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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 South Carolina or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Charles Towne Landing

ACTIVITY - Archaeology/Paleontology, Historic Places, Living History GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-852-4200 Read More

Charleston Museum

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-722-2996 Read More

Charleston Symphony Orchestra

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee, Title I GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-723-7528 Read More

Charleston Tea Plantation

ACTIVITY - American Revolution, Business & Economics GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-559-0383 Read More

Charleston Water Taxi

ACTIVITY - Science Boat Excursions GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-330-2989 Read More

Fort Sumter

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-883-3123 Read More

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Arts

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-953-4422 Read More

McLeod Plantation

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-762-9514 Read More

South Carolina Aquarium

ACTIVITY - Aquariums, Marine Life, Hatcheries GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, CharlestonTEL - 843-577-3474 Read More
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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 Charleston—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Charleston 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 Charleston art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Charleston class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Charleston history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Charleston team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Charleston aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Charleston 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 Charleston, 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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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. See the individual websites for updates.

In the meantime, we have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com! These virtual resources cover topics in the arts, science, social studies, and beyond.

Please enjoy the resources and stay safe.