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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 to learn about all the enriching experiences that New York offers. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips and Outreach Field Trips & School Assemblies sections.

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5 Wits Syracuse

Explore immersive environments while putting your teamwork to the test at 5 Wits Syracuse! Be in the middle of the action with interactive challenges and puzzles!

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 NEW YORK
Central New York Region
Syracuse
TEL - 855-955-9488
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Adventurer’s Family Amusement Park

Open since 1966, Adventurer’s Amusement Park, formerly Nellie Bly, is the perfect place to enjoy a fun day for your group field trip or family outing in Brooklyn.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
New York City
TEL - 718-975-2748
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Albany’s Indoor Rockgym

Albany’s Indoor Rockgym offers school programs, overnight climbing sessions, group events, party options, team-building sessions, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Capital District Region
TEL - 518-459-7625
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American Airpower Museum

Located in a landmarked hangar of the former Republic Aircraft factory, the American Airpower Museum is an ideal setting to introduce grade 6-12 students to the role US military aviation played in during World War II.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
East Farmingdale
Long Island
Suffolk County
TEL - 631-293-6398
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Area 53 NYC

Area 53 NYC- 3 locations – triple the fun. Choose between laser tag, paintball and adventure park. Field Trips and Parties for school, scout, camp0, homeschool groups and family celebrations.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
Brooklyn
New York City
TEL - 347-305-7448
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Blue Man Group Astor Place Theatre

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
Manhattan
New York City
TEL - 212-260-8993
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BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education

Whether through our challenge courses, investigating Long Island ecology at a local beach or aboard a fishing boat, BOCES Outdoor and Environmental Education has programs to meet your curricular needs.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool NEW YORK
Garden City
Long Island
Nassau County
TEL - 516-626-1420
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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Take a tour of vibrant flora from around the world at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Visitors will be amazed by 12 greenhouses filled with exotic plants from all over the world, a 35-ft waterfall, koi pond, seasonal exhibits and more. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-827-1584
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Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo boasts 1,000 animals on 23 acres, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and animals in a children’s petting zoo. Youth groups will see exotic, endangered, and even local wildlife, enjoying a complete wildlife experience with educational tours and programs. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-837-3900
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for New York school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at New York Museums.

New York Museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. New York Art Museums, Science Museums, History Museums, Multicultural Museums and Children’s Museums offers educational experiences that support classroom curriculum and scout badge achievement. Beside museums, you can search for other learning experiences at 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 York—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in New York 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 York art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find New York class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View New York history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find New York team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find New York aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find New York 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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