WE OFFER 3, 4 & 5-DAY EXPLORATIONS SEVERAL TIMES PER YEAR!

This section should answer all of your questions about our programs, including dates, tuition, and detailed itineraries. If you represent a group looking to travel on a date outside of our published itineraries, please contact us to discuss options.

AT A GLANCE

3-Day

From $970per student
  • Feb 21 – Feb 23, 2020
    Mar 27 – Mar 29, 2020
    May 1 – May 3, 2020
  • Epcot Center, Walt Disney World
  • New College of Florida & Mote Marine Lab and Florida Polytechnic University
  • Kennedy Space Center

4-Day

From $1,270per student
  • Feb 21 – Feb 24, 2020
    Mar 27 – Mar 30, 2020
    May 1 – May 4, 2020
  • Epcot Center, Walt Disney World
  • New College of Florida & Mote Marine Lab and Florida Polytechnic University
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Orlando Science Center & Florida Polytechnic University

5-Day

From $1,570per student
  • Feb 21 – Feb 25, 2020
    Mar 27 – Mar 31, 2020
    May 1 – May 5, 2020
  • Epcot Center, Walt Disney World
  • New College of Florida & Mote Marine Lab and Florida Polytechnic University
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Orlando Science Center & Florida Polytechnic University
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Included in cost of tuition

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure

  • Hotel lodging:

    Students: Quad occupancy | Teachers/Chaperones: Double occupancy

  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner beginning evening of Day 1

  • Admissions:  Kennedy Space Center, Mote Marine Lab, Orlando Science Center & Walt Disney World

  • Daily transfers to and from campus and field trip destinations

  • All campus and field trip private sessions, instruction and educational materials

  • “My Teachers Are Sending Me To Mars” string backpack per participant

  • Services of Real World Explorations staff and facilitators

  • All taxes and gratuities

  • General liability insurance

Not included in cost of tuition

  • Round trip transportation from point of origin to Orlando, FL

  • Optional trip cancellation/interruption insurance or medical insurance.

I definitely wouldn’t pass up the trip if it meant I had to finish double the work I missed. This was such an amazing experience. Thank you to all the teachers that made this possible!!!

EMILY R, Student
My son had an amazing time on the trip. His younger siblings are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to go on a STEM trip like this!
GIANINE H, Parent

I discovered that I want to go to Florida Polytechnic University and study robot programming and 3D printing.

BEN R, Student
My son had an amazing time on the trip. His younger siblings are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to go on a STEM trip like this!
GIANINE H, Parent

ITINERARY DETAILS

DAY
ONE

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Epcot Center, Walt Disney World

Students participate in several interactive edutainment activities and demonstrations introducing 21st-century career applications in such fields as Communications, Auto Design, Marine Life, Horticulture, Space Exploration, Engineering, and Innovation!

DAILY DETAILS

  • Arrival at Orlando International Airport. Bus transfer to your Orlando hotel to drop off luggage.

  • Continue to Epcot – Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow for your guided tour and “experience” Epcot’s vision of tomorrow.

  • Sail through several greenhouses and learn about future food crops and growing techniques including hydroponics, vertical growing, genetic engineering, and aquaculture.
  • Experience NASA-style astronaut training with a simulated space launch including liftoff, traveling in space…and reentry! (Choice of moderate mission or intense mission!)
  • View thousands of fish from the underwater exploration base of a 5.7 million gallon aquarium…including seahorses, manatees, sharks, dolphins, and turtles.

  • Design your own virtual concept vehicle and put it through the paces on exhilarating hills, hairpin turns and straightaways of the “Test Track” circuit.
  • Lunch (not provided on day 1)

  • Circle the globe on a hang-gliding flight that soars over such treasures as the Great Wall of China, Egypt’s Pyramids, India’s Taj Mahel, and breathtaking views of France, Bavaria, Switzerland, and Tanzania.
  • Free time to experience the culture and interact with the representatives of 11 countries from 4 continents in Epcot’s “World Showcase.” Highlights include several geographic movies, boat rides, restaurants, and performances hosted by several countries…Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada.

  • Dinner, meal coupon provided.

  • Enjoy evening Epcot spectacular: Illuminations, Reflections of Earth…a combination of music, lights, lasers, water fountains and pyrotechnics.
  • Bus transfer to Orlando hotel.

New College of Florida & Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota and Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland

Students experience and learn about the college and career benefits of attending a liberal arts institution, how this affects a wide range of STEAM career paths, and how it can lead to cutting-edge studies at the graduate level in such fields as Marine Biology, Mathematics, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence!

DAY
TWO

Jump to day 3

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel.

