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Explore the connections between the past, present, and future.

Field trips to the Chicago History Museum enable students to interact with artifacts, documents, works of art, interactives, learning stations, and more. See, hear, experience, and even touch history to develop an understanding of the past and how it informs our present.

Please complete our online form to request a field trip visit.

Need help planning your visit? Get more information, along with on-site student worksheets and answers to your frequently asked questions.

The Chicago History Museum is committed to the safety of all our guests and staff. Please familiarize yourself with our COVID-19 safety guidelines in advance of your visit. While masks are recommended and appreciated, they are no longer required. Discover how we continue to support your instructional goals through our online resources and virtual field trips.

Pre-K and Kindergarden

Our Crazy for Trains discovery bags help your students delve into Chicago’s amazing transportation history through role play, manipulatives, read-aloud books, and song. Explore field trip options.


From activity stations to workshops, elementary students will use their senses to connect to the choices and challenges Chicagoans faced as their city grew and developed. Explore field trip options.

Middle and High School

Enjoy an audio tour or become a curator in our Facing Freedom workshop. Voice and civic learning are at the heart of our experiences for middle and high school students. Explore field trip options.


Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories