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Ally Charter Bus

Ally Charter Bus provides group travel services for groups in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Washington DC.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool CONNECTICUT
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston
PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia
TEL - 617-202-9113
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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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Brandywine River Museum of Art

Known for its collection of works from the Wyeth family, the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s galleries encompass American landscapes and still life paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp PENNSYLVANIA
Chadds Ford
Philadelphia
TEL - 610-388-2700
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Chadds Ford Historical Society

Two 18th-century homes and a modern Visitors Center at Chadds Ford Historical Society offer students, homeschoolers, and campers the opportunity to experience what life was like 300 years ago.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - ay Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Chadds Ford
Philadelphia
TEL - 610-388-7376
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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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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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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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