Our philosophy starts with the simple belief that kids are capable of incredible things. Our job is to nurture that ability; our goal is to support kids' healthy development. Play is how kids learn--here, it is in both a STEM-rich environment and inviting outdoor experience.
Artists' rendering of the NEW Discovery Museum, opening early 2018 (credit Cambridge Seven Associates and Lemon | Brooke Landscape Architects).
Artist's rendering of DaVinci's Workshop and Simple Machines exhibits in the NEW Discovery Museum, opening early 2018 (credit Daniel Wodarcyk).
Artist's rendering of new water exhibit in in the NEW Discovery Museum, opening early 2018 (credit Daniel Wodarcyk).
Photo courtesy of Raytheon
Photo courtesy of Raytheon
A Field Trip to the museum offers 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.
PLEASE NOTE: We are booking now for Field Trips for all ages in our NEW unified Discovery Museum beginning in March of 2018. The Children’s Discovery Museum will remain open through January 2018. The Science Discovery Museum is currently closed for our major renovation.
Field Trips for School-Age Students
Kindergarten through Grade 9
A Field Trip to the Discovery Museum is a compelling and fun way to introduce STEM themes and provide hands-on opportunities for students to practice science and engineering. Our programs encourage students to observe, question, investigate, problem-solve, examine evidence, and share findings. The hands-on exhibits and enthusiastic support from the 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 enthusiastic support from the museum staff encourages students and chaperones to explore, imagine, question, problem-solve, cooperate, and collaborate.
View and download our field trip brochure here (coming soon!)
Learning themes at the Discovery Museum include Water - Air - Sound - Force & Motion - Math - Simple Machines - Light & Color - Building & Engineering, and more.
Visit our exhibits page for more information.
Scheduling and Pricing
Pricing for Field Trips is $12/student or chaperone. Teachers are free!
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- Check out these opportunities to apply for funding to help underwrite costs.
Field Trip planner form with maps (pdf) - coming soon!
Chaperone letter (pdf) - coming soon!
Learning at the Discovery Museum (pdf) - coming soon!