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Field Trips

The Museum welcomes you back to enrich your learning this year! Explore our exciting new exhibits and programs while falling in love with your favorites all over again.

Reservations for the 2021–22 school year are now open.

By reserving a field trip, visitors agree to comply with the Museum’s face mask requirements for all unvaccinated visitors 2 years of age and older and our full code of conduct.

Make a Reservation

Call Science Central at 617-723-2500 to make a reservation. We are available 7 days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Click here for information about planning your visit, savings and scholarships, lunch options, and more.

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 Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, Apr, and May – Aug Sept, Oct, and Jan
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 $5.00 n/a

Field Trip Rates are not available during MA school vacation weeks.

**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% or schools with a population of economically disadvantaged students at or above 25%.

Exhibit Halls 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

Venue Only

Exhibit Halls admission not included

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

Qualifying for School Field Trip Rates

  • School rates are available to accredited public and private pre-K – 12 schools that deliver compulsory education (primary purpose is required by law), except during Massachusetts school holidays and vacation periods.

  • School rates are also available for schools with extended days (all children enrolled in the school are involved in extended school hours) or schools in session through the summer months. After-school groups or out-of-school programs are not eligible for the school group rates.

Payment Methods

Making payments

  • Payment is required upon arrival.
  • Payment must cover the full number of students, chaperones, and teachers in your reservation.

Accepted payment types

  • Purchase orders: Arrange at least five days in advance with Science Central. Any amount above the approved purchase order amount must be paid in person via cash, school check, or credit card.
  • Cash: Large bills are appreciated.
  • Checks: Must be made out to Museum of Science. No personal checks. Bring check with you the day of your visit — please do not mail.
  • Credit cards: MC, VISA, Discover, or AMEX

Payments not accepted for field trip participants

  • family memberships
  • overnight patches
  • free passes
  • discount coupons


Chaperones and teachers may park cars in the Museum garage and will receive a $10 flat rate. In order to receive this discount, you must turn in your chaperone badge at the Information Desk at the end of your visit. Please note that credit or debit cards are the only form of payment accepted for garage transaction.

Learn more about bus parking (PDF)