Field Trips

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

A group of young students gather 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 start planning a field trip, complete the online registration form at least 14 days before your desired visit date. 

Field Trips Registration Form 


Fall 2021 notices

Temporary exhibition tours are not being offered to field trip groups at this time. Currently, we are not allowing trips from states that fall under the Chicago Travel Advisory.

For questions about the program or an existing reservation, email