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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.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) PA Location

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) offers many opportunities for groups to get outside and learn about the wonders of the Chesapeake Bay region. Groups can participate in the Susquehanna Watershed Education Program.

GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Harrisburg
TEL - 800-445-5572
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Governor’s Residence

Take your group on a docent-led tour of the place that Pennsylvania’s governor calls home. The neo-Georgian style mansion was built in the 1960s and designed by architect George M. Ewing.  

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Harrisburg
TEL - 717-787-1192
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Pennsylvania State Capitol

Visit the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg for a tour of the Main Rotunda, Senate Chamber, House of Representatives, Governor’s Reception, and Supreme Court.

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
Harrisburg
TEL - 800-868-7672
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Whitaker Center for Science & The Arts

The Whitaker Center for Science & The Arts is the perfect destination for groups looking for an immersive science and art experience. The center consists of the Harsco Science Center, Select Medical IMAX Theater, and the Sunoco Performance Theater.

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
Harrisburg
TEL - 717-214-2787
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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
Hershey
TEL - 717-534-3900
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Curiosity Connection

Located inside the State Museum of Pennsylvania, Curiosity Connection offers imaginative young students and homeschoolers a fun, safe place where they can learn about themselves and their world through play.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Harrisburg
TEL - 717-787-4980

Hershey Gardens

Groups can explore 23 acres of botanical beauty at Hershey Gardens plus visit the Butterfly Atrium, an immersive butterfly experience, and the Hoop House, a greenhouse. 

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
Hershey
TEL - 717-534-3492

The State Museum of Pennsylvania

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, located in Harrisburg adjacent to the State Capitol, is a great place for exploring history, art, and science. Explore Pennsylvania’s story through exhibits, hands-on programming, and tours for all ages.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Harrisburg
TEL - 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
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  • 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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