Here’s a reason to take students on field trips to art museums: an Education Next study found that enriching field trips help students develop more knowledge about art, create stronger critical thinking skills, exhibit more empathy and higher tolerance, and display more interest in art and culture. Students from rural and high-poverty schools benefit even more from cultural field trips. The less students have been exposed to art and cultural enrichment in the past, the more dramatic the gains are. School field trips are an important part of developing well-rounded and thoughtful students, and an excellent reason for school administrators to consider the academic and financial policies that are making it less and less common for students to get out of the classroom and into a museum.