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
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Mote Marine Lab & Gulf of Mexico
  • New College of Florida
  • Walt Disney World

4-Day

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

5-Day

From $1,570per student
  • Feb 21 – Feb 25, 2020
    Mar 27 – Mar 31, 2020
    May 1 – May 5, 2020
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Mote Marine Lab & Gulf of Mexico
  • New College of Florida
  • Amway Center
  • Orlando Science Center
  • Florida Polytechnic University
  • Walt Disney World – 2 Days

Included in cost of tuition

  • Total access to the online college and career platform, The Career Gadget.
    Students can explore hundreds of STEM & STEAM careers, including videos, salary ranges, recommended courses and links to colleges offering related degree concentrations.
  • 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, Amway Center, 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
    (NOTE: Our Travel Coordinator would be pleased to research the lowest group rates.)
  • 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

Jump to day 2

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Choice of one of the following three Disney parks:

  • Epcot:  Technology themed activities.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  Conservation themed activities.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Design & Storytelling themed activities.

DAILY DETAILS

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

    Continue to Walt Disney World.  Choice of one of the following three Disney parks:

  • Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (Epcot):  Guided tour and “technology” based activities demonstrating Epcot’s Future World vision of tomorrow in Communications, Marine Life, Auto Design, Horticulture, Space Exploration, and Innovation.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  Guided tour and “conservation” based activities including a Kilimanjaro safari ride with exotic animal sightings, wildlife conservation briefings… highlighted by a totally immersive experience in the Pandora-World of Avatar featuring stunning visual effects, soaring banshee flights, hovering mountains, a jungle of otherworldly, and tropical plants.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Guided tour and introduction to “design” and “storytelling” in an edutainment setting featuring film, animation, and engineering, as illusion and reality are fused by technology… highlighted by an out-of-this-world interactive journey to a galaxy far, far away on the new Star Wars attraction conveying the creative and design engineering skills of Disney Imagineers.
  • Free time to enjoy the many attractions within each park, mid-afternoon and evening until closing.
  • Dinner, meal coupon provided (Lunch not provided on day 1)

  • Bus transfer to Orlando hotel.

New College of Florida, Mote Marine Laboratory & Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota

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 in the top 50 by Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Create Futures.”
  • An interactive tour and demonstration by faculty and staff of NCF’s research labs for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioinfomatics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science & Coding, Marine Biology, and Oceanography.
  • Lunch in NCF campus dining hall
  • Student panel presentation: NCF students share their experiences on how they made their degree and college decisions, as well as sharing their career aspirations.

  • Closing remarks by Admissions and faculty in reference to degree concentration guidelines and prerequisites that apply to most liberal arts institutions.
  • 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 Sarasota’s Lido Beach to walk on the gorgeous white sand, collect sea shells, and enjoy a view of the crystal clear aquamarine blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Dinner en route during evening bus transfer back to Orlando hotel.

DAY
TWO

Jump to day 3

New College of Florida, Mote Marine Laboratory & Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota

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 in the top 50 by Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Create Futures.”

  • An interactive tour and demonstration by faculty and staff of NCF’s research labs for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Bioinfomatics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science & Coding, Marine Biology, and Oceanography.

  • Lunch in NCF campus dining hall

  • Student panel presentation: NCF students share their experiences on how they made their degree and college decisions, as well as sharing their career aspirations.

  • Closing remarks by Admissions and faculty in reference to degree concentration guidelines and prerequisites that apply to most liberal arts institutions.

  • 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 Sarasota’s Lido Beach to walk on the gorgeous white sand, collect sea shells, and enjoy a view of the crystal clear aquamarine blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Dinner en route during evening bus transfer back 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 future journeys leading to a better understanding of our home planet, the solar system, and beyond.
  • Guided bus tour for close-up view of the launch pads and briefing on NASA’s planned mission to Mars and how space research is contributing to food production, national security, weather forecasting, energy production, and GPS navigation.
  • 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…that journeyed to the moon 50 years ago.
  • Transfer to Space Shuttle Atlantis, an American icon, on display after 126 million miles of space travel and learn how engineers designed a rocket that could blast off from a launchpad and then return as a plane on a runway.
  • Explore the International Space Station (ISS) replica and learn about the experiments and research being conducted in a microgravity environment that is fostering the next generation of scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs as it circles the Earth every 92 minutes.
  • Students staying for 4 or 5 days eat dinner at the Space Coast’s landmark restaurant, Dixie Crossroads then transfer back to the Orlando hotel by bus.
  • Students joining us for a 3-day Exploration depart in the evening from the Orlando International airport.

