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Field Trip Guide

Help Your Chaperones Meet Your Goals!

Start here to create an editable and printable document that outlines your field trip itinerary, learning goals, student questions, etc.


a. Below, filter Museum offerings by grade level and learning goal.

b. Select up to 4 offerings to add to your field trip guide. Your selections will be shown on the right.

c. Click the "Get Your Guide" button.

In Your Guide

Step 1: Offerings


82 Results

The following activity sheets match one or more of your selections.

  • A Bird's World

    A Bird's World

    Use the interactive computer kiosks and your skills in observation to compare and contrast the features of local birds. This exhibit includes a specimen of every bird found in New England!

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 12
    • Green Wing, Lower Level

    Starting Points

    • What are some common characteristics that all birds share? What are some differences you notice?
    • What kinds of different habitats are featured in this exhibit? Can you tell which birds live near the water? In the forest?
  • Airplanes: A World in Flight

    Airplanes: A World in Flight

    Take flight on an epic journey through eighteen countries and across all seven continents as you experience how the airplane has changed the world. Not that long ago, traveling between continents was a migration. Now, on any given day, 100,000 flights transport people and products between any two points on Earth in a matter of hours!

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Red Wing, Level 1

    Starting Points

    • How have airplanes changed the way we live?
  • Amazing Journeys

    Amazing Journeys

    Follow the life-and-death dramas of five of the most incredible animal migrations — monarch butterflies, migratory birds, gray whales, red crabs, and zebras.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Mugar Omni Theater

    Starting Points

    • Why do different animals migrate?
    • How do they find their way from one part of the world to another?
  • Animation in Action

    Animation in Action

    Explore our storytelling roots and experience animation technologies of yesterday and today as we investigate the role light, math, and your human brain can play while creating the illusion of motion.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • What did you learn about animation?
  • Art and Science Gallery

    Art and Science Gallery

    The Museum's Art and Science Gallery features a rotating selection of artists' works that blend the creative with the scientific in a more traditional art museum setting.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Art & Science Gallery

    Starting Points

    • In what ways is this exhibit considered art? In what ways is it considered science?
    • What is your favorite piece is this exhibit? Why?
  • Audiokinetic Sculpture

    Audiokinetic Sculpture

    Explore forces and motion while marveling at an amazing feat of art and science. Watch as multicolored balls shake, spin, balance, and fall to create a captivating array of sounds and movements.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 12
    • Atrium

    Starting Points

    • Follow a ball from start to finish. Which way did it go? What kinds sounds did it trigger a long the way?
  • Balance and Motion

    Balance and Motion

    Marvel as a fearless presenter demonstrates key concepts, such as tipping atop a giant contraption to investigate balance and how forces cause changes in motion.

    • Recommended for Grades 2 - 4
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • Why doesn't the presenter fall off the tip and spin?
  • Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky

    Big Bird's Adventure: One World, One Sky

    Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo, and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they take you on a journey of discovery to learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun, and the Moon.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 1
    • Charles Hayden Planetarium

    Starting Points

    • What kinds of things did Big Bird and Elmo see in the sky?
    • What was it like when Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu visited the moon?
  • Butterfly Garden

    Butterfly Garden

    Walk among live butterflies and observe the wide variety of their size, pattern, and color adaptations. Go to the Emergence Box to see live butterfly chrysalides and learn about insect life cycles.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 8
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • What are butterflies like? Can you think of words to describe them?
    • How do butterflies behave? Can you find a butterfly drinking, flying, or standing still?
  • Butterfly Garden Experience

    Butterfly Garden Experience

    Focusing on butterfly life cycles, characteristics, and classification, this program gives students a close-up experience with these amazing flying insects. Students participate in guided observations led by Museum educators.

    • Recommended for Grades K - 3
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • What are some of the characteristics of insects?
    • What are the stages of a butterfly life cycle?