Field Trips

With 14 acres of exhibits - as well as Omnimax movies and hands-on Learning Labs - the Museum provides a wealth of learning opportunities.

There's no comparing the awe-inspiring nature of a Museum visit to a typical day in the classroom.

Bring your students to experience hands-on, real-world examples of science. Museum Entry is free for Illinois preK-12 schools and discounted for out-of-state schools. Illinois teachers also can visit for free every day just by showing an educator ID card.


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Things You Can Do During Your Field Trip

Our award-winning exhibitions and engaging experiences spark the imagination.

Now open

Brick by Brick

Explore the power of play in this new exhibit, featuring a spectacular collection of more than a dozen giant LEGO®-built engineering marvels. School group tickets are just $5!

For Grades 3 - 5

New Learning Lab

Students design a scientific investigation, carry out experiments, and analyze their results in this brand-new Learning Lab, Science Design: Investigating Pendulums.