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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

Airlie Gardens is a premiere garden of the coastal South, featuring 67 acres of walking paths, formal gardens, seasonal blooms, mighty live oaks, historic structures, contemporary sculpture and a butterfly house.

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

The Children’s Museum of Wilmington’s field trip programs include a brief orientation, time to explore the four floors of interactive exhibits, and an optional educational program highlighting a subject of your choice.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Wilmington
TEL - 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
Wilmington
TEL - 910-962-2640

North Carolina Battleship

There’s always something happening at the Battleship North Carolina. Take a behind the scenes tour, participate in an in-depth program on how she worked, see reenactments, fireworks and so much more.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Wilmington
TEL - 910-251-5797

Wilmington Railroad Museum

The Wilmington Railroad Museum exhibits the history of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, scale models, and a full-size steam engine.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NORTH CAROLINA
Wilmington
TEL - 910-763-2634

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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
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  • SCIENCE & NATURE
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  • 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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