Planning your Children’s Museum of Phoenix field trip is easy with our step-by-step instructions.
Step 1 – Consider whether we are an age-appropriate destination for your students based on the following:
- We offer three floors of fun, educational, multi-sensory experiences to explore!
- Our exhibits are all hands-on and interactive to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of 0-10 year olds.
- The Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.
- Our average visit is between 2 and 3 hours
- Our educational programs meet Arizona State Standards.
- Our Education Team is ready to facilitate your students’ educational experience!
View our Educator Resource Guide and Standards by Grade Level which includes the educational value of each exhibit, suggested exhibit-based classroom activities, and associated Arizona College and Career Ready Standards and Other Academic Standards, along with Arizona Early Learning Standards.
Students with Special Needs: The Children’s Museum has designated one day per month throughout the school year as Very Important Players Day. The only group visits booked on VIP Days will be groups that include students with special needs. Please contact our Group Coordinator at 602.253.0501, ext. 3, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Museum’s VIP Days.
Step 2 – Review Our Field Trip/Group Rates:
- $8 per student for groups of 15 students and above with a reservation
- FREE admission for chaperones that meet the “5 to 1” student ratio and $8 per chaperone over the ratio
- Title I schools who visit with a reservation between September 1st and the end of February will receive a rate of $4 per student for groups of 15 students and above.
- Free admission for chaperones that meet the “5 to 1” student ratio and $8 per chaperone over the ratio
- Groups that do not meet the “5 to 1” ratio will not be admitted into the Museum
Step 3 – Make your Reservation:
Monday hours are for regular general admission visits only. Group Visits and/or Field Trips may be scheduled for any other day of the week.
Our Group Coordinator will contact you to finalize your reservation.
Please note: Your reservation is not final until you receive a confirmation letter from the Children’s Museum of Phoenix Group Coordinator.
The grant process for this school year is currently closed. Please check back for future opportunities. Thank you, PetSmart for providing field trip admission and transportation for Title I schools in the Phoenix Area.
Step 4 – Organize Lunch Time!
Your Group is more than welcome to eat lunch on-site!
Feel free to bring and store your own sack lunches in the non-refrigerated space provided. This area is located on the 1st floor. Your group may access your lunches when you are ready to eat.
Please note: ONLY SACK LUNCHES are allowed in the Museum. Outside delivery or catering is strictly prohibited.
For your convenience, you can order lunch for your group through our on-site cafe SpoonZ Express. Download lunch order form.
The Museum does not schedule a “lunch time.” You may eat as a large group, provided space is available, or in smaller groups.
The Museum does not currently have an indoor lunch facility to accommodate large groups. We have two small rooms inside that are 1st come 1st serve and open to the public as well. Your group is also welcome to eat sack lunches outside in our courtyard space. This can be accessed through the main entrance. Food and Drinks are allowed in the designated eating areas on the 2nd floor only. Please ask a Museum staff member to direct you to the designated eating areas.
Step 5 – Confirmation
Once you and our Group Reservation Specialist have decided on a date that works for both your group and the Museum, you will receive a formal confirmation email. Please review the email and all attached documents.
Groups will also receive a Confirmation Packet in the mail as your visit approaches.
Additional questions regarding Field Trips/Groups can be directed to:
Phone: 602.253.0501 option 3
The Museum is a Pal Place!
Partners to Assist in Learning (Pal) and the Children’s Museum of Phoenix have partnered to create a custom Pal Video and digital, mobile-friendly Pal Guide to support visitors with autism, anxiety, and other learning differences. Becoming a “Pal Place”, means that we’re taking steps to offer custom resources that support our visitors with what is sometimes referred to as “non-visible” disabilities, like autism. Check out the video!
Check It Out! IN THE PIPELINE!
Want to bring a Museum experience to your classroom or event? With In the Pipeline, a STEM-related experience designed to bring out creativity in children, you can do just that! With this exhibit of pipes, connectors and colorful banners, children can construct just about anything they can imagine. Children can build long lines of pipes, towers, shapes, statues, houses, castles and entire skylines. While creating, children gain skills in following a mental plan, communicating with others, using spatial relations and also gain knowledge of the physics involved in building.
View our In the Pipeline Activity Guide which includes the educational value of In the Pipeline and highlights suggested exhibit-based classroom activities.
$150 for Monday through Friday rental period
$50 discount for Title I schools
Please Note: Renter is responsible for transporting In the Pipeline to and from the Museum.
For more information, or to reserve your set of In the Pipeline, please email email@example.com