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In December to help plan curriculum focused activities, field trips or school assembly/ outreach programs, these December themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. MONTHLY CELEBRATION: National Human Rights Month &.Write a Friend Month. DAILY CELEBRATIONS: Dec. 1: Rosa Parks Day. Dec. 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. World Pollution Prevention Day. Dec. 4: Wildlife Conservation Day. Dec. 5: International Volunteer Day. Dec. 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day. Dec. 14: National Energy Conservation Day. Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day. Dec. 16: Boston Tea Party Day. Dec. 21: Winter Solstice. Dec. 22: Mathematics Day. Dec. 23: Roots Day. 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.

Ark Encounter and Creation Museum

Encounter the wonder of the life-size Noah’s Ark at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. Tour three decks of exhibits, a zoo, and more. Kids are free!

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Lexington
Williamstown
TEL - 855-284-3275
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Boone Creek Outdoors

The Boone Creek Outdoors Zip Line Canopy Tour allows guests to experience the natural beauty of this unique area in a thrilling, minimally invasive manner. Guests traverse in and over the gorge and Boone Creek itself gaining perspectives that are otherwise impossible to achieve.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Lexington
TEL - 855-494-7539
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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Land Between the Lakes offers incredible outdoor recreation and learning experiences through the Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, Elk & Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, and Brandon Spring Group Center.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances COST - Fee, Free, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Golden Pond
TENNESSEE
West Tennessee
TEL - 800-525-7077
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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
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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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