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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Maine 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 Maine's marine life, explore Maine's ecology, history museums, planetariums and have fun white water rafting. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about all the enriching experiences that Maine offers. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips and Outreach Field Trips & School Assemblies sections.

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Historical, cultural, and scientific fields of study are brought to life through direct engagement with original art objects at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp MAINE
Brunswick
TEL - 207-725-3275
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Curran Homestead

The Curran Homestead is a 19th century living history farm and museum, dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the rural Maine family farm.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Newfield
Orrington
TEL - 207-205-4849
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Desert of Maine

The Desert of Maine is comprised of sand and mineral deposits left behind by a glacier during the last Ice Age. Veins of hundreds of shades of sand run through the Desert floor. This unique site make it a great place for learning.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Freeport
TEL - 207-865-6962
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Dorr Museum

The George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History investigates, interprets, and displays the natural world of Maine. Visitors of all ages can touch, smell, listen and create while learning about the natural history of Maine. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Bar Harbor
TEL - 207-288-5395
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Funtown Splashtown USA

As Northern New England’s largest water and amusement park, Funtown Splashtown USA attracts visitors from around the region.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Saco
TEL - 207-284-5139
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Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum

Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum preserves and operates the historic railroad equipment for the education and enjoyment of the public.

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 MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-828-0814
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Maine State Aquarium

The Maine State Aquarium features a collection of regional fish and invertebrates, extraordinary lobsters in all sizes and colors and colorful marine life.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
West Boothbay Harbor
TEL - 207-633-9559
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Portland Museum of Art

The Portland Museum of Art exhibits American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic works from Maine—highlighting the rich artistic tradition of the state and its artists.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-775-6148
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Portland Paddle

Portland Paddle provides fun, educational kayak and paddleboard excursions on the Maine coast. Learn about the coast’s ecology, history, and natural beauty!

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-370-9730
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for Maine school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Maine Museums.

Maine Museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. Maine 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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FieldTripDirectory.com offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in Maine—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Maine 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 Maine art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Maine children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Maine history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Maine team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Maine aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Maine 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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