Field Trips

The is a resource of field trips in Peoria, Illinois for elementary school students thru high school students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about Peoria’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more, CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for further field trip information. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.  

Luthy Botanical Garden

Surround yourself with spectacular displays of spring blooming bulbs or the blazing color of autumn, the Garden offers a tranquil setting to enjoy the beauty of each passing season.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS
TEL - 309-681-3506
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Peoria Zoo

Walk through Australia, Africa, Asia, and the tropics, all in one day at the Peoria Zoo. Be inspired by the natural world as you learn about amphibians, mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, School, Homeschool ILLINOIS
TEL - 309-686-3365
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Dome Planetarium

Experience the vivid sights of space and a bright night sky at Dome Planetarium at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Relax under the skies with breathtaking shows on astronomy and other topics – via the full-dome real-sky Zeiss & real-time Uniview technology!

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Shows COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS
TEL - 309-686-7000

Peoria Playhouse Children’s Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum provides children with the tools and inspiration they need to be explorers and creators of the world.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School ILLINOIS
TEL - 309-323-6900

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Peoria Riverfront Museum focuses on interdisciplinary learning – a fusion of art, history, science and achievement designed to develop knowledge, critical thinking skills and a lifelong passion for learning. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS
TEL - 309-686-700

About us offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in Peoria—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Peoria 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:

    Find Peoria art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
    Find class trips to Peoria children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
    View Peoria history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
    Find Peoria team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
    Find Peoria aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
    Find Peoria 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. can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at

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