Register Your Field Trip Group

Schools and community groups in Illinois serving Pre-K–12th grade students can register for a field trip by completing this form at least 14 days before your desired visit date. After you submit a registration form, we will review availability for your visit, create a group reservation, and email you a confirmation within two days.

Field trips are available to groups of at least 15 students with the appropriate number of chaperones. In order to ensure that groups have a great visit, pre-K through 5th-grade students must be accompanied by a minimum of one adult for every five students. Students in 6th through 12th grade must be accompanied by a minimum of one adult for every ten students.

Groups that are interested in eating lunch at the museum must register for a lunch time prior to their field trip. For more information about field trip reservations or questions about your visit:

A * following a field label indicates the field is required to submit the form.

Field Trip Coordinator Information

Day of Contact Information

If your school is located outside Illinois, please use our Group Reservation Form or contact our Group Sales office at 312.665.7300.


Illinois Groups

Visit Information

The Museum is open 363 days a year (every day but Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 9am–5pm. Last admission is at 4pm. We’ll do our best to accommodate your preferred visit date. Be sure to check your school calendar to avoid any conflicts with holidays or in-service days.

Groups must arrive within 30 minutes of their arrival time to allow for social distancing.

Class/Group Information

Upon arrival, our staff will guide chaperones to a designated area to review protocols and make recommendations for the day. Beginning May 1st, there will be no charge for additional chaperones for Illinois schools.

In accordance with the City of Chicago’s updated guidelines, the Field Museum no longer requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or masks for museum visitors. However, we strongly encourage all of our guests to wear masks while in the building.

Groups Minimum Student-Chaperone Ratio 
Pre-K-5th grade  5:1 
6th-12th grade 10:1


Select all grade levels for students who will visit on this trip. Hold CMD or CTRL while clicking to select more than one.
Will you be visiting with students who will need additional accommodations?
Please describe any special physical, cognitive, or language accommodations your students may need (e.g. wheelchair). Leave this blank if your group will not require accommodations.

Exhibitions & 3D Movies

All general admission exhibitions are included with your visit, including fossils and dinosaurs in the Griffin Halls of the Evolving Planet, mummies in Inside Ancient Egypt, and cultures in our Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories and Ancient Americas.

Illinois groups can select one exhibit for free; a fee of $7 per person for all other groups. A fee of $7 per person for ALL groups for 3D movies.


Sea Mammals and Northwest terrace are free and available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Siragusa Center is available Monday-Friday and is free for Illinois groups but must be reserved at the time of field trip registration.

Additional Information

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