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Field Trips

Students on a field trip explore Dinosphere.A Field Trip to Remember

Give your students a field trip to remember at the world’s biggest and best children’s museum. Explore five floors of interactive fun at your own pace or let us help you customize an immersive, standards-based experience. From archaeology digs to guided, in-depth science experiments, there is so much for school groups to see and do here.

Ready to plan your field trip? Let’s get started!

Start your online registration

If you have any questions along the way, or if you prefer to make your reservation over the phone, contact our Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000 or email customerservice@childrensmuseum.org.

Students on a field trip take part in a SciencePort program.Field Trip Hours

August–February
Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
(Dinosphere opens at 10 a.m.)

March–May
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
(Dinosphere opens at 10 a.m.)

School reservations are not accepted for peak visitation dates, which include school breaks, holidays, and weekends. Field trips must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance of planned visit.

Field Trip Admission

Youths: $5
Required adults: Free (one adult is required for every 10 students)
Additional adults: $7.50
Museum members: Free with member card and IDSchool Membership

Reduced admission rate valid for groups of 20 or more students during the school year. Reservations should be made for the maximum number of youths and adults expected. You will only be charged for actual attendance on the day of your reservation. Museum programs, shows, and events are all included.

Unlimited Visits for a Year
Now every classroom in your school can enjoy unlimited access to extraordinary learning experiences when you purchase a School Membership! Learn More

Group Rate
Don’t qualify for our school rate? Check out our discounted group rate for weekend, summer, youth, and adult groups of 20 or more. Learn More
 
Have questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000 or 800-820-6214 or email customerservice@childrensmuseum.org.

Program Options

Choose three dates that work best for you then explore available programs and experiences. We offer Guided Experiences led by our expert team members, special museum events, In-depth Experiences including pre- and post-visit classroom units, and Planetarium and Lilly Theater shows.

Professional educators design museum experiences around Indiana’s Academic Standards and National Common Core Standards in science, math, social studies, language arts, and the arts to expand the museum visit into a cross-curricular experience.

Download the school visit brochures to see this year's program options. Pre-registration is required.

K-8 School Brochure  Preschool Brochure

You can also plan a self-guided field trip where you and your students can explore five floors of exciting interactive fun at your own pace.

Unlimited Visits for a Year
Do you see multiple programs that interest you? Every classroom in your school can enjoy unlimited access to extraordinary learning experiences when you purchase a School Membership! Learn More

Have questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000 or 800-820-6214 or email customerservice@childrensmuseum.org.

Students on a field trip eat lunch in the Sack Lunch area.Lunch

Students can be a hungry bunch! Choose from these three options for your field trip lunches:

  1. Bring your own lunches and schedule a 25-minute break in our indoor sack lunch area or use our first-come, first served outdoor picnic area.
  2. Dine in our Food Court on your own. Be aware that long lines may be an issue.
  3. Order catered Food Court lunches* for groups of 50 or more. Choose meals from our school lunch menu or customize your own. Catered lunch reservations are available at 10:45, 11:15, and 11:45 a.m., and 1:15 p.m.

Questions? Contact our Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000 or 800-820-6214 or email customerservice@childrensmuseum.org.

*If you choose the catered Food Court option you will reserve your lunch time during field trip registration, but you will order the food later through our caterer. More information will be provided in your registration packet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register

Once you’ve explored the options and made your selections, it's time to start your registration. Fill out the new reservation request form and a museum staff member will contact you (within two business days) to confirm your reservation.

Start your online registration

If you have any questions along the way, or if you prefer to make your reservation over the phone, contact our Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000 or email customerservice@childrensmuseum.org.

After you register, review your confirmation packet when it arrives in the mail. You should receive this packet within two weeks of registration.