Field Trips

Digital Harbor’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 Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center, and our year-round programs for youth.

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.

Program Overview

Our 3D Printing Field Trip is designed to introduce youth to 3D printing technology and 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: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      • Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Annual Timeframe: October – May