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In February 2023, to help plan curriculum focused field trips, school assembly/outreach programs and virtual programs, these February themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. Monthly Celebrations: Black History Month, Library Lovers Month, National Bird Feeding Month. Day Celebrations: Feb 1: Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week. Feb 2: Ground Hog Day. Feb 7: Periodic Table Day. Feb 8: Boy Scout Day. Kite Flying Day. Feb 9: Opera Day. Feb 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science. National Inventors Day. Feb 12: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. Feb 15: Susan B Anthony Day. Feb 16: World Anthropology Day. Feb 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day. Feb 20: Presidents’ Day. Feb 22: George Washington’s Birthday. Feb 25: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. 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.

Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory

The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory is a greenhouse and a botanical garden located on Belle Isle, a 982-acre island park located on the Detroit River within Detroit, Michigan.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MICHIGAN
Detroit
TEL - 313-821-5428

Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum opened in 2005 and is the first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture. The Museum seeks to show visitors the Arab American story through a timeline of exhibits while dispelling misconceptions about Arab Americans.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MICHIGAN
Dearborn
Detroit
TEL - 313- 429-2535

Automotive Hall of Fame

The Automotive Hall of Fame is an American museum. It was founded in 1939 and has over 800 worldwide honorees. It is part of the MotorCities National Heritage Area.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MICHIGAN
Dearborn
Detroit
TEL - 212-240-4000

Belle Isle Aquarium

The Belle Isle Aquarium was designed by famed Detroit architect, Albert Kahn. At the the aquarium learn about nature both local and exotic. Walking through, you will travel the globe, from the local Great Lakes to African and South American rivers and lakes, and even the salty depths of the oceans.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MICHIGAN
Detroit
TEL - 313-331-7760

Belle Isle Nature Center

The Belle Isle Nature Center provides an insider’s view of an actual beehive and get an up-close view of Michigan wildlife. At the bird observation window allows guests to watch native and migratory birds. It is operated by the Detroit Zoological Society. Fee for parking.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School MICHIGAN
Detroit
TEL - 313-852-4056

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, or The Wright, is one of the world’s oldest independent African American museums. For over half a century, the Museum has dedicated itself to exploring and celebrating the rich cultural legacy of African Americans.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MICHIGAN
Detroit
TEL - 313-494-5800

Cranbrook Art Museum

Cranbrook Art Museum presents and collects the art, architecture, craft, and design of the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries with a special focus on the achievements of artists from Cranbrook Academy of Art and Detroit. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MICHIGAN
Bloomfield Hills
Detroit
TEL - 248-645-3323

Cranbrook House & Gardens

The finest artisans of the period were commissioned to create handcrafted furniture, tapestries, tiles, stained and leaded glass, and other works of fine and decorative art for the Cranbrook House Garden. Explore their 40 acres featuring plantings, fountains, statuary, lakes and streams & gardens.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MICHIGAN
Bloomfield Hills
Detroit
TEL - 248-645-3147

Detroit Audubon

The primary focus of Detroit Audubon is to protect birds and their habitats through engaging people, communities, and policymakers in conservation. We strive to bring nature and people together, in a way that serves both.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool MICHIGAN
Detroit
TEL - 313-588-1015
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