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Planning for summer field trips for camp groups, scout groups or summer school groups, you can combine summer fun into an educational experience. Our lesson plans can help camp counselors, with no teaching experience, turn a recreational field trip into an educational experience for Amusement Parks, Baseball Games, Bowling, Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Ice & Roller Skating, Trampoline Parks and Waterparks. Visit the Lesson Plan section https://fieldtripdirectory.com/field-trip-lesson-plans to help enrich your field trips. For field trips to Aquariums, Botanical Gardens, Living History Sites and Museums ask if they have educational guided tours and hands-on activities. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for activity type of field trips to learn about.  

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Alden Digital Planetarium

The Alden Digital Planetarium features Digital Light Processing technology from Sky-Skan, using images from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope to create a three-dimensional solar system projected onto a 40-foot dome.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Worcester
TEL - 508-929-2700
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Barnstable Harbor Ecotours

Join us on Barnstable Harbor Ecotours a two-hour ecotour of the quiet and majestic Barnstable Harbor aboard our brand new, spacious and comfortable 25-passenger pontoon boat, the Horseshoe Crab! Tours feature a wealth of natural and historic sites.  

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Barnstable
Cape Cod/Plymouth
TEL - 508-221-6126
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Bassett Planetarium

Bassett Planetarium, located in Morgan Hall, has provided programs about the night sky to regional community organizations and school groups. The Planetarium is the perfect place to learn about the heavens.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Amherst
Greater Springfield
TEL - 413-542-2165
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Blue Man Group Boston

The Blue Men combine drumming with paint to create a rhythmic explosion of color in a show that offers discovery, laughter, and surprises! Blue Man Group Boston is the city’s biggest blast!

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-542-6700
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Boston Bowl Dorchester

Boston Bowl is where Boston comes to bowl! We provide a safe, clean & fun environment for all ages to bowl candlepin & tenpin, play state of the art arcade games & billiards.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, School, Camp, Homeschool, Family MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
Dorchester
TEL - 617-825-3800
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Boston Bowl-Hanover

Boston Bowl – Hanover is where the South Shore comes to bowl! We provide a safe, clean & fun environment for all ages to learn candlepin & tenpin bowling & play state of the art arcade games.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Group Rates GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MASSACHUSETTS
Cape Cod/Plymouth
Hanover
TEL - 781-826-5263
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Boston City Cruises

Boston Harbor City Cruises offers memorable dinner and lunch cruises showcasing the Boston skyline and famous landmarks like Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, USS Constitution, and the Seaport District. Ideal for school and youth group events.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, School, Camp, Homeschool, Family MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 877-733-9425
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Boston Pizza Tours

Discover historic Boston slice by delicious slice! Boston Pizza Tours serves up fun and educational food tours, exploring the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Along the way, enjoy slices from Boston’s very best pizzerias.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 855-487-4992
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Join Samuel Adams and the Sons and Daughters of Liberty in protest of King George’s unjust taxes at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. Explore via virtual tours and the research library.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
VIRTUAL
TEL - 866-955-0667
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Boston University Events & Conferences

From Memorial Day through mid-August, Boston University opens its residence halls, allowing groups to utilize campus facilities for overnight stays, on-campus dining, and a range of educational activities.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-353-3520
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Bunker Hill Monument

Popularly known as “The Battle of Bunker Hill,” bloody fighting took place throughout a hilly landscape of fenced pastures that were situated across the Charles River from Boston. The Bunker Hill Monument was a tribute to the memory of the Battle.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Charlestown
TEL - 617-242-5689
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Cape Ann Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch provides guaranteed whale sightings for every whale watching tour out to Stellwagen Bank, a national marine preserve about 12 miles off the coast of Gloucester.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Glouster
TEL - 978-283-5110
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers educational experiences for Massachusetts school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Massachusetts Museums.

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