Field Trips

Give students a fresh spin on science and social studies lessons with a day outside the classroom.

A group of young students gather around a stegosaurus fossil to read panels and look closely at the specimen. A mural of a stegosaurus hangs behind the fossil.

The Field Museum’s field trip experiences offer exciting, hands-on exposure to science and social studies in a historic Chicago setting.

School groups can enjoy a deep dive into Ancient American cultures or watch groundbreaking DNA research happen before their eyes. Students learn about evolution through fossils and dinosaur skeletons and discover what centuries-old specimens and artifacts can teach us about how we live today.

A journey through the Field Museum’s diverse range of exhibitions is easily tailored to curricula for groups of all ages, including pre-K, elementary school, middle school, and high school students. All school groups are welcome, including home school students. We also offer accessible tours and experiences for learners with disabilities.

Pricing

Field trip pricing varies for student groups based on geography. Field trips and student programs are only available for groups of 15 or more.

All groups must register to qualify for the following admission discounts.

  Chicago students Illinois students Out-of-state students
Basic admission Free Free $17.75
Basic admission, plus one ticketed exhibition Free $7 $23.75
(Discovery Pass, one ticketed exhibition or 3D movie)
Additional ticketed exhibitions or 3D movie
 
$7 $7 $28.00
(All-Access Pass)
Docent tours Free Free $5 per person

 

For assistance with funding your visit—including bus scholarships—consider applying for a field trip grant from Target. Applications close October 1, 2018.

Groups of students with disabilities

We offer five unique guided tours for ages eight and up that are tailored to meet particular needs and preferences of students with learning, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Illinois groups can register for these experiences using the general field trip registration form.

We recommend that these groups consider arriving around 11am to avoid the initial rush of field trip groups entering the building, eating lunch soon after arrival, and engaging in chaperone-guided exploration prior to a pre-scheduled 12:30pm guided tour.