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

Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms

At Pioneer Farms, experience the “colorful past” of Texas as visitors walk through its six themed historical areas and participate in workshops on heritage trades and skills.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
TEL - 512-837-1215
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Museum of Ice Cream- Austin, Texas

Museum of Ice Cream presents 13 world famous multi-sensory installations over 3 floors and 20,000 sq ft! Dance through the Rainbow Tunnel, jump in NY’s only Sprinkle Pool, and much more!

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, School, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
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The Thinkery

The Thinkery is the premier place for children to ask “why” and “how” – and find answers! Exhibit galleries teach children about STEM concepts, while also engaging their imaginations through creative play.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
TEL - 512-469-6200
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Zilker Botanical Gardens

Featuring a number of different gardens, Zilker Botanical Gardens has something for allinterests, including the two newest additions: the Hartman Prehistoric Garden, and the Green Garden.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
TEL - 512-477-8672
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Austin Aquarium

At Austin Aquarium, visitors will use their five senses to learn about marine life and aquatic resources. The aquarium aims to inspire groups to take an interest in ocean life and understand benefits of ecosystem conservation.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Aquariums COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
TEL - 512-222-5586

Austin Nature & Science Center

The Austin Nature & Science Center’s (ANSC) mission is to provide hands-on educational exhibits and recreational activities that increase awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
TEL - 512-974-3888

Austin Symphony Orchestra

The Young People’s Concerts presented annually by the Austin Symphony Orchestra reach more than 30,000 Central Texas fourth, fifth and sixth graders. These concerts introduce young people to classical music.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
TEL - 512-476-6064

Austin Zoo

Austin Zoo assist animals in need through rescue, rehabilitation and education. Located on 15 acres of land, the Zoo features over 350 animals of more than 100 different species.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Outreach. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
TEL - 512-288-1490

Blanton Museum of Art

A major resource for the community, the Blanton Museum of Art showcases art through the ages, from ancient Greek to Abstract Expressionism. Visit #MuseumFromHome to learn about the museum’s collection and hands-on activities.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS
Austin
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TEL - 512-471-5482
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Overnight field trips include trips to NYC, trips to Boston, trips to Washington, DC, trips to Chicago, trips to Atlanta, 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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