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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of "Virtual Field Trips" on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in North Carolina or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Airlie Gardens

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA, WilmingtonTEL - 910-798-7700

Bellamy Mansion Museum

Visit the 19th-century Bellamy Mansion Museum, known for being one of North Carolina’s finest examples of pre-Civil War architecture. Take a virtual tour of the Mansion and download some activity worksheets.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington
VIRTUAL
TEL - 910-251-3700

Cameron Art Museum

The Cameron Art Museum features arts and crafts from around the world, as well as work by North Carolina artists. Connect with CAM for virtual programs and activities.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington
VIRTUAL
TEL - 910-395-5999

Cape Fear Museum

Unique exhibits at the New Hanover County Cape Fear Museum explore the history, science, and cultures of Lower Cape Fear. Learn from home with the museum’s virtual activities.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington
VIRTUAL
TEL - 910-798-4370

Children's Museum of Wilmington

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA, WilmingtonTEL - 910-254-3534

MarineQuest

MarineQuest is the official marine science outreach program for the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Center for Marine Science providing young people with opportunities to explore, discover and value our marine habitats.

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, WilmingtonTEL - 910-962-2640

North Carolina Battleship

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA, WilmingtonTEL - 910-251-5797

Wilmington Railroad Museum

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA, WilmingtonTEL - 910-763-2634

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