Field Trips

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

Admission: $5.50 per student
Group Size: 10 – 200 (including chaperones)
Chaperones: 1 Adult per every 5 Children
Duration: 2 hours

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.

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 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 bus parking available?
Students arriving in buses will be able to unload in front of the Museum. For information on bus parking please inquire at the Welcome Desk about possible locations in downtown.

Book A Field Trip

Group Rates

Admission: $7.00 per person (+tax).
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.
Failure to provide 2 day notice will add $1.00 ($8.00) per person to the Group Rate. 

A limited number of group reservations are available each day.

Book a group visit or for field trip/group visit questions:
Rachel Hermsen
Phone: (402) 477-4000 ext. 105

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