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Museum Trip

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  413 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
Museums: filled with mysterious, magical art and curiosities? Or secrets? And what might happen if a boy suddenly became part of one of the mind-bending exhibits? Join the fun in Museum Trip, by Barbara Lehman, the author-illustrator of the Caldecott Honor–winning The Red Book.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 31st 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published May 22nd 2006)
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Sep 25, 2011 David rated it it was amazing
Museum Trip by Barbara Lehman follows a boy on a trip to a museum as he becomes part of a maze exhibit.

After stopping to tie his shoe, a boy on a museum field trip finds himself alone. Going through a door, he finds a maze exhibit and suddenly finds himself standing outside the first maze pictured. He solves it and goes on to complete all the other mazes. Entering the tower in the last maze, he appears to be presented a medal, which the reader sees by peering through the door's keyhole. The boy
Jimmy Reyes
Sep 16, 2014 Jimmy Reyes rated it really liked it
Museum Trip brings the reader to a favorite institution for many students and that is a visit to a whole world of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures that only a museum can provide. We join the boy on his way into the museum and immediately are surrounded by Vincent Van Gogh paintings and Auguste Rodin sculptures in the great hall of the museum. The temporary distraction by his shoelace and quick fix is all it takes for the young man to realize he is on his own in the great hall of wonders. Bar ...more
Ryan Hercik
Title: Museum Trip
Author and Illustrator: Barbara Lehman
Genre: Wordless Picture Book
Theme(s): Mystery, adventure, and taking risks
Opening line/sentence:
Brief Book Summary: A boy visiting the museum on a field trip with his class but he stopped to tie his shoe, before he knew it everyone else was gone. He slips through a door and ends up shrinking into six mazes. Once he reaches the center it ends his visit and he receives a medal.
Professional Recommendation/Review #1: (Hornbook) 40 pp. Houghto
Karalee Hoge
Sep 14, 2015 Karalee Hoge rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
When you first pick up this book, you notice that it is a square shaped book, which is different than most picturebooks. On the cover you see a boy lifting the page, which is a white background, and revealing a raised stamp and part of a maze. The stamp resembles one that you would get in your passport, which suggests that going to a museum is similar to visiting foreign and far off places. When you remove the dust jacket you see the full image of the maze on a background that looks like as old ...more
Feb 26, 2016 Amnah rated it it was amazing

The Museum Trip is an adventurous wordless picture book. This book starts when a boy visiting the museum on a field trip with his class. However, the other student was gone because he stopped to tie his shoes. Suddenly, he finds himself alone and lost, and he now becomes part of a maze exhibit. Then he starts six mazes. Finally, the boy reaches the center of one and that was the ends of his imagination tour. In conclusion, he was happy when he leaves the museum and the reader can see a medal on
Graeme Cash
Dec 04, 2014 Graeme Cash rated it liked it
Museum Trip is a wordless picture book by Barbara Lehman.

The story follows a young boy on a class trip to a museum. When he stops to tie his shoelace he is separated from his teacher and classmates. The boy enters a room that is a maze exhibit and finds himself reduced in size as he works through and successfully solves the mazes. When he completes the last maze he is awarded a medal. The boy exits the maze exhibit and rejoins his class. He leaves the museum wearing his medal watched by a museum
Aileen Galaz
Sep 27, 2015 Aileen Galaz rated it liked it
This wordless picture book is about a boy getting lost on his field trip to the museum. His problem started because he stopped to tie his shoe and fell behind from the group. If you notice the illustrations of the art in this scene and the scenes after all have a placed emphasis on the feet. There is even on statue that is holding his feet. You also see that Lehman puts a thin black line around most of her illustrations and has some pages that have 4 snapshot-like illustrations of what is happen ...more
May 27, 2014 Rubi rated it it was amazing
Totally cute picture book! I just happened to pick up while on a trip to the Thrift Store haha
I love how the kid's imagine drew him into the mazes in the museum. And for thoughtful kids, trying out the mazes in the illustrations might be a fun activity.
It really reminded me how my imagination as a kid really came to life for me in anything around me. I wish kid's still played like this and used creativity.
I'd recommend it to any child and encourage them to use their creativity and imaginations.
Kristin Rosenberg
Jul 22, 2014 Kristin Rosenberg rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A wordless book with simple but elegant illustrations, this book follows a boy who gets separated from my class while at a museum trip. While trying to find the rest of his class, he appears to get sucked into one of the art pieces at the museum where he then solves mazes and is awarded with a medal. Having escaped the mazes, he is reunited with his class, and leaves after discovering that the (I think) director of the museum has a similar medal.

