Field Trips

The is a resource of Newark 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 Newark’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.

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

At the University of Delaware Botanic Gardens explore plant biology, botany, landscape design, ornamental horticulture, and even entomology on their grounds, trails  and  greenhouses.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
TEL - 302-831-0153
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Iron Hill Museum

Learn about the natural history of Delaware at the Iron Hill Museum. Housed within a schoolhouse, the museum offers programs and exhibits on wildlife, archaeology, and natural history.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
TEL - 302-368-5703

University of Delaware Museums

The University of Delaware Museums include the Mechanical Hall Gallery, Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall, Old College Gallery, and the Special Collections Gallery in Morris Library. Gallery spaces display has rotating exhibitions.

GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool, Family DELAWARE
TEL - 302-831-8242

White Clay Creek State Park

The land that is today known as White Clay Creek State Park includes parts of the boundary line made famous by surveyors Mason and Dixon during Colonial America.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool DELAWARE
TEL - 302-368-6900

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