Whether you have already booked a field trip with us, or are interested in bringing your group to the Science Museum, this page has all the information you will need to prepare for your visit!
We strive to give all guests the best experience possible, so we staff appropriately to support group visits. To allow us to provide an unforgettable experience for your group, we ask that you observe the below group policies:
Discounted group admission is available for groups of 10 or more paying guests. Guests who qualify for free admission (guests 2 and younger or teachers, for example) do not count toward the total group number.
Exhibitions + Dome
A Live Science Program can be added to your group visit for an additional $4 per person.
The group leader should come to the front desk and check in with our Guest Services staff. They will confirm your schedule for the day, provide the admission stickers for everyone in the group, and a stylus for use on the touchscreen exhibits. Please ask all students and chaperones to stay on the buses, a Guest Services associate will greet each bus and go over the Science Museum rules, and your group's schedule for the day.
To reduce the number of lost and found items, we ask that all students leave coats and backpacks on the bus, if possible. We do not have storage areas for coats or backpacks.
We require one adult chaperone per 10 students for grades pre K–12. Students must be accompanied by a chaperone at all times while in the Science Museum.
Lunches will be scheduled on a first come first served basis when your group arrives at the Science Museum. A lunch spot and time are not guaranteed, be prepared to eat on your buses or on the lawn if no spots are available.
Our Guest Services staff will bring out a lunch bin, for your students to put their lunches in. Your group's lunches will be delivered to your location at the scheduled time, and then brought back to the main exit for your departure.
Live Science Programs must be scheduled two weeks in advance because space is very limited.
All Live Science Programs are about 30 minutes long. We will ask that your group meet at the Foucault Pendulum 15 minutes before your demonstration start time, and one of our educators will bring your group to their classroom.
Groups can add a Dome feature to their visit for $4 per person.
All of the standard group booking policies apply to homeschool groups. A minimum of 10 paying guests are required to qualify for the group rate and to book a Live Science Program. Please note: because groups enjoy a special discounted rate and Live Science programming involves staffing resources, we do not allow Science Museum memberships to be used with group bookings.