Focused Field Trips
During this 90-minute experience, children first spend 45 minutes in a hands-on workshop led by a Museum Education Specialist, followed by 45 minutes of free exploration of our 17 interactive exhibits. All exhibits and workshops are carefully designed to meet the developmental needs of children from birth to age 8, and are aligned to Common Core State Standards and Illinois Early Learning & Development Standards.
Focused Field Trips Include:
- 15-minute orientation
- 45-minute guided workshop conducted by a Museum Education Specialist
- 45 minutes of Museum exploration
- Pre- and post-visit extension materials
- Option to utilize lunch room for 1⁄2 hour AFTER your field trip (must be reserved in advance)
Fee: $13 per child
Minimum group size is 16. Maximum group size for a single workshop is 25; multiple workshops may be booked for larger groups.
Please Note: Focused Field Trips require advance reservation of at least 3 weeks. You must receive a confirmation from the Museum to receive a focused field trip. Without a confirmation, regular general admission prices may apply when you arrive, and no workshop session will be available.
Download the Focused Field Trip Workshop Reference Sheet
Focused Field Trip Reservations
Please download and fill out our reservation form for a Field Trip at the Museum.
NEW For 2022: Please visit our Virtual Field Trip page.