Virtual Field Trips


DHF’s 3D Printing Field Trip is a school-day opportunity for students in the Greater Baltimore area to learn more about 3D printing technology, the DHF Tech Center, and our year-round programs for youth.

We’re pleased to announce that we will be offering virtual field trips this spring!

During this high quality, hands-on field trip experience, youth learn how to use 3D design software to design and 3D print a personalized object. Additionally, an interactive presentation is delivered that covers the uses of 3D printers in a variety of industries, how they work, and the design-to-print workflow.

Upon completion of the field trip experience, participants will complete a short survey that includes a request for mailing addresses. Students can opt-in to receive their printed designs shipped directly to them at no cost.

Program Outcomes

Our 3D Printing Field Trip is designed to introduce youth to 3D printing technology, as well as to make the technology more concrete and accessible for them – all youth make a 3D printed keychain to take home with them as part of the trip. The field trips are a 2-hour experience, designed to not only expose youth to 3D printing but also to give them a beginner 3D design experience.

  • Introduction to core concepts of 3D printing and digital design
  • Learn the difference between 2D and 3D design
  • Understand the main parts of a 3D printer and how these machines work
  • Identify different types of manufacturing
  • Understand how 3D printing is used in a variety of industries and applications
  • Hands-on experience with a beginner 3D design software

Program Details

These are all the important details about the structure of our field trip experience.

    • Length of trip: 2 hours
    • Maximum number of youth: 10
    • Grades: 5 – 12
    • Cost:
      • FREE for Baltimore City Public Schools
      • Non-Baltimore City Public Schools: Minimum donation of $15/participant
    • Available Days of Week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
      • Morning Session: 10am-12pm
      • Afternoon Session: 1pm-3pm
    • Annual Timeframe: October – May

Schedule Your Field Trip Now

      1. Overview the calendar below and complete the form to submit your request using the scheduler below.
        • Please note: Only ONE (1) field trip can be scheduled per day
      2. We will confirm your request and you will receive a Booking Confirmation from our scheduler. We will send a calendar invite that includes a zoom meeting link.
      3. One week prior to your scheduled trip, you will receive a confirmation email from us that will require a response from you confirming you still plan to attend.

Schedule a Field Trip!