The Museum's Educator Guides provide detailed information for educators to plan focused field trips aligned with Illinois State Learning Standards. Each guide presents an exhibition introduction, gallery overviews, guiding questions, along with pre, during, and post field trip ideas. Download our Educator Guides below to help you plan a successful, meaningful field trip for your students.
Evolving Planet Educator Guide Travel back through time to learn how evolution has created the mosaic of life on Earth.
The Ancient Americas Educator Guide (Available in English and Spanish) Follow the epic tale of the peoples in the Americas. This guide also includes an introductory section on Learning and Teaching about Indigenous Cultures.
SUE Educator Guide No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE—the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.
Grainger Hall of Gems Educator Guide Explore the natural beauty of Earth’s gems and witness their magical transformation from rough specimens, to stunning stones, to spectacular jewelry.
DNA Discovery Center Educator Guide DNA is the thread that connects all life on Earth—from microscopic bacteria, to mushrooms, to humans.
Crown Family PlayLab Educator Guide Dig in ... Dress up... Explore and grow! The Field Museum is pleased to present the Crown Family PlayLab, an early childhood learning center for PreK-2nd grade students.
Early Societies of the Americas - MAPS 7th Grade Curriculum Explore Pre-Columbian social systems of the Americas through inquiry.
Plants of the World Educator Guide Explore The Field Museum's world-famous models of plants, from algae to orchids, to learn more about the biodiversity, evolution and cultural significance of plants.