Field Trips

In December to help plan curriculum focused activities, field trips or school assembly/ outreach programs, these December themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. MONTHLY CELEBRATION: National Human Rights Month &.Write a Friend Month. DAILY CELEBRATIONS: Dec. 1: Rosa Parks Day. Dec. 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. World Pollution Prevention Day. Dec. 4: Wildlife Conservation Day. Dec. 5: International Volunteer Day. Dec. 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day. Dec. 14: National Energy Conservation Day. Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day. Dec. 16: Boston Tea Party Day. Dec. 21: Winter Solstice. Dec. 22: Mathematics Day. Dec. 23: Roots Day. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about all the enriching experiences that Massachusetts offers. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips and Outreach Field Trips & School Assemblies sections.

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
TEL - 508-929-2700
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Ally Charter Bus

Ally Charter Bus provides group travel services for groups in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Washington DC.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
TEL - 617-202-9113
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Animagic Museum of Animation

A 20-minute guided tour of the Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art will introduce visitors to the world of special effects. Free guided tours for groups big and small, and a 2-hour movie-making workshop can be added on for a fee. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
The Berkshires
TEL - 413-841-6679
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Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

Occupying 281 acres, the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University’s living collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
TEL - 617-384-5239
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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
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
Greater Springfield
TEL - 413-542-2165
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Black Heritage Trail

Learn about Boston’s free African American community that led the nation in the movement to end slavery and to achieve equal rights. These remarkable patriots established businesses, founded organizations and created schools.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
TEL - 617-742-5415
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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
TEL - 855-487-4992
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Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is composed of distinguished musicians from around the world. The BSO’s Education programs offers high quality, relevant, multi-leveled, and interactive education.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Performances. COST - Fee, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
TEL - 617-266-1200
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  4. 16 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 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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About us 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:

    Find Massachusetts art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
    Find class trips to Massachusetts children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
    View Massachusetts history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
    Find Massachusetts team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
    Find Massachusetts aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
    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. can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at

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