  • Bus transfer to New College of Florida (NCF) to experience campus life and to learn what it will take to achieve your college and career goals, REGARDLESS of your future post-secondary institutional choice. NCF provides the perfect “college laboratory” for an introduction to the college experience. NCF is ranked No. 5 by U.S. News & World Report as a top public Liberal Arts college. The National Science Foundation ranks NCF 4th in the nation in having graduates go on to receive doctoral degrees in Science and Engineering (1 out of every 8 students).
  • Welcoming and orientation to the liberal arts college process…guidelines that apply to most liberal arts institutions including such topics as STEM & STEAM degrees and prerequisites, application tips, financial aid, internships, and career counseling.
  • Student panel presentation: NCF students share their experiences on how they made their degree and college decisions, as well as their career aspirations.
  • Heiser National Sciences Complex interactive session, NCF’s teaching, and research labs for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.
  • Lunch with NCF students in the campus dining hall.
  • Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center interactive session, NCF’s home of more than 400 different species of marine and freshwater organisms and research labs for Marine Biology, Biological Oceanography, and professional careers in marine and environmental fields.
  • Bus transfer to Mote Marine Laboratory, Gulf of Mexico.
  • Introduction to Mote Marine Lab’s world-renowned medical and environmental research projects including an interactive session on how Mote uses technology in the tracking of sharks and sea turtles.
  • Bus transfer to Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) in Lakeland to experience an institution dedicated exclusively to STEM, providing an opportunity to compare and to be briefed on the differences between a tech institution (FPU) and a liberal arts institution (NCF).
  • Dinner with FPU students in campus dining hall.
  • Bus transfer to Orlando hotel.

DAY
TWO

Jump to day 3

New College of Florida & Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota and Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland

Students experience and learn about the college and career benefits of attending a liberal arts institution, how this affects a wide range of STEAM career paths, and how it can lead to cutting-edge studies at the graduate level in such fields as Marine Biology, Mathematics, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence!

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel.

  • Bus transfer to New College of Florida (NCF) to experience campus life and to learn what it will take to achieve your college and career goals, REGARDLESS of your future post-secondary institutional choice. NCF provides the perfect “college laboratory” for an introduction to the college experience. NCF is ranked No. 5 by U.S. News & World Report as a top public Liberal Arts college. The National Science Foundation ranks NCF 4th in the nation in having graduates go on to receive doctoral degrees in Science and Engineering (1 out of every 8 students).
  • Welcoming and orientation to the liberal arts college process…guidelines that apply to most liberal arts institutions including such topics as STEM & STEAM degrees and prerequisites, application tips, financial aid, internships, and career counseling.
  • Student panel presentation: NCF students share their experiences on how they made their degree and college decisions, as well as their career aspirations.
  • Heiser National Sciences Complex interactive session, NCF’s teaching, and research labs for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.
  • Lunch with NCF students in the campus dining hall.
  • Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center interactive session, NCF’s home of more than 400 different species of marine and freshwater organisms and research labs for Marine Biology, Biological Oceanography, and professional careers in marine and environmental fields.
  • Bus transfer to Mote Marine Laboratory, Gulf of Mexico.
  • Introduction to Mote Marine Lab’s world-renowned medical and environmental research projects including an interactive session on how Mote uses technology in the tracking of sharks and sea turtles.
  • Bus transfer to Florida Polytechnic University (FPU) in Lakeland to experience an institution dedicated exclusively to STEM, providing an opportunity to compare and to be briefed on the differences between a tech institution (FPU) and a liberal arts institution (NCF).
  • Dinner with FPU students in campus dining hall.
  • Bus transfer to Orlando hotel.

DAY
THREE

Jump to day 4

Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral

Students engage in several interactive activities and demonstrations on how space exploration is contributing to college and career applications here on Earth in such fields as Energy, Agriculture, National Security, GPS Tracking, Weather Reporting, and Medical Research!

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel.

  • Bus transfer to Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral.
  • Introductory walking tour and briefing in Rocket Garden of humankind’s history and quest for the stars.
  • IMAX Theater presentation: Awe-inspiring 3D film featuring NASA’s past and planned journey to Mars.
  • Guided bus tour to launch pads and the Launch Control Center where engineers perform system checks leading up to launch.
  • Lunch at Moon Rocket Café
  • Guided tour of the Apollo/Saturn V Center: Touch a moon rock and stand below the largest rocket ever flown.
  • Transfer to Space Shuttle Atlantis, an American icon, on display after 126 million miles of space travel.

  • Explore the International Space Station (ISS) replica and learn about the experiments and research being conducted in the microgravity environment as the ISS orbits around Earth every 92 minutes.

