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Please be aware that many venues are closed for the month of April 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.

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
VIRTUAL
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

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

DuSable Museum of African American History

The DuSable Museum of African American History is dedicated to the Collection, Documentation, Preservation, Study and Dissemination of the History and Culture of Africans and Americans of African Descent.

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

Kline Creek Farm

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

Kuipers Family Farm

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, Chicago, Maple ParkTEL - 815-827-5200 Read More

Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo is a natural, free oasis for generations of animal lovers, who visit the zoo to hear a lion’s roar, see gorillas climb, trees as visitors immerse themselves in tropical rainforests, dry-thorn forests or spacious savannas.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 312-742-2000 Read More

Swedish American Museum

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, ChicagoTEL - 773-728-8111 Read More

US Elite Martial Arts & Fitness Center

At US Elite Martial Arts & Fitness Center our martial arts classes benefit growing children far beyond the dojo and in many real-world scenarios.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ILLINOIS, Chicago
VIRTUAL
TEL - 847-797-0100
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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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