Field Trip Experiences

Every trip to the museum is different. Customize your group’s field trip with a wide variety of experiences. Pack an array of educational experiences into your students’ day, or create a theme around a lesson you’ve focused on in the classroom.

Students gather around a window to peer into a diorama featuring three bears in their natural habitat.

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Pre-scheduled experiences

You must register student groups for all experiences during the registration process.


Many of our exhibitions are free with museum admission—no special ticket or reservations required. Admission to ticketed exhibitions is available for an additional cost.

Drop-in activities

No pre-registration is required for drop-in activities during your day at the museum. Simply stop by for extra learning opportunities throughout your field trip. 

Grainger Science Hub

Educators and Field Museum scientists in the Grainger Science Hub are pumped to tell students about some of the items from our collection that the public doesn't always get to see. Gather around objects and specimens for up-close experiences and check out frequently-updated exhibits on recent scientific research. 

Preschoolers gather around a volunteer and touch a piece of fur he is holding.

Preschool students gather around a Discovery Squad volunteer to touch a piece of fur from the Museum’s collection.

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Discovery Squad

Pop over to a Discovery Squad cart in Stanley Field Hall for a peek at real objects from the natural world. Animal skulls, rocks and fossils, and items from deep within our collection are just a few of the surprises students may encounter.

Interested in helping students explore the Museum? Learn more about opportunities to volunteer with field trips.