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

Mariners’ Museum and Park

At the Mariners’ Museum and Park, home to a replica of the ironclad ship USS Monitor and artifacts recovered from her shipwreck, explore over 90,000 sq. ft. of gallery space with figureheads, ship models, paintings, and more.

ACTIVITY - History Museums, Exhibits & Sites GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Newport NewsTEL - 757-591-7745 Read More

Newsome House

Visit the home of Joseph Thomas Newsome, the first African-American attorney in post-Civil War Newport News. Honor the legacy of Mr Thomas thru remembrance of African American history and culture.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Newport NewsTEL - 757-247-2360 Read More

Huntington Park Rose Garden

The Huntington Park Rose Garden include 74 varieties of roses and provide informational tours of the garden to learn all about roses with the landscape services staff.

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Newport NewsTEL - 757-591-4844

Peninsula Fine Arts Center

With its mix of emerging artwork and exhibits that explore cross-disciplinary topics, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center encourages critical thinking in art. The Center features gallery games, writing, and touchable materials.

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Newport NewsTEL - 757-596-8175

Virginia Living Museum

At the Virginia Living Museum exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea, including an aquarium, science center, aviary, botanical preserve and planetarium.

ACTIVITY - Aquariums, Marine Life, Hatcheries, Astronomy & Planetariums, Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Newport NewsTEL - 757-595-1900

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