Take your class on a field trip to Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where active research happens every day. The museum offers 60-minute guided tours and self-paced educational visits designed to meet your needs for all grade levels. Follow the three easy steps below to book your upcoming field trip!
Step 1. Before You Book Your Field Trip – Gather Information
- Field trips must be booked four weeks in advance.
- Have a preferred date and back up dates ready when booking.
- Have the number of children and adults attending your field trip.
- Our field trip group size capacity is lower due to the pandemic. We can accommodate groups of about 50 students per program per hour. Our Visitor Services team will work with you to coordinate a visit within these guidelines
- Know if your group has any special requests.
To request special disability accommodations for field trips, please contact GroupVisits@carnegiemuseums.org
Step 2. Choose a Field Trip Format & Theme
Required chaperones and teachers are admitted free for field trips (1 adult for every 5 students) and additional chaperones can be included at a reduced admission rate. The cost per student below includes general admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History for the same day as the field trip visit. Costs listed below are applicable for groups of 10 students or more.
Self-Paced Museum Quest
$9 per student
If you are looking for an activity to complete during your group’s visit, add the Explore Ecosystems Museum Quest at no additional cost. This self-paced, scavenger hunt-styled learning activity is best for ages 6-13, and guides youth to explore the plants and animals in our renowned Halls of African and North American Wildlife. Chaperones receive answer packets to support the group’s exploration.
60-Minute Guided Tours
$9 per student
Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems
Explore diverse habitats in the museum’s historic dioramas and wildlife halls. Examine the relationships between animals, plants, climate, and weather as you compare and contrast how organisms adapt in grassland, arctic, forest, and desert environments.
Analyze artifacts and specimens from cultures of Ancient Egypt and Indigenous peoples of North America. Discover how cultures and traditions are uniquely shaped by resources, environments, and geographic locations.
World of Dinosaurs
Travel through the Mesozoic Era in the core exhibition Dinosaurs in Their Time, featuring real fossils and scientifically accurate reconstructions of ancient habitats. Learn how animals, climate, and ecosystems change over time, and what fossils reveal about dinosaurs, plants, and other prehistoric creatures
Rocks, Minerals, and Gems
Discover how rocks and minerals reveal the history of Earth while exploring the museum’s artfully displayed collections. Learn about geologic processes like fossilization and the rock cycle, and discuss the formation of natural resources from fossil fuels to building stones to decorative gems.
Add on Nature’s Amazing Machines for a discounted price of $3 per person!
Special Discounted Admission for Groups
Groups visiting the museum can add admission to Nature’s Amazing Machines for a discounted price of $3 per person. Stop in this limited time exhibition to explore on your own at any point during your visit.