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

Animal Adventures
Animal Adventures
Animal Adventures

Students journey through the Science Museum to learn about the interconnectedness of animal habitats and the adaptations that are needed to survive in a particular ecosystem. Grade 1-3 Program length 1 hour. Capacity: 30.

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…

Planetarium Shows
Planetarium Shows

The Springfield Science Museum is home to the Seymour Planetarium, the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. Multiple schools are scheduled in the planetarium at one time. Students get preferred seating; adults may be asked to stand or tour…

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…

Animal Adventures Dino Discovery Galaxy 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.