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School Field Trips

Make a reservation for a field trip at our exciting new Pier 15 location. Field trips for the 2014–2015 school year begin on September 30, 2014. Plan ahead and make a reservation now. Your students will be able to interact with hundreds of exhibits in an exhibition space that is triple the size of our previous building.

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.

Tactile Dome
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.