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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.

Carlisle Sports Emporium

Carlisle Sports Emporium is an indoor and outdoor complex, featuring indoor and outdoor go-kart tracks, two 18-hole themed miniature golf courses, a 7500 sq. ft. 2-tier LASERTRON laser tag arena, batting cages, roller skating rink and more.

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

Rain or shine, you’ll have tons of fun at Challenge Family Fun Center! Located just minutes from Hersheypark, the center has outdoors 22-hole miniature golf and indoors duckpin mini-bowling, batting cages, and an arcade.

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

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

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

Pennsylvania State Capitol

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

Turkey Hill Experience is the perfect venue for field trips! Learn how Turkey Hill ice cream is made, sit in the milk truck, create your own virtual ice cream flavor and packaging, and star in your own Turkey Hill Commercial.

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

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

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park

Visit an 11-acre, walk-through wildlife park! ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park is dedicated to caring for and protecting animals while informing and providing visitors with exciting North American wildlife adventures.

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 - 717-534-3900 Read More

Curiosity Connection

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA, HarrisburgTEL - 717-787-4980
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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
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  • 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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