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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Maryland 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 Maryland’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more, CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for further field trip information. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out the Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

Adkins Arboretum

Adkins Arboretum focuses solely on plants native to the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain, including diverse habitats that support more than 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, grasses, and ferns.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Ridgely
TEL - 410-634-2847
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Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center

Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center is the headquarters of the Environmental Literacy and Outdoor Education Office that provides interdisciplinary outdoor education for visitors.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School MARYLAND
Millersville
TEL - 410-222-3822
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Banneker Planetarium

In operation since 1966, the Community College of Baltimore County Benjamin Banneker Planetarium is a classroom-sized facility that hosts free shows for student and scout groups throughout the spring and fall.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool MARYLAND
Catonsville
TEL - 443-840-5939
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Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens is a 50-acre public display featuring aquatic, azalea, rose, Japanese-style, rain, and children’s gardens, a butterfly exhibit, and a woodland walk. Its two conservatories offer year-round enjoyment.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Wheaton
TEL - 301-962-1400
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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Preserving America’s early transportation history, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural, and recreational treasures.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, School, Family MARYLAND
Hagerstown
TEL - 301-739-4200
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Clagett Farm

Clagett Farm is a commercial and educational property that uses sustainable farming methods. The farm raises crops, trees and cattle.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MARYLAND
Upper Marlboro
TEL - 301-627-4393
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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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Cromwell Valley Park

Cromwell Valley Park is 460 acres comprised of pastures, cultivated gardens, open fields, woods, hedgerows, orchards, and wooded piedmont hills.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MARYLAND
Baltimore
TEL - 410-887-2503
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Goddard Space Flight Center

The Goddard Space Flight Center studies our solar system and the universe. Its Visitor Center hosts inspiring educational experiences. View the Center’s interesting videos.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MARYLAND
Greenbelt
VIRTUAL
TEL - 301-286-8981
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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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