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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 Pennsylvania or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Erie County Historical Society

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp PENNSYLVANIA, ErieTEL - 814-454-1813 Read More

Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens

ACTIVITY - Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, ErieTEL - 814-864-4091 Read More

ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, ErieTEL - 814-453-3743 Read More

Erie Art Museum

With a collection of over 8,000 objects and engaging programs, the Erie Art Museum is a great choice for a unique art-immersion experience. Explore it virtually—in 3D!

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp PENNSYLVANIA, ErieTEL - 814-459-5477

Erie Playhouse

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, ErieTEL - 814-454-2852

Great Lakes Theater

Great Lakes Theater brings educational programming to schools and community venues throughout the region—student matinees, traveling classic productions, and more.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows, The Arts Outreach GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances, Outreach COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool ILLINOIS, Chicago
MICHIGAN, Detroit
NEW YORK, Buffalo/Niagara, Rochester
OHIO, Cleveland, Toledo
OUTREACH FIELD TRIPS
PENNSYLVANIA, Erie
WISCONSIN, Green Bay, Kenosha, Milwaukee
TEL - 216-241-5490

Lake Erie Arboretum

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, ErieTEL - 814-453-5323

Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle

ACTIVITY - Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, ErieTEL - 814-833-7424

Yahn Planetarium

ACTIVITY - Planetariums & Astronomy GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, ErieTEL - 814-898-7268

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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 Erie—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Erie 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 Erie art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Erie class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Erie history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Erie team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Erie aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Erie 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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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. See the individual websites for updates.

In the meantime, we have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com! These virtual resources cover topics in the arts, science, social studies, and beyond.

Please enjoy the resources and stay safe.