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School Requests Form

School groups of 25 or more may request our dynamic presentations and activities. Program requests are accepted October – May. First reserve a field trip by contacting Science Central at 617-723-2500. Next, complete this web form using your Museum field trip confirmation number. Your request will be confirmed by email by specific departments. Check the daily schedule for scheduled shows. These presentations have no extra fee above exhibit hall admission.

For information about bus scholarships for qualifying groups, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Reservation Information
In order to submit this form you must enter your MS reservation number. If you do not have one, please contact Science Central.
All requests must be made at least two weeks in advance.
Please enter the number of students attending this field trip.
Please enter the number of adult chaperones attending this field trip.
Your Contact Information
School Information
Please enter the name of your school
Field Trip Information

Please select the presentation or activity that you would like to request. All requests are subject to availability, October – May, at least two weeks in advance. Check the daily schedule for regularly scheduled live presentations.

Gordon Current Science & Technology Presentations
Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, Blue Wing, Level 1. Recommended for grades 6 – 12. Available Tuesday – Thursday at 11:30 am only. Seating capacity: 75. Minimum headcount required for reservation: 25.
Live Presentations
Please only select one Cahners Theater presentation OR one Shapiro Family Science Live Stage presentation, if interested.
Cahners Theater, Blue Wing, Level 2. Recommended grades vary by presentation topic. Please see presentation descriptions and recommended grade levels at Available Tuesday – Thursday 10:00 – 11:30 am. Theater Capacity: 294. Minimum headcount required for reservation: 25.
Shapiro Family Science Live Stage, Green Wing, Lower Level. Recommended grades 3-12. Available Tuesday – Thursday 12:30pm only. Theater capacity: 125. Minimum headcount required for reservation: 25.
Activities by Request
Recommended grades 1 – 8. Available Tuesdays-Thursday 10am – 12:00pm (choose time from menu below). Capacity: 30-40 students per half hour.
Drop-In Activities
Recommended grades 2 – 12. Available: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00pm. Capacity: 40 per time slot.
Bus Scholarships:
(Qualifying schools must have 35% or greater participation in free/reduced lunch program or equivalent demonstrated financial need.)

Schools can apply after they have made a reservation and they have their bus estimate and they enter MSO reservation number, bus company. The Museum of Science offers scholarships to help subsidize bus expenses to qualifying schools visiting the Museum on a field trip. The Museum offers up to $350 dollars for schools within New England. Funding is limited and distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Some restrictions apply. Schools are responsible for making all bus arrangements and paying the bus company of choice up front and are required to provide documentation of bus payment before reimbursement is issued check after the visit date.

If you have any additional comments you would like to add regarding your field trip, please make us aware by adding it to the additional notes field below.

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