Field Trips

Cantigny Park Field Trips

Starting September 2017

Cantigny Park offers a variety of free school field trips. Choose how long you want your group
to stay. You can choose 2 programs for a 2 hour rotation. If you have time, you can choose 3
programs for a 3 hour rotation. All programs can be tailored to 4th – 12th grade.

We have many new options, but we didn’t forget your favorites. The 20th Century Warfare tour
and tour of the McCormick Museum is the classic Cantigny experience.

Download our field trip flyer for program details.

To reserve a date and time, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form on the Cantigny Park website.

First Division Field Trip Challenge

Does your class have what it takes to conquer the First Division Museum’s Field Trip Challenge? Experience three programs in one action packed day. Students will learn and engage with 100 years of military history through the exhibits: First in War, Duty First, and the Tank Park. Call us about upgrading your field trip experience to include all three, and rest easy knowing your class “field tripped” to their highest potential.

Bus Reimbursements

Cantigny Park is now offering bus reimbursements. Schools must apply for the scholarship at least six weeks in advance of the scheduled field trip. Schools will be notified via mail or email of the scholarship. They are to make their own bus arrangements and submit an invoice to the Cantigny Park for reimbursement of up to $200. A check will then be mailed to the school.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A teacher or school administrator may apply on behalf of a fourth through twelfth grade class or classes.
    Schools must be located in the Chicagoland area.
  • Schools must serve a student population comprised of at least 40% who qualify for free or reduced lunch under the National School Lunch Program.
  • Schools may be awarded up to two scholarships per calendar year.

Click here to download the bus reimbursement form​. For questions about the reimbursement, please contact the Education Program Assistant at 630.260.8166 or email at

​For general questions regarding field trips, contact the registrar at 630.260.5161 or email