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Field Trip FAQs

What is included with a guided field trip?
Guided field trips include a docent-led tour through appropriate galleries (dependent on lesson) along with a hands-on project or craft in the Museum’s classroom space.

How long are guided field trips?
Guided field trips are approximately 90-minutes in length. We recommend planning for a 2-hour visit to the Museum, as most groups like to have 30-minutes of time for free exploration.

What is the cost for a guided field trip?
The cost is $9.00 per student with free admission for teachers and required chaperones (one free adult for every ten students). If additional chaperones would like to attend, the cost is general admission.

What kind of field trips and tours do you provide?
We offer a number of educational lessons that incorporate SC Social Studies standards along with guided lessons for most of the Museum’s traveling exhibitions. You can find out more HERE. To see more upcoming exhibitions click HERE.

For older students, we offer docent led tours through the Museum’s permanent galleries.

How many students can you accommodate?
To book a field trip, you will need at least 10 students in attendance. We can accommodate group sizes up to 70 students with a second date necessary for any groups that are larger.

Do you have facilities available for lunch?
We welcome you to enjoy a picnic on Heritage Green. In the case of inclement weather, there is limited space available in the Pepsi Lounge for lunch. Please let us know if you will need a space for lunch when booking your visit.

When can field trips be scheduled?
Field trips can be scheduled for Tuesday through Friday during regular museum hours (10AM-5PM). We ask for at least a two-week notice when trying to schedule your visit.

What if my group can’t travel to the Museum for a visit?
Check out our On-the-Road programs where we come to you!