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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of New York field trips for elementary school students thru high school students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about New York’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more, 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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African American Museum of Nassau County

The African American Museum of Nassau County provides an in-depth look at African American culture, art, and tradition, with an emphasis on Long Island.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp NEW YORK
Long Island
TEL - 516-572-0730
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Bailey Arboretum

The Bailey Arboretum spans 42 beautiful acres and home to the world’s largest Dawn Redwood tree, hundreds of other species of trees, shrubs, and flowers. Discover the outdoors and explore nature as birds migrate, turtles bask on logs, and native flora blooms and bursts with the seasons.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Long Island
TEL - 516-801-1458
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Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Exhibitions at Bard Graduate Center Gallery focus on objects that people have made and treasured from the ancient world to the present day. Our colorful and research driven exhibitions engage learners of all ages in the study of the material world. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
New York City
VIRTUAL
TEL - 212-501-3023
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Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum consists of a collection of fir, spruce, pine, cypress, hemlock, yew and other lesser known conifers. Contained within the collection are several trees which, regionally, are the largest of their species. There are opportunities to observe a broad range birds and and small wildlife.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Long Island
TEL - 631-581-1002
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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
Long Island
TEL - 516-626-1420
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Bronx River Alliance

The Bronx River Alliance offers youth groups a variety of enjoyable educational activities such as canoe trips and recreational walking tours which introduce groups to the river’s wonders.  

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
New York City
TEL - 718-430-4665
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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’ three glass domes and twelve greenhouses! Visitors will be amazed by the dinosaur topiaries, carnivorous plants, and Ponderosa lemon trees bearing fruits the size of basketballs.

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
Buffalo/Niagara
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
Buffalo/Niagara
TEL - 716-837-3900
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Camp Kinder Ring

Camp Kinder Ring offers year-round recreation, environmental exploration and adventure facilities to visiting groups! Situated on over 100 acres on Sylvan Lake—just 70 miles from New York City.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool NEW YORK
Hopewell Junction
TEL - 845-221-2771
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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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