Field Trips

The is a resource of Stamford 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 Stamford’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.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

The Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens inspires groups to explore, examine, and appreciate the natural history of the botanical world with hands-on activities.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School CONNECTICUT
TEL - 203-322-6971

Connecticut Ballet

The Connecticut Ballet performs a variety of masterworks, new works, and great story ballets. Student groups can enjoy the world of ballet as the ballet’s professional dancers bring performances of classics

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
TEL - 860-293-1039

Stamford City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Department

The Stamford City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Department offers a three-part tour of the facility to learn about recycling, sanitation, stormwater and more.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
TEL - 203-977-4117

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Activities at Stamford Museum & Nature Center include museum gallery scavenger hunts, watching planetarium shows, farm, nature trail walks, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
TEL - 203-977-6521

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