Museum Hours
It’s Tuesday 10:24 am — Sorry, we’re closed
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The History Museum on the Square provides field trips, traveling exploration trunks, and special programs to students of all ages.

The History Museum on the Square welcomes school, homeschool, and youth groups for interactive and educational field trip experiences. On a field trip, self-guided visits through the museum allow groups to move at their own pace through the different exhibits in the museum. The museum is designed for visitors of all ages to engage with and learn Springfield’s history. With interactive exhibits, artifacts, games, and technology, students dig deeper into history and make connections with the past. Scavenger hunts and I-Spy hand-outs are available upon request to focus students as they explore the exhibits.

School and Youth Field Trip rates are available for groups of 10 or more paying children and chaperones of $8.00 per person. An adult-to-student ratio of 1:5 is required.

While at the museum, add on a Talk for an additional $5/person, or ask about a museum tour or outdoor walking tour!

Are you staying for lunch? Space to eat "picnic-style" can be provided in the near-by Fox Theatre lobby with an additional fee of $30/30 minutes. Lunch rental fees cover facility use and clean up.

A minimum of two weeks’ notice is appreciated. To request a field trip, fill out the field trip reservation form. We will contact you within three business days to follow up on or confirm your reservation. For inquiries about reservations, call 417-831-1976 or email

Meet Missouri Field Trip

Our Meet Missouri programming offers a themed fieldtrip that centers around local notable Missourians. The content is tied to DESE 3rd grade learning standards, but may be used by students of all ages. The fieldtrip includes a pre-visit virtual game to introduce students to the museum and some of Springfield's notable individuals and a museum scavenger hunt that brings Missouri history to life. Missouri is a beautiful state, but to truly know its history, you must know its people.

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Field Trip

Groups of 10 or more (includes children & chaperones)