Schools and community groups serving Pre-K–12th grade students, register your field trip by completing this form at least 14 days in advance of your visit. (College and university groups, please use the group reservation form.)

Field trips are only available to groups of 15 or more students. After submitting this form, you will immediately receive an email receipt of your registration form. We will review availability, create a group reservation, and email you a confirmation within two days.

For more information about field trip reservations or questions about your visit, Illinois schools call 312.665.7500 or email fieldtrip@fieldmuseum.org. Out-of-state groups contact 312.665.7300 or email groupsales@fieldmuseum.org

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Field Trip Coordinator Information

Will you be the onsite point of contact on the day of this field trip?

Day of Contact Information

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Is your school or organization in the US?

Illinois Groups

Out of State Groups

Visit Information

The Museum is open 364 days a year (every day but Christmas) from 9am–5pm. Last admission is at 4pm. We’ll do our best to accommodate your preferred visit date. Be sure to check your school calendar to avoid any conflicts with holidays or in-service days.

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Class/Group Information

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Groups Recommended Student:Chaperone Ratio 
Pre-K–5th grade 3:1 (minimum)
5:1 (maximum)
6th–12th grade 10:1
Out-of-state (all grades) 10:1

 

Chaperones added to your group who exceed the recommended ratio do not qualify for an admission discount. 
 

Will you be visiting with students who will need additional accommodations?
All special education chaperones qualify for admission discounts.
Please describe any special accommodations your students may need (e.g. wheelchair).

Exhibitions & 3D Movies

All general admission exhibitions are included with your visit, including fossils and dinosaurs in the Griffin Halls of the Evolving Planet, mummies in Inside Ancient Egypt, and cultures in our Native North American Hall and The Ancient Americas.

Immerse your students in one of our ticketed exhibitions or 3D movies. Admission to a 3D movie is $7 per student. Ticketed exhibitions are $7 per student for Illinois schools, and Chicago schools receive free admission to one ticketed exhibition. Chaperones within the recommended ratio are free. 

Out-of-state groups can add one or more ticketed exhibitions or 3D movies to their visit.

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Illinois Activities

Explore the museum with your students on a docent-led tour! Tours are free for Illinois school groups. 

We offer tours for the 2018–2019 academic year, from October 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019. Tours are unavailable during select blackout dates: 

  • November 19–23, 2018
  • December 17, 2018–January 7, 2019
  • April 17–22, 2019
2018–2019 Tours Grade Level Availability 
Guided Tour: The Ancient Americas 3rd–12th grade Wed; 10:30am or 11:30am
Guided Tour: Inside Ancient Egypt 3rd–12th grade Wed and Thurs; 10:30am or 11:30am
Guided Tour: Dinosaurs         3rd–12th grade Mon and Thurs; 10:30am or 11:30am
Guided Tour: Indigenous Peoples of the Northwest Coast and Arctic 3rd–12th grade Mon and Thurs; 10:30am or 11:30am
Guided Tour: Pawnee Earth Lodge 2nd–12th grade Mon–Fri; 10am, 10:45am, or 11:30am
Self-Guided Exploration: Crown Family PlayLab Pre-K—2nd grade Mon, Thurs, and Fri; 10:30am, 10:50am, 11:10am, or 12:30pm
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Out-of-State Activities

Explore the Museum with your students with a tour! Our docents can guide your students through the history of Earth, an African Safari, ancient cultures—or just the highlights. Available throughout the year, these tours are $5 per person for out-of-state groups. Find more tour options on our public tours page.

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Accessible Activities

Choose from one of our free programs designed specifically for learners with learning, development, and/or intellectual disabilities.

2018–2019 Accessible Student Programs Capacity Availability 
Accessible Tour: Dinosaurs 10 students Wed and Fri; 12pm
Accessible Tour: Pawnee Culture 10 students Fri; 12pm
Accessible Tour: Animals in their Habitat 10 students Fri; 12pm
Accessible Tour: The Ancient Americas 10 students Mon and Fri; 12pm
Accessible Self-Guided Exploration: Crown Family PlayLab         10 students Mon, Thurs, and Fri; 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm
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Illinois Lunch & Coat Check

Lunch Reservation Information

If you choose the Field to Table option, an order form will be emailed to you.
The Siragusa Center is available to Chicago public schools free of charge. Schools and organizations outside Chicago can reserve the space for $65. Siragusa reservations include time to eat in the lunchroom, as well as access to coat check. Groups are also welcome to gather on the Museum’s northwest terrace (weather permitting) or in the Sea Mammals area on a first come, first served basis.
Good news—by reserving space in the Siragusa Center, your group also has access to a coat check , (if you are visiting between October 1 and April 30).

Out-of-State Lunch & Coat Check

Lunch Reservation Information

If you choose the Field to Table option, an order form will be emailed to you. Meal vouchers can purchased for the Field Bistro or Explorer Cafe.
Meal vouchers are available for $25 per group. We offer vouchers for $5, $10, and $15 per student, and each are redeemable at the Field Bistro or Explorer Cafe. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. We cannot reserve seating for groups in either restaurant.

Thank you for ordering lunches from Field to Table. We’ll email you a menu with your field trip registration receipt. Please note that by purchasing bagged lunches, out-of-state groups are also responsible for a $75 staffing fee as we make arrangements for your group to have lunch in the Museum. Lunchroom assignments vary by group size and include room set-up, food delivery, and clean-up.

Out-of-state groups can reserve the Siragusa Center for $65. Reservations include time to eat in the lunchroom, as well as access to the coat check. Groups are also welcome to gather on the Museum’s northwest terrace (weather permitting) or in the Sea Mammals area on a first come, first served basis.
Good news—by reserving space in the Siragusa Center, your group also has access to a coat check , (if you are visiting between October 1 and April 30).

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