Field Trips

A Field Trip to the Discovery Museum offers groups many opportunities for hands-on play and exploration. Dynamic exhibit spaces engage children of all ages in imaginative play, science and engineering, mathematics, experimentation, problem-solving and creativity.


Field Trips for School-Age Students

Kindergarten through Grade 8

A Field Trip to the Discovery Museum is a compelling and fun way to introduce STEAM themes and provide hands-on opportunities for students to practice science and engineering, imagination and invention. Here, students play, observe, question, investigate, problem-solve, create, reflect, and share findings. Our hands-on exhibits and supportive education staff make learning exciting and memorable, while our topics and methods support the new Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Curriculum Framework.

Field Trips for Early Childhood Students

Preschool and Kindergarten

The Discovery Museum offers young students a chance to immerse themselves in developmentally-appropriate play, which is essential to early learning and overall healthy development. A warm and welcoming place to visit, every space provides a learning opportunity. Exciting and memorable hands-on exhibits connect curious learners to a wide variety of curriculum areas, while supportive museum staff encourage students and chaperones to explore, imagine, question, problem-solve, cooperate, and collaborate.

View and download our Field Trip brochure here.


Exhibit Areas

Learning themes at the Discovery Museum include Water; Air; Sound; Force & Motion; Math; Simple Machines; Light & Color; Building, Tinkering, & Engineering; and more. 

Visit our exhibits page for more information.  


Booking Instructions and Pricing

For more information and to book your trip, please contact Kathie Watt at 978-264-4200 ext. 122, or fill out our Field Trip Booking form.

Pricing for Field Trips is $13/student or chaperone, September through February, and $14.50/person, March through June. Teachers are free!


Field Trip Planning Materials

Chaperone Planner

Teacher Checklist

Planning Video:

View and download a PDF transcript to the above video. 

Frequently-Asked Questions