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October is the month for National Hispanic Heritage, National Bullying Prevention, and National Arts & Humanities. Special weeks and days include Earth Sciences Week, Fire Prevention Week, National Fossil Day, Columbus Day, and the United Nations Day. See how you can explore these themes through enriching field trips in Illinois and learn about new field trip offerings. Read More >>

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee, Free, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-558-8844 Read More

African American Museum of Southern Illinois

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites, Multicultural & Heritage GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, CarbondaleTEL - 618-457-2217 Read More

Art Institute of Chicago

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 312-443-3600 Read More

Bronzeville Children’s Museum

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 773-721-9301 Read More

Brookfield Zoo

ACTIVITY - Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, BrookfieldTEL - 708-688-8000 Read More

Burpee Museum of Natural History

ACTIVITY - Science Museums & Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool ILLINOIS, RockfordTEL - 815-965-3433 Read More

Byron Museum of History & Lucius Read House

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ByronTEL - 815-234-5031 Read More

Chicago Botanic Garden

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 847-835-5440 Read More

Chicago’s Finest Tours

ACTIVITY - History Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Sightseeing Tours GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 312-202-0745 Read More

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