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onsite or virtual

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 onsite and virtual 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.

Virtual Field Trips

Take a Museum field trip without leaving your classroom.

When you can't come to MSI, take a virtual field trip with us instead. Participate in a facilitated Learning Lab livestream, or take a live virtual tour of some of our most popular exhibits. And check out our free online STEM learning tools for new ways to engage.