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Field Trip Guide

Help Your Chaperones Meet Your Goals!

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.

In Your Guide

Step 1: Offerings


74 Results

The following activity sheets match one or more of your selections.

  • Natural Mysteries

    Natural Mysteries

    Examine hundreds of real animal, plant, and fossil specimens from the Museum’s collection and learn how scientists group them based on their characteristics.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 8
    • Blue Wing, Lower Level

    Starting Points

    • Check out the many different animal specimens throughout this exhibit. Which features are very common? Which are unique?
    • Can you solve any of the mysteries in this exhibit? Where is the beach located? When did the schoolhouse close?
  • New England Habitats

    New England Habitats

    Get a feel for New England’s natural environment with these classic dioramas that offer windows on wide-ranging landscapes. Examine how each animal is uniquely adapted to survive in its own specific habitat.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 8
    • Green Wing, Level 1

    Starting Points

    • Compare the adaptations of different animals in the exhibit. How are they similar? How are they different?
    • Hypothesize some challenges of living in a New England Habitat. How would the adaptations the bears have evolved help them survive? What about the moose’s adaptations?
  • Pandas


    See the engaging story of how scientists from China and the US prepare captive-born panda Qian Qian for life in the wild and how she adjusts to her new surroundings.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Red Wing, Level 1

    Starting Points

    • What challenges do pandas face in today's world?
    • In what ways are humans helping them?
  • Science in the Park

    Science in the Park

    Perform various physical activities in a park-like environment to explore universal laws of force and motion. Experiment with moving objects, make observations about balance, velocity, and friction, and examine how concepts of size, weight, and distance affect movement.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 8
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • Experiment with weight and balance on the seesaw. Does it take more force to lift an object using a long lever or a short lever?
    • Can you find any other simple machines in this exhibit?
  • Science Magic: Presentation

    Science Magic: Presentation

    Challenge your observations and perceptions. Is it magic, or is it science? Marvel at classic tricks that can be explained through science.

    • Recommended for Grades K - 5
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • Do you think your brain can be tricked?
  • Science Snapshot

    Science Snapshot

    Join museum staff in the Gordon Current Science & Technology Center to take a closer look at the latest science and technology headlines and research advances to appreciate their impact on our lives. From hurricanes to new advances in medical technology...we cover it all!

    • Recommended for Grades 7 - 12
    • Blue Wing, Level 1

    Starting Points

    • What new science and technology topic did you learn about?
    • How will this issue have an effect on your life?
  • Seeing is Deceiving

    Seeing is Deceiving

    Illusions are fascinating and baffling, but they are more than just tricks. They are tools for understanding the complexity of perception. Many optical illusions work because we misjudge the size or angle of lines.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Blue Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • How do your senses trick you into seeing things that aren't there?
    • Which is your favorite optical illusion?
  • Space: An Out of Gravity Experience

    Space: An Out of Gravity Experience

    Experience the sights and sounds on board the International Space Station, and try some of the feats of engineering that support astronauts. Along the way, see footage of astronauts living and working in space, hear about their challenges and accomplishments, and discover what’s still to come!

    • Recommended for Grades K - 12
    • Green Wing, Level 2

    Starting Points

    • What risks do humans face living in space?
    • What are the different ways people can travel through space?
  • Super Cold Science

    Super Cold Science

    Investigate how heat and temperature relate to the movement of atoms and molecules, and experience their extreme, even bizarre, effect on solids, liquids, and gases.

    • Recommended for Grades 3 - 12
    • Various locations in and near the Museum

    Starting Points

    • How do supercold temperatures affect solids, liquids and gasses?
  • Take a Closer Look

    Take a Closer Look

    See what you can discover when you pay attention to your senses, and learn about ways technology can extend our reach beyond what we can perceive on our own.

    • Recommended for Grades Pre-K - 12
    • Blue Wing, Lower Level

    Starting Points

    • Are there limits to what you can perceive with your senses?
    • How can we use technology to observe things you cannot perceive with your senses alone?