Educate, engage and inspire your students on a one-of-a-kind STEAM learning and career exploration field trip to Garner Holt Productions, Inc.! In-person and virtual options available to meet your needs and ensure student, teacher and chaperone safety.
Garner Holt Productions has been in the business of integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math since 1977. Schools are making the connection that our business is a perfect match for the programs they are implementing. One school principal told us recently that we own the world’s greatest Makerspace! We are certainly pleased that schools and youth groups are working to educate and inspire the students they serve with the work we do.
We offer customizable in-person and virtual field trip options for schools, youth groups and other educational organizations, and for students of all ages. To request a field trip to Garner Holt Productions, Inc., please complete the field trip request form.
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE!
Nurture your commitment to bringing high-quality STEAM learning and career exploration experiences to the students you serve!
Out of an abundance of caution, and at the same time remaining committed to providing students with an engaging and inspiring experience, Garner Holt Productions is now offering Virtual Field Trip options for schools, youth groups and other educational organizations. In light of a changing world and the ultimate importance of keeping students, teachers and chaperones safe, we have developed virtual experiences that bring students inside the world’s greatest makerspace to show them how careers in creative design, engineering, advanced manufacturing, animation, and the visual and performing arts converge to create the illusion of life through animatronics in theme parks everywhere! Contact us to learn more about bringing a virtual tour of GHP and hands-on learning opportunities to your students in the new school year!
All Virtual Field Trips Include GHP History Video, GHP Virtual Tour, All Required Materials & Live Virtual Instruction.
Choose one hands-on STEAM learning activity from the list below. Each activity emulates unique aspects of the animatronic production process and fosters 21st Century Learning Skills.
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum Number of Participants: 100
Keep the inspiration going after the field trip ends!
Schedule follow-up distance learning sessions for the days, weeks, or months following your field trip to continue the magic with additional activity kit choices.
$760 plus $10.50* per student
*taxes and shipping charges apply
**All workshops require student access to a personal device with internet capability.
We work with schools to ensure students receive all requires materials in advance of their field trip.
IN-PERSON FIELD TRIP OPTIONS
Each of our experiences include a video introduction of the history of Garner Holt Productions, Inc. a guided tour of the animatronics production facility and an animatronic show. Our 3, 4, and 5 hour experiences include hands-on STEAM “Make & Take” learning activities which you can select. These activities are inspired by the work that happens in each of the GHP departments. We customize the activities to the age/grade of your students. Learning activities are designed to be able to be completed individually, however communication & collaboration amongst students is encouraged.
A minimum of 20 student admissions are required to book a trip. Chaperones are required at a ratio of 1 chaperone to every 10 students.
HANDS ON “MAKE AND TAKE” OPTIONS:
ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS, ROBOTICS, PNEUMATICS, HYDRAULICS, SCULPTING, HAIR PUNCHING, & COSTUMING
Please consider our 3, 4, and 5 hour options that include hands-on Make and Take Activities
One (1) Hands-On Make and Take Activity
Two (2) Hands-On Make and Take Activities
Three (3) Hands-On Make and Take Activities
30 Minute lunch break
Creative Coding Lessons
30 Minute lunch break
93% of respondents indicate they are VERY SATISIFIED with pre-trip logistical and material preparation.
94% of respondents indicate they are VERY SATISIFIED with safety procedures and protocols on their field trip.
96% of respondents indicate they are VERY SATISIFIED with the hands-on engineering, design and art activities students completed on their field trip.
93% of respondents indicate they are VERY SATISIFIED with their tour guide’s ability to give a thorough and informative tour.
98% of respondents indicate they are VERY LIKELY to recommend the Garner Holt Productions, Inc. tour to a colleague or friend.
Educate, engage and inspire your students on a STEAM education and career exploration field trip to Garner Holt Productions. Like no other experience, GHP unlocks the magic behind the creation of animatronics for amusement parks all over the world. Field trips to Garner Holt Productions allow students to explore a wide array of careers in the creative industries, cultivate their curiosity, and experience first-hand the unparalleled synergy animatronics create between technology and the arts. Give your students the gift of wonder as they test the limits of their imaginations with hands-on, engineering, design, art and coding activities. We offer a variety of field trip experiences and can customize for the age, grade, or content area focus of your choice.
