Make a reservation for a field trip this school year at our exciting Pier 15 location. Field trips for the 2015–2016 school year begin September 29, 2015. Plan ahead and make a reservation now. The Exploratorium is the perfect place to spark critical thinking and creative problem solving in students as they experience hundreds of hands-on exhibits, indoors and outdoors, in our spacious bayside setting.
School Field Trips are primarily self-guided, which lets teachers plan a trip that best meets the needs of their particular students. But students will also participate in engaging experiences led by our Field Trip Explainers, the educators who support students’ learning at the Exploratorium.
Plan Your Field Trip
Here’s all the basic information you need to plan your field trip, including how to make a reservation, directions to the Exploratorium, and details about our services and policies.
We have resources that you can use before, during, and after your field trip including classroom activities and tips for your chaperones. Check back soon for new resources that connect with the Next Generation Science Standards!
Field Trip Resources: Before Your Visit
Field Trip Resources: During Your Visit
Field Trip Resources: After Your Visit
Field Trip Explainers
Learn what the Field Trip Explainers do and how they’ll support your students.
Add the Tactile Dome to your field trip!
Program for Title I Schools
Title I schools receive free admission for school field trips, subject to availability. Please ask about this program when you make your reservation. This program is sponsored by PG&E.