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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of North Carolina 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 North Carolina’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.

Ackland Art Museum

Ackland Art Museum features a collection of art that spans over 4,000 years of achievement. The museum’s collection includes art from the West, Asia, Africa, and the ancient Mediterranean.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Chapel Hill
TEL - 919-966-5736
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Animal Ed.ventures Sanctuary at Noah’s Landing

 The animals from all over the country, at Animal Ed.ventures Sanctuary at Noah’s Landing, are friendly and demonstrate unique stories of animal adaptation.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Coats
TEL - 910-897-1555
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Animal Park at the Conservators Center

The Animal Park at the Conservators Center is an animal nonprofit located in Burlington, NC. Home to over 70 animals and 24 different species.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NORTH CAROLINA
Burlington
TEL - 336-421-0883
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Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

Learn about the process of apple cidering at Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. From Aug.-Oct., groups of all ages can take an educational tour of the orchard and cider mill, and also visit for apple picking fun.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Morganton
TEL - 828-437-1224
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Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art features a collection of modern and abstract art including paintings, sculpture, and drawings work by artists such as Giacometti, Warhol, and Le Corbusier.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte
TEL - 704-353-9200
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Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site

Visit the site of the Civil War’s 1965 Battle of Bentonville. The historic site offers groups a chance to see Harper House, which served as a field hospital for the Union Army, as well as a Confederate cemetery and Union trenches.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Four Oaks
TEL - 910-594-0789
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Camp Carousel

The Camp Carousel Petting Zoo is home to over 100 animals—a number of which are rescued animals. See friendly sheep and goats, ponies, pigs, ducks, and more. IN-PERSON PROGRAMS: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family GEORGIA
Loganville
NORTH CAROLINA
OUTREACH
SOUTH CAROLINA
TEL - 678-230-8420
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Camp Flintlock

Travel back to the 18th century with your students, scouts, campers, and homeschoolers at Camp Flintlock to experience firsthand the way colonial Americans worked and lived.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Four Oaks
TEL - 919-938-1776
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Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is an ideal outdoor classroom for learning about flowers, planting, seeds, sprouts, soil, insects, and much more. Cape Fear Botanical Garden’s 80 acres feature nature trails, a natural amphitheater, ravines, ponds, aquatic plants, and other natural elements.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Fayetteville
TEL - 910-486-0221
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for North Carolina school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at North Carolina Museums.

North Carolina Museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. North Carolina 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 North Carolina—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in North Carolina 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 North Carolina art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find North Carolina class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View North Carolina history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find North Carolina team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find North Carolina aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find North Carolina 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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