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In October to help plan curriculum focused activities, field trips or school assembly/ outreach programs, these October themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. October Monthly Celebrations: Eat Better Month; Emotional Wellness Month; Health Literacy Month; National Apple Month; National Arts & Humanities Month; National Book Month; National Bullying Prevention Month; National Dental Hygiene Month; National Fire Prevention Month; National Go On A Field Trip Month; National Reading Group Month; National Stamp Collecting Month. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about all the enriching experiences that Pennsylvania offers. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips and Outreach Field Trips & School Assemblies sections.

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5 Wits Erie

Explore immersive environments while putting your teamwork to the test at 5 Wits Erie! Be in the middle of the action with interactive challenges and puzzles!

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family PENNSYLVANIA
Erie
Erie-Metro
TEL - 855-955-9488
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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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Amish Farm and House

Explore Lancaster’s living heritage in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country at The Amish Farm and House is located on a historic property dating to the days of William Penn. Nestled where the hustle and bustle of today’s world touches history; experience a simpler culture.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family OUTREACH
PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 717-394-6185
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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 Wheel Family Roller Skating Center

Big Wheel’s arcade and roller skating center are a great way for groups to spend the day. Larger groups can have a structured private skate session, with a DJ that’ll play music of your choice and cater to any needs you might have.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIATEL - 570-424-5499 Read More

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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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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