Field Trips

The Springfield Museums do what few other museums can. We combine art, history, science and Dr. Seuss into one fun-filled day of engaging experiences that reinforce critical thinking and observation skills through inquiry-based learning. We offer a broad range of school programs for all grades and interest levels and all programs link directly to the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks and help students prepare for standardized testing.

Field trips require a two week minimum advanced notice.

By Category

Dr. Seuss Field Trips

Science Field Trips

Social Studies & History Field Trips

Art Field Trips

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Art Through The Ages
Art Through the Ages

Travel through time and explore various styles of art and the artists who created them. An overview of major works will be discussed. Grades 6-12 Program length 1 to 1 ½ hours Capacity 30

A Brush With Art
A Brush with Art

Journey through four centuries of art from around the world. Learn how apprentices mixed paint in the Middle Ages, judge our Impressionist art collection, and match musical selections and emotions to masterpieces in the museum’s collection. Grades 4-8 Program length…

Cats, Hats And Balancing Acts
Cats, Hats and Balancing Acts

Introduce children to the fantastic world of Dr. Seuss with guided activities that encourage fun, creativity, fine and gross motor skills and language development through an interactive story time all while exploring the Dr. Seuss Museum. Grades P-K Program length…

Scutes & Scales
Scutes & Scales

Explore the fascinating lives of some of the most loved, feared and misunderstood animals on Earth— reptiles. Learn about their unique senses, physical features and behaviors, as well as their life cycles and habitats through engaging hands-on activities and a…

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Museums on the Go!

Expand your classroom with our traveling outreach programs. No permission slips or buses needed— our Museums on the Go! educators come to you! In addition to our standard program offerings, our Museums on the Go! team can create a customized outreach visit for your troop meeting, science fair, or community night.

Early Enrichment Days

Each day consists of a different theme and focus, wherein students will participate in hands-on activities, interactive gallery games, crafts, museum exploration and much more! Most appropriate for children ages 3-6.

Early Enrichment Days require a two week minimum advanced notice.

Professional Development

The Museums host a number of educator workshops and professional development events for teachers each year.

To hold your own workshop at the Museums, email lcienciwa@springfieldmuseums.org (art and history),  kmerrill@springfieldmuseums.org (science) or sgogal@springfieldmuseums.org (Dr. Seuss).

Family Nights

Are you looking for a fun and educational way to build your schools sense of community? Look no further! Spend an evening exploring the Science Museum’s exhibits, participate in hands-on activities, and view a planetarium show!

For more information or to schedule a family night, email kmerrill@springfieldmuseums.org.