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Museum Trip

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  518 ratings  ·  115 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, 40 pages
Published May 22nd 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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David Schaafsma
I like this wordless picture book tale of a class visit to an art museum, where a boy gets separated from his class and enters a room where there are drawings of mazes. (The art museum itself seems a kind of maze, too.) He enters some of these mazes and successfully traverses them and wins a medal, (for some reason). When he leaves maze-world, this world of imagination, back to the "real world," leaving the art museum, he still has his medal.

I almost always go out of my way to read w
This is an interesting wordless book set in a museum. A boy is visiting the local museum when he loses his group and begins to explore on his own. We see a few famous paintings on the wall. He finds his way into a somewhat secret room where there are ancient mazes on paper. He is able to complete all the mazes and gets a medal and we see the current museum director also has a medal of the same and it makes you think.

It’s a cute story with a museum setting. I can’t believe I haven’t looked for b
Sep 24, 2011 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. Th
Jimmy Reyes
Sep 16, 2014 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. Houghton (Houghton Mifflin Trade and Reference Division) 2006. ISBN 0-618-581/>Brief/>Opening/>:/>Author
Karalee Hoge
Sep 14, 2015 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
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 mazes, a ...more
Feb 25, 2016 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 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
Aileen Galaz
Sep 27, 2015 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 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 i
Kristin Rosenberg
Jul 22, 2014 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 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 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: preschoolers to elementary
This was a nice wordless book, but slightly hard for me to follow.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-wordless
Grade level: Prek-3
Summary: A class takes a field trip to a museum and a boy stops to tie his show. He then looks at an exhibit and discovers himself within a set of mazes. Follow his journey through the mazes.
My Review: This wordless book is so simple yet intriguing to read. I really liked this book because of the illustrated along with the sense of mystery and adventure.
In Class: This book would be good to read before going to museum because students might wa
Mar 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Wordless picture book with simple illustrations requiring the "reader" to pay close attention to detail.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Attention to detail and the little quirks makes this such an enjoyable book—these are Lehman’s trademarks. A hidden room featuring mazes guarded by a Minotaur? Brilliant! And the experience of finding ourselves not just looking at the maze or art but entering into it is a common one that Lehman leverages so well. Even the final doorknob appears to be a small maze! The Minotaur smiles approvingly as the explorer reenters the main exhibit hall with his medal, and numerous well-known art pieces now ...more
Lesley Colin
Sep 22, 2016 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
Nicole Raabe
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
1) No awards

2) Age level: prekindergarten-3rd grade

3) Summary: A class of children are visiting a museum. A young boy in the class gets lost from the rest of his class and finds himself entering a series of mazes and becoming one with the exhibits. He follows his own adventure on the trip, and later rejoins with the rest of the students.

4) Review: I did not particularly enjoy this book. I felt that the illustrations were not interesting enough to engage the ch
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Museum Trip was about a group of children visit the museum. The main character got behind the group because he needed to tie his shoe once he noticed was alone it was up to him to find his way back to his school group. On his way through the museum he discovered a hidden door inside the room there was a table laid out with diagrams of multiple mazes throughout the book. It seemed the little boy was inside the maze once he finished one maze he would be in a different maze. The book gave an illusi ...more
Meghann Sniffen
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-wordless
Awards the book has received (if any): none
Appropriate grade level(s): kindergarten- second
Original 3-line summary: When a little boy goes to the museum with his class he soon becomes lost. While he is lost, he wanders around the museum and starts to become part of the exhibit. Throughout the book he makes his own "story" and later joins the group without there knowledge of what a day he had.
Original 3-line review: I personally thought the book was cute. The illustrations were very
Alexis Garcia
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is about a boy who goes on a class field trip to the museum. He at one point stops to tie his shoe and when hes done he finds himself all alone and away from his group. While trying to find his way back to his classmates he explores the museum. He finds himself looking at a picture of a maze in which he then finds himself in a maze. He goes through a few mazes and at the end he receives a medal. He gets back with his classmates and when leaving the museum, he touches his medal.
This b
Sep 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Museum trip was about a class who took a field trip to the museum. The main character is the young little boy in the red sweater. He got left behind from his classmates because he stopped to tie his shoe and it was up to him to find them. When he was trying to find his classmates he came across to a door and opened it and in that room there were a lot of mazes put across the table. Every maze he came across he pictured himself in it. The book it seem that he was inside the maze, but in reality h ...more
Patricia Teskera
1. No awards
2. Preschool to 3rd grade
3. Stopping to tie his shoe, a boy quickly becomes lost in a museum on his school field trip. He enters a room with a maze exhibit and before he knows it, he is in the maze himself! He makes his way out of each of the six mazes and receives a medal and in no time he is back with his class and ready to leave.
4. I liked this book because it was about exploring. It also encourages children to visit museums. I thought there should’ve been different e
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
This was the third Lehman book I read (and I just read them all one after another) so although this was better than the secret box, it was also boring and expected from Lehman. Not sure I even knew who she was before yesterday but reading multiple books of hers paints a clear common picture: Lehman likes to "open doors to other worlds". In the red book, the book is the portal, in the secret box, the pier is the portal, and in museum trip, the mazes are the portal. Individually her books are alri ...more
Kelly Ayala
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is interesting to look at, it starts off with a boy getting separated from his class in a museum trip, he then finds himself in a maze exhibit. I found this to be the most intriguing because kids often are easily distracted and can easily get lost. I wondered if kids ever feel like when getting lost in school or day dreaming they find themselves trying to figure out whatever seems like a maze to them at that time. I enjoyed his journey and im sure kids would too!
Elysa Harwood
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Museum Trip is based off of a boy losing his class while on a field trip to the art museum. He uses his own imagination to get lost in the pieces of the museum. I thought it was interesting because I did not know what to expect. I did think the book was too short and there was more to add on but it is a children's book. Overall, I did enjoy the simple drawings and the story.
Kaethe Douglas
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
the two museum books go well together

Argh! which was the other one? Seen Art? or something else I can't remember?
Hayley Murray-Alvarado
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Concept Book 2006
I love that even though there are no words, you get to go on a journey with this little boy and see things through his eyes. I would use this in my classroom as a book in my library. I think this book could be great for visual learners or ELLs.
Jo Oehrlein
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Wordless picture book about a class field trip to an art museum. One boy gets left behind and finds his way into a hidden room where he encounters mazes he must solve.
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