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We're currently closed. We're open again on Wednesday (July 28, 2021) from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

We’ll be offering Field Trips again soon! 

Sacramento Children’s Museum (SCM) is the perfect destination for your Field Trip! We invite you, your students, and chaperones to experience an environment specifically tailored to your children’s learning and developmental needs. Studies confirm that while children play in children’s museums, observable and quantifiable learning takes place. From simple cause and effect, to development of fine motor skills, to informational and procedural learning, our exhibits and programs are designed to engage children in simple and complex forms of play that result in foundational learning. A Field Trip to SCM sparks lifelong learning through the power of play!


Field Trips are ideal for students in preschool through 2nd grade with their chaperones.

SCM only allows one (1) group to visit at a time. If your organization is planning on taking a bus, we can accommodate a maximum group size of 70 people (this includes students, chaperones, and teachers). We understand parent chaperones may need to bring siblings to your visit. In order to provide the best possible experience for everyone, please add siblings into your numbers when registering.

Children under the age of 1 are FREE and do not need to be included.

Groups must have 1 adult / 5 school-aged children and 1 adult / 2 toddlers (under 5 years old).

CLICK HERE to see our Chaperone Guide!

Must be affiliated with a school (public, charter, state, private or home), preschool, school district or County Office of Education, child-care facility, camp program, or a non-profit children’s organization.

Enjoy 90 minutes of self-guided exploration in a playful environment specifically tailored to children’s learning and developmental needs.

Field trips can be booked up to 6 months in advance.

School groups MUST register ahead of your visit; groups that show up without a reservation may be turned away at the door due to capacity limits.


Time slots are limited, so make sure and book your trip early!

For groups up to 70 visitors: Reservations are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning at 9:30 a.m.

For groups 40 visitors or less: Reservations are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays beginning at 9:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: SCM is no longer offering field trips on Mondays and cannot accommodate groups larger than 70. If you do have a large group, please consider our Van Go! Mobile Museum.


Teachers are FREE!


Payments in full are required the day of the field trip. SCM accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check and Cash.

Discount passes issued by the Sacramento Children’s Museum or the Sacramento Association of Museums are not valid for Field Trips. Museum Memberships are not valid for Field Trips. Although we highly value our members, we are unable to accept memberships as a way of payment for Field Trips.

Amount due is based on the number of attendees and must be confirmed two weeks prior to the scheduled trip.

Reservations are movable but nonrefundable. In the case that you must reschedule your visit, please notify SCM at least 72 business hours in advance.

For more information, please contact our Sales Department at or 916-638-7225 ext. 110.