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Fieldtrips & Groups

Field Trips

Lincoln Children’s Museum is the perfect fun and educational destination for field trips at any time of the year!

The Museum offers:

  • Hands-on learning opportunities in core curriculum areas through specially designed exhibits

  • An active and engaging atmosphere that helps students burn energy while learning

  • The perfect playground for character-building through cooperative play, social engagement, and guided learning opportunities

Public and private schools, homeschooling and licensed day care groups may take advantage of the Field Trip program that includes a two-hour self-guided tour, with opportunities for hands-on learning, curriculum enhancement, and creative thinking.

Admission: $5.50 per student; Adults Free*

*Museum memberships cannot be applied for children that are attending with their school for a field trip.

Please provide one form of payment for your group. We accept cash, check, or card. If your group would like to be invoiced, please make arrangements with staff at the time of booking. Individual payments will not be accepted.

Group Size: 10 – 200 (including chaperones)
Chaperones: 1 Adult per every 5 Children
Duration: 2 hours (If your group would like to stay longer than 2 hours, then admission is $7.00 per student) 

Field Trip FAQs:

How far in advance must a field trip be booked?
At least 2 days in advance. Failure to provide 2-day notice will add $1.50 ($7.00) per person to the Field Trip rate. 30 days in advance is recommended because a limited number of field trip reservations are available each day. The sooner the better to receive a preferred date and time.

Can field trips be booked any day of the week?
Yes, field trips can be booked any day that the Museum is open to the public. In addition, groups of a large size, over 150, we will allow to book on a Monday to provide an optimal experience for both the group and our museum guests.

Can teachers visit the Museum before the field trip?
Yes. We encourage educators and group leaders to come in prior to your group's visit to explore the Museum. This is a good opportunity to learn about the exhibits, plan your outing and have the chance to prepare the curriculum for your visit.

Is there a place to eat lunch?
Food and drinks are not allowed on the exhibit floor, but rooms are available to rent for groups to eat lunches in. The cost in $40/hour per room and must be scheduled in advance. On nice days, there are options for picnic spots in the surrounding area.

Is there a cancellation fee?
Not if made at least two days prior to your scheduled visit. Groups that fail to cancel/reschedule or do not show up will be billed a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations due to unexpected school closings may be rescheduled.

Do teachers receive any special discounts?
Educators receive a 10% discount on regular-priced merchandise in the Twinkle’s Toy store located in the lobby.

Is there bus parking available?
Students arriving in buses will be able to unload in front of the Museum.

Group Rates

Admission: Receive a discount of $2.50 per ticket.
Group Size: 10 – 200 (includes adults and is meant for families, for-profit organizations, those not affiliated with schools or daycares)
Chaperones: 1 Adult per every 5 Children
Reservations: Must be made at least 2 days in advance.

*Museum memberships cannot be applied for those visiting as part of a group.

Click below to register your group in advance and receive the group rate.

School Day Out

If you're looking for the perfect opportunity to make connections with other families in your school or just get together for a day of fun, consider booking a School Day Out at the Museum! This is a perfect outing for all members of your student families to spend the day playing and learning together. School Day Out is offered on Sunday afternoons and is based on availability.

Click below to register your School Day Out in advance and receive the special rate.


For field trip, group visit, or School Day Out questions:
Email: Fieldtrips@lincolnchildrensmuseum.org
Phone: (402) 477-4000 ext. 112

A limited number of group reservations are available each day. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. 

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