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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.

Crab Apple Whitewater

Family operated since 1983, Crab Apple Whitewater is the largest whitewater outfitter in New England. Full and half-day trips range from Mild to Wild on the Deerfield River in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, School MAINE
West Forks
MASSACHUSETTS
Charlemont
TEL - 800-553-7238
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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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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 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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Versant Power Astronomy Center and the Maynard Jordon Planetarium

The Emera Astronomy Center and M.F. Jordan Planetarium offers a variety of unique, immersive public, private & mobile planetarium programs; school, homeschool, and scout programming.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Shows COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MAINE
Orono
OUTREACH
TEL - 207-581-1341
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Abbe Museum

An exciting contemporary museum and first and only Smithsonian Affiliate in Maine, the Abbe Museum inspires new learning about the Wabanaki Nations. Explore virtual exhibits.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach, Professional Development COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp MAINE
Bar Harbor
TEL - 207-288-3519

Abyssinian Meeting House

The Abyssinian Meeting House is a historic church building, built 1828-1831 by free African-Americans. It is Maine’s oldest African-American church building, and the third oldest in the nation. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-632-0573
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Destinations for Maine ‘s field trips: Portland Museum of Art, Abbe Museum, Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, Fort Knox Historic Site, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Maine Audubon and Maine State Aquarium. HIGHLIGHTS FOR MAINE FIELD TRIPS for school groups, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops. HISTORY FIELD TRIP: Curran Homestead. RECREATION FIELD TRIPS: Portland Paddle. SCIENCE FIELD TRIP: Versant Power Astronomy Center and the Maynard Jordan Planetarium.

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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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