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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of Virginia 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 Virginia’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.

5 Wits ARLINGTON

5 Wits is a live-action, highly interactive immersive adventure. Each adventure spans thousands of  sq. ft. of real, physical environments, with multiple rooms and theme park-style special effects.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Arlington
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-997-9694
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Agecroft Hall

Agecroft Hall is a 16th century Tudor manor house that was shipped from England and reassembled in Virginia. Explore the house, furnishing, paintings  and gardens.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Richmond
TEL - 804-353-4241
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Air Force Memorial

The Air Force Memorial uses architectural design, inscriptions and sculpture to represent the Air Force heritage including those intrepid pioneers in early flight balloon reconnaissance to the advent of manned flight in air and space.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Arlington
TEL - 703-462-4093
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Alexandria Archaeology Museum

Visit the Alexandria Archaeology Museum to learn how the City’s archaeologists work with residents to study and manage archaeological resources important to the community’s past.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-746-4399
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Alexandria Black History Museum

Dig deeper into black history at the Alexandria Black History Museum. Exhibits at the museum aim to promote appreciation, tolerance and understanding of all cultures.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-746-4356
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Arcadia Farm

Arcadia’s demonstration farm and educational children’s garden encompasses four acres, providing a sustainable model of agriculture to new farmers, students and the public through hands-on community engagement.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 571-384-8845
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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is the nation’s memorial to Robert E. Lee, honoring him for specific reasons including his role in promoting peace and reunion after the Civil War.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free, Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Ft. Myer
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-235-1530
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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery honors events and members from all branches of the military, and also pays respect to astronauts, nurses, chaplains, war correspondents, just to name a few.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Arlington
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 877-907-8585
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Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

At the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia learn about and celebrate African American history. Through documents, artifacts, pictures, and audio, the Museum preserves black history in Virginia.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Richmond
TEL - 804-780-9093
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for Virginia school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Virginia Museums.

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