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Duke Homestead State Historic Site and Tobacco Museum

Visit the historic site where George Washington Duke grew tobacco and started one of the largest American tobacco companies. The homestead offers guided house tours with a look at museum exhibits on the tobacco industry, the history of tobacco, and a 17-minute orientation film. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Durham
TEL - 919-477-5498
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Museum of Life and Science

The Museum of Life and Science includes a two-story science center, one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast, and beautifully landscaped outdoor animal exhibits.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Durham
TEL - 919-220-5429
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Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has a growing collection of contemporary artwork, and a permanent collection of over 5,000 years of Western art.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Durham
TEL - 919-684-5135
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Bennett Place

Bennett Place is a museum and site of the last surrender of a major Confederate army in the American Civil War, when Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to William T. Sherman. Learn about military life.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Durham
TEL - 919-383-4345

Duke Lemur Center

Duke University’s Duke Lemur Center is an 85-acre sanctuary for rare and endangered prosimian primates, the largest sanctuary for prosimian primates in the world.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Durham
TEL - 919-401-7240

Historic Stagville

Historic Stagville is a plantation with buildings constructed from the late 18th to the mid 19th century. Guided tours will take students through the Bennehan House, the Holman House at Horton Grove and the Great Barn. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Durham
TEL - 919-620-0120

Hub Farm

Hub Farm is a 30 acre farm, forest, and aquatic educational center that provides experiential, outdoor learning for the greater Durham community in environmental stewardship, health and nutrition, and career development.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School NORTH CAROLINA
Durham

Rosenzweig Gallery

Housed at Judea Reform Congregation, the Rosenzweig Gallery presents exhibits of Jewish religious and creative arts and crafts, as well as original programs of Judaica, religious prints and books from the Rosenzweig Collection.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Durham
TEL - 919-489-7062

Schoolhouse of Wonder

Schoolhouse of Wonder is a place where everyone can play, learn, and grow. Guided by its core values, their team of professionals mentor children ages 3-17 through nature-based outdoor adventures. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Durham
TEL - 919-477-2116

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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Durham class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
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  • LIFE SKILLS
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  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Durham aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Durham 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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