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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania’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.

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Ally Charter Bus

Ally Charter Bus provides group travel services for groups in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Washington DC.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 617-202-9113
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Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Located at the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts brings theater, dance, and music to the communities of the Philadelphia-metro area and beyond.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-746-7997
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Awbury Arboretum

Awbury Arboretum combines nature and history through preservation of its historic landscape. Groups will have opportunities to explore environmental education, see animals, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-849-2855
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Bartram’s Garden

Bartram’s Garden is a well-established living laboratory, outdoor classroom, and National Historic Landmark. The garden is a great destination for groups looking to engage with nature.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-729-5281
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Beth Sholom Synagogue

The architecturally significant Beth Sholom Synagogue was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Founded in 1918, the synagogue was named “house of peace” (in Hebrew) to honor of the end of World War I.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp PENNSYLVANIA
Elkins Park
TEL - 215-887-1342 ext. 157
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Big Red Pedal Tours

Big Red Pedal Tours features an open-air “tour bus” with 12 seats lining both sides for pedalers as they peddle around Philly and stop at historic sites.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-625-2509
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Bounce Kraze

Bounce Kraze is Lancaster’s only indoor inflatable park. We offer 8 bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, and an all-new Ninja Xtreme course!

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 717-947-4500
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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Experience a 134-acre haven of beauty, inspiration and rejuvenation at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Group tours are available year-round.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
New Hope
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-862-2924
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Brandywine River Museum of Art

Known for its collection of works from the Wyeth family, the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s galleries encompass American landscapes and still life paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp PENNSYLVANIA
Chadds Ford
Philadelphia
TEL - 610-388-2700
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for Pennsylvania school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Pennsylvania Museums.

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