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Field Trip Activities

Support Your Curriculum

Provide an educational and motivating experience for your students with a field trip to the Museum. Field trip activities include access to educator-only offerings pre-selected to support your science and social studies curriculum.

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  • A Bird's World picture

    A Bird’s World

    Take a virtual tour of Acadia National Park in this exhibit, which includes a specimen of every bird found in New England.

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  • Afternoon Report picture

    Afternoon Report

    Join our on-stage anchor for a rapid-fire news report touching on the latest headlines in your favorite science subjects.

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  • Afternoon Report: Earth Before Life

    Afternoon Report: Earth Before Life

    Join our on-stage anchor to discover what new research tells us about the steps leading to the origin of life on our planet.

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    Amazing Journeys

    Follow the life-and-death dramas of five of the most incredible animal migrations on the planet.

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  • Amazon Adventure

    Amazon Adventure

    Experience the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates's fascinating 11-year journey through the Amazon rainforest.

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  • Animation in Action

    Animation in Action

    Investigate the role light, math, and your human brain can play while creating the illusion of motion.

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  • Animation Magic Presentation

    Animation Magic

    Investigate the role light, math, and your human brain can play while creating the illusion of motion.

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    Balance and Motion

    Investigate balance and how forces cause changes in motion.

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  • Behind the Scenes: Help us test new exhibits!

    Behind the Scenes: Help us test new exhibits!

    Get a sneak peek into how exhibits get made and help us create new ones by testing out the newest exhibit ideas before they are finalized.

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  • Bradford Washburn: The Man Behind the Lens picture

    Bradford Washburn: The Man Behind the Lens

    Explore the story of Bradford Washburn, renowned mountaineer and Museum of Science founder.

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    Butterfly Garden

    Walk among the free-flying residents of this warm conservatory filled with exotic plants.

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  • Butterfly Garden Experience

    Butterfly Garden Experience

    Students enjoy an up-close experience with these amazing, beautiful flying insects.

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    Catching the Wind

    Learn how turbines transform wind into green energy, and track the Museum's Wind Lab energy production.

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  • Charles River Field Station

    Charles River Field Station

    Join a Museum educator and explore the river ecosystem with hands-on investigations in the Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River.

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  • Colossal Fossil: Triceratops Cliff picture

    Colossal Fossil: Triceratops Cliff

    Get an up-close view of this 65-million-year-old fossil, discovered in the Dakota Badlands in 2004.

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  • Cosmic Light picture

    Cosmic Light

    Explore the Milky Way Galaxy to discover a range of information about our universe.

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  • Da Vinci: Engineering Through Imagination

    Da Vinci: Engineering Through Imagination

    Students will discover how many of the same methods that Leonardo da Vinci used 500 years ago contribute to modern marvels of engineering.

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    Defeating Disease

    Learn about efforts to eradicate infectious diseases as well as Boston’s role in treating polio patients and developing a cure.

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    Design Challenges

    Participate in a hands-on activity to design, build, and test a prototype solution to a given problem.

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  • Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic picture

    Dinosaurs: Modeling the Mesozoic

    Check out fossils and life-size models to learn how paleontologists compile evidence and change the way we view these extinct animals.

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  • Dinosaurs Alive! picture

    Dinosaurs Alive!

    Watch as Cretaceous creatures leap to life on the IMAX® Dome screen!

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    Discovery Center

    Put an animal skeleton together, touch a real fossil, or observe a variety of live animals up close.

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    Learn about sunlight, wind, moving water, and other self-replenishing sources that generate energy with fewer negative side effects.

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  • Explore the Galaxy picture

    Explore the Galaxy

    Travel through the solar system and beyond in a tour of our stellar neighborhood.

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    Explore the Solar System

    Explore our beautiful solar system and its thousands of varied worlds that are changing the way we view our neighborhood in space.

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  • Extreme Weather

    Extreme Weather

    Take a thrilling journey through wildfires, tornadoes, and other extreme-weather conditions.

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  • Fantastic Forces picture

    Fantastic Forces

    A magician's tablecloth demonstrates relations between mass, velocity, acceleration, and force.

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  • Forces of Nature picture

    Forces of Nature

    How are natural disasters triggered, and how can we prepare for them?

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  • Greece: Secrets of the Past picture

    Greece: Secrets of the Past

    Explore the Greek islands and glimpse the Parthenon's original glory.

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  • Gridiron Glory

    Gridiron Glory

    Experience the story of professional football — from its humble beginnings to the cultural phenomenon it is today!

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    Guest Research Presentation

    Meet biologists, engineers, astronomers, meteorologists, and more in person and ask them your questions.

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  • Hall of Human Life picture

    Hall of Human Life

    The Museum's Hall of Human Life exhibition revolutionizes how people understand their own biology.

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  • Hands-On Laboratory picture

    Hands-On Laboratory

    Help conduct real experiments using many of the tools and techniques of actual scientists.

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  • Humpback Whales picture

    Humpback Whales

    Travel to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Kingdom of Tonga to see how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for their young.

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  • Incredible Energy! picture

    Incredible Energy!

    Projectiles, explosions, and brain-racking pendulums illustrate energy's many forms.

