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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of “Virtual Field Trips” on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Connecticut or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Bushnell Park Carousel

The Bushnell Park Carousel is a vintage 1914 carousel that stands in Bushnell Park amidst the shadows of skyscrapers and the giant turkey oak tree.

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites, Indoor Amusement & Recreation Centers GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 860-585-5411 Read More

Bushnell Performing Arts Center

Bushnell Performing Arts Center offers learning opportunities in the performing arts.  Their Children’s Theatre offers a variety of educational performances.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Tours, Performances. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 860-987-6000 Read More

Butler-McCook House & Gardens

The Butler-McCook House & Gardens, built in 1782, served as home to four generations of a family. Come visit and explore American history on tours and hands-on activities.

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 860-522-1806 Read More

Connecticut State Capitol

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 860-240-0222 Read More

Connecticut Supreme Court

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 860-757-2270 Read More

Grow Hartford

Grow Hartford is an urban farm that encourages youth groups to rise up against food injustice and other human rights issues affecting the community.

ACTIVITY - Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 860-296-9325 Read More

Hartford Stage

Hartford Stage has been showing audiences the transformative impact of theater for over 50 years. It performs both revivals of classics, and innovative new material.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 860-527-5151 Read More

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Hartford Symphony Orchestra offers special pricing on its regular performances for students, and an array of in-school programs that offers a broad spectrum of musical activities.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 860-246-8742 Read More

League of Women Voters of Connecticut

Teach your school, scout, homeschool, or camp group about active participation in government with a tour conducted by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut (LWVCT).

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT, HartfordTEL - 203-288-7996 Read More
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FieldTripDirectory.com offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in Hartford—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Hartford 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:

  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
    Find Hartford art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Hartford children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Hartford history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Hartford team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Hartford aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Hartford 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. FieldTripDirectory.com can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at FieldTripDirectory.com.

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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. See the individual websites for updates.

In the meantime, we have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com! These virtual resources cover topics in the arts, science, social studies, and beyond.

Please enjoy the resources and stay safe.