NBA’s Orlando Magic Home Arena, Orlando Science Center & Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland

Students participate in an interactive Virtual Reality lab session, learn how data analytics plays such a role in today’s business and entertainment marketing, and then 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 to STEM disciplines, such as Engineering, Computer Science and Technology.

DAY
FOUR

Jump to day 5

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel.

  • Bus transfer to one of the most tech advanced sports complexes in the nation, the Orlando Amway Center, home of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and learn how “data analytics” is used to improve player performance, and to promote concert and sporting events…while demonstrating STEM & STEAM career roles in the sports and entertainment industries with applications that also apply to marketing analytic career opportunities in many fields.
  • Transfer to the Orlando Science Center’s innovative STEM Discovery Center to experience exhibits featuring hands-on, inquiry-based discovery activities…highlighted by a Virtual & Augmented Reality flight mission with headsets, following a flight plan while navigating through a set of obstacles using advanced simulation technology.

  • Transfer to Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland. FL Poly is Florida’s newest university, located in the heart of the state’s high-tech corridor, home to 11,580+ high-tech businesses.

  • Lunch in FL Poly campus dining hall.

  • A guided tour and hands-on introduction to FL Poly’s classrooms and labs offering such degree concentrations as Cyber Security, Computer Science, Machine Intelligence, Robotics, Game Development, Data Analytics, and Engineering.
  • Closing remarks by Admissions in reference to degree concentration guidelines and prerequisites that apply to most technology institutions.
  • 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 in the FPU campus dining hall then transfer back to Orlando Hotel.

DAY
FOUR

Jump to day 5

Orlando Science Center & Amway Center, Orlando & Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland

Students participate in an interactive Virtual Reality lab session, learn how data analytics plays such a role in today’s business and entertainment marketing, and then 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 to STEM disciplines, such as Engineering, Computer Science and Technology.

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel.

  • Bus transfer to one of the most tech advanced sports complexes in the nation, the Orlando Amway Center, home of the NBA’s Orlando Magic and learn how “data analytics” is used to improve player performance, and to promote concert and sporting events…while demonstrating STEM & STEAM career roles in the sports and entertainment industries with applications that also apply to marketing analytic career opportunities in many fields.

  • Transfer to the Orlando Science Center’s innovative STEM Discovery Center to experience exhibits featuring hands-on, inquiry-based discovery activities…highlighted by a Virtual & Augmented Reality flight mission with headsets, following a flight plan while navigating through a set of obstacles using advanced simulation technology.

  • Transfer to Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland. FL Poly is Florida’s newest university, located in the heart of the state’s high-tech corridor, home to 11,580+ high-tech businesses.

  • Lunch in FL Poly campus dining hall.

  • A guided tour and hands-on introduction to FL Poly’s classrooms and labs offering such degree concentrations as Cyber Security, Computer Science, Machine Intelligence, Robotics, Game Development, Data Analytics, and Engineering.

  • Closing remarks by Admissions in reference to degree concentration guidelines and prerequisites that apply to most technology institutions.

  • 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 in the FPU campus dining hall then transfer back to Orlando Hotel.

DAY
FIVE

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Walt Disney World, Orlando

Choice of one of the following three Disney parks:

  • Epcot:  Technology themed activities.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  Conservation themed activities.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Design & Storytelling themed activities.

DAILY DETAILS

  • Breakfast at hotel and hotel checkout.

    Bus transfer to Walt Disney World. Choice of one of the following three Disney parks:

  • Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (Epcot): Guided tour and “technology” based activities demonstrating Epcot’s Future World vision of tomorrow in Communications, Marine Life, Auto Design, Horticulture, Space Exploration, and Innovation.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom:  Guided tour and “conservation” based activities including a Kilimanjaro safari ride with exotic animal sightings, wildlife conservation briefings… highlighted by a totally immersive experience in the Pandora-World of Avatar featuring stunning visual effects, soaring banshee flights, hovering mountains, a jungle of otherworldly, and tropical plants.

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios:  Guided tour and introduction to “design” and “storytelling” in an edutainment setting featuring film, animation, and engineering, as illusion and reality are fused by technology… highlighted by an out-of-this-world interactive journey to a galaxy far, far away on the new Star Wars attraction conveying the creative and design engineering skills of Disney Imagineers.

  • Lunch meal coupon provided.
  • Free time to enjoy the many attractions within each park.

  • Departure to Orlando International Airport for the return flight home. (Luggage pickup en route.)

Exploration Resource Packet Downloads

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