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In-person Field Trips

In-person Field Trips

Virtual School Programs

In-person field trips are limited this year due to new capacity guidelines. Teachers also have the opportunity to sign up for Virtual School Programs where you can work with our expert education team to complete an activity or investigation that correlates with Indiana Academic Standards. Learn More.

A Field Trip to Remember

Give your students a field trip to remember at the world’s biggest and best children’s museum complex! Explore five floors of interactive fun all school year and on select fall and spring dates, the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience.

Ready to plan your field trip? Call our reservations office at 800-820-6214 or 317-334-4000 and let a museum expert help you plan your field trip. You must schedule your field trip at least two weeks in advance from your visit date. After you've scheduled, you will receive a field trip packet by mail with details regarding COVID-19 arrival and departure procedures. Please read carefully.

Due to limited availability, we do not offer online sign-ups. School reservations are not accepted for peak visitation dates, which include school breaks, holidays, and weekends.


Aug. 18-Sept. 11, 2020
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sept. 14, 2020–March 19, 2021
Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

April 12-June 3, 2021
Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.


Museum Field Trip

Includes all indoor areas of The Children’s Museum. Museum field trip rate valid for Indiana schools only.

Students: $6.75
Adult Chaperones: One adult is required, but two are recommended, for every 10 K-12 students. These chaperones are free. 
Additional Chaperones: $8.75
Museum members: Free; member number required at check-in

Indiana schools are eligible to receive a reduced admission rate valid for school groups for 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.

Sports Experience Option (Outdoor)

Must be purchased in addition to a museum field trip. Cannot purchase separately. Call 800-820-6214 or 317-334-4000 to add the outdoor sports experience to your field trip.

Students: $2 + standard student admission
Adult Chaperones: One adult is required for every five students. These required chaperones are free. Additional chaperones will cost $2.

Note: School Members receive a $1 discount per student and per additional chaperone. Become a member school here.


Scheduled lunch times are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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

  • Bring your own lunches and schedule a 25-minute break in our indoor sack lunch area.
  • Dine in our Food Court on your own. Be aware that long lines may be an issue.
  • Order catered Food Court lunches* for groups of 50 or more. Choose meals from our school lunch menu or customize your own. Catered lunches are available.

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 lunchtime during field trip registration, but you will order the food later through our caterer. More information will be provided in your registration packet.

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