Group Visit Activities

Cost per Student Title Description TEKS Alignment
$12 Ellie the SPARK! Dragon: An Adventure in Creative Writing Create, illustrate, paint, and share a short story of Ellie’s journey to, and adventures while at, SPARK! Reading, Writing, Art
$12 Building Big D’s Skyline Dallas’ skyline is voted one of the top ten in the world.  Join us at SPARK! where we explore Big D’s and use team-building skills to create an amazing city silhouette of the future. Math, Social Studies, Art
$10 Castles and Catapults Working in groups, students design and build castles and catapults using simple materials, test for distance and accuracy, and reconfigure their designs for optimal results – all while learning about the physics of stored energy and fulcrum points. Science, Art
$10 Life Cycle Butterflies Using multimedia art, create a project that illustrates the metamorphosis of a monarch butterfly including egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and adult butterfly stages. Science, Art
$10 Texas History: Reviewing Iconic and Historic Symbols and Landmarks Students review and create a painted art piece incorporating icons and landmarks that are special to the “Lone Star State”. Social Studies, Art
$10 The Adaptable Snake Students learn, and then illustrate, how a snake’s adaptive color and markings help with survival in its habitat. Science, Art
$10 Roller Coaster Design Challenge Students learn about force, motion and energy while working on teams to design and build a marble roller coaster. Science, Art
$9 3-Layer Water Cycle Murals Students collaborate to create a panoramic art painting project that illustrates the steps of the water cycle. Science, Art
$9 Design Your Own Planet Students learn facts about planets in our solar system, create a painting of one, and design their own. Science, Art
$9 Creation and Character Development of Geometric Shape Monsters Students use geometric shapes to create imaginary monsters. They collaborate with peers and discuss their creations’ personalities and other characteristics. The activity is extended by writing a story about their creations as a take home project. Reading, Writing, Art
$9 Insect Creations Students learn the three body parts of insects and use various materials to build their own insect. Science, Art
$9 Picasso-Inspired Animals Students learn how Pablo Picasso used geometric shapes to create works of art; how to identify obtuse, right and acute angles, and then use them to draw and paint cubist-inspired illustrations of animals. Math, Art
$9 SPARK! Zoo: Animal Classification As a team, students learn about animal classifications while creating a zoo that may include a mammal, bird, fish, and reptile or amphibian. Within their individual artworks are included facts about their animal classifications as well as any unique adaptations their animal may have. Science, Art
  • Your visit is split evenly between instructor-led activity and free, unstructured play.
  • All of our wonderfully creative activities are adaptable to any grade level.
  • A 1:10 chaperone to student ratio is required during every visit and are included in the visit cost.
  • Exceptions to the 1:10 ratio are made in the case of special needs outings. We allow as many required chaperones as your district deems needed.
  • Chaperones in addition to the required number may attend at an extra cost.
  • If you would like to eat lunch in our facility, 30 minutes will be added to your visit as well as a $50 cleaning fee.  You may bring your lunches in or have them delivered.