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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 Maine or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

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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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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Wadsworth-Longfellow House

Within the Wadsworth–Longfellow House walls lived three generations of one remarkable family that made significant contributions to the political, literary, and cultural life of New England and the United States.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-774-1822
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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

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

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

Institute of Contemporary Art-Maine College of Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art features innovative exhibitions and public in contemporary art by local, national, and international artists.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-699-5025

International Cryptozoology Museum

The International Cryptozoology Museum has as its primary mission to educate, inform, and share cryptozoological evidence, artifacts, replicas, and popular cultural items with the general public, media and students.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MAINE
Portland
TEL - 207-518-9496
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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
    Find Portland art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Portland children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Portland history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Portland team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Portland aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Portland 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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