  • Participate in a live briefing…Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted!
  • Bus transfer back to Orlando.

  • Students staying for 4 or 5 days relax and mingle with your new friends at a poolside pizza party at the Orlando hotel.
  • Students joining us for a 3-day Exploration depart in the evening from the Orlando International airport.

Orlando Science Center, Orlando & Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland

Students experience and discover the conceptual and technical skills that will be required in tomorrow’s work environment, including the college and career benefits of attending a “technology institution” that is dedicated exclusively to STEM disciplines, such as Engineering, Computer Science and Technology!

DAY
FOUR

Jump to day 5

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel.

  • Bus transfer to Orlando Science Center’s STEM Discovery Center.
  • Participate in an experiential virtual reality mission exploring the forces of flight while navigating an aircraft through a set of obstacles using advanced simulation technology.
  • Lunch at Orlando Science Center.
  • Bus transfer to Florida Polytechnic University (FPU), Lakeland, for an extensive introduction to Florida’s newest university dedicated exclusively to STEM disciplines and research in robotics, data visualization, media, and entrepreneurship.
  • Welcoming and orientation to the tech college process…guidelines that apply to most tech institutions including such topics as STEM degrees and prerequisites, application tips, financial aid opportunities, internships, and career counseling.

  • Student panel presentations: FPU students share their experiences on how they made their degree and college decisions, as well as their career aspirations.
  • Guided campus tour of FPU classrooms and labs specializing in Computer, Electrical, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Computer Science & Information Technology, Robotics, Machine Intelligence, Game Design, and Virtual Reality.
  • Learn about game-changing design and testing of driverless technology.
  • Students joining us for the 4-day Exploration transfer to Orlando International Airport for the return flight home.
  • Students joining our 5-day exploration eat dinner with FPU students in the campus dining hall then join a workshop on defining interests, abilities, and goals.  Transfer back to Orlando Hotel.

DAY
FOUR

Jump to day 5

Orlando Science Center, Orlando & Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland

Students experience and discover the conceptual and technical skills that will be required in tomorrow’s work environment, including the college and career benefits of attending a “technology institution” that is dedicated exclusively to STEM disciplines, such as Engineering, Computer Science and Technology!

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel.

  • Bus transfer to Orlando Science Center’s STEM Discovery Center.
  • Participate in an experiential virtual reality mission exploring the forces of flight while navigating an aircraft through a set of obstacles using advanced simulation technology.
  • Lunch at Orlando Science Center.
  • Bus transfer to Florida Polytechnic University (FPU), Lakeland, for an extensive introduction to Florida’s newest university dedicated exclusively to STEM disciplines and research in robotics, data visualization, media, and entrepreneurship.
  • Welcoming and orientation to the tech college process…guidelines that apply to most tech institutions including such topics as STEM degrees and prerequisites, application tips, financial aid opportunities, internships, and career counseling.

  • Student panel presentations: FPU students share their experiences on how they made their degree and college decisions, as well as their career aspirations.
  • Guided campus tour of FPU classrooms and labs specializing in Computer, Electrical, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Computer Science & Information Technology, Robotics, Machine Intelligence, Game Design, and Virtual Reality.
  • Learn about game-changing design and testing of driverless technology.
  • Students joining us for the 4-day Exploration transfer to Orlando International Airport for the return flight home.
  • Students joining our 5-day exploration eat dinner with FPU students in the campus dining hall then join a workshop on defining interests, abilities, and goals.  Transfer back to Orlando Hotel.

DAY
FIVE

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando

Students go behind-the-scenes and explore careers in the Animal Sciences and Wildlife Conservation, and highlighted by an immersive experience on a flight simulator conveying Avatar’s message of conservation, complemented by stunning visual effects!

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel, pack up and store luggage.
  • Bus transfer to Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • Behind-the-scenes 3-hour Disney education program: Exploring Careers In the Zoological Sciences, Grades 9-12. Students will study various animal science roles…from animal behaviorist to nutritionist. Sustainable Practices In Wildlife Conservation, Grades 6-8. Students will discover how diverse cultures and animals respond to conservation challenges on a global level.
  • Lunch (meal coupon provided.)
  • Ride off in your safari vehicle for a guided tour of the African savanna, driving past giraffes, lions, baboons, rhinos, cheetahs, crocodiles, elephants, hyenas and zebras!
  • Fly on the back of a mountain banshee for a breathtaking 3D flight over Pandora’s otherworldly landscape in Avatar’s Flight of Passage.
  • Free time to enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom’s other attractions.
  • Bus transfer to Orlando International Airport for the return flight home (luggage pickup en route).

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