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School field trip reservations for the 2023 – 24 school year are now open!
Explore, imagine, delight. Organize a Museum visit to enrich learning with exciting new exhibits and programs!
By reserving a field trip, visitors agree to comply with the Museum’s full code of conduct.
Call Science Central at 617-723-2500 to make a reservation. We are available 7 days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Programs fill to capacity and there is a limit to daily school group admissions. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Please note: school field trips and programs are not offered during Massachusetts holidays and school vacation periods.
Along with our amazing Exhibits, we offer a wide rang of scientific experiences that will take your field trip to the next level. Use the links below to see everything we offer and start planning your next field trip!
The Museum has limited funding available for students who qualify for field trip assistance. Please inquire about this if there is a need.
Multiple visits: If you return with the same students, you receive 50% off Exhibit Halls admission. When making reservations, inform Science Central that you will be visiting more than once with your students.
|Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, Apr, and May – Aug
|Sept, Oct, and Jan
|Students: First Visit
|Students: Second Visit
|Chaperones: First Visit
|Chaperones: Second Visit
Field Trip Rates are not available during MA school vacation weeks.
**The $5.00 Exhibit Halls admission during the months of September, October, and January is available for schools with a population of economically disadvantaged students at or above 25%.
Fees vary for reserved field trip add-on programs.
|Price Per Person
Exhibit Halls admission not included
|Price Per Person
|IMAX Film Only
School rates are available to accredited public and private pre-K – 12 schools that deliver compulsory education (primary purpose is required by law), except during Massachusetts school holidays and vacation periods.
School rates are also available for schools with extended days (all children enrolled in the school are involved in extended school hours) or schools in session through the summer months. After-school groups or out-of-school programs are not eligible for the school group rates.
Payment for your field trip is required upon arrival and must cover the full number of students, chaperones, and teachers in your reservation.
Purchase orders: Arrange at least five days in advance with Science Central. Any amount above the approved purchase order amount must be paid in person via cash, school check, or credit card.
Cash: Large bills are appreciated.
Checks: Must be made out to Museum of Science. No personal checks. Bring check with you the day of your visit — please do not mail.
Credit cards: MC, VISA, Discover, or AMEX
Payments not accepted for field trip participants
There is no bus parking on Museum grounds except for drop-off and pickup. Buses may park at the Boston Autoport in Charlestown.
Chaperones and teachers may park cars in the Museum garage and will receive a $10 flat rate. In order to receive this discount, you must turn in your chaperone badge at the Information Desk at the end of your visit. Please note that credit or debit cards are the only form of payment accepted for garage transaction.
Home school groups of at least nine visitors can make reservations over the phone and gain access to discounted school group pricing for teachers, chaperones, and students.
We encourage you to collaborate to form larger groups and set up a reservation. Call Science Central at 617-723-2500. Groups of fewer than nine should go to the Box Office where normal admission rates apply.