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To help plan MAY curriculum focused classroom activities, field trips and school assembly programs, these May themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. Monthly: National Inventors Month. May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week. May 3: World Press Freedom Day. May 5: Cinco de Mayo. Museum Lover’s Day. National Space Day. May 6: Herb Day. National Fitness Day. May 8: World Red Cross Day. May 12: National Limerick Day. May 13: International Migratory Bird Day. May 16: Love a Tree Day. Do Something Good for your Neighborhood. May 17: National Endangered Species Day. May 18: International Astronomy Day. May 22: National Maritime Day. May 28: Amnesty International Day. May 29: Learn About Composting Day. May 30: International Jazz Day. May 31: National Smile Day. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for further field trip information. For those unable to travel to these locations, have the fun come to you. Check out the Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

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

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine’s Mount Desert Island offers fall and spring ecosystems field trips.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Bar Harbor
TEL - 207-288-3338

Acadia Park Kayak Tours

Acadia Park Kayak Tours offers sunrise, morning, afternoon, sunset, and night-time star gazing tours, as well as overnight island camping expeditions.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Bar Harbor
TEL - 207-266-1689

Acadian Village

The Acadians were people from France who settled on Acadia, now known as Nova Scotia, in the 16-17th century. The Acadian Village is a museum that focuses on the life and work of 19th-century French-Americans is showcased.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Van Buren
TEL - 207-868-5042

Apple Acres Farm

At Apple Acres Farm, Field Trips are a wonderful way to learn and connect to nature! All of our field trips are designed to fit the Maine education standards and can be uniquely designed to fit all grade levels and many subjects.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool MAINE
Hiram
TEL - 207-625-4777

Bates College Museum of Art

The Bates College Museum permanent collection holds over 5,000 works of art including modern and contemporary works on paper, photographs, select holdings of pre-modern prints, contemporary Chinese art, pre-Columbian art, African art, and works by Maine artists.

GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Outreach COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Lewiston
TEL - 207-786-6158

Blueberry Pond Observatory

Visit the Blueberry Pond Observatory on a dark clear night. Start off looking through the 12″ telescope with your eyes, and then switch to using the digital camera to see far more detail than your eye alone can see.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Pownal
TEL - 207-688-4410

Cathance River Education Alliance

Cathance River Education Alliance’s educators will work with you to custom design a program to meet your curriculum needs. The Ecology Center teaches about the green features as well as its use and story as well as the weather station.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Topsham
TEL - 207-646-1555

Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Experience the art of this generation and the next at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Programs emphasize the experimental aspect of art. Explore via virtual tours and videos.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp MAINE
Rockland
VIRTUAL
TEL - 207-701-5005

Center for Wildlife

The Center for Wildlife brings high quality education programming about wildlife ecology, human impacts on wildlife and critical ecosystems, and stewardship to a region facing intense pressure from development and population growth.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Neddick
TEL - 207-361-1400

Chewonki’s Outdoor Classroom

Chewonki’s Outdoor Classroom is an environmental education program that offers Overnight Trip and Wilderness Trip programs for school and scout groups.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool MAINE
Wiscasset
TEL - 207-882-7323
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About us

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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