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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.

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine inspires discovery and imagination through exploration and play with interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-828-1234

Children’s Discovery Museum

The interactive exhibits and hands-on programs of the Children’s Discovery Museum ignite curiosity and celebrate learning through play. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Augusta
TEL - 207-942-3333

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

The mission of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants and nature through horticulture, education and research.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Boothbay
TEL - 207-633-8000

Colby College Museum of Art

The Colby College Museum of Art is a collecting and teaching museum with a focus on American, contemporary art. Explore virtually through multimedia resources.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Watereville
TEL - 207- 859-5600

Collins Center for the Arts

The Collins Center for the Arts provides outstanding educational opportunities for Maine students. Whether it’s school shows, performance residencies, or facility tours, the CCA staff looks forward to customize your students’ experience.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool MAINE
Orono
TEL - 207–581-1755

Conway Homestead & Cramer Museum

The Conway Homestead & Cramer Museum is an eighth century restored/furnished homestead, barn, blacksmith shop, maple sugar house, museum and herb garden.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Rockport
TEL - 207-236-2257

Dew Haven

Dew Haven is home to over 200 animals from all over the world. The Zoo strives to help people understand animals futures are everyone’s responsibility.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Mt Vernon
TEL - 207-293-2837

EcoMaine

Ecomaine is a non-profit waste management organization that offers free tours of their Waste-to-Energy Plant, Recycling Center and the Landfill. They also presentations at schools and scout councils.  

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

Farnsworth Art Museum

Celebrating Maine’s role in American art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Rockland
TEL - 207-596-6457

Fort Knox Historic Site

Located on the west bank of the Penobscot River, Fort Knox Historic Site is one of the best-preserved military fortifications on the New England seacoast.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Prospect
TEL - 207-469-6553

Fort Williams Park

Fort Williams Park is 90 acres of rugged beauty on Casco Bay. Visit the Portland Head Light and Museum, relish awe-inspiring views, wander diverse natural environments, and discover ruins from a long maritime and military history.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Cape Elizabeth
TEL - 207-799-9574

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s LabVenture field trip offers 5th and 6th graders from across the state hands-on research in our state-of-the-art learning laboratory.

GRADE LEVEL - Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-772-2321
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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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