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Field trips to attractions, museums, botanical gardens, recreation activities  and cultural institutions for school, scout, homeschool and camp groups. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Sarasota Jungle Gardens is home to more than 200 native and exotic animals including birds of prey, primates, small mammals within 10 acres of lush tropical landscaping connected by winding jungle trails.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Early Childhood PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Shows COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA
Sarasota
TEL - 941- 355- 5305
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Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

A tropical, urban oasis featuring horticulture displays and a Sarasota bay front setting, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a center for education, research and conservation.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA
Sarasota
TEL - 941-366-5731

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium offer a broad variety of ways for groups to immerse themselves in the oceans with the help of our expert educators who bring marine science to life.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA
Sarasota
OUTREACH
VIRTUAL
TEL - 941-388-4441

Sarasota Art Museum

Sarasota Art Museum is a contemporary art museum. As a platform for education, exposure and experimentation, the Museum inspires new ideas and new ways of being through an endless rotation exhibitions and programs. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA
Sarasota
TEL - 941-309-4300

Sarasota Children's Garden

Explore magic of Mother Nature at the Sarasota Children’s Garden. Visitors take part in make-believe games and arts and crafts that teach them about nature.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA
Sarasota
TEL - 941-330-1711

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is the largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The exhibits interpret the scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and universe.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family FLORIDA
Bradenton
Sarasota
TEL - 941-746-4131

The Ringling

From the art collection of the Ringling Brothers Circus, the Ringling Museum of Art features international objects that reflect local and circus history. Explore virtual exhibitions.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool FLORIDA
Sarasota
VIRTUAL
TEL - 941-359-5700

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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 Sarasota—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Sarasota 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 Sarasota art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Sarasota children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Sarasota's history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Sarasota's team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Sarasota's aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Sarasota 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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