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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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Adventure Family Fun Center

Adventure Family Fun Center is the ideal place for your next group trip, party, or fundraising event. Their 1,000-sq.-ft. outdoor go kart track is the largest in the area!

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
Capital District Region
Queensbury
TEL - 518-798-7860
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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
Hempstead
Long Island
Nassau County
TEL - 516-572-0730
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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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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
Lattingtown
Long Island
Nassau County
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
Manhattan
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
Great River
Long Island
Suffolk County
TEL - 631-581-1002
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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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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
Bronx
New York City
TEL - 718-430-4665
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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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