Open Daily Through August 28

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

History Detective
History Detectives
History Detectives

Students take on the role of detective as they investigate the lives of people in the past century by listening for “clues” hidden in the museum galleries.  Students then discuss their findings with their fellow sleuths as they share their…

Scutes & Scales
Scutes & Scales

Explore the fascinating lives of some of the most loved, feared and misunderstood animals on Earth— reptiles. Learn about their unique senses, physical features and behaviors, as well as their life cycles and habitats through engaging hands-on activities and a…

Picturing America
Picturing America

See American history come alive through the museum’s American art collection. Students handle and identify artifacts, interpret the historical significance of artwork, and try on period costumes to pose for a group portrait. Program length 1 ½ hours. Capacity 60.

Native Americans
Native Americans

Students experience Native American culture trough 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. Program length 1 hour.…

History Detective Scutes Amd Scales Students In The 20th Century American Gallery Corn Husk Activity

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.