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To help plan JUNE enriching focused activities, field trips or end of the school year celebrations, these June themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. MONTHLY CELEBRATIONS: African-American Music Appreciation. Camping Month. Effective Communication. Great Outdoors. Gun Violence Awareness. Immigrant Heritage. LGBTQ+ Pride. National Pollinators. National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable. National Safety Month. National Zoo and Aquarium. DAY CELEBRATIONS: June 1- National Say Something Nice Day. June 4 - Seaweed Day. June 6-National Yo-Yo Day. June 7 - Daniel Boone Day. June 8 - World Oceans. June 14 - Flag Day. June 16 - World Sea Turtle Day. June 19 - Juneteenth. June 29 - National American Eagle. June 21 - Summer Solstice. June 22 - World Rainforest Day. June 26 - Forgiveness Day. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for activity type of field trips to learn about.  

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Art Museum of the University of Memphis

Art Museum of the University of Memphis features a collection of Egyptian, African, and contemporary art; and rotating exhibits of contemporary art and culture. Take a tour led by curatorial staff.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool TENNESSEE
Memphis
West Tennessee
TEL - 901-678-2224
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Chattanooga Zoo

Students & Scouts explore and learn about exhibits at the Chattanooga Zoo, enroll in a homeschool series for Life Science experience, or even get close up with an educational program.

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, Family TENNESSEE
Chattanooga
East Tennessee
TEL - 423-697-1322
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Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont

Live and learn in Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Tremont Institute offers immersive, multi-day adventures that encourage curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. Lessons are hands-on, standards-based and fully customizable to meet your class goals.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - Homeschool, Homeschool TENNESSEE
East Tennessee
Knoxville
Townsend
TEL - 865-448-6709
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Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Land Between the Lakes offers incredible outdoor recreation and learning experiences through the Golden Pond Planetarium & Observatory, Elk & Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, Homeplace 1850s Working Farm, and Brandon Spring Group Center.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances COST - Fee, Free, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family KENTUCKY
Golden Pond
TENNESSEE
West Tennessee
TEL - 800-525-7077
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Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. The 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances COST - Fee, Title I, Financial Support GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TENNESSEE
Memphis
West Tennessee
TEL - 901-636-4126
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MOSH, Memphis Museum of Science & History

Start your journey of discovery through ancient artifacts, cultural exploration, and amazing science. You’ll find intriguing special events, exhibits, films and more at MoSH, The Memphis Museum of Science & History. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Movies, Planetarium shows COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TENNESSEE
Memphis
TEL - 901-636-2362
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Adventure Science Center

Adventure Science Center is a science museum featuring over 175 hands-on interactive exhibits with themes plus a planetarium.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TENNESSEE
Middle Tennessee
Nashville
TEL - 615-862-5160

Agricenter International

Agricenter International offers formal and informal learning about agriculture, forestry, and natural resources covering science, technology, STEM and the environment.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family TENNESSEE
Memphis
West Tennessee
TEL - 901-757-7777

American Museum of Science Energy

American Museum of Science and Energy is a science museum focuses about energy, especially nuclear power, and the role Oak Ridge played in the Manhattan Project.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TENNESSEE
East Tennessee
Knoxville
Oak Ridge
TEL - 865-294-4531

Andrew Jackson's The Hermitage

Andrew Jackson’s The Hermitage is to educate students to understand the life and times of Andrew Jackson and the era named for him. Combine a tour with a Hands-On History experience.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TENNESSEE
Middle Tennessee
Nashville
TEL - 615-889-2941 ext. 212

Appalachian Caverns

Appalachian Caverns is well-known caverns with guided tours, ranging from easy to advanced and access to a picnic area. There are also campsites & a gem mine.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TENNESSEE
Blountville
East Tennessee
TEL - 423-323-2337

Beck Cultural Exchange Center

The Beck Cultural Exchange center features a range of local & national African-American history thru exhibits & artifacts that focus on the pioneers and trailblazers of yesterday.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TENNESSEE
East Tennessee
Knoxville
TEL - 865-524-8461
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for Tennessee school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Tennessee Museums.

Tennessee Museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. Tennessee 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.