Field Trips

The Springfield Museums’ utilizes inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities to deliver a full day of engaging experiences. At our unique and interdisciplinary campus, educators are given the opportunity to combine art, history, science and Seuss into one memorable field trip for their students. We offer school programs for all grades and interest levels in the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, Springfield Science Museum and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum. All of our programs reinforce critical thinking and observation skills, help students prepare for standardize testing, and link directly to the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks.

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

Art Museum ABC
Start With Art
Start with Art

This tour serves as an introduction to a very special place –an art museum. They will be taught  ‘the museum walk’  as they tour several galleries and take part in fun activities such as reinforcing color and clothes recognition in…

Eye Spy
Eye Spy

An alphabet in art presentation introduces students to the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts collection before the journey begins. Along the way students will become detectives looking for objects in paintings. Students will also interpret original masterpieces using their senses…

Earth Rocks!
Earth Rocks!

Geology rocks! Through hands on activities and demonstrations Students will learn to differentiate the types of rocks that make up the rock cycle; Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic, and how we use the minerals from these rocks in our everyday lives.…

Tons Of Fun With Seuss
Tons of Fun with Seuss

Step into the world of Dr. Seuss characters in the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum while experiencing the sounds and words used in his books through interactive play that introduce children to reading and writing skills. Grades 1-2 Program…

Art Museum ABC Girl And Educator Look At Painting Earth Rocks Readingville

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.

Professional Development

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),  kmerrill@springfieldmuseums.org (science) or lsutter@springfieldmuseums.org (Dr. Seuss).

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.