In-Person Field Trips
Educate, engage and inspire your students on a one-of-a-kind STEAM learning and career exploration in-person field trip to Garner Holt Productions, Inc.!
Field Trips & Tours
S.T.E.A.M LEARNING & CAREER EXPLORATION

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 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 in-person field trip request form.

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In-Person Field Trips

Brought to you by the world’s leading manufacturer of theme park animatronics Garner Holt Productions, Inc.

All In-Person Trips Include a Factory Tour and Animatronic Show

Educate, engage and inspire your students with a one-of-a-kind STEAM education and career exploration field trip to Garner Holt Productions, Inc! A field trip to GHP celebrates the creative and technical process of producing animatronics from start to finish and highlights a wide range of careers across the creative industries that will inspire and motivate students of all ages.

Choose from a variety of hands-on STEAM learning activities. Each activity emulates unique aspects of the animatronic production process and fosters 21st Century Skills.

Kit Choices:
Robotics & Engineering, Pneumatic Machines, Electrical Circuits, Lifecasting, Sculpting the Human Head, Costuming & Figure Finishing

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2-Hour Experience
Includes:
Inspiring Company Story
Guided Factory Tour
Animatronic Show


$1,895
Up to 44 Guests*

$2,015
Up to 88 Guests*

$2,175
Up to 132 Guests*

Please consider our 3, 4, and 5 hour options that include hands-on Make and Take Activities|
3-Hour Experience
Includes:
Inspiring Company Story
Guided Factory Tour
Animatronic Show
One (1) Hands-On Make and Take Activity

$2,455
Up to 44 Guests*

$3,025
Up to 88 Guests*

$3,535
Up to 132 Guests*
4-Hour Experience
Includes:
Inspiring Company Story
Guided Factory Tour
Animatronic Show
Two (2) Hands-On Make and Take Activities

$3,015
Up to 44 Guests*

$4,215
Up to 88 Guests*

$5,035
Up to 132 Guests*
5-Hour Experience
Includes:
Inspiring Company Story
Guided Factory Tour
Animatronic Show
Three (3) Hands-On Make and Take Activities

$3,575
Up to 44 Guests*

$5,315
Up to 88 Guests*

$6,415
Up to 132 Guests*

Engineering Design Challenge Option available
Pre-trip Preparation

93% of respondents indicate they are VERY SATISIFIED with pre-trip logistical and material preparation.

Student and Chaperone Safety

94% of respondents indicate they are VERY SATISIFIED with safety procedures and protocols on their field trip.

Activities

96% of respondents indicate they are VERY SATISIFIED with the hands-on engineering, design and art activities students completed on their field trip.

Tour Guides

93% of respondents indicate they are VERY SATISIFIED with their tour guide’s ability to give a thorough and informative tour.

Recommendations

98% of respondents indicate they are VERY LIKELY to recommend the Garner Holt Productions, Inc. tour to a colleague or friend.

Field Trips

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.

