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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.

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

Josephine Sculpture Park

At Josephine Sculpture Park, visitors explore art and the environment with over 70 outdoor installations within a garden of  Kentucky’s native, rural landscape on self-guided or guided tour.

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, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY, FrankfortTEL - 502-352-7082

Kentucky History Center & Museums

The Kentucky History Center’s main exhibition introduces visitors to 12,000 years of Kentucky history with walk-through environments and interactive displays.

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites, Multicultural & Heritage 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, FrankfortTEL - 502-564-1792

Kentucky Native Plant Society

The Kentucky Native Plant Society’s focus is on the native plants and wildflowers of Kentucky Plants that are essential to our natural ecosystems and enjoyment.

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta, Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool KENTUCKY, Frankfort

Kentucky State Capitol

Kentucky State Capitol, the 4th building since statehood in 1792. It is the house of the three branches of the state government of Kentucky, the house, the senate and the supreme court.

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents, Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY, FrankfortTEL - 502-564-3449

Liberty Hall Historic Site

At Liberty Hall Historic Site, explore early Kentucky history through tours and hands-on activities that illustrate the daily lives of the Brown family and the enslaved workers of Liberty Hall.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places, Living History GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY, FrankfortTEL - 502-227-2560

Salato Wildlife Center

The Salato Wildlife Center has seasonal indoor & outdoor natural history exhibits & programs with self-guided and guided tours. The Center also offers hiking and fishing.

ACTIVITY - Aquariums, Marine Life, Hatcheries, Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Science Museums & Exhibits, Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates 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, FrankfortTEL - 502-564-7863

The Kentucky Governor's Mansion

The Governor’s Mansion offer this special tour once a month. The tour will be given by a different guest tour guide each month with expertise in the fields of history, fine arts, furniture, and/or architecture.

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents, Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Trips COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY, FrankfortTEL - 502-564-8004

The Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol served as home of the Kentucky General Assembly from 1830 to 1910. Delve into the politics and everyday life of the tumultuous 19th-century.

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents, Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY, FrankfortTEL - 502-564-1792

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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.