Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit

Field Trip Program

Students on a field trip

SMART Field Trip Program

SMART offers a Field Trip Program for local students and educators. For school groups who participate in this program, students ride free and adults pay regular fare.

Program Details

  • Students ride free, adults pay regular fares.
  • Group size on Trips 4, 9, 24, and 26 is limited to 20 riders. For groups larger than this, please reach out via the form to ensure there will be trip capacity.
  • Trips must be pre-arranged with SMART staff to ensure capacity and establish a point of contact for support.
  • SMART staff can offer support to the teachers with trip planning.
  • Teachers must pickup field trip passes to distribute to the students prior to the trip as proof of participation onboard the train.


To arrange a field trip with SMART, please complete the inquiry form and provide details about the group trip you are planning. Please contact SMART Customer Service at 707-794-3330 (TTY 711) if you would like more information about the Field Trip Program.

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip for you and your class, SMART will provide Train Safety Guidelines and Code of Conduct to review with your students before your trip.

Additionally, SMART can offer a train safety presentation to your school for groups of 50 or more. Please submit your request in the inquiry form above, and our outreach team will coordinate with you to schedule a presenter based on availability.

Field trip destination ideas

Destination SMART Station Walking Distance
Sonoma County Children’s Museum Santa Rosa North 0.6 mile
Charles Schultz Museum and/or Snoopy Home Ice Santa Rosa North 0.7 mile
Sonoma County Museum Santa Rosa Downtown 0.4 mile
Petaluma Historical Library & Museum Petaluma Downtown 0.6 mile
Novato History Museum Novato Downtown 0.2 mile
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Novato Hamilton 0.3 mile
Hamilton Field History Museum Novato Hamilton 0.6 mile
Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center Tour Marin Civic Center 0.8 mile
Marin History Museum San Rafael 0.5 mile
San Rafael Mission San Rafael 0.4 mile
Pacific Coast Air Museum Santa Rosa Airport 0.0 mile use SMART Connect Shuttle
San Francisco (please note students pay ferry fare) Larkspur + Ferry Trip plan with help from SMART staff