Start here to create an editable and printable document that outlines your field trip itinerary, learning goals, student questions, etc.
a. Below, filter Museum offerings by grade level and learning goal.
b. Select up to 4 offerings to add to your field trip guide. Your selections will be shown on the right.
c. Click the "Get Your Guide" button.
The following activity sheets match one or more of your selections.
Use the interactive computer kiosks and your skills in observation to compare and contrast the features of local birds. This exhibit includes a specimen of every bird found in New England!
Follow the life-and-death dramas of five of the most incredible animal migrations — monarch butterflies, migratory birds, gray whales, red crabs, and zebras.
The Museum's Art and Science Gallery features a rotating selection of artists' works that blend the creative with the scientific in a more traditional art museum setting.
Explore forces and motion while marveling at an amazing feat of art and science. Watch as multicolored balls shake, spin, balance, and fall to create a captivating array of sounds and movements.
Walk among live butterflies and observe the wide variety of their size, pattern, and color adaptations. Go to the Emergence Box to see live butterfly chrysalides and learn about insect life cycles.
Focusing on butterfly life cycles, characteristics, and classification, this program gives students a close-up experience with these amazing flying insects. Students participate in guided observations led by Museum educators.
Learn about how turbines transform wind into green energy, and track energy production in the Museum's own Wind Lab, a group of nine wind turbines mounted on the Museum roof.
Explore our solar system and its thousands of components — the Sun, the planets, the moon, and newly discovered objects — that are changing the way we view our place in space.
Work together with your group to choose any exhibit you would like to explore! Check in with your group to find out what they are interested in. Look at the map. Ask around. Work together to choose something everyone wants to see, then go there! Write down the name of the exhibit you visited and circle its location on the map.
View the Clark Collection of Mechanical Movement Models on the lower level. Push the buttons to see the models move. Figure out how simple machines are used in the model steam engine on display across the room.
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