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

City Of Industry
City Of Industry
City of Industry

Investigate the Industrial Revolution through the lens of Springfield’s industrial past. Topics include transportation history, innovation and the role of immigration upon the growth and development of cities. Grades 6-12 Program length 1 to 1 ½ hours. Capacity 30.

Pop, Fizz, Boom!
Pop, Fizz, Boom!

In this introduction to chemistry program, students will be making observations and conducting an experiment in practice with the Scientific Method. They will review atoms, molecules, and states of matter and utilize special lab equipment and practice safety procedures. Grades…

Planetarium Shows
Planetarium Shows

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. Multiple schools are scheduled in the planetarium at one time. Students get preferred seating; adults may be asked to stand or tour…

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…

City Of Industry Pop Fizz Boom Galaxy Students

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.