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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Oakland field trips for elementary school students thru high school students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about Oakland’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more, CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for further field trip information. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

The African American Museum and Library is dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and sharing of historical and cultural experiences of African Americans in California.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CALIFORNIA
Oakland
TEL - 510-637-0200

Chabot Space & Science Center

Chabot Space and Science Center is a center for science learning featuring interactive exhibits, planetariums, a large screen theater, hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Oakland
VIRTUAL
TEL - 510-336-7381

Lawrence Hall of Science

At the Lawrence Hall of Science visit the Hall to connect with science, technology, engineering, and math for  a field trip or bring a Science Show or Science Festival to your site.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Films COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Oakland
VIRTUAL
TEL - 510-642-5132

Museum of Children's Art

Museum of Children’s Art offers hands-on cultural & arts activities, educational exhibits & programs. The Museum offers an array of art lessons and can customize curriculum based on what the interest of your group as well as programs that outreach to your location.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Oakland
TEL - 510-987-8556

Oakland Aviation Museum

The Oakland Aviation Museum focuses on the role of historic North Field at Oakland International Airport, Oakland and the Bay Area in the development of aviation on the West Coast and in the US by collecting, preserving and interpreting aircraft and aviation artifacts.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Oakland
TEL - 510-638-7100

Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo has more than 850 native and exotic animals. Learn about birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods. Environmental education & conservation is the core of program. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Oakland
VIRTUAL
TEL - 510-632-9525

Red Oak Victory

SS Red Oak Victory is a U.S. Victory ship of the Boulder Victory-class cargo ship used in the Second World War. She was preserved to serve as a museum ship located within the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Oakland
Richmond

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment

The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment focuses on digital art and gaming, with fully playable gaming exhibits. The Museum preserves video games as both a historic and artistic medium within the context of our time. Visitors can pay any of our collection of over 12,000 games across 40 systems. Temporarily closed.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Oakland
TEL - 510-457-0211

The Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California or OMCA is an interdisciplinary museum dedicated to the art, history, and natural science of California.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, School CALIFORNIA
Oakland
TEL - 510-318-8400
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