Summer Group Field Trips are available from June 1 to August 20, 2018.
Groups must have at least 10 children to receive the group admission rate. We require 1 adult (over 16 years old) for every 8 children. This policy is strictly enforced. We also ask that one chaperone identify as the Lead Chaperone and take responsibility for overseeing the whole trip, including being the point of contact for Museum staff during the visit.
During orientation, chaperones will be given a map and a list of suggested activities for each exhibit. Our exhibits are geared for children aged 0-12. All children will get more out of their experience at the museum through interacting with adults. In addition, the Museum offers daily programming which is featured on schedules located on each level. Chaperones should consult the daily programming schedule and help groups make selections for the day.
Children | $8 each
Chaperones | 1 FREE per every 8 children
Additional adults | $10 each
Groups may arrive as early as 10AM and may depart as late as 5PM. You will be asked to provide an arrival and departure time when you make your reservation. An arrival before or after your scheduled time may result in waiting time before your group can be oriented.
The average field trip is 3-4 hours (including time for orientation and lunch). In general, younger children take longer to explore the museum than older children. There is no minimum or maximum stay, but we do ask for an arrival and departure time from each group so that we may staff the building accordingly.
You may purchase boxed lunches from the Museum (advanced purchase required; please inquire when you make your reservation) or you may bring your lunch and enjoy it picnic-style in the park. We provide non-refrigerated storage for lunches, however, we do not provide an indoor space for eating, except in the case of severe weather.