For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Field Trips for Schools

Our science field trips offer you a range of educational and entertaining experiencers. Take advantage of the reduced admission fees and, once inside, sample our self-guided exhibits and programs.

Your science field trip at the Academy might just be the day that your students fall in love with the natural world. Whether you prefer a structured visit complete with lessons taught by Academy educators*, or you’d like time to explore the museum on your own, we promise that our interactive field trip ideas will make your experience memorable. 

Museum exhibits are engaging for groups of all ages, from pre-schoolers to elementary schoolchildren and beyond. In Dinosaur Hall, stroll beneath towering fossil skeletons, examine dinosaur anatomy up close, see real fossils being prepared, and dig for dinosaur fossils in a setting straight out of the badlands. Travel the globe through our ever-popular dioramas, meet the Academy’s live animals in exciting stage shows, and touch real specimens as you chat with Academy educators. 



Self-guided Visits

Dinosaurs, dioramas, butterflies, a fossil dig, hands-on interactive stations, and more are sure to make your museum field trip unforgettable.

Learn more.

Entomology behind the scenes tour

Summer Camp Groups

Your campers will have a dino-mite experience at the Academy of Natural Sciences this summer!

Learn more.


Discovery Lessons

Choose from lessons on bugs and butterflies, amazing arthropods, dinosaurs, fossils, evolution, the scientific method, and more.

Learn more.

Field Trip Planning Guide

Learn how easy it is to book an interactive field trip for your summer camp or educational field trip for your class at Philadelphia’s natural science museum.

Ready to book?

Submit a reservation request online. »

* - Discovery Lessons are available Tuesdays - Fridays during the school year, from September to June.