FIELD TRIPS

The Midwest Museum offers a wide variety of opportunities to meet your educational goals for any age group. Don't see what you're looking for? All of our programs can be customized to complement what your students are working on in the classroom.

  • Wild Animals of Illinois

  • Bugs

  • Reptiles

  • Illinois State Animals and Symbols

  • Animal Adaptations

No transportation budget? Check out our outreach programs!

EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN)
Our youngest guests will enjoy a one-hour program, including an age-appropriate guided exploration of the museum and a live animal presentation. Groups are welcome to stay longer and explore the rest of the museum on their own after the program or use our cafeteria for a snack.

  • Children (including siblings): $5 each

  • Minimum: 15 children, or pay for 15

  • Teachers: Free

  • Chaperones: 1 free per every 10 students

  • Additional Chaperones: $2 each

ELEMENTARY (GRADES 1–5)
Elementary groups will enjoy a 1.5 to 2-hour program (programs vary in length by class size and age). We offer a variety of topics and new ones are being developed all the time. 

  • Students (including siblings): $6 each

  • Minimum: 15 student minimum, or pay for 15

  • Teachers: Free

  • Chaperones: 1 free per every 10 students

  • Additional Chaperones: $2 each

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL
Contact museum education staff to create a program that meets your students’ needs. Call 815-895-9777 or email rmills@mmnh.org for more information.

To discuss field trip options or schedule a program 815-895-9777 or rmills@mmnh.org