Field Trips

Coming soon: Field trips will be available to book on September 29, 2021, with October 28 being the first available date.

Explore science through education with field trips to the Science Museum

At the Science Museum, learners will find interactive exhibits filled with stories about science, cultures, discoveries, and the people who observe and analyze our world.

From exhibits like RACE: Are We So Different, which shares the lived experiences and history of people of color and the science behind race, to the Dinosaurs & Fossils gallery, where fossil remains showcase the scale and biodiversity of ancient life on Earth, K–12 field trip groups have the opportunity to engage with one another and spark a lifelong love of science. Educators can pick which permanent and/or traveling exhibits their classes will experience during the field trips, which can help tailor the students’ experiences to learning objects and other goals. 

In addition to exciting exhibits, your class can also experience the hard work of our dedicated team of educators in the form of interactive online lessons and educator guides. These supporting materials bring thoughtful questions and activities to the table, adding context and supporting what students learned or will learn during their in-person field trip.

Pricing and access rates

Field trips cost $8.00 per student for standard school groups or $3.00 per student for reduced-price eligible school groups.

Schools with 50% or more of their students approved for free and reduced-price meals are eligible for the reduced-price tickets.

Learn more about pricing and scheduling.

Book a field trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota

To find answers to your questions on field trip safety, rates, lunch, and more, please visit our field trips guide. If you’d like to book a field trip for your class, you can do so by following the steps in the guide and calling us at (651) 221-9444. We can’t wait to host you and your learners here at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Please note: In 2021, field trip experiences will only include the exhibit galleries and not the Omnitheater due to COVID-19 protocols.