed itineraries or maybe a little more time to relax, we can design an itinerary that matches your needs and stays within your budget.
Once the itinerary is set, we'll create a trip website that is just for your group. You decide who to invite. The website will have all the details your participants need to learn about the trip and register. If you'd like any changes, we're happy to customize the site to your needs.
Every Family Science Adventures trip leader will receive a basic travel insurance policy that covers general emergencies during the trip. It is recommended that each participant purchase their own, more comprehensive policy. Family Science Adventures holds an outstanding liability policy. At your school's request, we can name your school as an "additional insured" under this policy. Teacher trip leaders are automatically covered under this liability policy as independent contractors.
Because we have great local connections in the countries we visit, our trip pricing can be low without sacrificing quality. But, international travel may still be financially difficult. Our registration system allows participants to set up a "gofundme-style" method to help raise funds to cover the costs of their trip. In the event a participant needs to cancel, all funds are returned to the donors.
Do you know another teacher who might want to lead their own adventure? Refer them to us and you can earn a cash bonus after they've led their first trip.
All ages are welcome!
We've planned experiences for the youngest elementary students and all the way up through college.
Send us an email if you have questions or to start designing your custom adventure.
Assist biologists with sea turtle conservation work and explore the amazing biodiversity.
Swim and snorkel with wildlife in the Galapagos. Learn about land tortoise conservation efforts.
Explore the beach habitats of Zanzibar Island before heading to a mainland safari in the Serengeti and surrounding areas.
Witness the geological wonders of Iceland while seeking a glimpse of the aurora borealis (northern lights). Hike on glaciers and in ice caves. Relax while soaking in geothermal pools.
Go river tubing through caves and visit Mayan archaeological sites. Zipline on a jungle canopy tour. Work with zoologists during a private zoo experience. Swim, snorkel, paddleboard and kayak in the Caribbean.
Visit some of the most amazing natural settings, while trekking in Chile's Patagonia. Your fly-in cruise in Antarctica removes the lengthy boat crossing of the Drake passage.
Explore the Amazon river and rain forest while spending some time learning about local culture. Head to the highlands and visit ancient temples and Machu Picchu.
If you have a destination in mind that’s not listed, let's explore options together.