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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.

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

Exhibits at the Illinois State Museum examine hundreds of years of change in both the household life and physical geography of Illinois. Explore the museum’s virtual resources.

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites, Science Museums & Exhibits, Virtual Science Field Trips, Virtual Social Studies Field Trips 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, Springfield
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TEL - 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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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.