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

Forensic Science
Forensic Science
Forensic Science

A precious object has been stolen from the Springfield Science Museum! Working as teams of forensic specialists, students examine and analyze fingerprint, fiber, DNA and written evidence to uncover the culprit in this crime. Explore how powers of observation and…

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…

Art & Culture
Art & Culture

Available 2017 Discover the power of the afterlife, how Greece and Rome used art and mythology to understand their world and explore intercultural exchange that shaped the sacred and secular art in the Islamic world. Grades 6-12 Program length 1…

Stories Of The Far East
Stories of the Far East

Explore the themes of Asian geography, history, folk tales, and myths in the Art Discovery Center. Students will dramatize a story and create a traditional Japanese holiday decoration to take home. Grades 2-5 Program length 1 hour. Capacity 30.

Forensic Science Light And Sound 2013 Students With Sculptures Mural In The Art Discovery Center

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.