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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Kentucky field trips 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 Kentucky’s famous historic sites, zoos, museums of science, living history museums, nature centers, planetariums, recreation 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 and Outreach Field Trips & School Assemblies sections.

Louisville Zoo

The Louisville Zoo, has 1,100 animals on 130 acres of natural settings, serving as a living classroom. Helps visitors develop an appreciation toward life on our earth.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Louisville
VIRTUAL
TEL - 502-459-2181
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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

The Abraham Lincoln Birthplace honors Lincoln’s early life on the Kentucky frontier that shaped his character and prepared him for the Civil War. View the park’s virtual ranger program.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Hodgenville
VIRTUAL
TEL - 270-358-3137

Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky

The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky, features the Children & Demonstration Garden; and the Walk Across Kentucky with native plants from 7 physiographic regions of Kentucky.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Lexington
TEL - 859-257-6955

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky has a 25,000 sq. ft indoor exhibit area plus an outside exhibit area on the state’s aviation history and industry, plus a dynamic aerospace education program.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Lexington
TEL - 859-231-1219

Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum

Working with the tree and art collections, landscape architect Mitchell Leichhardt designed a tapestry of trees and art at the Baker Arboretum and the Downing Museum.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Bowling Green
TEL - 270-842-7415

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Bernheim Arboretum provides a platform for innovative learning between nature and the arts. Their designed curriculum incorporates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Clermont
TEL - 502-955-8512

Big Sandy Heritage-History Center Museum

The Big Sandy Heritage Center portrays the history of Eastern Kentucky. Exhibits cover the Civil War, Industrialization and the feud between the Hatfield and the McCoy families.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool KENTUCKY
Pikeville
TEL - 606-766-1025

Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum has interactive exhibits, posters, costumes, live instrument demonstrations, and the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Owensboro
TEL - 270-926-7891

Bluegrass Railroad and Museum

The Bluegrass Railroad and Museum welcomes school field trips. The railroad museum and excursion train rides are fun and educational. Our coaches are enclosed and comfortable. 90 minute rides.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Lexington
Versailles
TEL - 800-755-BGRM
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for Kentucky school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Kentucky Museums.

Kentucky Museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. Kentucky Art Museums, Science Museums, History Museums, Multicultural Museums and Children’s Museums offers educational experiences that support classroom curriculum and scout badge achievement. Beside museums, you can search for other learning experiences at Botanical Gardens, Planetariums, Living History Programs, STEM & STEAM, Planetariums, Farms, Zoos and Aquariums, Theaters and Concerts, Service Learning and more.

Can’t go on a field trip to a museum, your students, scouts, and families can still experience these fun enriching experience by scheduling a Museum Virtual Field Trip anywhere and at anytime.

Want the fun to come to you- book a School Assembly Programs, Outreach Field Trips or Residency at your school, homeschool association or scout council. They support and enhance a school’s curriculum, offers opportunities for scout badge achievement and enriches a camp program. There are mobile museum exhibits, traveling planetariums and classroom and grade level workshops and residencies.

To help fund field trips, virtual programs and school assembly programs visit our section on Grants and Fundraising Programs.

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