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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.

Camp Olympia

Located on 101 acres on Lake Livingston in Trinity, Texas, Camp Olympia provides an ideal setting for sunny, fun, and adventurous retreats.

ACTIVITY - Overnights & Retreats, Adventure Parks, Climbing, Ropes Courses, Ziplines, Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Overnight Trips, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool TEXAS, Austin, TrinityTEL - 936-594-2541 Read More

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.

ACTIVITY - Living History 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, AustinTEL - 512-837-1215 Read More

Playland Skate Center

Playland Skate Center’s extra large 27,500-square-foot skating facility in Austin includes an impressive light show, fog machine, and state-of-the-art sound system.

ACTIVITY - Indoor Amusement & Recreation Centers, Roller Skating, STEM/STEAM Enrichment GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family TEXAS, AustinTEL - 512-452-1901 Read More

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.

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun 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, AustinTEL - 512-469-6200 Read More

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.

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS, AustinTEL - 512-477-8672 Read More

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.

ACTIVITY - Aquariums, Marine Life, Hatcheries GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Aquariums COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEXAS, AustinTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family TEXAS, AustinTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family TEXAS, AustinTEL - 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.

ACTIVITY - Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates 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, AustinTEL - 512-288-1490
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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
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  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
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  • LIFE SKILLS
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  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Austin aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Austin 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 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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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.