Museum Entry is sold out for Sunday, April 11. Details

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.

Virtual Field Trip offerings

Grades 5-8

Mars 2040

Learn how NASA plans to get the first manned mission to Mars by the year 2040.

Grades 3-5

Weather Wise

Explore atmospheric phenomena and learn how scientists predict weather.

Grades 9-12

Live from the Heart

Talk with a surgical team and explore careers while watching live heart surgery via videoconference.

Onsite Field Trips

We hope to be able to welcome you soon. The soonest possible date that we will reopen the group registration process is July 15th. To be notified when group registration is available and receive occasional updates on group visits, please sign up below.