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School Field Trips

Field Trips
School Field Trips

Register now and bring your class on a field trip.

Reservations are open for field trips!

Get a head start on your field trip planning. Whether you’re ready to jump in or need to plant a seed with your colleagues, we’re here to help you take the next step for an unforgettable year with your students.

Exploratorium field trips offer: 

  • 650+ hands-on exhibits 
  • BART, ferry and bus-friendly location 
  • Free admission for Title I schools 
  • Orientation and demonstrations with Explainers 
  • Chaperone tips and student resources 

The 2024-2025 field trip season will run from September 10, 2024–June 6, 2025.


Field Trip Planning Guide

There’s no right or wrong way to engage with Exploratorium exhibits, but there are a few ways to make the most of your field trip. From chaperone tips to lunch to lost-and-found, plan ahead for a successful group visit.

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Learning Resources

We have resources for all grade levels that you can use before, during, and after your field trip. Check out our planning guides that connect with the Next Generation Science Standards, sharpen your observation skills, customize a scavenger hunt or explore juicy questions.

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Meet the Explainers

Your field trip will begin with an orange-vested Explainer who will welcome your students, answer questions, and cover some key details. Then they will help you explore one exhibit as a group—this is for teachers and chaperones, too, so enjoy it! 

Exploratorium founder Frank Oppenheimer wanted the museum to have enthusiastic guides who would encourage visitors to play with exhibits and discover their own questions and answers through inquiry and direct engagement. 

Explainer programs also provide science learning opportunities, career exposure, and gender and racial equity initiatives for the Explainers themselves.

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