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Field Trips

With 14 acres of exhibits - as well as Giant Dome Theater films 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.

Things You Can Do During Your Field Trip

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

School group tickets just $6 each

Giant Dome Theater films

Immerse yourself in a science adventure with the help of our five-story, domed screen. 

free field trip resources

Museum Exploration Guides

Focus your field trip to MSI with our free Museum Exploration Guides. Explore structure and function, simple machines, the nature of science and more.