Field Trips

The Springfield Museums’ utilizes inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities to deliver a full day of engaging experiences. At our unique and interdisciplinary campus, educators are given the opportunity to combine art, history, science and Seuss into one memorable field trip for their students. We offer school programs for all grades and interest levels in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, Springfield Science Museum and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. All of our programs reinforce critical thinking and observation skills, help students prepare for standardize testing, and link directly to the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks.

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

Just Survive Food Chain
Just Survive!
Just Survive!

In a fast-paced game of survival students assume the identities of different animals with a variety of adaptations and will experience the challenges of daily life in the wild! To win is to survive by acquiring adequate food, water, and…

Experience Africa
Experience Africa

Discover the culturally and biologically diverse continent of Africa.  Listen to stories, play authentic African instruments like the Balaphon, participate in games such as mancala, see African kente cloth textiles, and make your own African kafui hat. Then journey through…

Planetarium Shows
Planetarium Shows
Closed late winter/early spring 2020 for renovations.
Charge It!
Charge It!

In this hair-raising program, students learn about and explore electricity with the help of a Van de Graaff generator that will make a classmate -- or teacher’s! -- hair stand on end! We’ll learn how that happens with the help…

Just Survive Food Chain African Savanna Seymour Planetarium Charge It Science Program

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 lsutter@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.