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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of San Diego 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 San Diego’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.

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum collects, preserves and displays examples of mechanical ingenuity and crafts associated with the early days of the American farm and rural community. 

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
San Diego
Vista
TEL - 760-941-1791

Balboa Park

Balboa Park is a place of beauty and culture, with a rich history.  Learn about the intricate architecture, the landscaping and greenery, or museums located in the Park. Tour with a Park Ranger, a horticulturist or explore on your own.  

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
San Diego
TEL - 619-239-0512

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Birch Aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fishes and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
La Jolla
San Diego
OUTREACH
VIRTUAL
TEL - 858-534-3474

Bonita Museum & Cultural Center

The Bonita Museum & Cultural Center houses the Bonita Historical Society and over 2,000 objects connected the region. The largest museum in South Bay San Diego dedicated to documenting the art, history and culture of the Sweetwater Valley.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Bonita
San Diego
TEL - 619-267-5141

Botanical Building

The Botanical Building plantings include more than 2,100 permanent plants, featuring fascinating collections of cycads, ferns, orchids, other tropical plants and palms. The Botanical Building also presents some of the Park’s vibrant seasonal flower displays.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
San Diego
TEL - 619-239-0512

Butterfly Farms

At the Butterfly Farms’ 3000 square foot Vivarium (butterfly free flight house), they study interactions of native butterflies in a unique ecosystem. In their classroom, visitors can study metamorphosis and teach conservation, study interactions of native butterflies in a unique ecosystem.  

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Encinitas
San Diego
TEL - 760-613-5867

California Center for the Arts

California Center for the Arts includes arts education residencies, field trip opportunities, weekday performances for youth and a contemporary art museum. Thea

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Outreach COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Escondido
San Diego
OUTREACH
TEL - 760-839-4138

EcoVivarium

EcoVivarium offers a wide variety of educational, entertainment, community, and private party program options on-site in the Museum and at a location of your choosing. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
Escondido
San Diego
TEL - 760-975-9690

Fleet Science Center

The Fleet Science Center is a science museum and planetarium in Balboa Park. The Fleet brings meaning to the wonder of science. All of the experiences we create are designed to bring out the inner scientist in your students and scouts.

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
San Diego
TEL - 619-238-1233 x806
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