Register Your Field Trip Group

For pre-K–12th grade students in Illinois

Schools and community groups in Illinois serving Pre-K–12th grade students can register for a FREE 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.

To register for a field trip, all Illinois groups must fill out the registration form below. 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:

  • Illinois schools can call 312.665.7500 or email
  • Out-of-state groups can contact 312.665.7300 or email
  • College and university groups, please use our group visit packages.
  • Illinois homeschool groups can register for a free field trip on the following dates: September 5th, 2023, November 20th, 2023, January 5th, 2024, or April 1st, 2024. Fill out this registration form to confirm your visit.