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Plan a Field Trip


The Chicago History Museum proudly presents fun-filled, content-rich experiences for students from pre-K to grade 12. Our free field trips align with state and national learning standards.

Book a field trip to visit our original exhibitions. Utilize an audio tour written and performed by local teenagers. Prepare for or follow up on your visit with Great Chicago Stories and our other online resources.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Chicago History Museum.

Your Field Trip Experience

What will my students do? What will my students see?

There’s a lot to do, see, and learn at the Chicago History Museum!

  • Engaging exhibitions
    These galleries provide the core Museum experience for students and offer many opportunities for hands-on learning.
  • History à la Cart stations
    Build a skyscraper, trace the route of the Great Chicago Fire, measure prairie plants, and much more.
  • Audio Tour
    Enrich your students’ gallery experience with the voice of history.
  • Student Programs
    These special events provide unique learning opportunities.
  • Pre-K and kindergarten
    Activities for young children focus on two large artifacts: ‘L’ Car No. 1 and the Pioneer Locomotive.
  • Elementary school
    Enhance your visit with these in-depth workshops, which are designed around the Common Core.

Make a Reservation

> Submit your 2014-15 field trip reservation online

> Download the 2014-15 field trip reservation form (PDF)

> Download the 2014-15 field trip brochure (PDF)

> Download the field trip permission letter (PDF)

You will need Adobe® Reader®, which is a free application, to download and view these documents.Adobe Acrobat



> Download Reader® from the Adobe® website.

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Use our online resources before and after your visit—or any time.
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