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

Science Field Trips

Social Studies & History Field Trips

Art Field Trips

Students In The Art Discovery Center
Art Discovery Center
Art Discovery Center

Visit this beautiful hands-on discovery gallery that introduces our Asian art collection. Participate in a guided craft project or have an exploration session. Guided and take-home activities can be tailored for individual curriculum needs. Grades K-6 Program length 30 minutes…

Then & Now: Life At The Turn Of The Century
Then & Now: Life at the Turn of the Century

Students become historians as they interpret early-20th century history by examining Indian Motocycles, Rolls Royce automobiles, Milton Bradley games, and Barney ice skates. In addition to a “then and now” scavenger hunt, students handle real historic artifacts and work on…

Experience Africa
Experience Africa

Experience the culturally and biologically diverse continent of Africa through stories, instruments, games and authentic African clothing. Students also journey through African Hall on a safari to see, hear and experience the wilds of Africa. Grades 2-6 Program length 1…

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…

Students In The Art Discovery Center History Activity African Dress And Instruments Students In Japanese Clothing

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.