Plan a Field Trip
The Chicago History Museum proudly presents fun-filled, content-rich experiences for students from pre-K to grade 12. Our free field trips align with state and national learning standards.
Book a field trip to visit our original exhibitions. Utilize an audio tour written and performed by local teenagers. Prepare for or follow up on your visit with Great Chicago Stories and our other online resources.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Chicago History Museum.
Your Field Trip Experience
What will my students do? What will my students see?
There’s a lot to do, see, and learn at the Chicago History Museum!
- Engaging exhibitions
These galleries provide the core Museum experience for students and offer many opportunities for hands-on learning.
- History à la Cart stations
Build a skyscraper, trace the route of the Great Chicago Fire, measure prairie plants, and much more.
- Audio Tour
Enrich your students’ gallery experience with the voice of history.
- Student Programs
These special events provide unique learning opportunities.
- Pre-K and kindergarten
Activities for young children focus on two large artifacts: ‘L’ Car No. 1 and the Pioneer Locomotive.
- Elementary school
Enhance your visit with these in-depth workshops, which are designed around the Common Core.
- Middle school and high school
Self-guided resources enhance students’ experience in Chicago: Crossroads of America.
- Getting ready for your visit
Share tips with teachers and chaperones, get your students ready, and make a reservation.
- Frequently asked questions
Find out about group sizes, times, schedules and other FAQ.