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

Dr. Seuss Field Trips

Science Field Trips

Social Studies & History Field Trips

Art Field Trips

Art Museum ABC
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…

Simple Machines
Simple Machines

Explore simple machines using wheels and axles, pulleys, levers, wedges, inclined planes and screws. Through demonstrations, students will investigate simple and complex machines and explore how they make work easier. Grades 1-3 Program length 1 hour. Capacity 30. .

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…

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…

Art Museum ABC Simple Machines Charge It 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 (art and history) or (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