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In DECEMBER to help plan curriculum focused activities, field trips or school assembly/ outreach programs, these December themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. MONTHLY CELEBRATION: National Human Rights Month &.Write a Friend Month. DAILY CELEBRATIONS: Dec. 1: Rosa Parks Day. Dec. 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. World Pollution Prevention Day. Dec. 4: Wildlife Conservation Day. Dec. 5: International Volunteer Day. Dec. 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day. Dec. 14: National Energy Conservation Day. Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day. Dec. 16: Boston Tea Party Day. Dec. 21: Winter Solstice. Dec. 22: Mathematics Day. Dec. 23: Roots 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.

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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, Family NEW JERSEY
Camden
Delaware River Region
TEL - 866-877-6262 ext. 144
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BUBBLEDAD BUBBLE SHOWS

Bubbledad has brought smiles to tens of thousands of kids from Manhattan to Mumbai with his bubble wizardry-could your students next?! Bubbledad offers science shows for schools, scout councils, camps and libraries and birthday parties. In-Person Performances: Metro NY.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Activities, Performances COST - Fee, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, School, Homeschool, Family CONNECTICUT
NEW JERSEY
NEW YORK
Long Island
New York City
OUTREACH
VIRTUAL
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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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Fairview Lake YMCA Camps

Fairview Lake YMCA’s 600 acres of unspoiled woodlands, 110-acre lake, running streams, and open fields, modern cabins, meeting rooms, an outdoor sports complex, and excellent food service to create an unparalleled site for fun and learning.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family NEW JERSEY
Newton
Skylands Region
TEL - 800-686-1166
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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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Fireball Mountain Outdoor Laser Tag and Jello Tag Park

Fireball Mountain is a 15 acre outdoor laser tag and Jello Tag facility in central NJ. We also bring programs to your location.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW JERSEYTEL - 800-600-3086 Read More

Forest Resource Education Center

At the Forest Resource Education Center maintains eight miles of trails for self-guided learning, visitors can explore outdoor learning stations, forest ecology, forest products, swamp life, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp NEW JERSEY
Jackson
Shore Region
TEL - 732-928-2360.
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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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