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

Kung Fu Of The Bearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps)
Scutes & Scales
Scutes & Scales

Dive into the fascinating lives of some of the most loved, feared and misunderstood animals on Earth: REPTILES!  Learn about their unique senses, physical features, behaviors, life cycles, and habitats through engaging hands-on activities, a scavenger hunt in our Solutia…

A Brush With Art
A Brush with Art

Students will journey through four centuries of art from around the world touring numerous galleries within the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. They will learn how apprentices used an egg to make paint in the Medieval Gallery. Touring the Impressionist…

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…

Forensic Science
Forensic Science

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

Kung Fu Of The Bearded Dragon (Pogona Vitticeps) Students Art Museum ABC Forensic Science

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.