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In December to help plan curriculum focused activities, field trips or school assembly/ outreach programs, these December themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. MONTHLY CELEBRATION: National Human Rights Month &.Write a Friend Month. DAILY CELEBRATIONS: Dec. 1: Rosa Parks Day. Dec. 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. World Pollution Prevention Day. Dec. 4: Wildlife Conservation Day. Dec. 5: International Volunteer Day. Dec. 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day. Dec. 14: National Energy Conservation Day. Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day. Dec. 16: Boston Tea Party Day. Dec. 21: Winter Solstice. Dec. 22: Mathematics Day. Dec. 23: Roots Day. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below to learn about all the enriching experiences that Texas offers. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out our Virtual Field Trips and Outreach Field Trips & School Assemblies sections.

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African American Museum

The African American Museum in Dallas was created with the purpose of preserving the visual art and history of the African American community, particularly in Dallas and the Southwest.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, School TEXAS
Dallas
Dallas/Fort Worth
TEL - 214-565-9026
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Alamo

At the Alamo, visitors embark on a variety of tours and explore exhibits at the Long Barrack Museum to learn about the history of the Alamo.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Outreach. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
San Antonio
TEL - 210-225-1391
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Amarillo Botanical Gardens

At the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, native flora are showcased over 4 acres of seasonal gardens, with an indoor tropical conservatory and a butterfly garden.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Family TEXAS
Amarillo
TEL - 806-352-6513
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Barton Hill Farms

Spend a fun and educational day on the 118-acre farmstead at the Barton Hill Farms. In the fall, visitors can enjoy the corn maze and pumpkin patch. In the Spring, learn about pollinators, how our spring crops grow, and life on the farm.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Bastrop
TEL - 855-969-1115
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Cascade Caverns

Discover Texas down under at Cascade Caverns. Discovered by the Lipan Apace in the 1700s, Cascade Caverns is 132 feet deep and 1,670 feet long.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, School, Camp, Homeschool TEXAS
Boerne
TEL - 830-755-8080
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Celebration Station-Mesquite, TX

Celebration Station offers groups a variety of kid friendly attractions. Experience go-karts, arcades, mini golf, laser tag and more. Let the fun begin!

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Dallas/Fort Worth
Mesquite
TEL - 972-279-7888
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Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari

Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari is a wildlife park that is home to an amazing variety of wildlife. See over three dozen exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Jacksonville
TEL - 903-683-3322
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Dallas Symphony Orchestra

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra educates thousands of children each year through its concerts, visits by musicians, in-school and family friendly performances.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Dallas
Dallas/Fort Worth
TEL - 214-849-4376
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Downtown Aquarium – Houston

Downtown Aquarium features touch pools, shark tanks, games, rides, and interactive exhibits. Groups can go behind-the-scenes to see how exhibits are maintained and learn about aquarium careers.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Family TEXAS
Houston
TEL - 713-223-3474
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for Texas school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Texas Museums.

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