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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.

Learning Barge

The Elizabeth River Project’s Dominion Energy Learning Barge is the world’s first floating wetland classroom, teaching the children of the river environmental stewardship actions and showing how to make the Elizabeth River healthier!

ACTIVITY - Science Boat Excursions GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, NorfolkTEL - 757-392-7132 Read More

NSU Planetarium

Discover the skies at the NSU Planetarium. From the facility, Dr. Carlos Salgado controls the observatory’s Rapid Response Robotic Telescope. Regularly scheduled planetarium shows are offered during the academic year.

ACTIVITY - Astronomy & Planetariums GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, NorfolkTEL - 757-823-8909 Read More

Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo, on 53-acres, exhibit areas include Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, the World of Reptiles & Friends, ZooFarm and gardens and naturalistic habitats.

ACTIVITY - Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, NorfolkTEL - 757-441-2374 Read More

Chrysler Museum of Art

The Chrysler Museum features an unrivaled collection—from ancient and modern periods to Tiffany glass to artists in residence. Get your virtual Chrysler fix at Chrysler from Home.

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits, The Arts Virtual Activities & Worksheets GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, School, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Norfolk
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Hurrah Players

The Hurrah Players is Virginia’s Leading family theatre company with quality, family-friendly performances and an exciting schedule of live theatrical productions for your students.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, NorfolkTEL - 757-627-5437

Nauticus

Nauticus educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today’s maritime world that uses the natural setting of Norfolk’s harbor to showcase maritime commerce and the world’s largest Navy.

ACTIVITY - Boats, Planes, Trains, & Trollies, Aquariums, Marine Life, Hatcheries GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, NorfolkTEL - 757-664-1000

Naval Station Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk, supporting the US Atlantic Fleet, is one of the largest naval bases in America. Visitors can take a 45 minute tour to see aircraft carriers, destroyers, amphibious assault ships.

ACTIVITY - Boats, Planes, Trains, & Trollies GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, NorfolkTEL - 757-444-7955

Norfolk Botanical Garden

With over 60 different gardens to explore, the Norfolk Botanical Garden showcase local flora or from different parts of the world.  The WOW Children’s Garden offers opportunities for learning and exploration.

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, NorfolkTEL - 757-441-5830

Virginia Stage Company

Virginia Stage Company strives to enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality. The Company offers student matinees and family friendly performances.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Perforamnces COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, NorfolkTEL - 757-627-1234
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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 Norfolk—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Norfolk 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 Norfolk art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Norfolk class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Norfolk history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Norfolk team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Norfolk aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Norfolk 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.