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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

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites 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

Henson Robinson Zoo

ACTIVITY - Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-585-1821 Read More

Illinois Governor’s Mansion

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-782-6450 Read More

Knights Action Park

ACTIVITY - Amusement Parks & Water Parks GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-546-8881 Read More

Old State Capitol

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-785-7690 Read More

Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum examine hundreds of years of change in both the household life and physical geography of Illinois. Their exhibits focus on the state’s environment, Native American life, and objects and stories from pioneer life, the Industrial Revolution, and the 20th century. 

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites, Science Museums & Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-782-7386

Kidzeum of Health and Science

ACTIVITY - Science Museums & Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-971-4435

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-492-4241

Lincoln Memorial Garden & Nature Center

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool ILLINOIS, SpringfieldTEL - 217-529-1111
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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 Springfield—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Springfield 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 Springfield art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Springfield children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Springfield history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Springfield team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Springfield aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Springfield 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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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. See the individual websites for updates.

In the meantime, we have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com! These virtual resources cover topics in the arts, science, social studies, and beyond.

Please enjoy the resources and stay safe.