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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource for field trips for students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about Pennsylvania’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more in Metro Philadelphia. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about these types of field trips.

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Located at the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts brings theater, dance, and music to the communities of the Philadelphia-metro area and beyond.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-746-7997
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Awbury Arboretum

Awbury Arboretum combines nature and history through preservation of its historic landscape. Groups will have opportunities to explore environmental education, see animals, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-849-2855
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Bartram’s Garden

Bartram’s Garden is a well-established living laboratory, outdoor classroom, and National Historic Landmark. The garden is a great destination for groups looking to engage with nature.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-729-5281
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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Experience a 134-acre haven of beauty, inspiration and rejuvenation at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Group tours are available year-round.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
New Hope
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-862-2924
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Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park is an 18th-century farm so authentic your students, scouts, homeschoolers, and campers will feel as if they’ve traveled back in time.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Newtown Square
Philadelphia
TEL - 610-566-1725
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Dave and Buster’s Philadelphia

Groups will have a blast at Dave & Buster’s Philadelphia! Start out with a delicious meal in the group-friendly restaurant and then move on to some games—billiards, shuffleboard, air hockey, and more—in Dave’s Arcade.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 214-904-2596
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E. Vanderhoof & Sons

E. Vanderhoof & Sons is an award-winning charter bus company providing tour and transportation services throughout the northeast corridor and across the United States.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
NEW JERSEY
NEW YORK
Long Island
New York City
PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 973-325-0700
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Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world. Today, Eastern State is a modern ruin and museum that interprets the legacy of American criminal justice reform.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances COST - Fee, Free, Group Rates GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-236-5111 x240 or x210
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Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Field trips to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (also known as the Philadelphia Fed and Philly Fed), home to the first Bank of the United States, allow groups to step into the world of America’s financial system.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 866-574-3727
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Historic RittenhouseTown

Enjoy an educational day filled with hands-on activities at Historic Rittenhousetown, a National Historic Landmark District, the place where paper was born in North America.  

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
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-438-5711
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Pennsylvania Ballet

Pennsylvania Ballet is a premier ballet company offering performances at the Academy of Music and also at the Merriam Theater, both located within walking distance of one another. Performances will dazzle, bewitch, and amaze your group. Outreach programs are available.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-893-1999
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Pennsylvania Hospital

Pennsylvania Hospital founded 25 years before the start of the American Revolution. Tour the hospital’s and the Physic Garden, which contains medicinal plants that were used in the 18th century.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 215-829-3370
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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 Philadelphia—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Philadelphia class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Philadelphia history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Philadelphia team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Philadelphia aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Philadelphia 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 expPhiladelphiance 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 expPhiladelphiance. 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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