A group of field trip students running near the Education Entrance

Field trip pricing and scheduling

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 reduced-price tickets. 

Payment must be received two weeks in advance of the visit by credit card or single check, made out to the Science Museum of Minnesota. If mailed, please write “Attn: Accounting” above our address (120 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102).

Changes may be made prior to payment and no later than two weeks prior to your visit by calling the Contact Center. If paying by check, we recommend payment being sent at least three weeks prior to arrival. We do not accept purchase orders. 

All reservations must be paid in full prior to museum entry. No refunds will be issued after payment has been received. Any adjustments will be made in the form of vouchers for a future visit.


Booking a field trip

To book a field trip, please call the Contact Center at (651) 221-9444. Field trips are available to book any time during our usual business hours.

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


Eligibility and field trip visitor limits

All K–12 students are eligible for field trips. We also offer group pricing for ages outside of this range through the Contact Center.

Up to 250 students from one school are allowed to attend a field trip at the Science Museum. If you have more than 250 students, the Contact Center can work with you to schedule multiple field trip days.


Final count and cancellations

Cancellations and adjustments to final numbers must be made no later than two weeks in advance of your visit and prior to final payment by calling the museum Contact Center at (651) 221-9444. After that time no adjustments will be made. Vouchers for future use will be issued for any absentees on the day of your visit.


Awards

Please fill out our awards form before reserving a field trip date if you’re interested in receiving an award for museum ticket costs, transportation, or other costs.