Thursday, November 26: The Museum is closed all day.
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.
Get chaperones and students involved in their Museum visit by downloading these activity sheets ahead of time.Access field trip activity sheets
Set goals and create a timeline of planned activities and events before arranging your field trip.
The following offerings match one or more of your selections.
Take a virtual tour of Acadia National Park in this exhibit, which includes a specimen of every bird found in New England.
What happens in the body when we leap from an airplane? Explore the science of risk-taking with globetrotting skydivers and BASE jumpers.
Join our on-stage anchor for a rapid-fire news report touching on the latest headlines in your favorite science subjects.
Follow the life-and-death dramas of five of the most incredible animal migrations on the planet.
Explore how a variety of living and extinct species — from microbes and trees to fish and mammals — have evolved on Earth.
Follow along with humpback whales as they migrate from right here in Massachusetts to the Caribbean.
Investigate the role light, math, and your human brain can play while creating the illusion of motion.
Investigate balance and how forces cause changes in motion.
Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street and learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, and more!
Explore the story of Bradford Washburn, renowned mountaineer and Museum of Science founder.
Enjoy presentations, discussions, and hands-on activities around the fast-growing field that combines elements of biology and engineering.
Walk among the free-flying residents of this warm conservatory filled with exotic plants.
Learn how turbines transform wind into green energy, and track the Museum's Wind Lab energy production.
Students will learn the science behind climate change and discuss with peers how they can take action around this challenge.
Get an up-close view of this 65-million-year-old fossil, discovered in the Dakota Badlands in 2004.
Explore the Milky Way Galaxy to discover a range of information about our universe.
Participate in a hands-on activity to design, build, and test a prototype solution to a given problem.
Check out fossils and life-size models to learn how paleontologists compile evidence and change the way we view these extinct animals.
Watch as Cretaceous creatures leap to life on the IMAX® Dome screen!
Put an animal skeleton together, touch a real fossil, or observe a variety of live animals up close.
Learn about our changing planet, and hear the latest news on space missions, our solar system, and beyond.
Learn about sunlight, wind, moving water, and other self-replenishing sources that generate energy with fewer negative side effects.
Investigate current energy issues, or explore tiny energy technologies.
Participate in an investigation activity that supports curriculum standards.
Travel through the solar system and beyond in a tour of our stellar neighborhood.
Explore our beautiful solar system and its thousands of varied worlds that are changing the way we view our neighborhood in space.
A magician's tablecloth demonstrates relations between mass, velocity, acceleration, and force.
How are natural disasters triggered, and how can we prepare for them?
Explore the Greek islands and glimpse the Parthenon's original glory.
Meet biologists, engineers, astronomers, meteorologists, and more in person and ask them your questions.
The Museum's Hall of Human Life exhibition revolutionizes how people understand their own biology.
Help conduct real experiments using many of the tools and techniques of actual scientists.
Learn about the latest research from scientists, healthcare professionals, and hands-on activities.
Travel to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Kingdom of Tonga to see how these whales communicate, sing, feed, play, and care for their young.
Projectiles, explosions, and brain-racking pendulums illustrate energy's many forms.
Engineers' biographical stories show how the paths to engineering success are as diverse as their remarkable inventions.
From blueprint to blastoff, see how unmanned space flight is pushing the frontiers of human exploration to the very edges of the universe!
Practice thinking like a scientist by investigating different phenomena to try to understand the way the world works.
Think like a scientist as you gather evidence and look for answers. Topics vary from chemistry investigations to making your own electricity
Experience the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis and Clark.
Explore lightning and storm safety as the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator hurls indoor bolts.
Visit this viewing area for a peek at some of the stars of the Museum's Live Animal presentations.
Discover the furry, feathered, and scaly residents of our Live Animal Center.
Learn about and practice with some of the basic tools that scientists use.
Check out a variety of maps, and try your hand at creating your own.
Experience the mathematical concept of ratio in this interactive exhibit.
Enjoy the wonder of mathematics and the beauty of post-modern design.
Learn how STEM professionals use math every day by hearing from local scientists and participating in hands-on activities.
Test new methods for developing tiny, flying microrobots called RoboBees.
Take a journey through our solar system and explore the remarkable diversity and surprising might of moons!
Learn the Museum's story through artifacts and interactive displays — from the "Chamber of Curiosities" to visions of the future.
Check how nanotechnology is transforming medicine, computing, energy, biological imaging, consumer products, and environmental stewardship.
Go on the ultimate IMAX off-trail adventure into the nation's awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness.
Observe a reference library of interesting objects, experience enticingly mysterious environments, and participate in activities.
Explore windows into wide-ranging landscapes, model birds, casts of feet, antlers, beaks, and other touchable elements.
Check out health-related presentations on influenza, trans fats, cancer, asthma, stem cells, and more.
This multi-topic presentation highlights current research and innovations across multiple STEM disciplines.
Run, jump, swing, and use familiar objects to investigate the pushes and pulls of everyday life.
Encounter dozens of examples of images that, on closer examination, are not what they appear to be at first glance.
Students can converse with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station and explore spacecraft engineering in the Planetarium.
Explore volume and pitch with vibrations from a medley of improvised instruments.
Experience the extreme, even bizarre, effects heat and temperature have on solids, liquids, and gases.
Explore the world around you using sight, hearing, touch, and smell.
Learn all about the Large Hadron Collider, robotics, the future of computing, and more.
See original artifacts and animals representing both the life travels of Colonel Francis T. Colby and the mindset of a generation.
Take a look, in astonishing detail, at the biological processes that go on without our control — and often without our notice.
Explore the science behind light and color.
See petrified wood from Arizona, Egyptian granite, our own Roxbury puddingstone, and more.
Learn about the filmmaking process through hands-on activities inspired by some of Pixar's most treasured films!
See full-size models of the Apollo and Mercury capsules and a graphic timeline documenting the key era of human space exploration.
Discover which stories made the cut and which one sits atop them all as our number one science story of 2015!
Watch as indoor wind, clouds, fog, and snow are made right before your eyes!
See 30 of Katharine Lane Weems's bronze sculptures of animals displayed in this exhibit, the largest Weems collection in the world.
Adventure through the most dramatic continent on Earth and experience a land where the real world is more awe-inspiring than any fiction.
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