I... I don't get it. I would be worried that a ki
Shelby Dains
Jan 27, 2015 Shelby Dains rated it it was amazing
I liked this book because it would be good for young readers because it has no words, so it is more for preschool and younger. Also maybe just for students who want to look at a book and use their imagination on what words would be written in the book. That could be a good writing assignment for students to look at the book and write about how they think the story goes or how they believe the little boy feels as he gets lost in the museum and then the maze. The students could write their own sto ...more
Dec 01, 2008 ABC rated it liked it
Recommends it for: preschoolers to elementary
This was a nice wordless book, but slightly hard for me to follow.
Lesley Colin
Sep 22, 2016 Lesley Colin rated it it was amazing
In "Museum Trip" there is a class that is going on a field trip to the museum, and the boy seems to always be by himself at the back of the group, even as they enter the building. Once inside the museum, the young boy finds himself tying his shoelaces while his classmates are listening to the worker explaining the art they are observing. As he continues tying his shoes, the group leaves the room, leaving the boy all alone. When he tried to catch up to them, the boy doesn't know which way they we ...more
Alex Brack
Sep 28, 2016 Alex Brack rated it really liked it
Shelves: el230
A no word picture book. A very interesting read but the pictures are very well done. I really enjoyed watching the story drive throughout the book page by page. The way that the character gets "lost" in the book is scary but also very neat. It helps teach to children that it's OK to get lost in your imagination, but the way that he gets lost in the museum is my only reservation to children. That could be a very frightening theme and subject matter for some kids.
Samantha Westall
A little boy gets separated from his group at the museum and find a secret hidden room with different maze maps that he can visit. He completes all the mazes and gets a medal then leaves the room to find his group.
Alyshia Riggs
Sep 22, 2016 Alyshia Riggs rated it it was amazing
The Museum Trip is an intriguing book that continues to keep ones full attention. The Book begins with a little boy going to a museum on a field trip with his school. Once they get into the museum the little boy goes off to the side to tie his shoe. When he is done he looks up and realizes his class mates are all gone. He begins to slightly panic and look around for them. While searching he comes across this room full of pictures of mazes. He immediately is stuck looking upon these images. He be ...more
Oct 19, 2009 Jenn rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, lis-565
A wordless picture book about a boy who stops to tie his shoe on a class trip to the museum. When he looks up he finds that he has lost his group. He starts wandering the halls and passages of the museum and eventually he finds a room with a glass case of maze drawings. He examines one of the mazes closer and closer and next he is small and physically inside the drawing. He goes through the entrance of the first maze and then one after another runs around several mazes. When he reaches the cente ...more
Audra Sein
Sep 17, 2013 Audra Sein rated it really liked it
This wordless picturebook is about a boy who gets left behind during a class trip to a museum. While he tries to catch up with his class, he stumbles upon some ancient maps, and magically get sucked into them.

