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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Asheville 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 Ashville’s museums, zoos, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, 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 our Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

North Carolina Arboretum

At the 434-acre North Carolina Arboretum, groups can view botanical exhibits, artwork, and a wide range of flower types. The Arboretum hosts educational programs for youth groups to encourage outdoor exploration and environmental awareness.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
TEL - 828-665-2492
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Western North Carolina Nature Center

Students, scouts, and homeschoolers can connect with native plants and the local wildlife of the Southern Appalachian Mountains on field trips to the Western North Carolina Nature Center.

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, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
TEL - 828-259-8080
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Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum has an outstanding collection of American art spanning the 20th and 21st centuries. Discover the richness of Western North Carolina’s unique artistic history.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
TEL - 828-253-3227

Asheville Museum of Science

The Asheville Museum of Science offers a full range of science lessons, including a popular geology program, as well as weather and physics activities. Try the virtual Daily Science activities.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Outreach COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
VIRTUAL
TEL - 828-254-7162

Biltmore Estate

Completed in 1895, George Vanderbilt’s 250-room chateau, the Biltmore House is a wonder of architecture and hospitality. Take a self-guided tour of the house, as well as the beautiful gardens and grounds surrounding it, which were designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
TEL - 800-411-3812

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

On 10 acres, the Botanical Garden of Asheville collections focus on plants native to our Southern Appalachian Mountains and include a large variety of trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, herbs and plants.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
TEL - 828-252-5190

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Visit the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site to see the home of writer and activist Carl Sandburg. Explore his life through a house tour, farm visit, and writing activity.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
Flat Rock
TEL - 828-693-4178

RiverLink

Environmental Education is crucial to what RiverLink does. The education programs focus on getting students out in the watershed for hands-on experiential learning, fostering a love and appreciation for their water resources.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
TEL - 828-252-8474

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Folk Art Center

The Folk Art Center is a museum of Appalachian arts and crafts. The Center’s exhibits feature both traditional and contemporary works by members of the Guild and affiliated organizations. The Center’s educates the region on the importance of craft and its ability to impact the local creative economy.

GROUP TYPE - NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville
TEL - 828-298-7928
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