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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Boston, Massachusetts 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 Boston’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 our Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

Freedom Trail Foundation

The Freedom Trail offers a unique experience where residents and visitors can become familiar with great stories of a people rising up against a mighty nation to demand civil liberties and freedom.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-357-8300

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art exhibits contemporary art in a variety of medias, including visual arts, performance, film, video, and literature as well as educational programming that encourage appreciation for contemporary culture.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-478-3100

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum celebrates European, Asian and American art, including paintings, sculptures and tapestries from world-renowned artists such as Manet, Degas and Rembrandt.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-566-1401

John Adams Courthouse

Visit the historic John Adams Courthouse, headquarters of the Massachusetts judicial branch. the John Adams Courthouse houses the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the Social Law Library.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Free, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-517-1000

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is dedicated to the memory of our nation’s thirty-fifth president.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-514-1589

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is Mass Audubon’s oldest, encompassing protected forests, fields, and wetlands. Diverse hiking trails and a red maple swamp boardwalk provide countless opportunities for exploration.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, School MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 781-784-5691

Museum of African American History

The Museum of African American History comprises a Boston and Nantucket campus. Programs are rooted in historic sites, exhibitions, and more. Explore the museum’s virtual exhibits.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
Nantucket
VIRTUAL
TEL - 617-725-0022

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with over 500,000 works of art ranging from Egyptian to contemporary. Groups enjoy exciting docent-led tours and activities, as well as a self-guided tour option. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach COST - Fee, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-267-9300

Museum of Science

Permanent exhibits at the Museum of Science include a virtual tour of Acadia National Park, a butterfly garden with exotic plants, Wind Lab energy production, a 65-million-year-old triceratops fossil, an exploration of the Milky Way Galaxy, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
VIRTUAL
TEL - 617-723-2500

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals – from California Sea Lions to giant Pacific octopus, to African penguins.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-973-5200

Old South Meeting House

Explore America’s proud history of democracy and dissent at the Old South Meeting House in popular interactive programs tailored to your group. Reenact the Boston Tea Party meeting, explore protest and free speech in American history and more.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-482-6439

Otis House Museum

Take a tour of Otis House to learn about the family’s life in the Federal era and the later history of the house, when it served as a clinic and a middle-class boarding house.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
TEL - 617-227-3956
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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 Boston—for early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Boston 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 Boston art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find class trips to Boston children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Boston history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Boston team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Boston aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Boston 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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