School & Group Field Trips
Visit the North Shore Children’s Museum for a School and Group Field Trip
The North Shore Children’s Museum loves to host school, group, and camps for field trips! Students are guaranteed to have an educational and enriching experience as they visit the NSCM. Our 14 hands-on exhibits provide immediate experiences that apply classroom teachings and allow positive interactions with peers.
What You Need to Know about School & Group Field Trips
Field trips are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays in 2-hour blocks. The museum is closed to the public on these days, so field trip participants have the entire museum to themselves! Groups of 40-80 students/chaperones tend to work best, with a suggested ratio of children:adults of 5:1 or less.
What to Expect
Upon arrival, your group will be greeted by our Programs Manager, who will gather the children and share a bit about the museum, guidelines for engaging with the exhibits, and help chaperones break the children into groups. You’ll then have the opportunity to explore the museum at your own pace. We recommend taking groups of 4-6 children room-by-room, spending 5-10 minutes in each space. In addition, our large party room can be set up for snack or lunch time, if desired.
A Variety of Hands-On Exhibits
During your field trip, you will have access to all 15 of our exhibit spaces, including our party room. Exhibits include sensory space, farm-to-table, bank, outer space,
gross motor, STEM lab, doctor’s office, and get outside! bugs and bees! comics, go fish, and more. Click below for more information about our exhibits.
Field Trip FAQs
How many students can attend a field trip at the NSCM?
How do you accommodate parking for large groups?
Do you have lunchroom facilities?
How many adults can come to the field trip?
What is the role of a chaperone during the field trip?
How do I reschedule or cancel a confirmed field trip?
Can we pay upon arrival or do we need to pay in advance?
How should we prepare for our visit?
Do you have weekend options?
Interested in hosting a field trip for your organization on a weekend? Consider booking a party slot, which offers you access to the party room and admission for 40 adults/children.