Field Trips

The is a resource of Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport’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.

Sacred Heart University Discovery Science Center and Planetarium

Explore the cosmos, touch a meteorite, discover physics, and more at the Discovery Science Center and Planetarium with exhibits, hands-on activities and planetarium shows. Also offers outreach and virtual programs.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
TEL - 203-416-3558
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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, on 52-acres, features animals of North and South America such as wolves, bison, otters, alligators, and over 300 other species as well as  New England Farmyard.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
TEL - 203-394-6565

Downtown Cabaret Theatre

The Downtown Cabaret Theatre offers a diverse array of performances, including a children’s theater, musical theater and many popular Broadway musicals.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
TEL - 203-576-1636

Housatonic Museum of Art

The Housatonic Museum of Art collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
TEL - 203-332-5052


About us offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in Bridgeport—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Bridgeport by group type, cost, activity/curriculum type, grade level, distance, and venue name or keyword.

Day class trips are divided by curriculum and subject area:

    Find Bridgeport art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
    Find class trips to Bridgeport children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
    View Bridgeport history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
    Find Bridgeport team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
    Find Bridgeport aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
    Find Bridgeport field trip ideas for adventure parks, ropes courses, ziplines, boat excursions, amusement parks, waterparks, kayaking, rafting, tubing, laser tag paintball, roller skating rinks, ice-skating rinks, mini-golf attractions, indoor amusement & recreation centers, and outdoor amusement & recreation centers.

Overnight field trips & retreats are available for environmental education, team building, and recreation.

We created field trip lesson plans to help teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, and homeschool parents provide an enriching experience for their groups. We know funds for class trips are limited, so we’ve included grants for field trips that cover admission, transportation, and more.

It’s important that students and youth explore new environments, learn about other cultures, and develop an understanding of inclusivity as part of the educational process. People learn in different ways—through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. Class trips can provide a multi-dimensional learning experience. can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at

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