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Plan Your Field Trip

Looking for a learning experience that is hands-on and inspires curiosity? Time for a field trip with the Building for Kids! You can tailor your field trip to best fit you and your students by choosing one of our 4 field trip options. Discover how a trip to the BFK can enhance your curriculum.

Museum Explorer Field Trip – $5 per child (minimum of 15 students)

Includes 3 hours of access to all exhibits and museum activities. Field trips are for groups of 15 or more from public and private schools, childcare agencies, licensed daycares, or children affiliated with established civic or home-school organizations. Memberships and discounts are not applicable to field trip admission.


Museum Explorer + Discovery Class Field Trip – $8 per student (minimum of 15 students)

Includes all exhibits and museum activities as well as a specialized Discovery Class. Discovery Classes are 30 – 45 minute hands-on learning activities that support state and national education standards. Check out our list of classes to find one that fits with your curriculum!

Check out our Discovery Class line-up!


BFK At School Discovery Class – $4 per child; $100 reservation fee

Includes activity kits or supplies for each student and a BFK educator will come to your classroom to lead a Discovery Class. BFK at School Discovery Classes are available during school hours for schools within a 45 mile radius of the BFK.

Check out our Discovery Class line-up!


Virtual Discovery Class – $4 per student; $60 reservation fee

Includes activity kits for each student with instructions and materials as well as access to instructional videos.

Check out our Discovery Class line-up!


Ready to book? You can get started online with our reservation form!

Additional Information:

  • Grant funds are available for all field trips. Please contact us at 920-734-3226 for more information.
  • A Quiet Space is located on the 2nd floor on the way to the Mielke Family Theater. Sensory resources, such as calm down kits, decision boards, timers, and active seating options, are located throughout the museum.

Thank you to our field trip grant sponsors!

Have questions? Check out our FAQ or send us an email!

How far in advance should I book a field trip?

The sooner the better! The earlier you schedule a field trip, the more likely you are to receive your first date choice. Spring is our busiest time of year, so be sure to book early if you’re planning a field trip in the spring. At a minimum, we require at least two weeks notice.

When is payment due?

Full payment is due two weeks before your field trip.

We need a final count of students at that time. If more students arrive day of, we will charge you for the additional cost.

How many chaperones should we bring?

On field trips, chaperones play and learn alongside students, elevating their experience. Chaperones (including teachers) are free, but we require that all field trips at the museum have between a 1:2 and a 1:5 adult to student ratio.

Where can we park? Where can the bus drop off?

Buses can drop off students in a loading zone located on Appleton St. or College Ave. Call 920.734.3226 when you are 10 minutes away for museum staff to greet your bus. Buses can park in City Park – Franklin Street or Union Street.

Cars can park in the Midtown Red Parking Ramp, across from Houdini Plaza. The lot is a short 1/2 block walk from the museum. The fees are hourly or $5 for the day.

What if we need to reschedule or cancel?

Cancellations prior to 2 weeks before your field trip are fully refundable. For cancellations within two weeks of your field trip date, we will work with you to reschedule. Please call us at 920-734-3226.

What are the COVID-19 procedures at the BFK?

Based on current guidance from local health officials, the Building for Kids requires all visitors 3 and up to wear a mask. Social distancing will also be observed.

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