Field Trips

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

A group of young students gathers 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, up-close 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.

Beginning May 1st, there will be no charge for additional chaperones for Illinois schools.

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

Field Trips Registration Form

Spring 2022 updates

In accordance with the City of Chicago’s updated guidelines, the Field Museum no longer requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or masks for museum visitors. However, we strongly encourage all of our guests to wear masks while in the building.

For questions about the program or an existing reservation, email fieldtrip@fieldmuseum.org or call (312) 665-7500.