Field Trips resume Sept. 9, 2021, and are available Tuesday-Friday.
Please fill out the Field Trip interest form to select your topic and requested date and time.

 

BRING YOUR GROUP TO US!
Museum Field Trips are content-rich, aligned with Arizona Academic Standards and ignite imagination and curiosity! Come and visit. We’ll do all the work!

Museum Field Trips can be scheduled with or without a program. Program-free field trips offer 90 minutes of exploration time in the Museum. Field Trips with Programs include guided learning, an activity or demonstration, Museum exploration. All Field Trips are available for groups of 10 or more children.

FIELD TRIP RATES

TO SCHEDULE A FIELD TRIP: Fill out a Field Trip Interest Form

 Field Trips with Program:

  •  $6 per child
  • 1 adult REQUIRED for every 5 children.
  • 1 adult will be admitted FREE with every 5 children.
  • Additional adults are $6 each.
  • If you are interested in a visit without a program, please see our Group Visit page

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations must be made at least seven days before a visit in order to receive the Field Trip reduced rate. To get your desired date, we suggest booking six months in advance.

 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Your class may qualify for FREE admission and/or a bus subsidy. Call for details. Limited availability.

PRE-K & K FIELD TRIPS

A Census of Our Senses

Color-gories

Count It Out

Electricity Investigators – Power up!

Desert Dwellers

 

1st-3rd FIELD TRIPS

Wonders of Space

Dino Discovery

Messy Science

Amazing Murals

Up in the Air

Grossology

 

1st-4th FIELD TRIPS

Electricity Investigators – Power Up!

 

4th-5th FIELD TRIPS

Desert Scientists

 

Pre-K & K FIELD TRIPS

A Census of Our Senses

Children will explore their five senses as they listen to the book, “I Hear a Pickle: and Smell, See, Touch, & Taste It, Too!” We’ll use a drum, a flower, and some fabric to review how the five senses work, and then round out our time together by working in groups as children dive deeper into their exploration of the five senses. Supplemental Educational Information

Color-gories

We’ll read “Mixed: A Colorful Story” by Arlee Chung to introduce us to primary colors, play a sorting game to learn about the secondary colors, and then create a colorful, color-blending sun catcher using tissue paper squares and contact paper! Supplemental Educational Information

Count It Out

Let’s count to 10! 20! We’ll start by reading “10 Black Dots” by Donald Crews, followed by a counting exercise where we’ll shake our arms and legs, and we’ll finish our time together using dot stickers and markers to create our own Donald Crews-inspired piece. Supplemental Educational Information

Electricity Investigators – Power Up!

Join us for this immersive class held in our Electri-City exhibit where we’ll learn about renewable energy options.

Desert Dwellers

Join us as we explore the Sonoran desert and the many Desert Friends we encounter.

1st-3rd FIELD TRIPS

Wonders of Space

Sponsored by Planetary Science Institute. Little astronomers will enjoy sorting celestial objects or discovering properties of space rocks (meteorites) through hands-on investigations. They will begin to grasp the great sizes and distances of these dynamic bodies in our Solar System. Students will then get to create a model of their very own planet.

Dino Discovery

Get ready to dive into the Pre-historic era as we learn all about the majestic creatures that used to roam the land, and what they ate!

Messy Science

Let’s get our hands messy with this exciting program about science. This lesson will introduce students to the Scientific Method- formulating their own hypothesis, testing it and getting surprising results!

Amazing Murals

Students will learn about the murals, and the artists who created them, that adorn the sides of buildings throughout the city of Tucson.

Up in the Air

In our Investigation Station STEM gallery, students will experiment with the attributes of air, air power and how air is able to move different objects using our impressive Amazing Airways exhibit. Air power will surprise you again when we make and launch stomp rockets using recycled materials.

Grossology

Students will learn about the body and some of the grosser functions of the digestive system by checking out our “Grossology Wall”, a hands-on reenactment of digestion and a burp demo. This program is a life-size lesson on the amazing human body.

1st-4th FIELD TRIPS

Electricity Investigators – Power Up!

In CMT’s Electri-city exhibit, discover where electricity comes from, explore how batteries work, and turn a battery into a homopolar motor. In teams, students will assemble their own electrical circuit and power a variety of objects.

4th-5th FIELD TRIPS

Desert Scientists

Within our newest exhibit, Sense of Place students will explore features that are unique to Tucson, learn about all the different scientists who study it and how the animals who share our home can hide in it.