Field Trips

Please Note

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum is open to school groups beginning in September.

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

Dino Discovery
Dinosaur Discovery
Dinosaur Discovery

Did you know that dinosaurs lived on land approximately 200 million to 65 million years ago? Through a timeline activity students will be able to identify the three geological time periods of the Mesozoic Era. Learn about the habitats, diet…

Charge It!
Charge It!

Learn how a Van de Graaff generator sets a classmate’s hair on end! Students will explore static vs. current electricity and simple circuits as well as experiment with conductors, insulators and magnets in this station based program. Grade 3-5 Program…

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…

Highlights Tour
Highlights Tour

Our knowledgeable docents make the animals in the Science Museum come alive, take you back millions of years to the time dinosaurs roamed the earth, and introduce you to the live animals in our Live Animal Center. Grades K-8 Program…

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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.