Plan a Field Trip

Students wearing Seuss hats
Students can create a ‘Cat in the Hat’ hat to take home.

The Springfield Museums do what few other museums can. We combine art, history, and science into one fun-filled day of engaging learning experiences that reinforce critical thinking and observation skills. We offer a broad range of school programs for all grades and interest levels in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, and the Springfield Science Museum. All programs link directly to the Massachusetts State Curriculum Frameworks and help students prepare for standardized testing.

Over 40 programs in art, history, science & Seuss to choose from! View a complete list of field trip programs.

For more information on school group fees, logistics, and parking, please contact us at 413.263.6800, ext. 322 or

Seuss in Springfield History

His stories delight children around the world, but did you know Dr. Seuss drew much of his inspiration from his childhood home of Springfield? Learn how local inventions like Indian Motocycles inspired Dr. Seuss as a writer, and how landmarks like Forest Park appeared in his books. In celebration of Dr. Seuss, students also create a Cat in the Hat hat to take home.

Grades: K-12
Program Length: 1 hour
Capacity: 60 students
Location: Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History

Ted in high schoolTheodor Geisel's year book photo

Find out how Ted Geisel became Dr. Seuss.


In response to the community health effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Museums are temporarily closed. Please check the calendar for details about events, programs, and classes. Many have been canceled, postponed, or are offered online.