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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of South Carolina field trips for elementary school students thru high school students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about South Carolina’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more, CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for further field trip information. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out the Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

Ashtabula Historic Home

Tour Ashtabula, a charming two-story clapboard house (c.1825) situated on ten acres of open ground by costumed interpreter. Interactive activities will help visitors compare life from the 1800s to today.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA
Pendleton
TEL - 864-646-7249
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Audubon’s Francis Beidler Forest

The Audubon’s Francis Beidler Forest is a unique natural treasure in South Carolina where visitors can enjoy thousand-year-old trees, a range of wildlife, and the quiet flow of blackwater all from the safety of the 1.75 mile boardwalk.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA
Harleyville
TEL - 843-462-2150
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Bee City Zoo

Bee City Zoo is a bee farm and an interactive, educational zoo. Bee City focuses on educating the public about the importance of the honeybees and provides opportunities for unique animal experiences.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA
Cottageville
TEL - 843-835-5912
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Blue Heron Nature Center

The Blue Heron Nature Center and its 10-acre green space includes a butterfly garden, picnic area, outdoor classroom, observation decks and a 4,200-square-foot Learning Center.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA
Ridgeland
TEL - 843-726-7611
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Blue Wave Adventures

Blue Wave Adventures is the original, most experienced, intimate and eco-friendly dolphin encounter along the South Carolina Coast offering an unmatched level of service and knowledge.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA
Murrells Inlet
TEL - 843-651-3676
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Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

Groups can make connections between nature, botany, and what it was like to run a South Carolina plantation at the Boone Hall Plantation Gardens, through tours and hands-on activities. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA
Mount Pleasant
TEL - 843-884-4371
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Broadway Grand Prix

At Broadway Grand Prix visitors can race to victory on seven go kart tracks, climb to the top of the rock wall, become a legend on the two 18-hole mini golf courses, or get the highest score in the Grand Prix arcade!

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA
Myrtle Beach
TEL - 843-839-4080
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Brookgreen Gardens

Located on a former rice plantation with sculptures and exhibits of Native American and Gullah artifacts, Brookgreen Gardens is a low country history and wildlife preserve.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, School, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA
Murrells Inlet
TEL - 843-235-6000
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Camp Carousel

The Camp Carousel Petting Zoo is home to over 100 animals—a number of which are rescued animals. See friendly sheep and goats, ponies, pigs, ducks, and more. IN-PERSON PROGRAMS: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family GEORGIA
Loganville
NORTH CAROLINA
OUTREACH
SOUTH CAROLINA
TEL - 678-230-8420
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for South Carolina school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at South Carolina Museums.

South Carolina Museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. South Carolina Art Museums, Science Museums, History Museums, Multicultural Museums and Children’s Museums offers educational experiences that support classroom curriculum and scout badge achievement. Beside museums, you can search for other learning experiences at Botanical Gardens, Planetariums, Living History Programs, STEM & STEAM, Planetariums, Farms, Zoos and Aquariums, Theaters and Concerts, Service Learning and more.

Can’t go on a field trip to a museum, your students, scouts, and families can still experience these fun enriching experience by scheduling a Museum Virtual Field Trip anywhere and at anytime.

Want the fun to come to you- book a School Assembly Programs, Outreach Field Trips or Residency at your school, homeschool association or scout council. They support and enhance a school’s curriculum, offers opportunities for scout badge achievement and enriches a camp program. There are mobile museum exhibits, traveling planetariums and classroom and grade level workshops and residencies.

To help fund field trips, virtual programs and school assembly programs visit our section on Grants and Fundraising Programs.

 

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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 South Carolina—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in South Carolina 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 South Carolina art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find South Carolina class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View South Carolina history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find South Carolina team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find South Carolina aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find South Carolina 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 South Carolina, 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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