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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 Western New York Region. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about these types of field trips.

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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Challenger Learning Center

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Lockport
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-434-3196
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Sugar Shack, Erie County Forestry Department

Increase your knowledge about the forestry of Erie County at the Erie County Forestry Department. Forest grounds feature picnic shelters, warm up huts, grills, restrooms, a sugar production facility, and a sawmill.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool NEW YORK
East Concord
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-496-7410
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Aquarium of Niagara

The Aquarium of Niagara offers a range of interactive experiences and programs to help visitors learn about aquatic ecosystems. Visiting get hands-on with invertebrates, attend sea lion shows to learn about animal rehabilitation, and watch animal feedings.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Niagra Falls
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-285-3575

Becker Farms

Becker Farms Goal is to provides groups with the opportunity to visit the countryside and embrace what Mother Nature provides us. This tour can be aligned with the New York State Standards in Science, Math, Social Studies and even Language Arts.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Days Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Gasport
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-772-2211

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park houses decommissioned Naval vessels, equipment, aircraft, and memorabilia. Guests on the shore of Lake Erie tour WWII warships while learning about how Buffalo helped shape the US. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
Buffalo
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-847-1773

Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum teaches the relevance of Buffalo and Western NY in the development of the US and world. Tours can be tailored for student groups unique interests and self guided or with Museum docents. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, School NEW YORK
Buffalo
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-873-9644

Buffalo Museum of Science

Buffalo Museum of Science has collections pertaining to the Greater Niagara Region and the most complete record of the area in anthropology, botany, entomology, mycology, paleontology and zoology.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo
Western New York Region
TEL - 716-896-5200
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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 Buffalo/Niagra—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Buffalo/Niagra 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 Buffalo/Niagra art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Buffalo/Niagra class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Buffalo/Niagra history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Buffalo/Niagra team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Buffalo/Niagra aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Buffalo/Niagra 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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