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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.

Bounce Kraze

Bounce Kraze is Lancaster’s only indoor inflatable park. We offer 8 bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses, and an all-new Ninja Xtreme course!

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 717-947-4500
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Dutch Wonderland

With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place for your next group outing or event. Cool off in Duke’s Lagoon water play area* and make discoveries at Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 866-386-2839
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First National Bank Museum

Visit the First National Bank Museum, one of the oldest historic sites in Lancaster County. The bank is located in two rooms of an 1814 Federal-style townhouse that was built for Columbia’s founding father John Wright, Sr.’s grandson.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Columbia
Lancaster
TEL - 717-684-8864
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South Mountain YMCA Camps

Located 12 miles west of Reading, South Mountain YMCA is the perfect setting for a valuable and enjoyable outdoor educational experience or retreat.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
Reinholds
TEL - 610-670-2267
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Ephrata Cloister

The Ephrata Cloister was constructed in the early 18th century and served as a religious community under its leader Conrad Beissel. Groups may watch a short film and see exhibits in the Visitor Center and have a guided tour of two of the buildings. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 717-733-6600

Fulton Theatre

The Fulton Theatre aims to entertain, educate, and inspire young audiences with its School Day Matinees. Groups can see engaging productions of shows like The Nutcracker, Three Little Pigs, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and Guys and Dolls. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 717-394-7133

Hands-On-House Children's Museum

Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster is designed for children ages 2-10 with hands-on activities covering nature, STEAM, art, physics, farm, and community helpers.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 717-569-5437

Lancaster Museum of Art

The Lancaster Museum of Art is small art museum showcasing regional, national and international artworks, providing a 4,000 square feet of exhibitions of artists in a variety of media

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tourism Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 717-394-3497

Lancaster Symphony Orchestra

Immerse your students and scouts in a world of classical music at the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra. by attending free open rehearsals at the Fulton Opera House, which begins with an informal Q&A featuring a guest artist.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Lancaster
TEL - 717-291-6440 ext. 303
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Day class trips are divided by curriculum and subject area:

  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Lancaster class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
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  • LIFE SKILLS
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  • RECREATION
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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 expLancasternce 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 expLancasternce. 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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