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In October to help plan curriculum focused activities, field trips or school assembly/ outreach programs, these October themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. October Monthly Celebrations: Eat Better Month; Emotional Wellness Month; Health Literacy Month; National Apple Month; National Arts & Humanities Month; National Book Month; National Bullying Prevention Month; National Dental Hygiene Month; National Fire Prevention Month; National Go On A Field Trip Month; National Reading Group Month; National Stamp Collecting Month. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about all the enriching experiences that Mississippi offers. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips and Outreach Field Trips & School Assemblies sections.

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science overlooks 300-acres with nature trails. Inside explore 73,000 sq. ft of exhibits and the 100,000 gallon aquarium.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Capital-River Region
Jackson
OUTREACH
TEL - 601-576-6000
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Old Mountain Arboretum

Old Mountain Arboretum is a unique Mississippi living museum on 120 privately owned acres. Its diverse plants, trees, and native wildlife, picturesque views, shaded hiking and nature trails for visitors to explore nature.         

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, School, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Winona
TEL - 662-753-9182
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OLD MOUNTAIN OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Explore your wild side and come soar, zip, climb, crawl, and swing through one of Mississippi’s most exhilarating and unique outdoor aerial obstacle and zip line adventure parks.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Delta Region
Winona
TEL - 662-516-9722
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Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum

At the Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum discover how folk art impacts our culture and history thru interactive tours where visitors are asked to use observation skills and expression of ideas.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, School, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Bay St Louis
Gulf Coast Region
TEL - 228-467-9223

Ballet Mississippi

Ballet Mississippi presents two School Time Performances of The Nutcracker in December. The Nutcracker provides an opportunity for your students to enjoy an emersion to the arts.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Capital-River Region
Jackson
TEL - 601-960-1560

Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library

Tour Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, and learn about architecture, the daily lives of soldiers, the life of Jefferson Davis – from his career as a soldier until his death.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Biloxi
Gulf Coast Region
TEL - 228-388-4400

Biloxi Lighthouse

The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848 and was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. The lighthouse has been kept by female keepers for more years than any other lighthouse in the US.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Biloxi
Gulf Coast Region
TEL - 228-374-3105

Biloxi Shrimping Trip

The Biloxi Shrimping Trip, a 70-minute Living Marine Adventure Cruise, is a front row seat to learn about all the spectacular sea life found in the Gulf of Mexico. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Biloxi
TEL - 228-392-8645

Bologna Performing Arts Center

The School-Time Matinee Series is an arts education initiative at the Bologna Performing Arts Center that helps visitors explore our world heritage through artistic expression.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family MISSISSIPPI
Cleveland
Delta Region
TEL - 662-846-4626
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers educational experiences for Mississippi school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Mississippi Museums.

Mississippi museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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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