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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.

AACA Museum

Cruise through more than 10 decades of antique cars, buses, motorcycles, and more as you stroll from New York to San Francisco in themed displays at the AACA Museum! Take a virtual tour.

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites, STEM/STEAM Enrichment, Virtual Social Studies Field Trips GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, Harrisburg, Hershey
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Carlisle Sports Emporium

ACTIVITY - Proms & Project Graduations, Go Karts, Indoor Amusement & Recreation Centers, Laser Tag, Outdoor Amusement & Recreation Centers, Paintball GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, Carlisle, HarrisburgTEL - 717-258-4741 Read More

Challenge Family Fun Center

ACTIVITY - Indoor Amusement & Recreation Centers, Sports/Games/Fitness GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family PENNSYLVANIA, HarrisburgTEL - 717-566-6322 Read More

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) PA Location

ACTIVITY - Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, HarrisburgTEL - 800-445-5572 Read More

Governor’s Residence

ACTIVITY - Government, Civics & Presidents GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, HarrisburgTEL - 717-787-1192 Read More

Hershey Gardens

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, Harrisburg, HersheyTEL - 717-534-3492 Read More

Pennsylvania State Capitol

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, HarrisburgTEL - 800-868-7672 Read More

Turkey Hill Experience

ACTIVITY - Business & Economics, Science Behind-the-Scenes Tours GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family PENNSYLVANIA, Columbia, Harrisburg, Hershey, LancasterTEL - 844-847-4884 Read More

Whitaker Center for Science & The Arts

ACTIVITY - Science Museums & Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, HarrisburgTEL - 717-214-2787 Read More
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Day class trips are divided by curriculum and subject area:

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