Assemblies are a great way to bring hands-on STEAM learning and career exploration experiences to students without ever leaving school! Inspired by the work of Garner Holt Productions, the leading creator of animatronics found in theme parks all over the world, assemblies immerse students in the story of GHP and the its founder, Garner Holt. Often saying that he would not be where he is today without teachers who supported his creativity and interests, our assemblies leverage Garner’s story and help strengthen the connection students make between what they are learning in school and real world of work applications.
Customizable to any environment, Garner Holt Education through Imagination delivers a world of mechanical magic on your campus through presentations, videos, and hands-on engineering and design activities that students get to keep. Each of the activities emulate an aspect of animatronic production, which truly is a remarkable and engaging way to study each element in the STEAM learning model. And to ensure the experience supports school initiatives, we are able to emphasize and embed grade level learning goals into our programming, including those surrounding 21st Century Professional Skills, which are so important for the work we do every day at Garner Holt Productions.
With the ability to serve groups both small and large, treat your students to a one-of-a-kind experience that will delight their senses of wonder, curiosity, creativity and invention!
Research shows that students’ reported levels of engagement with their learning and sense of hope for the future are stronger indicators of future success than any standardized test scores or GPA. What better way to positively affect these outcomes than by bringing students face-to-face with careers that tap into, and help them discover, interests, talents and passions for work they could ultimately see themselves doing for the rest of their lives.
How do I book my field trip to Garner Holt Productions?
Field trips can be booked by completing our digital field trip request form found on our website. Once we receive your request we will contact you to discuss the preferred field trip dates indicated on your request form. Once field dates has been offered and agreed upon, you can secure this date on the calendar with a 50% deposit. The balance for your field trip will be due 30 days prior to attending.
Is transportation included in the price of the field trip?
Although we are more than happy to advise on transportation considerations ahead of your fieldtrip, transportation itself is not included in the cost of the field trip and is the responsibility of the visiting school or organization to secure.
Do field trips include lunch?
Field trips can absolutely be designed to include a lunchtime for students. Although we do not provide lunches ourselves, field trips that include a lunchtime allow students to eat lunches they bring for themselves or that wish to provide them. Please inquire about scheduling lunch for your students at the time of booking.
What if we cannot meet the minimum student count?
Although we typically require a minimum of 25 students and 2 chaperones for each fieldtrip, we hope you will discuss your specific situation with us if the group you wish to bring is smaller than this.
Do your facilities and programs support special needs students?
We welcome all students and chaperones on field trips to Garner Holt Productions. At the time of booking you will be able to provide us with any necessary information should any attending students or adults require special accommodations or considerations while on the field trip.
Can parents attend with students?
Parents may absolutely attend field trips to Garner Holt Productions so long as they have been cleared and approved by the visiting school to accompany the group as a chaperone, and that a chaperone admission has been paid in advance.
Can chaperones bring their own children?
Chaperones may absolutely bring their own children on a field trip to Garner Holt Productions so long as they have been cleared and approved by the visiting school to accompany the group, and that a student admission has been paid in advance.
Are field trips offered on weekends or holidays?
Field trips are typically scheduled on Monday-Friday during the regular school year and summer. If you require a weekend or holiday field trip booking please indicate this on your field trip request form and we are happy to discuss options and make accommodations if possible.
What if I have to cancel my field trip with fewer than 30 days prior to the scheduled date?
We completely understand that issues from time to time that may require you to cancel your scheduled field trip. Therefore, cancellations that occur fewer than 30 days prior to the scheduled field trip forfeit only the 50% deposit made to secure the date at the time of booking. All other fees may be refunded or credited for a future trip.
What are my field trip payment options?
We are able to accept a Purchase Order, company check or company credit card for both the deposit and balance for your Garner Holt Productions field trip.
- Concept Art and Character Development
- Programming & Coding
- 3D Design & Modeling
- Costuming & Sewing
- Airbrushing & Painting
- Animation & Storyboarding
- Engineering & Building
- Machining & Welding
- Sculpting & Plastics
- Mold Making and Silicone
- Synthetic hair, teeth, nails and eyes
- Carpentry and Set Building
- Pneumatics and Electrical
Treat your students to the most magical field trip around! Inspire and excite them with a STEAM Education and Career Exploration experience like no other.
Tired of fussing with bussing? Let us come to you with a one-of-a-kind, interactive and hands-on S.T.E.A.M careers school assembly!