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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 Kentucky or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

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.

ACTIVITY - Civil War, Government, Civics & Presidents, Historic Places, Virtual Social Studies Field Trips 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
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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.

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta 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, LexingtonTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - Science Museums & Exhibits 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, LexingtonTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits, Botanical Gardens & Arboreta 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 GreenTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits, Botanical Gardens & Arboreta, STEM/STEAM Enrichment 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, ClermontTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - Civil Rights, History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool KENTUCKY, PikevilleTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites, Music History 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, OwensboroTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - Boats, Planes, Trains, & Trollies, Historical Railroad Excursions GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY, Lexington, VersaillesTEL - 800-755-BGRM

Capitol City Museum

Capitol City Museum exhibits  focus on 200 yrs of Kentucky’s heritage. Can combine with a tour of nearby Fort Hill where military fortifications were built during the American Civil War.

ACTIVITY - Civil War, Historic Places, History Museums, Exhibits & Sites 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, FrankfortTEL - 502- 696-0607
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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.

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