A museum experience unlike any other.
Whether exploring citizenship and neighborhoods in “Healthy Me,” diving into the wonder of science in “River Adventures,” or teaching financial literacy in “Cents and Sensibility,” the Museum exhibits come to life for young learners.
And beyond our permanent exhibits, visits can be enhanced with special programs to create a full day of learning through play with theater performances and workshops, art programs, traveling exhibit-based programs, STEAM workshops and group rides on our historic Woodside Park Carousel!
As part of our Spring 2021 reopening plan, we have paused all field trips, group visits and professional development workshops. If you would like to be added to our email list to learn when we will begin offering these programs again, please complete the form at the bottom of this webpage. We will keep you posted!
Self-Guided Field Trips
Self-guided visits are perfect for teachers and group leaders who want to conduct their own tours of the Museum. Children experience new worlds and make new discoveries about science, the environment, culture, math and the arts as they visit our 18 continuously changing exhibitions. Find a lesson wherever their curiosity leads and explore the attractions that have been entertaining young minds for years.
Guided Field Trips
Guided field trips include a 30-minute educational tour or workshop with a Museum educator, in addition to unlimited exploration time in the Museum’s exhibits. Select one guided field trip theme: Wondrous Water, Community Helpers, or an exploration of our latest temporary exhibition. Exhibit tours with our Museum educators are scheduled based on availability, so contact us today to book your trip!
Know Before You Go.
To ensure the highest quality experience for all visitors, the Museum requires one (1) chaperone for every five (5) children. For every 20 children visiting the the Museum, one adult chaperone will be admitted free of charge.
All field trips, group visits and professional development workshops include:
- Private entrance to the Museum and Educator orientation
- 30-minute lunch break in a reserved lunchroom
- Free bus parking on Lansdowne Drive, behind the Museum
The value of playful learning.
Our Museum educators value their work with teachers and educational professionals as much as our interactions with young children. We create customized professional development workshops that focus on play-based education, and share techniques for incorporating playful learning into the classroom. More, Museum educators explore the power of informal learning strategies, highlighting how these can supplement – and enhance – classroom lessons.