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We have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state! Search for "Virtual Field Trips" in Illinois that explore the Arts, Science, Social Studies, and more using the Activity filter below or click here.

Bronzeville Children’s Museum

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun 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

Chicago Botanic Garden

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta 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

Driehaus Museum

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 312-482-8933 Read More

Drury Lane Theatre

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool ILLINOIS, Chicago, Oakbrook TerraceTEL - 630-570-7272 Read More

Dupage Children’s Museum

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach, Professional Development. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family ILLINOIS, Chicago, NapervilleTEL - 630-637-8000 Read More

DuSable Museum of African American History

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 773-947-0600 Read More

Gizmos Fun Factory

ACTIVITY - Adventure Parks, Climbing, Ropes Courses, Ziplines, Indoor Amusement & Recreation Centers GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ILLINOIS, Chicago, Orland ParkTEL - 708-949-8948 Read More

Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center

ACTIVITY - Adventure Parks, Climbing, Ropes Courses, Ziplines, Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 708-481-2330 Read More

Kline Creek Farm

ACTIVITY - Living History GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 630-876-5900 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 Chicago—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Chicago 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 Chicago art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Chicago children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Chicago history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Chicago team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Chicago aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Chicago 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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We have added a new section for Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com so that students can experience the fun and enrichment of field trips from the safety of their home computer. Assign a virtual field trip with a follow-up assignment or discussion.

To explore Virtual Field Trips in the Arts, Science, Social Studies, and more, select “Virtual” in the Destinations menu or select your state and search “Virtual Field Trips” using the Activity filter.