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

American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum is a small, not-for-profit museum dedicated to showcasing the artistry, history, and craft of bookbinding. Contact regarding age-appropriate tour and activity for your group.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CALIFORNIA
San Francisco
TEL - 415-824-9754

Aquarium of the Bay

Discover the beauty and diversity of Northern California aquatic life at the Aquarium of the Bay which is home to more than 20,000 marine animals. Exhibits are living habitats including walk-through tunnels and transparent touchpools.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
San Francisco
VIRTUAL
TEL - 415-623-5300

Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world, with more than 18,000 works of art in its permanent collection.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
San Francisco
TEL - 415-581-3500

Bay Area Discovery Museum

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a space for imaginations featuring outdoor and indoor exhibition spaces. Their programs are multidisciplinary – integrating science, art, math, & engineering design learning.

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
San Francisco
Sausalito
TEL - 415-339-3900

California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—and a powerful voice for biodiversity research and exploration, environmental education, and sustainability across the globe.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, 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 Francisco
TEL - 415-379-8000

California Historical Society

The California Historical Society represents the environmental, economic, social, political, and cultural heritage of the entire state. Their knowledgeable docents guide visitors through the exhibits. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
San Francisco
TEL - 415-357-1848

Cartoon Art Museum

The Cartoon Art Museum has something for everyone—from comic strips, comic books and anime to political cartoons, graphic novels and underground comix. Tours and workshops available

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CALIFORNIA
San Francisco
TEL - 415-CARTOON

Charles F. Hagar Planetarium

The Charles F. Hagar Planetarium at San Francisco State University shows are live and interactive. We show the night sky as it is seen from Earth and tell the audience about the things they can see there. Shows adjust to the needs and interests of each group. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Shows COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool CALIFORNIA
San Francisco
TEL - 415-338-6164

Children's Creativity Museum

The Children’s Creativity Museum offers hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experiences designed to build creative confidence in children 2-12 years.

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
San Francisco
TEL - 415-820-3320
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