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

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Japan
Japan

Discover the history behind authentic suits of armor and swords used by feudal Japanese samurai warriors. Come to understand the role of a daimyo and fold an origami samurai helmet to take home. Learn the importance of the traditional Japanese…

City Of Industry
City of Industry

Investigate the Industrial Revolution through the lens of Springfield’s industrial past. Topics include transportation history, innovation and the role of immigration upon the growth and development of cities. Travel through the Wood Museum of Springfield History and discover why Springfield…

Evolving Elements In Art
Evolving Elements in Art

Art through the lens of history is forever evolving to reflect the times. Walking through different galleries students will see how history influenced the artists of that period. They will come to understand the spark that ignited the free thinking…

Dinosaur Discovery
Dinosaur Discovery

New and improved program! Become a PALEOTOLOGIST!! Students learn more than just facts about dinosaurs; they will discover how we know what we know about dinosaurs. Students dig deeper into the layers of our planet to reveal the secrets waiting…

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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 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.