Loved by Educators and Students Alike
Infused with inspiration, imagination and mechanical magic, a field trip to Garner Holt Productions is an experience students and educators will never forget!
Help Your Students Find Their Path
With more than 50 careers required to create an animatronic, field trips to Garner Holt productions allow students to observe a wide range professions across the creative industries that might be right for them!
Plan Your Trip to GHP
We are eager to help you plan an experience at GHP that will meet your students’ needs and align with your learning goals. All grades are welcome and we are ready to support you every step of the way.
- Available for All Age Groups -
From Kinder to College, Our Field Trips Inspire Like No Other Program
Elementary Students
The mechanical magic and storytelling behind animatronics create the perfect medium to get students’ imagination and creativity working in new and exciting ways. Tapping into the inherent sense of wonder and amazement that students experience when they begin creating the same lifelike movements and effects they observe in animatronic figures is our primary objective when working with elementary school students. In this context, exploring careers across the creative industries becomes implicit because students are not just hearing about the different jobs required to create their favorite animatronic figures, they are doing the very work themselves!
Middle School Students
Consistent with adolescent psychology, our educational emphasis with Middle School Students is supporting the development of a positive and productive self-image as it relates to a beginning sense of personal and professional agency required to set and reach big goals. Sharing Garner’s personal story supports this effort and gives middle school students a tangible, real life example of someone who began his career around the same age they are, and who refused to allow obstacles and setbacks to deter him. Now, through hands-on experiences that require effective communication and collaboration with others, and with the knowledge that they too have what it takes to follow their dreams to their greatest fulfillment, students begin to explore and practice technical skills that they can clearly see lead to the jobs and careers required to create animatronics and so much more.
High School Students
Inspiring and supporting decisions to pursue higher education and post-secondary training, and providing real-world-of-work examples why this is so important, is our primary educational goal with High School Students. We achieve this through hands-on experiences that challenge students to practice their creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking in applied contexts that integrate technical skill development in rigorous and authentic ways. We believe that giving high school students opportunities to practice the kind of sophisticated work that is done at Garner Holt Productions, and to do it a manner that mirrors the interdependent nature of the way projects come to fruition there, is the best way to making learning relevant and connected to a much bigger picture of 21st century workforce they will one day join and help to create.
Post-Secondary Students
Creating the conditions for highly engaging, student driven learning opportunities is the educational goal when working with students at the Post-Secondary level. This requires pushing students to consider what they already know and are able to do, and then providing enough space for experimentation, prototyping and iteration to occur so what seems impossible becomes reality and the unimaginable comes to life. It’s in this intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship that Garner Holt Productions exists, and it is the place where we hope to inspire students to see themselves as they rapidly approach the beginning of their careers.
Exposure to Dozens of Careers

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.

Request a Field Trip
Complete our online field trip request form and we will provide a quote that meets your needs
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Secure your Field Trip Date
Submit a 50% deposit, or pay in full, to reserve your Garner Holt Productions experience.
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Receive our Confirmation Letter
We will provide a confirmation letter detailing the specifics and logistics of your trip, tailored to meet your needs.
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Let the Fun Begin!
Get excited for your visit! We will see you on the day of your trip!
FAQs

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.

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.

How many different interests, talents and passions are represented in your classroom? Treat your students to an experience at Garner Holt Productions that shows them how to pursue a career of their dreams! At Garner Holt Productions your students will observe engineers, artists, manufacturers and technicians performing jobs in the following career fields…
  • 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

The most exciting thing about Garner Holt Productions is the validation it provides to more creative students. I saw my students' horizons broadened right before my eyes. They also loved knowing this amazing facility is right here in San Bernardino

Leslie B.
High School Teacher

This truly was unlike anything I'd ever seen before! It was enlightening! I had always been curious about how animatronics work and I learned that during my visit. Thank you!! OH, and I actually got a chance to shake hands with Garner Holt himself!! Thank you again for the opportunity you provided me as well as my 6th graders! We truly appreciated it and found it memorable!!

Carmen S.
Elementary Teacher

The girls in my Troop loved the tour. The girls talked all the way home on all the stuff they got to see and all the stuff the learned it was an amazing opportunity for them. Thank you for the learning experience.

Tammie W.
Girl Scout Leader

The professionalism, knowledge, and enthusiasm of the GHP staff enhanced the experience for teachers, parents, and students. I appreciated the opportunities for students to independently problem-solve during the hands-on activities.

Allen G.
Special Education Teacher

The Garner Holt field trip was the ultimate demonstration of what S.T.E.A.M. is supposed to be about. If more schools and districts could see how multiple disciplines interrelate in the real world, perhaps then we could change the way education is being delivered to our students for the better. Garner Holt and companies like it show proof as to why we should fight to keep “shop” classes in our high schools. The skills gained in those classes are the same skills needed to succeed across all industries.

Ben N.
Academy Director

GHP is such a creative, stimulating workplace! I appreciated the opportunity for students to learn about fun, fulfilling jobs where they don’t necessarily need a traditional college education. The focus on learning, creating, and following their passions was a wonderful lesson for the kids.

Elizabeth F.
Parent Chaperone
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