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

Students In Japanese Clothing
Japan
Japan

Discover the history behind authentic suits of armor and swords used by feudal Japanese samurai warriors. Create an origami samurai helmet and role-play a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Learn about the art of calligraphy and try on authentic Japanese clothing…

Eye Spy
Eye Spy

An Alphabet in Art presentation introduces students to our collection before they journey through the museum. Along the way, students interpret original masterpieces using their senses, practice color mixing, and learn about different mediums used to create sculpture. Grades 1-2…

Dinosaur Discovery
Dinosaur Discovery

Did you know that dinosaurs lived on land approximately 200 million to 65 million years ago? Through a timeline activity students will be able to identify the three geological time periods of the Mesozoic Era. Learn about the habitats, diet…

Light And Sound
Light and Sound

Explore light and sound in this station based program where students test their theories!  Explore the color spectrum, learn about the anatomy of the ear and eye.  Discover whether sound travels better through gas, liquids, or solids.  Use mirrors to…

Students In Japanese Clothing Girl And Educator Look At Painting Dino Discovery Light And Sound 2013

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.