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. 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.
Up to 44 guests
Up to 66 guests
Up to 88 guests
Up to 110 guests
Up to 132 guests
*Does not include lunch time (30 minutes). Lunch time: $380
**Guests include students and chaperones. A 10:1 student to chaperone ratio is required.
Brought to you by the world’s leading manufacturer of theme park animatronics Garner Holt Productions, Inc.
All In-Person Trips Include GHP History Video and GHP Tour
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.
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.
Activity Kit Choices:
Robotics & Engineering, Pneumatic Machines, Electrical Circuits,
Lifecasting, Sculpting the Human Head, Costuming & Figure Finishing
- Inspirational Garner Holt Productions history video
- In depth and behind-the-scenes guided tour of Garner Holt Productions
- Animatronic Demonstrations
- One (1) hands-on STEAM based Make and Take activity
Due to the confidential nature of our work, a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement will be required of all participants 18 years of age or older. A copy of the NDA can be found here.
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.
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.
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
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
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.