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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Field trips are postponed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. For questions about an existing reservation or our field trip program, please email

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

After completing the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email. This includes: 

  • The date of your field trip
  • Special exhibition tickets with an assigned entry time
  • Lunch reservations
  • Student program registrations

If we are unable to accommodate your group’s request, we will contact you to discuss alternatives. Call 312.665.7500 if you do not receive this email within two weeks. Our offices are open 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday through Friday.