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Field Trip Reservations

Making a Field Trip Reservation

  • Reserve early! Programs fill to capacity and there is a limit to daily school group admissions.
  • Reserve the following at least 24 hours in advance (subject to availability): Exhibit Halls, Butterfly Garden, Planetarium shows, IMAX films, 4-D Theater.
  • Reserve the following at least two weeks in advance: Drop-in activities, special programs, and special requests for IMAX films or live presentations.
  • Important reservations information: Reservations for school groups of 9 or more visitors are by phone only. To make a school group reservation, call Science Central at 617-723-2500 (daily, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST).
  • Reservation date restrictions: School field trips and programs are not offered during Massachusetts holidays and school vacation periods.
    • November 26 – November 29, 2015
    • December 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016
    • February 13 – 21, 2016
    • April 16 – 24, 2016

Planning Your Visit

Investigate the Museum's many offerings — films, presentations, and more — before making field trip reservations.

Field Trip Reservation Fees

The Museum has limited funding available for students who qualify for field trip assistance. Please inquire about this if there is a need.

Multiple visits: If you return with the same students, you receive 50% off Exhibit Halls admission. When making reservations, inform Science Central that you will be visiting more than once with your students.

Visitor September - August September, October, January
Educators FREE FREE
Students: First Visit $10.00 $5.00**
Students: Second Visit $5.00 n/a
Chaperones: First Visit $5.00 $5.00**
Chaperones: Second Visit $2.50 n/a

*Prices are effective for groups visiting on or after July 1, 2014.

**The $5.00 Exhibit Halls admission during the months of September, October, and January is available for those individual schools with free and reduced lunch participation at or above 35%.

Exhibit Hall Add Ons

Fees vary for reserved field trip add-on programs.

Add-On Price Per Person
Planetarium $4.00
IMAX Film $4.00
4-D Theater $4.00
Butterfly Garden $4.00
The Science Behind Pixar $4.00

Venue Only

Exhibit Halls admission not included

Add-On Price Per Person
Planetarium Only $6.00
IMAX Film Only $6.00

Payment Methods

  • -   Regular Check-In
  • -   Express Check-In

Savings and Scholarships

  • -   $5.00 Field Trips in September, October, and January
  • -   Multiple Visit Rates
  • -   Scholarships and More Ways to Save

Changes and Cancellations

  • -   Changing Group Size
  • -   Cancellations

Lunch and Parking

  • -   Lunch Options
  • -   Parking

Home School Information

  • -   Tips for Home School Visitors
  • -   Home School Group Reservations
  • -   Home School Museum Membership
  • -   Library Pass Programs

Guidelines for Student Visits and Chaperone Policy

  • -   Qualifying for School Group Rates
  • -   Educators and chaperones must ensure that students:
  • -   Chaperone Policy