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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource for field trips for students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about NY’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more in the Capital District Region. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about these types of field trips.

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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Children’s Museum at Saratoga

The Children’s Museum of Saratoga provides an interactive space. Exhibits on the first floor include a look at pond life, the art studio, a tree house, and the science center. Upstairs, groups can explore the miniature town complete with a bank, construction zone, diner, and schoolhouse.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Capital District Region
Saratoga Springs
TEL - 518-584-5540
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Children’s Museum of Science & Technology

The Children’s Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST) focuses on science and technology. The museum features eight interactive exhibits and six exhibits for groups to explore and engage with STEAM learning. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Capital District Region
Troy
TEL - 518-235-2120
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League of Women Voters of New York State

Visit the League of Women Voters of New York State (LWVNY) for a number of invigorating programs that will challenge your group to engage in their local, state, and national governments.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool NEW YORK
Albany
Capital District Region
TEL - 518-465-4162
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New York State Capitol

Students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers can take a tour of the New York State Capitol—the seat of government for New York State—and walk the hallways where history was shaped.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Albany
Capital District Region
TEL - 518-474-2418
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New York State Executive Mansion

Home to New York’s governors and their families, the New York State Executive Mansion is filled with artifacts, furnishings, and art, as well as visual and written documents.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool NEW YORK
Albany
Capital District Region
TEL - 518-474-2418
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The Country Place Resort

The Country Place Resort is the best place for overnights for camp and youth groups during July and August. Home of Zoom Flume Water Park and other fun outdoor and indoor activities.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
Capital District Region
East Durham
TEL - 518-291-3988
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WildPlay New York

Wildplay Jones Beach & Thacher State Park is a thrilling aerial adventure park located at the historic Jones Beach. They offer a variety of exciting activities including ziplining, adventure courses, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
Capital District Region
Long Island
Nassau County
Voorheesville
Wantagh
TEL - 800-668-7771
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Agroforestry Resource Center

Cornell University Cooperative Extension’s Agroforestry Resource Center is a demonstration, research, and education center that focuses on the way woodlands benefit living organisms and waterways.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Acra
Capital District Region
TEL - 518-622-9820
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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 Albany—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Albany 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 Albany art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Albany class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Albany history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Albany team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Albany aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Albany 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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