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.

To begin planning a field trip, please contact us at least 14 days before your desired visit date by emailing or calling (312) 665-7500.

Winter 2022 updates

Beginning January 3, 2022, all school-group participants age five and older—students and chaperones—are required to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for admission to the Field Museum. Once registered, school groups will receive a link to submit proof of vaccination. All participants must upload their proof of vaccination 48 hours before the field trip date.

Face masks are required for everyone two years and older. Masks should be worn at all times inside the museum except for when eating and drinking in designated areas.

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