New London
Field Trips

The is a resource of New London 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 New London’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 College Arboretum

The Connecticut College Arboretum provides a connection with the natural world. Groups can go on a self-guided exploration of the 750-acre Native Plant Collection, Caroline Black Garden, and international tree collection.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
New London
TEL - 860-439-5020
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Custom House Maritime Museum

The Custom House Maritime Museum, located in downtown New London, tells the history of the local waterfront through artifacts, tours, and events.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
New London
TEL - 860-447-2501
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F.R.E.S.H. New London

Short for Food, Resources, Education, Security, Health, F.R.E.S.H. New London is a series of farms strives to inspire environmental stewardship, inspire activism, and connect community.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Guided Tours. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
New London
TEL - 860-376-9970
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Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Tour the Lyman Allyn Art Museum’s collection of world objects, dating from antiquity to the present; create an art project to take home. Enjoy the museum’s virtual exhibitions.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
New London
TEL - 860-443-2545

About us offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in New London—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in New London 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 New London art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
    Find class trips to New London children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
    View New London history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
    Find New London team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
    Find New London aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
    Find New London 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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