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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of "Virtual Field Trips" on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Massachusetts or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

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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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

The Eric Carle Museum is the first institution of its kind, with its special focus on picture book art and seeks to foster connections between visual and verbal literacy. It has several running exhibits that focus on specific picture books and their authors.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Amherst
Greater Springfield
TEL - 413-658-1100
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McCray’s Farm

Originally purchased in 1955, McCray’s Farm has grown from a simple dairy farm to a thriving creamery and a super fun place to learn and discover!

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Greater Springfield
South Hadley
TEL - 413-533-0775
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New England Falconry

Experience the ancient art of falconry while learning about the life history of raptors, their role in the environment, and the efforts underway to ensure their survival and conservation at the New England Falconry.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Greater Springfield
Hadley
TEL - 413-259-1466
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Amelia Park Children's Museum

Amelia Park Children’s Museum is the Westfield area’s best destination for hands-on exhibits and fun learning where children can build, pretend they are a doctor or bank teller, find dinosaur bones and have fun while moving and exercising. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Greater Springfield
Westfield
TEL - 413-572-4014

Beneski Museum of Natural History

Beneski Museum of Natural History has fossils and minerals from around the globe, including dinosaur footprints, a petrified tree and meteorite specimens, which are available to touch. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Amherst
Greater Springfield
TEL - 413-542-2165

Hitchcock Center for the Environment

The Hitchcock Center connects its visitors to the natural world, with programs particularly focused on children who currently live in a world of environmental challenges.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Amherst
Greater Springfield
TEL - 413-256-6006

Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum

The Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts has a collection of American, Asian, and European paintings, prints, watercolors and sculpture.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Greater Springfield
Springfield
TEL - 413-263-6800

Springfield Science Museum

At the Springfield Science Museum, visitors are wowed by planetarium shows, exhibits of space exploration, ancient fossils and even a live animal center. The museum is also home to the oldest operating planetarium in the United States. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool MASSACHUSETTS
Greater Springfield
Springfield
TEL - 413-263-6800
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