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…

Seuss In Springfield History
Seuss in Springfield History

His stories delight children around the world, but did you know Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his childhood home of Springfield? Learn how local inventions like Indian Motocycles inspired Dr. Seuss as a writer, and how landmarks…

Space Explorations
Space Explorations

Explore the phases of the moon and take a closer look at our solar system through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Pair this program with a visit to the planetarium! Grades 3–6 Program length 1 hour. Capacity: 30.

Just Survive!
Just Survive!

Students experience the challenges of daily survival as they assume the identities of different animals with different adaptations. The object is to acquire adequate food, water, and shelter within their habitat, while keeping out of the clutches of the dreaded…

History Detective Students With Fire Truck Spaceexplorations Just Survive

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 (art and history) or (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