Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10-5; Sunday, 11-5

Field Trips

The Springfield Museums do what few other museums can. We combine art, history, science and Dr. Seuss 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

Dr. Seuss Field Trips

Science Field Trips

Social Studies & History Field Trips

Art Field Trips

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…

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…

Family Tree: Seuss And Me
Family Tree: Seuss and Me

Explore the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum and learn about Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, and how his family’s history influenced and inspired his life’s work while discovering your own family tree. Grades 3-5 Program length 1 hour. Capacity:…

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…

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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.

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 (art and history), (science) or (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