Field Trips: School Groups

Check out School Field Trips only information below. To see all available field trip options and make plans with your team, you can download and print our Field Trip Form here: Field Trips form

Trip Option Overview

For all field trips, teacher admission is free and parent/chaperone admission is $12.

Field Trip Title Cost Time Includes


$ 12 per student 10 am – 12 pm


Students visit all galleries in 30 minute rotations.


Explore and Learn!

$ 14 per student 10 am – 12:30 pm


Explore! trip PLUS a 30 minute interactive assembly with a museum educator.


Explore and Engage!

$ 15 per student 10 am – 12:30 pm


Explore! trip PLUS a workshop led by a museum educator.

Lesson Options for Explore and Learn! or Explore and Engage! 

K and 1st Grade

My Super Duper Senses : learn about our world by engaging the power of all five senses and observation strategies. 

Movin’ and Zoomin’ : physical science standards meet the real world as students push and pull, moving themselves and moving objects with a variety of forces. 

2nd and 3rd Grade

Tell Me About It : observation, reasoning, and precision are applied as students explore volume and mass with different states of matter. 

How Does That Move? : physical science standards come to life as students engage with forces, motion, and gravity. 

Galleries Included in School Field Trips:

Design Park

Students will engage with exhibits focused on engineering, gravity, forces, and friction while building, testing, and improving their designs.

City Play

Students will engage with more than 10 exhibits that allow for role-playing and problem solving. The space allows for independent play and collaborative interactions with others.


Students will engage with their senses as they create, interpret, and respond to original sounds, dramatic movement, and uniquely generated scenes though self-selected materials and technology.

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The Front Yard

Coming Soon! 

Gross motor play and self-directed activities will support students’ physical and cognitive development, self-expression, and discovery of objects in the natural world.

Responsibilities of Teachers and Chaperones 

  • Minimum ratio of 1:9 for supervision
  • Each teacher or chaperone is responsible for maintaining supervision of students assigned to them
  • Each teacher or chaperone must confirm all assigned students are accounted for prior to moving to a new Museum space
  • Teacher or chaperone is responsible for discipline of students. FCM staff will redirect as necessary, but will not discipline students.