Community Field Trip Program

This pre-arranged tour is conducted by the Child Life Department for students in Kindergarten through the sixth grade. This community service is designed to increase awareness about the hospital experience.

In order to provide a positive experience for everyone, we have found the following requests helpful: 

  • Arranging your own transportation.
  • Limit group size to 15 - 20 students.
  • Every child should wear a name tag.
  • Arrive promptly at 9:15am tour, which will end between 11:30 am - 12:00 pm.
  • A Child Life Specialist will welcome your students in the front lobby.

Field Trip Goals and Objectives


  1. To enhance existing curricula/thematic unit
  2. To increase awareness of the hospital experience.
  3. To increase understanding of medical equipment and supplies.
  4. To increase awareness of body parts/anatomy systems.
  5. To increase awareness of professions, job duties, and responsibilities within a hospital setting.
  6. To stress the importance of Team Work.


  1. Discussion.
  2. The use of 3D body organ models.
  3. Medical Play Session.
  4. Specific departmental tours and orientation to role and job duties.
  5. Provide developmentally appropriate resources, handouts and coloring sheets.
  6. Incorporation of songs and movement to reinforce body part recognition.
  7. Multi-sensory Integration to bridge body part and function.
  8. Hospital Video "Big Bird goes to the Hospital" (when appropriate).
  9. Medical/body part bingo.

For more information, please contact Karla Filosa, CCLS, at (305) 666-6511, ext. 3845

Nicklaus Children's Hospital

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