Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit

Field Trip Program

Students on a field trip

SMART Field Trip Program


SMART is excited to announce a new Field Trip Program for local students and educators. For groups who participate in this program, students ride free and adults pay regular fare.

Program Details

  • Students ride free, adults pay regular fares
  • Field trips must travel on non-peak trains. Trips 9, 4, and 24 cannot generally accommodate field trips, for travel on these trips
  • 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 will receive 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 email Samantha Frias at to provide details about the group trip you are planning.

SMART can also arrange a “Train Only” trip option with a SMART talk by Community Outreach staff at the Larkspur or Sonoma County Airport Station.

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
San Francisco Larkspur + Ferry Trip plan with help from SMART staff