Field Museum

Satisfy your curiosity for the natural world. The museum’s vast collection of natural history exhibits covers everything from dinosaurs and gemstones, to the mysteries of ancient Egypt and China. School groups are free to take an exciting guided tour, where they can learn the stories of indigenous people, dinosaurs, the Pawnee Earth Lodge, and many of the museum’s other exhibits. On Monday through Thursday mornings, the Curiosity Stations present groups with an exciting challenge that will set the tone for their day at the museum: decipher hieroglyphics, look at fossilized animal bones, picture cards, and more.
Contact Info 
Address: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. Tel: 312-922-9410. Hrs: Daily 9AM-5PM. Email: Website:
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours. Cost: Free.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Language Arts/English, Science, Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

Hunting for ideas to make museum trips more exciting? Allow a sculpture to inspire a creative story. Enact a skit from a painting. Sketch creatures from a science exhibit. Giving your students a fun focus can make a trip to the museum more enjoyable.... Continue