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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.

Carnegie Museum of Art

Part of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Museum of Art features American and European art works from the 16th century to the present.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
TEL - 412-622-3131
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Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
TEL - 412-322-5058
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Frick Art & Historical Center

The 5.5-acre Frick Art & Historical Center, also known as The Frick Pittsburgh, features fine and decorative arts, vintage cars, carriages, and a greenhouse.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
TEL - 412-371-0600
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Mattress Factory

The Mattress Factory is a museum featuring room-sized galleries of contemporary “art you can get into.” Housed in a former Stearns & Foster mattress warehouse, the museum has a variety of permanent and changing exhibits.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
TEL - 412-231-3169
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National Aviary

The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. The aviary is home to over 600 birds of more than 200 different species, many rare or endangered in the wild.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
TEL - 412-323-7235
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Andy Warhol Museum

View 12,000 Warhol artworks, including drawings, film, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, videotapes, and artifacts from the artist’s life at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.  

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Camp PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
VIRTUAL
TEL - 412-237-8326

Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
TEL - 412-963-6100

Banana Factory Arts Center

At the Banana Factory Arts Center. engage in hands-on arts programming in ceramics, painting, drawing, print making, and more. Groups can watch artists in their element during demonstrations and learn to create a variety of fun crafts. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
TEL - 215-245-5479

Carnegie Science Center

Find engaging STEM learning at the Carnegie Science Center with hands-on exhibits, Cold-War era submarine, live demos, and more. Check out their virtual science activities and resources.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh
VIRTUAL
TEL - 412-237-3400
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  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
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  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
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  • RECREATION
    Find Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, 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 experience 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 experience. 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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