Outreach Program

All forms must be submitted a minimum of 2 weeks before your anticipated Outreach program. Once submitted, please allow 1 week for processing and confirmation email. For current 1-Time Outreach  availibility, please call 417-862-9910 ext. 713

Whether big or small, community event, library, classroom, or beyond, DCS is ready to bring science to you. Our different outreach levels are designed to allow you the customization of fitting your learning environment and budget. The same program can be repeated for an additional $100.00 each, with a maximum of 3 consecutive programs at one location during the same morning or afternoon. Additional supply and mileage fees may apply. To schedule a program contact the Education Department at 417-862-9910 ext. 726.

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  • Up to 30 students (must have 1 adult and be able to provide table and chairs for all students)
  • 1-60 minute lesson
  • $150* for the first lesson and $100 per lesson for the next 2 presentations of the same lesson

Large Group Hands-on:

  • 31-74 students (must have 1 adult/5 students and be able to provide table and chairs for all students)
  • 1-60 minute lesson
  • $250* for the first lesson and $100 per lesson for the next 2 presentations of the same lesson


  • 75 or more students (must have 1 adult/30 students)
  • 1-60 minute performance
  • $250* for the first performance and $100 per performance for the next 2 performance
  • Please call so we can custom design your assembly performance

*does not include mileage fee. Please call for current mileage cost

Program Options:

  • Magnet 
    • Uncover the attractive properties of magnets (Gr. K-3)
  • Matter
    • Explore fun experiments with solids, liquids and gasses (Gr. PreK-12)
  • Sense-sational 
    • Sniff out information about our five senses (Note: this program uses food items) (Gr. 1-2)
  • Ecology 
    • Look into food chains, physical characteristics of animals, and adaptations (Gr. 1-6)
  • Astronomy 
    • Investigate the planets and solar system (Gr. 3-6)
  • Simple Machines 
    • Examine how the 7 types of simple machines help us to do the work (Gr. 3-5)
  • Geology  
    • Investigate where rocks come from and how they change over time (Note: this program uses food items) (Gr. 3-8)
  • China 
    • Observe how geography influences population distribution and cultural activities in the world's most populated country (Gr. 3-8)
  • Mexico 
    • Even though Mexico is located just south ofthe United States, the two countries couldn't be further apart in geography, history, and culture. Learn how these elements influence traditions and unearth some common misconceptions about Mexican holidays (Gr. 1-5)
  •  Peru 
    • Take a peek into the fascinating (& shocking!) world of the ancient Incas (Gr 3-8)
  • Japan 
    • Learn how geography influences population distribution, economics, and the culture of this island nation. Examine how history and natural resources influence holidays and festivals throughout Japan (Gr. 3-8)
  • Chemistry
    • Learn to identify physical and chemical reactions as you experiment with chemicals (Gr. 3-8)
  • Digestion 
    • Traces digestion and the importance of nutrition (Gr. 5-6)
  • Dissections
    • Examines our "insides!" You choose your specimen: heart & lungs, brain & nervous system, or eyes. Additional fees apply (Gr. 5-8)
  • Inventor's Workshop 
    • Inventing: what a process! Learn some of the steps inventors use to plan, develop, and create something new! Inquiry strategies are at the heart of this program! (Gr. 2-8) 
  • Electricity 
    • Build simple circuits and explore the properties of insulators and conductors as we discover what causes our very favorite form of energy! (Gr. 3-6)
  • Energy 
    • What makes your car drive? Move your muscles? Turn your TV turn on? Energy! Explore the 7 main types of energy and how they work together to make things happen! (Gr. 1-6)
  • Weather  
    • Investigate where weather comes from and how important weather is to our planet! (Gr. 1-6)
  • Fossils 
    • Become a paleontologist as you discover the amazing world of fossils, including how to find them, where to look, and what we can learn about ancient plant and animal life (Gr. 3-8)