MacMillan Field Trip Grants

Application requests open on August 24, 2020.

Classic car in an exhibit.

MacMillan Field Trip Grants Program helps offset transportation and lodging costs to schools in Greater Minnesota.


How It Works

  • Funds are limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Schools may apply annually; having received a reward in a previous year does not make a school ineligible.
  • MacMillan Field Trip Grants may not be used in combination with other MNHS transportation subsidies on the same field trip date.

Please Gather the Following Before You Apply

  • The distance between your school and the Minnesota History Center (345 Kellogg Blvd. West, Saint Paul, MN 55102)
  • The number of students who will attend the field trip.
  • The name of the Minnesota Historical Society metro historic site or museum you intend to visit.
  • The date of your intended field trip.

To Apply

  • Fill out the online application.
  • If funds are available, they will be applied to your reserved field trip.

Your Field Trip

Applying for a MacMillan Field Trip Grant does not schedule your field trip. Be sure to book your field trip.

2019-20 School Year MacMillan Field Trip Grant subsidy rates

  Per student transportation subsidy Per student meal/lodging subsidy Potential TOTAL per student subsidy
ZONE 1: 50 – 99 miles $6 N/A $6
ZONE 2: 100 – 149 miles $8 N/A $8
ZONE 3: 150 miles or more $10 $10 (meal); $30 (lodging) $50