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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.

Connecticut Children’s Museum

The Connecticut Children’s Museum features exhibits appropriate for preschool and elementary aged children. The museum’s interactive exhibits cover subjects such as music, language, reading, and art.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 203-562-5437
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Ethnic Heritage Center

Located at Southern Connecticut State University, the Ethnic Heritage Center celebrates diversity while recognizing a common humanity among cultures.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 203-392-6126
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New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The NHSO travels to Milford, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodstock to present Young People’s Concerts. It also works with students through programs designed to introduce them to instruments, genres, and composers.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 203-865-0831
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Yale University Art Gallery

The Yale University Art Gallery showcase dynamic art ranging from Leonardo da Vinci’s early works to intricate wooden masks of West Africa.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 203-432-0600
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Blue Slope Farm & Country Museum

A working dairy farm and country museum, with historical farming and country life artifacts. See the Bank Barn, museum building, and reconstructed stone spring house.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, School, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 860-642-6413

Common Ground Urban Farm

The Common Ground Urban Farm provides learning experiences on the farm and in the forest. Explore the learning garden, meet the animals and play games.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 203-389-4333

Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium

See planetarium shows, learn about the history of astronomy research at Yale, and view astronomical instruments at the Leitner Family Observatory & Planetarium.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 203-432-3000

Long Wharf Theatre

Long Wharf Theatre offers a Student Theatre Series that promotes self-exploration through the theater. Behind-the-scenes tours of the theater are also available.

GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 203-787-4282.

New Haven Museum

Founded in 1862, the New Haven Museum uses its collection of artifacts, documents, and art objects as a way to educate visitors on the history of New Haven.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
New Haven
TEL - 203-562-4183
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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
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  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View New Haven history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
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  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find New Haven aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find New Haven 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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