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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Hartford 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 Hartford’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.

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

Learn about colonial village life, historical immigrant groups, government, and more. The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History collects artifacts, manuscripts, books, and pamphlets dating back to the 1600s.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 860-236-5621 x232
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Connecticut State Capitol

The Connecticut State Capitol’s tour will take students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers through the East Atrium, Hall of Flags, Main Lobby, Capitol Concourse, and more.

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
Hartford
TEL - 860-240-0222
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New Britain Museum of American Art

The New Britain Museum was founded in 1903 as the first museum strictly devoted to American art. It encompasses early work in the Colonial and Federal styles; genre painting of the 19th century; and the Impressionist, modernist, and abstract styles of the 20th century.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
Hartford
New Britain
TEL - 860-229-0257
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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.

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
Hartford
TEL - 860-522-1806

Connecticut Science Center

The Connecticut Science Center provides a fun, high-tech space for groups to explore physics, forensics, geology, and astronomy with 165 hands-on exhibits.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 860-520-2150

Connecticut Supreme Court

More than 100 years old and the highest court in Connecticut, the External Affairs Division of the Connecticut Judicial Branch provides tours of the Supreme Court courtroom on weekdays.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 860-757-2270

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.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 860-296-9325

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

At the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, learn about the Abolitionist movement and Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin and historic documents about 19th-century social issues.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 860-522-9258

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.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 860-246-8742

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).

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 203-288-7996

Mark Twain House & Museum

The Mark Twain House & Museum offers  interactive presentations about Twain, his life, times, and work. The museum also offers in school programs and teacher training and workshops.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 860-247-0998

Museum of Connecticut History

At the Museum of Connecticut History explore the history of Connecticut government, industry, and military history with the museum’s historic collection.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
Hartford
TEL - 860-757-6535
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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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