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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.

Columbia City Ballet

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-799-7605 Read More

Columbia Marionette Theatre

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-252-7366 Read More

EdVenture

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnights, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-779-3100 Read More

Melton Observatory

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-777-4180 Read More

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden

At Riverbanks Zoo & Garden visitors can spend the day with over 2,000 wild and farm animals on 70 acres of gardens, including alpacas, koalas, penguins, kangaroos, and more.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-602-0803 Read More

South Carolina Governor’s Mansion Complex

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-737-3000 Read More

South Carolina Philharmonic

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-771-7937 Read More

South Carolina State House

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-734-2430 Read More

South Carolina State Museum

The South Carolina State Museum has four floors of art, history and science permanent and changing exhibits, a digital dome planetarium, 4D interactive theater and an observatory. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool SOUTH CAROLINA, ColumbiaTEL - 803-898-4999 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 Columbia—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Columbia 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 Columbia art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Columbia class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Columbia history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Columbia team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Columbia aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Columbia 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 Columbia, 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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