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PODs: Programming on Demand

A new way to experience the Springfield Museums. PODs are field trips for families, friends, and small groups. Customize a field trip to the Museums for your group of five to 30 people. Children and adults will participate in up to three of our hour-long curriculum-based school programs. Mix and match science, art, history and Seuss!

Field trips require a two week minimum advanced notice.

By Category

Dr. Seuss POD Field Trips

Science POD Field Trips

Social Studies & History POD Field Trips

Art POD Field Trips

City Of Industry
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…

Dinosaur Discovery
Dinosaur Discovery

New and improved program! Become a PALEONTOLOGIST!! 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…

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…

Highlights Tour
Highlights Tour

The Highlights Tour is designed to allow students to explore the many galleries of the Science Museum. This tour will introduce students to the wilds of Africa, inspire them to discover dinosaurs and ancient fossils, experience live reptiles and fish…

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Virtual Field Trips

Full length virtual tours with supplemental activities and live educator Q&A. Email fieldtrips@springfieldmuseums.org for more information.

Dr. Seuss Program Packs

Several Dr. Seuss presentations are available for teachers, educators, and parents to purchase to enhance their literacy lessons. Each themed lesson includes a short museum tour and multiple interactive curriculum-based activities based on the work of Dr. Seuss. Available as Powerpoint presentations that can be converted to Google Slides.

QUAD Connections

Learning resources for students, educators and parents. Supplement a lesson or explore a new topic with our QUAD Connections videos. Join our Museum Educators as they journey through the galleries and exhibits, sharing insights and conducting experiments and activities. Videos are free to use and repost on remote/digital learning sites.

Programs supported by Berkshire Bank Foundation and the Henry E. Niles Foundation, Inc.

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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 team can create a customized outreach visit for your troop meeting, science fair, or community night

All Museums on the Go! Programs