The Anchorage Museum offers both teacher-guided and museum-facilitated field trips. Field trips must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. We recommend requesting a field trip online at least two months ahead of the desired date. All school groups visiting the museum must register with the museum in advance and attend a mandatory orientation upon arrival at the museum for the field trip.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much does a field trip cost?
- How many students can I bring on a field trip?
- How many chaperones should I bring for a field trip?
- How do I book a field trip?
- Can I make changes to my field trip's date and time?
- How do I pay for my field trip?
- Are there scholarships available?
- Can we eat lunch at the museum?
- What if I'm late?
- Do you allow re-entry after the field trip?
- Can a student or chaperone join later during the field trip?
- Where can I park?
- Can chaperones bring other siblings?
- I still have questions!
How much does a field trip cost?
Teacher-Guided Exploration (no programming)
Students $3 each
Teachers/School Staff Free admission with badge
Chaperones $3 each; fees waived for chaperones accompanying students from Title I schools
Facilitated Programming (minimum 10 students)
Students $6 each; $5 each for students from Title I schools
Teachers/School Staff Free admission with badge
Chaperones $6 each; fees waived for chaperones accompanying students from Title I schools
Members $6; Membership benefits do not apply to facilitated school-group programs.
How many students can I bring on a field trip?
A minimum of 10 students is required for facilitated programming. Groups with less than 10 students may participate in facilitated programming by paying the 10-student rate. If requesting for more than 60 students, please contact the Education and School Group Coordinator at (907) 929-9280.
How many chaperones should I bring for a field trip?
The museum requires one adult chaperone for every five pre-K through 8th grade students. High school field trips must have one adult chaperone for every 10 students. Eighteen-year-old students may not serve as chaperones.
How do I book a field trip?
Please complete the Field Trip Request form to begin the registration process.
Can I make changes to my field trip’s date and time?
To cancel or alter a field trip, please contact the museum at least five business days prior to a scheduled field trip, or a cancellation fee may apply. Scheduled field trips that are not canceled at least two full business days prior will be charged for the program fees in full.
How do I pay for my field trip?
Payment for field trips can be made via cash, check or credit card. We take payment the day of the field trip after taking a final headcount. Please note that we cannot provide change for checks made out for more than the amount due.
Are there scholarships available?
The museum offers a discounted price for Title I schools to participate in facilitated programming. Other scholarships may be available for your group; to learn more about available scholarship opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 929-9280.
Can we eat lunch at the museum?
Yes. On the request form, you can request to eat lunch at the tables in the museum’s atrium. Food and drink is not allowed in galleries.
What if I’m late?
If you arrive late, we will not be able to extend the field trip, but we will do our best to accommodate as much as possible with the remaining time. To ensure a quality field trip experience, it is important for the group to arrive and depart on time.
Do you allow re-entry after the field trip?
You may select extra teacher-guided time for you and your class when you register for a field trip. If you would like to spend additional time in the museum after the field trip, please return to the main entrance to pay admission at the front desk. The field-trip fee does not cover the price of general admission.
Can a student or chaperone join later during a field trip?
Yes, but any student or chaperone not present during the start of the field trip will need to enter through the main entrance and pay regular admission at the front desk. It is important that the entire field trip party is present, on time, to attend the mandatory orientation session at the beginning of every field trip.
Where can I park?
School buses can use the bus drop-off zone at the Metered street parking is available for parents driving students to the museum and there are seven public pay lots within a two-block radius. The museum does not validate or reimburse parking fees.
Can chaperones bring other siblings?
Chaperones are discouraged from bringing additional children. If necessary, admission will need to be paid for sibling(s). Siblings are not allowed to participate in field-trip activities.
I still have questions!
Teachers may contact the museum at email@example.com or at (907) 929-9280 with questions or for assistance with registration requests.