The illustrator uses perspective brilliantly to portray the moment when the boy shifts from looking at the maps from the outside...he is much larger than the objects in the maps and is looking down at looking at the maps from the inside...he is the same size as the objects inside
While I really liked the idea of this book, I was a little underwhelmed. I thought the delivery could have been so much better, and the whole story could have been more meaningful. And, I actually thought the story ran a little short on the imagination. Instead, for something similar, I would suggest the Madlenka books. But hey, if you have a kid who loves mazes, they'll probably enjoy this: A little boy is on a field trip with his class to a museum. He enters a room with a display of different ...more
Jazmine Shoup
Jan 31, 2012 Jazmine Shoup rated it really liked it
Shelves: 5-picture-books
Museum Trip is a simple children's picture book without text. The book is written by Barbara Lehman, and offers an excting plot with only illustrations. The book follows the adventures of one young boy set off on a class field trip to the museum! The young boy wanders off by himself and experiences new and intriguing things with in the walls of the museum. He discovers secret maps that take him on wild chases through intricate mazes. The book is simply full of adventure and intrigue for a young ...more
Jess Zerr
Feb 29, 2016 Jess Zerr rated it really liked it
Another book by Barbara Lehman as her speciality on wordless picture books. This author shows great examples of dedication and skill when creating these meaningful wordless picture books as they capture your attention with the obvious lack of dialogue. These types of books are great for readers who are having a hard time retaining the information and overall understanding the concept of a book. Instead of focusing on the challenging word pronunciation and familiarity, they can rely completely on ...more
Jan 25, 2013 Chelsea rated it liked it
Shelves: lis-510, wordless
“Museum Trip” is a wordless picture book by Barbara Lehman. Within the story the boy in the red sweatshirt goes on a field trip with his class to the Museum. However, the boy quickly becomes separated from his classmates and teacher as he stopped to tie his shoe. The boy looks for the group but comes across a room with ancient mazes displayed. The boy magically enters these mazes and his able to complete all of them- where he then receives a medal for doing so. Afterward, the boy finds his class ...more
Jan 27, 2016 JINA YU rated it really liked it
The cover of this book is very interesting because the title is not seen explicitly, but included in the stamp. The picture on the cover shows that a boy is turning the page so a part of another picture is going to be revealed. All of these things are intended to intrigue children. This story starts on the front end-page where children are getting on the bus for their trip. The illustration on the title page spreads on both pages, and children are going to the museum by bus. The color tone on th ...more
Nov 10, 2010 Esther rated it really liked it
Published in 2006 by Houghton Mifflin
Interest Level: 1st-4th Grade

This book is similar in style and substance to Barbara Lehman's award winning Red Book. Although this book starts on a school field trip to a museum the main character soon finds himself in the artifacts that he gazes at through the case. He meanders through several drawings of mazes and then finds himself back in reality. The style is clear and framed as in the Red Book but the illustrations without frames or beyond the frame all
Sep 25, 2008 Ashley rated it really liked it
Grade Level-K-2nd
Genre-Wordless Picture Book

In this wordless picture book, a class of students goes on a field trip to a museum. When a boy gets separated from the group, he finds himself inside a maze, which is a picture in one of the museum exhibits. After successfully completing the mazes, he rejoins his class for the bus ride home.

Activity 1: The class would make up a simple story, while the teacher writes it down. The teacher would then divide up pages so that each student could draw thei
Oct 31, 2011 lprater rated it really liked it
Wordless Book: I really enjoyed this picture book about a boy who becomes separated from his class during a school field trip to a museum. He wanders the halls of the building in an attempt to find his teacher and classmates only to discover he has become part of an exhibit. Working through a series of mazes, successfully finds the door to a special prize. The artist did a fantastic job of developing the character, setting and plot of the story through the images. I loved the mazes in the story ...more
Earl Peters
Apr 11, 2016 Earl Peters rated it it was amazing
The museum trip wordless picture book that tells the story of a young boy who ventures on a school trip to a museum. After getting distracted tying his shoe he looks up and finds that his class and tour guide leave him alone. Frantically he try to follow his class mates and winds up walking into a section of the museum where there is a display of mini mazes that were more difficult to solve then the last. After going through each maze successfully he completes the last one and gets reunited with ...more
Mar 29, 2015 Leah rated it liked it
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Adriana Martinez
Apr 28, 2016 Adriana Martinez rated it liked it
This little boys class takes a trip to the museum. He bends down to tie his shoes and once he's done, the class is no longer there. He begins to be worried so he starts to look for them. He went into a room, within the room there was mazes. In the center of the maze he saw a tree. He visualized himself in the maze, once he did that, he no longer saw the tree. He was in the maze.
Within this story there are a huge amounts of lines that create the mazes. The lines go in every which way, showing tha
Nicole Fellows
Jun 18, 2008 Nicole Fellows rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is a cute wordless picture book. It's about a little boy who goes with his class on a field trip to a museum. After he stops to tie his shoe, he realizes that he has been separated from his class. He finds a secret room where there is a display with mazes. Through his imagination he finds himself inside the mazes. He completes the mazes and in the end receives a medal for his accomplishments.
I loved the illustrations in this book. They are simple, but really show what the inside of a muse
Anna Keegan
I enjoyed Museum Trip. It was surprising to me that there weren't any words, but I ended up enjoying it and the way that you could discern the story for yourself from the pictures. The protagonist is adventurous, imaginative and not cookie-cutter. He's willing to get a little lost. The boy went to a museum and stopped to tie his shoe. When he looked up his class was gone. He stumbled upon a room with papers with mazes on them. He imagined or actually entered each maze and received a medal at the ...more
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