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In February 2023, to help plan curriculum focused field trips, school assembly/outreach programs and virtual programs, these February themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. Monthly Celebrations: Black History Month, Library Lovers Month, National Bird Feeding Month. Day Celebrations: Feb 1: Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week. Feb 2: Ground Hog Day. Feb 7: Periodic Table Day. Feb 8: Boy Scout Day. Kite Flying Day. Feb 9: Opera Day. Feb 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science. National Inventors Day. Feb 12: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. Feb 15: Susan B Anthony Day. Feb 16: World Anthropology Day. Feb 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day. Feb 20: Presidents’ Day. Feb 22: George Washington’s Birthday. Feb 25: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about all the enriching experiences that Maryland offers. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips and Outreach Field Trips & School Assemblies sections.

Button Farm Living History Center

The Button Farm is Maryland’s only living history center depicting 19th century slave plantation life and the heroic story of the Underground Railroad.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Germantown
TEL - 202-903-4140
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College Park Aviation Museum

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the College Park Aviation Museum preserves and promotes aviation innovations fostering curiosity about the history and science of flight.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
College Park
TEL - 301-864-6029
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Eco Adventures

Owned by Nat Geo’s herpetologist/personality/book author-Dr. Brady Barr and marine biologist wife-Mei Len Sanchez-Barr, Eco Adventures provides a variety of hands-on conservation programs in hopes to inspire young conservationists.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Baltimore
OUTREACH
VIRTUAL
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 410-987-1300
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Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center

The Harriet Tubman Museum & Education Center tells the story of this remarkable woman’s strength, courage, and determination and her work with the Underground Railroad.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Camp, School MARYLAND
Cambridge
TEL - 410-228-0401
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Historic St. Mary’s City

Experience Historic St. Mary’s City – students, scouts, and homeschoolers will enjoy exploring history and nature at four outdoor living history sites.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool MARYLAND
St. Mary's City
TEL - 240-895-4980, 240-895-4979
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Hyper Kidz Maryland

Hyper Kidz is the ultimate, indoor playground with four play zones—the Big Kid Zone, Kid Zone, Mini Zone, and Expansion for mixed ages!

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Baltimore
Columbia
Owings Mills
TEL - Columbia: 410-844-6841. Owings Mills: 410-231-7570
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Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage empowers young people to discover their voice and identity through performing arts education and professional theatre for all ages.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Bethesda
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 301-280-1660
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National Aquarium

Since 1981, the National Aquarium has brought a world of aquatic wonder to life for guests of all ages. Visit us at aqua.org for more information.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Baltimore
TEL - 410-576-3800
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Oxon Cove Park

The diverse history of Maryland and its national heritage can be experienced at Oxon Cove Park. Explore how the park evolved from a plantation home during the War of 1812, to a hospital farm, to the park you can visit today.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Oxon Hill
TEL - 301-839-1176
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers educational experiences for Maryland school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Maryland Museums.

Maryland museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. Maryland has art museums, science museums, history museums, multicultural museums and children’s museums. All museums listing on fieldtripdirectory.com offers programs and tours for youth groups and families. Beside museums, you can search for other learning attractions such as Maryland 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 Maryland—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Maryland 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 Maryland art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Maryland children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Maryland history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Maryland team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Maryland aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Maryland 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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