Frequently Asked Questions
The FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab is free within the Wichita Area thanks to donations from our sponsors. Please see them on our “Sponsors” page.
I saw that the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab is free within the Wichita Area. What if my school/event is outside of the Wichita Area?
Check out the Travel Expense Information page for the current costs.
The Mobile Lab requires a space 81 feet long by 18 feet wide (81 feet long is approximately 9 parking spaces across). We require this much space to maneuver and park the rig, with extra length for handicap entry, as required.
Our total weight varies depending on what selection of activities we bring, but the lab can weigh up to 36,000 pounds.
Absolutely! Participants and guests are welcome to take photos and video of all parts of their experience, we ask that you post them on social media channels to help spread the word.
For safety reasons, a maximum of 20 participants, including faculty, staff, and observers are allowed inside the Mobile Lab at a time.
We can accommodate up to 25 students per 80 minute session (for larger groups please contact us).
Our standard school program is 80 minutes long (for shorter sessions please contact us). All students begin their session in the classroom, where we will break the group into two smaller groups. One group will remain in the classroom, while the other group goes out to the Mobile Lab. After 25 – 30 minutes, the students will trade places. This way all of the students can experience the entire program.
Our target audience is 8th and 10th graders, but we are happy to work with 7th to 12th graders in addition to our target grades. We are also happy to offer service to adult GED programs. Currently, we do not offer K-6th service.
Yes. We are fully climate controlled for the comfort of our participants.
No food or drink are allowed inside the Mobile Lab or around equipment setup in the building. We ask that food, drink, and backpacks are stowed safely in the classroom away from the equipment.
Yes, we offer ramp access to the Mobile Lab. Please notify a member of the FutureMaker Team ahead of time of this need to allow us to better assist.
Absolutely! If you are interested in supporting our program with your time, please contact us through our “Contact Us” page. We look forward to hearing from you!