Introduce pre-K through third-grade students to science and social studies through play and exploration.

Give your students a head start

Engage early learners with resources about plants and animals, including dinosaurs. Our lesson plans help you prepare your next classroom unit, and our in-museum activities can enhance your field trip to the museum.

Explore the museum with your students

Guide your class in their journey through the museum.

  • What Do Animals Eat? | Exploring the Field Guide

    Investigate the relationship between an animal and its environment by identifying possible food sources in each habitat. 

  • Pre-K Weather Unit | Early Elementary Science Partnership

    Observe and record weather to build a common understanding of observable weather conditions in the fall in Chicago. Then make recommendations about how SUE should prepare to play outside.

  • Diversity of Life | Exploring the Field Guide

    Observe animal dioramas to compare and contrast organisms and explore the diversity of life.

Field For All

Field For All is a free app designed for young visitors with autism and disabilities. The app features exhibition previews, customizable schedules, and a sensory-friendly museum map. Educators and chaperones use this app to support learners with autism and disabilities during their visit to the museum.

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A young visitor paints with his caretaker at a table.

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