Notice

Plan your safe visit more

Due to COVID-19, we are currently welcoming grades 7‒12 for on-site field trips but continue to suspend on-site visits for grades pre-K‒6 until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our communication as we learn more. In the meantime, we continue to support your instructional goals through our online classroom resources and virtual field trips. Subscribe to our free Teacher Enews for the latest resources and opportunities.

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.

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. Learn more.

Please note that on-site field trips for pre-K and kindergarten are currently suspended.

Elementary

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.

Please note that on-site field trips for elementary school students are currently suspended.

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.

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