CMEC is the best place for Chippewa Valley Field Trip Groups!
Give your students a field trip they’ll never forget at the Children’s Museum! A favorite destination for Chippewa Valley field trips, each interactive exhibit, event and educational program gives children the chance to learn through play as they see, touch, learn and grow their way through important developmental milestones.
Ready to plan your field trip? Call us at 715.832.KIDS at least two weeks before your visit date and let a Museum expert help you schedule your trip! Looking to tie your field trip visit into a specific unit study or lesson plan? Take a peek at our exhibits and learning outcomes.
Learning Through Play—Scientist-Tested, Kid-Approved
“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” –Fred Rogers
At the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, we believe play is one of the best ways to learn. But you don’t have to take our word for it! According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, unstructured, child-driven play and exploration is crucial to healthy brain development, helping children solve their own problems, handle emotions like anger and fear, socialize with others, grow a love for learning and develop executive function—the (very important) ability to work independently, set goals and figure out how to reach them.
All the more reason to host your field trip with us--let your classroom learn through play!
Plan your Group Visit!
GROUPS & FIELD TRIPS
The Children’s Museum of Eau Claire is available for field trips and group visits Tuesday-Friday during the following time slots:
(January 1-March 1) (March 4-June 7)
Visits must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance to receive the group rate.
A minimum of 10 students is required to receive the following group rates for a 2-hour visit:
Your reservation should be made for the maximum number of children and adults expected. Your actual attendance will be noted when you arrive and fees charged accordingly. Please note that a non-refundable deposit of $35 is required and will be deducted from your final payment. Additionally, CMEC memberships do not provide guests with free admission to field trips.
*Per CMEC Policy, one adult is required for every five students. Chaperones are identified as individuals 18+ years in age.