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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Vermont field trips for elementary school students thru high school students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about Vermont’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more, CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for further field trip information. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out the Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

Bennington Museum

The Bennington Museum offers rich and impressive collections that help to tell the story of Vermont whether it be through furniture, glass, pottery, or fine art.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool VERMONT
Bennington
TEL - 802-447-1571.
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Birds of Vermont Museum

The Birds of Vermont Museum is A delightful place where visitors can learn about birds and their roles in Earth’s ecosystems. The Museum features over 500 carved wooden birds, representing 259 species in their natural habitats

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VERMONT
Huntington
TEL - 802-434-2167
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Brattleboro Bowl

Brattleboro Bowl offers fun bowling with twenty high-quality lanes and easy automatic scoring. They also have pool tables, a snack bar, and a cool game room for added entertainment.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VERMONT
Brattleboro
TEL - 802-257-1177
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Cedar Circle Farm and Education Center

Experience daily work and life on a farm at Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center. Seasonal tours will show school, homeschool, and youth groups our fields, greenhouses, learning gardens, barns, chickens, bees, and our alternative energy sources.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool VERMONT
East Thetford
TEL - 802-785-4737
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ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

The ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain inspires and engages its visitors in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VERMONT
Burlington
TEL - 802-864-1848
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Ed Weed Fish Culture Station

The Ed Weed Fish Culture Station is the largest station operated by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The station raises brown, rainbow, and lake trout as well as steelhead, landlocked Atlantic salmon, and walleye.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VERMONT
Grand Isle
TEL - 802-372-3171
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Ethan Allen Homestead

The Ethan Allen Homestead, historic home of Vermont’s founder, offers spectacular scenery, riverside picnic areas, and a genuine slice of 18th-century life.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, School, Camp, Homeschool VERMONT
Burlington
TEL - 802-865-4556
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Green Mountain Audubon Center

The 250-acre Green Mountain Audubon Center offers outstanding opportunities for exploration and discovery of the natural world of Vermont.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VERMONT
Huntington
TEL - 802-434-3068
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Green Mountain Railroad

The family owned and operated Green Mountain Railroad runs seasonal excursions and dinner trains. The train travels along the Connecticut and Williams Rivers with views of Brockway Mills George and two historic Vermont covered bridges.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VERMONT
Burlington
TEL - 800-707-3530
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for Vermont school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Vermont Museums.

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