Field Trip Registration

School and community group field trips are available for groups of 15 or more that register at least 14 days in advance. Illinois students receive free Basic admission.

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To register, simply fill out a form for Illinois or out-of-state school groups. If you're having trouble accessing the registration form, we recommend using Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge or a private browsing window with Google Chrome. You will receive an email verification of your reservation request immediately upon submitting your registration form. (Don’t see it? Check your spam folder.)

Register Your Group 

We will verify availability, create a group reservation, and email you a second confirmation from the reservations office within two days. If we are unable to accommodate your group’s request, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.

Within two weeks of completing the registration form and sending payment, you will receive another email containing details of your field trip:

  • The date of your field trip
  • Special exhibition tickets with an assigned entry time
  • Lunch reservations
  • Student program registrations
  • Bus parking details
  • Information for students with special needs

If you do not receive this email within two weeks, call 312.665.7500 during office hours (8:30am–4:30pm) Monday through Friday, or email