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

Students In The 20th Century American Gallery
Picturing America
Picturing America

See American history come alive through the museum’s American art collection. Students handle and identify artifacts, interpret the historical significance of artwork, and try on period costumes to pose for a group portrait. Grades 3-5 Program length 1 ½ hours.…

Start With Art
Start with Art

This tour serves as an introduction to a very special place –an art museum. Students will find references to the alphabet, number sequencing, shapes, and color recognition as well as practice social skills in this hands-on, interactive tour of museum…

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…

Earth Rocks!
Earth Rocks!

Rocks play a major role in the ever changing geologic cycle of the Earth.  Students learn about igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks through hands on activities and demonstrations. Students also study plate tectonics and how the movement of the Earth’s…

Students In The 20th Century American Gallery Art Museum ABC Light And Sound 2013 Earthrocks

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.