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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of "Virtual Field Trips" on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Illinois or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-558-8844 Read More

African American Museum of Southern Illinois

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, CarbondaleTEL - 618-457-2217 Read More

American Writers Museum

A museum that inspires students to write! American Writers Museum offers a wide variety of educational opportunities, both in-person and online.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Homeschool ILLINOIS, Chicago
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TEL - 312-374-8771
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Bronzeville Children’s Museum

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 773-721-9301 Read More

Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo inspires guests through extraordinary connections with animals, nature and each other. With over 450 species of animals, come learn about big cats, bears, zebras, kangaroos and more.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, BrookfieldTEL - 708-688-8000 Read More

Burpee Museum of Natural History

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool ILLINOIS, RockfordTEL - 815-965-3433 Read More

Byron Museum of History & Lucius Read House

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ByronTEL - 815-234-5031 Read More

Chicago Botanic Garden

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 847-835-5440 Read More

Children’s Discovery Museum

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout ILLINOIS, NormalTEL - 309-433-3444 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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