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Field trip directory for New Jersey school trips for elementary school students thru high school students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops is a resource of day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. For a directory of natural history museums, art museums, museums of science, zoos & aquariums, planetariums, student matinees, music and dance concerts, historic sites, amusement parks, adventure parks, team building, STEM programs and more, CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

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American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark

Discover the history of the labor movement! The Pietro and Maria Botto House is where 15,000 workers gathered in the Paterson Silk Strike of 1913.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW JERSEY
Haledon
TEL - 973-595-7953
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Barclay Farmstead

Students visiting the Barclay Farmstead can explore the period rooms of the 16-room farmhouse with costumed interpreters, and engage in 19th-century activities.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW JERSEY
Cherry Hill
Delaware River Region
TEL - 856-795-6225
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Battleship New Jersey Museum

Visit the largest battleship ever built, nearly three football fields long and over 11 stories high. The Battleship New Jersey is America’s most decorated battleship and surviving warship.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW JERSEY
Camden
Delaware River Region
TEL - 866-877-6262 ext. 144
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Camden Children’s Garden

The Camden Children’s Garden is home to themed gardens, play areas, and educational exhibits. Visitors visit a potting shed to learn about growing food and play in the treehouse. Educational programs feature hands-on gardening.  

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, School NEW JERSEY
Camden
Delaware River Region
TEL - 856-365-8733.
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Cape May County Park & Zoo

With 200 different species of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles and approximately 500 animals on 52 acres, visitors are sure to see something new at the Cape May County Zoo.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family NEW JERSEY
Cape May Court House
TEL - 609-465-5271
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Drumthwacket, The Official Residence of the Governor

Tour the official home of the governor. The history of Drumthwacket dates back to the 17th century, when William Olden purchased the land and was the home for nine Governors of New Jersey.  

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free, Title I, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW JERSEY
Delaware River Region
Princeton
Trenton
TEL - 609-683-0057
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E. Vanderhoof & Sons

E. Vanderhoof & Sons is an award-winning charter bus company providing tour and transportation services throughout the northeast corridor and across the United States.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
NEW JERSEY
NEW YORK
Long Island
New York City
PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 973-325-0700
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Etsch Farms

Fun attractions at Etsch Farms include friendly farm animals, pumpkin picking, and 8-acre corn maze. Field trips teach the ins-and-outs of agriculture with interactive STEM lessons.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW JERSEY
Gateway Region
Monroe Township
TEL - 732-794-6785
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Field Station: Dinosaurs

Science has never been this fun, this scary, or this big! Field Station: Dinosaurs is a thrilling outdoor dinosaur park featuring over thirty life-size animatronic dinosaurs.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW JERSEY
Leonia
VIRTUAL
TEL - 855-999-9010
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers educational experiences for New Jersey school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at New Jersey Museums.

New Jersey museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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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FieldTripDirectory.com (formerly ClassTrips.com and CampDirectorsResources.com) offers field trip ideas for class trips, scout group trips, camp group field trips, and homeschool group field trips in New Jersey—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in New Jersey by 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 New Jersey art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find New Jersey class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View New Jersey history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find New Jersey team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find New Jersey aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find New Jersey 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 include trips to NYC, trips to Boston, trips to Philadelphia, trips to Washington, DC, trips to Chicago, trips to Atlanta, trips to Austin, and other historic cities throughout the US. 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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