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Field Trips to the Swedish American Museum and The Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration

Welcome to the world of immigration! The Swedish American Museum is your passport to teaching immigration in new, exciting ways using multidisciplinary tools and innovative field trips.

Book Your Field Trip

Immigration Imagination field trips are tailored to your school’s needs. To book your field trip, please contact Stacey Nyman, our Education Manager, at snyman@samac.org or call 773.728.8111, Ext. 26.

Field trips feature:

Time travel back to 1870 to experience immigration from Sweden to America in our Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration. Completely hands on and interactive

  • Dress in clothing from the past
  • Chores in the stuga
  • Pack a trunk for your journey
  • Buy a ticket and board the ship
  • Start a new life on the American prairie

Meet real characters from the past when you explore The Dream of America

  • Discover the “push and pull” reasons for immigrating.
  • Experience the confusion, excitement and sadness of Ellis Island.
  • Make connections to your own family’s immigration story.
  • Recommended for grades 2 and up to compliment immigration unit of study.

Grades 2–12 can tour our Gallery Space featuring rotating exhibits by Swedish and Swedish–American artists.

All field trips have the option to learn Swedish folk dancing and traditional Swedish crafts.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are available to all groups ages Pre–K through High School with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 60. Programs are generally two hours for groups of 20 or more. Tours are available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $3 per student; chaperones and teachers are free if within the requested ratio (see section below). Please note that some workshops require an additional fee.


We request that one chaperone for every five students be provided for grades pre-k to four and one for every ten students in grades five and up. There will be a $3 per person charge for the number of adults that exceed the maximum.


Students may eat brown bag lunches in the classroom on the third floor with prior permission.



General Museum:

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Children's Museum:

  • Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday : 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Museum Store:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


  • 5211 N. Clark St.
  • Chicago, IL 60640


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