Plan a Field Trip - Step 2: Schedule Your Visit

Gather the information about your group and use the contact information below to schedule your trip. Once your trip is scheduled click the “3: Prepare for your Visit” button for additional information.

Gather Information:

  • School name & group grade level(s)
  • Contact information for teacher or leader who will serve as main contact including name, email, phone, and school address
  • Preferred date and time with three alternate dates
  • Number of students & chaperones
  • Trip format: Self-guided, Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum, or guided program – See contact information below based on trip format
  • Accommodations or special needs your group requires


  • Self-guided Tour
    Self-guided tours are scheduled online through the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB). Visit this link to schedule your trip. 

  • Play Museum 
    To reserve time in the Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum during your visit, please contact Lorna Shuman at or (217) 782-0061.

  • Guided Program
    To book a guided program, please contact Lorna Shuman at or (217) 782-0061.
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Illinois State Museum Children's Program.

1. Choose Your Experience

2. Schedule Your Visit

3. Prepare for Your Visit