Field Trips

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

Pre-Registered Illinois field trips are FREE everyday of the week! 

The Field Museum’s field trip experiences offer exciting, up-close exposure to science and social studies in a historic Chicago setting. Schools and community groups in Illinois serving Pre-K–12th grade students can register for a FREE field trip by completing this form at least 14 days before your desired visit date. There is no charge for additional chaperones for Illinois schools.

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 engaging and hands-on classes for students on field trips!  Field trip classes are available for grades Pre-K-12th and focus on a range of topics.  For a list of class offerings and more information please check out our Class Catalog. 

To begin planning a field trip, please fill out the online registration form 14 days before your desired visit date.