out of the classroom!

Warning: Taking your class on a field trip to the Lincoln Children’s Museum may cause endless talking about going back.

Field Trips at the Museum are a perfect learning experience for all schools no matter public, private, homeschool or child care programs.

a field trip at the museum offers:

Hands-on learning opportunities in core curriculum areas through specially designed exhibits

An active and engaging atmosphere that helps students burn energy while learning

The perfect playground for character-building through cooperative play and social engagement.


$8.50 per student; adults are free*

group size

10-200 (including chaperones)


1 adult per every 5 children



2 hours 

Free tours of the Museum are available by request. 

*Museum memberships cannot be applied for children that are attending with their school for a field trip. No other discounts can be applied.

group rates

Not a school or childcare center, but still bringing in a group larger than 10 people?
Receive $2.50 off per regular price admission ticket when you reserve play time for your group (10-200 people)
at least one week in advance*.

*No other discounts can be applied.

frequently asked questions

How far in advance must a field trip be booked?

At least two days in advance. Failure to provide two-day notice will add $1.50 ($10.00) per person to the Field Trip rate. 30 days in advance is recommended due to the limited number of field trip reservations available each day. Groups coming in May should book as early as possible, as those end of year dates fill quickly.

Can field trips be booked any day of the week?

Currently, field trips can be booked Wednesday through Friday when the Museum is open to the public (subject to scheduling).

Additional availability: Field trips can be booked Monday through Friday based on availability.

Can teachers visit the Museum before the field trip?

Yes. We encourage educators and group leaders to come in prior to your group’s visit to explore the Museum. This is a good opportunity to learn about the exhibits, plan your outing and have the chance to prepare curriculum for your visit.

Is there a place to eat lunch?

Outside food and drink is not allowed inside the Museum unless the field trip group rents a multi-purpose room during their visit. The room rental is $45/hour if bringing in sack lunches and can accommodate up to 30 students with up to 8 adult chaperones at one time. Larger groups can split into smaller lunch groups and rotate through during the reservation. Tables and chairs are included in the reservation fee.

For those groups wishing to order lunches from Kazoo’s U-STOP Cafe, the room rental price is $25/hour plus the cost of child/adult lunches. Lunch orders must be placed no less than 48 hours in advance of the field trip.

Seating in the Cafe’s general open area is not guaranteed and room rental is highly encouraged to keep field trip groups together. Room rental must be scheduled in advance.

Is there a cancellation fee?

Not if made at least two days prior to your scheduled visit. Groups that fail to cancel/reschedule or do not show up will be billed a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations due to unexpected school closures may be rescheduled.

Do teachers receive any special discounts?

Educators receive a 10% discount on regular-priced merchandise in the Museum Toy Store located in the lobby.

Is there bus parking available?

Students arriving in buses will be able to unload in front of the Museum. Information on downtown parking is provided on the field trip confirmation document.

How can I contact you with questions about field trips?

Contact us directly to learn more at info@lincolnchildrensmuseum.org