Field Trips

The Springfield Museums do what few other museums can. We combine art, history and science 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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Highlights Tour
Highlights Tour

Our knowledgeable docents make the animals in the Science Museum come alive, take you back millions of years to the time dinosaurs roamed the earth, and introduce you to the live animals in our Live Animal Center. Grades K-8 Program…

Native Americans
Native Americans

Students experience Native American culture through traditional games and storytelling, and learn craft making with corn husk dolls.  Students also explore Native American Hall where they will observe the relationships between Native Americans and their environment. Grades 1-5 Program length…

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…

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…

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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.

Teacher Workshops

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) or kmerrill@springfieldmuseums.org (science).

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.