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  • Innovative Engineers picture

    Innovative Engineers

    Engineers' biographical stories show how the paths to engineering success are as diverse as their remarkable inventions.

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  • Investigate! picture


    Practice thinking like a scientist by investigating different phenomena to try to understand the way the world works.

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  • Investigation Station picture

    Investigation Station

    Think like a scientist as you gather evidence and look for answers. Topics vary from chemistry investigations to making your own electricity

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  • Journey to Space

    Journey to Space

    Take a cinematic journey from the birth of the Space Shuttle Program to humanity's first visit to Mars and beyond!

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  • Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West picture

    Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

    Experience the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis and Clark.

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  • Lightning! picture


    Explore lightning and storm safety as the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator hurls indoor bolts.

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    Live Animal Care Center

    Visit this viewing area for a peek at some of the stars of the Museum's Live Animal presentations.

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    Live Animal Presentation

    Discover the furry, feathered, and scaly residents of our Live Animal Center.

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  • Living on the Edge

    Living on the Edge

    Experience a variety of edges, exploring boundaries between land, air, and sea.

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  • Magic Tree House: Space Mission

    Magic Tree House: Space Mission

    Prompted by a mysterious note left in their tree house, brother-and-sister duo Jack and Annie embark on a wondrous journey of adventure.

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  • Making Models picture

    Making Models

    Learn about and practice with some of the basic tools that scientists use.

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  • Many Faces of Our Mental Health

    Many Faces of Our Mental Health

    Through various art forms, gain an understanding of common misconceptions about mental health.

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    Mapping the World Around Us

    Check out a variety of maps, and try your hand at creating your own.

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    Math Moves!

    Experience the mathematical concept of ratio in this interactive exhibit.

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    Enjoy the wonder of mathematics and the beauty of post-modern design.

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  • More to Explore in POPnology

    More to Explore in POPnology

    Join Museum educators for the hands-on activity of the day and explore the dynamic relationship between pop culture and technology.

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  • Museum of Science: Then and Now picture

    Museum of Science: Then and Now

    Learn the Museum's story through artifacts and interactive displays — from the "Chamber of Curiosities" to visions of the future.

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    Check how nanotechnology is transforming medicine, computing, energy, biological imaging, consumer products, and environmental stewardship.

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  • Natural Mysteries

    Natural Mysteries

    Observe a reference library of interesting objects, experience enticingly mysterious environments, and participate in activities.

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  • New England Caterpillars: Life on the Leaf Edge

    New England Caterpillars: Life on the Leaf Edge

    View beautiful images of charismatic moth and butterfly caterpillars from New England taken by naturalist Samuel Jaffe.

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  • New England Habitats picture

    New England Habitats

    Explore windows into wide-ranging landscapes, model birds, casts of feet, antlers, beaks, and other touchable elements.

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  • POPnology


    Embrace your inner POPnologist as you interact with robots, witness the world's first 3-D printed car, and more!

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  • Science and Technology in the News

    Science and Technology in the News

    This multi-topic presentation highlights current research and innovations across multiple STEM disciplines.

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    Science in the Park

    Run, jump, swing, and use familiar objects to investigate the pushes and pulls of everyday life.

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  • Seeing Is Deceiving picture

    Seeing Is Deceiving

    Encounter dozens of examples of images that, on closer examination, are not what they appear to be at first glance.

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  • Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure

    Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure

    Students learn about Sir Ernest Shackleton's failed Antarctic expedition – one of the most triumphant survival stories of all time.

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  • Super-Cold Science picture

    Super-Cold Science

    Experience the extreme, even bizarre, effects heat and temperature have on solids, liquids, and gases.

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  • Take a Closer Look picture

    Take a Closer Look

    Explore the world around you using sight, hearing, touch, and smell.

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  • Colby Trophy Room picture

    The Colby Trophy Room

    See original artifacts and animals representing both the life travels of Colonel Francis T. Colby and the mindset of a generation.

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  • The Light House picture

    The Light House

    Explore the science behind light and color.

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  • The Rock Garden picture

    The Rock Garden

    See petrified wood from Arizona, Egyptian granite, our own Roxbury puddingstone, and more.

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  • To the Moon picture

    To the Moon

    See full-size models of the Apollo and Mercury capsules and a graphic timeline documenting the key era of human space exploration.

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  • Transportation


    Trains, boats, and a real-life steam engine! Explore the history of transportation as you observe actual machines and realistic replicas.

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  • Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun

    Undiscovered Worlds: The Search Beyond Our Sun

    Go on a journey like no other as you learn how the discovery of exoplanets may lead us closer to finding an Earth-like world!

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  • Weather Wonders picture

    Weather Wonders

    Watch as indoor wind, clouds, fog, and snow are made right before your eyes!

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  • Weems Animal Sculptures picture

    Weems Animal Sculptures

    See 30 of Katharine Lane Weems's bronze sculptures of animals displayed in this exhibit, the largest Weems collection in the world.

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  • Wicked Smart: Invented in the Hub

    Wicked Smart: Invented in the Hub

    This comprehensive new exhibit invites you to celebrate Greater Boston-based innovations and the creators behind them!

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  • Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River

    Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River

    This new signature experience invites you to observe the connections between natural habitats and engineered designs.

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