Field Trips

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Bring Your Lessons to Life with a Field Trip to The Field Museum

Visit over two dozen exhibits to journey to another place and time, experience a new culture, study real artifacts and specimens, and engage with Field Museum scientists and educators along the way. Illinois school groups receive free general admission with pre-registration and can experience ticketed exhibitions and 3D movies at a discounted rate. Get started mapping your focused field trip today by exploring popular content connections, planning student learning experiences, reviewing our Field Trip Planning Guide, or downloading Exploring the Field Guides.

Student Experiences

Curiosity Stations

Monday - Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm

It's time to get curious. These short 10-minute activities will inspire and focus your students as they head into some of our most popular exhibits. Whether you're exploring plants and animals, cultures, or dinosaurs these hands-on activities will have students of all ages thinking like a scientist.

Design Challenges

Pilot testing Monday - Thursday starting Sept. 6th 2016, 10:30am - 12:30pm

It's time to design. Your students will get to work developing their own design to help our scientist build a better insect trap. See the importance of engineering to solve problems we have today, and inspire your students to solve the problems of tomorrow. 

Discovery Squad

Monday and Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm

Meet The Field Museum Discovery Squad! Learn the inside scoop about the collections in our vaults. You might get to talk to a real scientist, hold a bird specimen, compare animal teeth, or learn the amazing stories that make our collections unique and important. 

Meet a Scientist

Fridays 10:00am - 12:00pm

Ever wonder what it is like to be a scientist? Now you can ask them. Using artifacts and specimens from our collections, they'll show you what they are researching and share stories of all the amazing discoveries made by Field Museum scientists. 

Beyond the Field Trip

If you would like to get more involved with The Field Museum, receive support on implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), create object-based investigations in your classroom, or have a live scientist video feed in your classroom, this is the place for you. 

N. W. Harris Learning Collection

With over 400 unique exhibit cases (mini-dioramas) and 60 unique experience boxes (hands-on kits), this resource can make any lesson plan come to life. You don’t have to take our word for it. Check out our video to see how teachers use the Learning Collection in their classrooms.

Teacher Professional Development

Engage in with other educators in hands-on workshops, plan an in-service day, or become an ambassador for The Field at your school. Our Teacher Professional Development programs equip educators with tools for engaging students in authentic and immersive learning experiences at the Museum and back in the classroom. 

Virtual Visits

Bring Field Museum science directly into your classroom through LIVE video broadcasts from The Field Museum. Take a sneak peek at an Ask a Scientist broadcast!

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