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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.

Natural Bridge Zoo

Natural Bridge Zoo is a wildlife conservation park that has been breeding endangered species for over 45 yrs. Visitors learn about animals, birds, and reptiles.

ACTIVITY - Petting Zoos/Barnyard Fun, Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates 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, Family VIRGINIA, Natural Bridge, Shenandoah ValleyTEL - 540-291-2420 Read More

Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons

For over 20 years, the Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) at Camp Horizons has been designing powerful outdoor educational programs and memorable experiences for youth groups.

ACTIVITY - Overnights & Retreats, Adventure Parks, Climbing, Ropes Courses, Ziplines, Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool VIRGINIA, Harrisonburg, Shenandoah ValleyTEL - 540-214-2753 Read More

Shenandoah Caverns

At Shenandoah Caverns, visitors will discover a world of breathtaking natural wonders, incredible geology and extraordinary crystalline formations.

ACTIVITY - Caves & Mines GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Shenandoah Caverns, Shenandoah ValleyTEL - 540-477-3115 Read More

American Shakespeare Center

Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, American Shakespeare Center is Virginia’s premiere classical theatre at once intimate in scale and epic in imagination.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Shenandoah Valley, StauntonTEL - 877-682-4236

Back Home on the Farm

Back Home on the Farm offers educational fun – meet farm animals, plant in the spring, earthworms in the summer, pick pumpkins and explore the corn maze in the fall, and much more.

ACTIVITY - Farms, Mazes, Pick-Your-Own GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Harrisonburg, Shenandoah ValleyTEL - 540-442-6493

Boxerwood

Boxerwood has unusual and rare trees and shrubs, and a learning laboratory with 400 + species of trees and shrubs. Get up close and personal with nature and definitely plan to get dirty at the Children’s Play Trail!

ACTIVITY - Environmental Studies & Nature Centers GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Lexington, Shenandoah ValleyTEL - 540-463-2697

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, a woodland sanctuary, is a public urban garden and forested greenspace that preserves native plant species, promotes knowledge of the botanical and natural world.

ACTIVITY - Botanical Gardens & Arboreta GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Harrisonburg, Shenandoah ValleyTEL - 540-568-3194

Explore More Discovery Museum

Explore More Discovery Museum strives to engage young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences–promoting a greater understanding of themselves and their world.

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Harrisonburg, Shenandoah ValleyTEL - 540-442-8900

Virginia Safari Park

At Virginia Safari Park, visitors can stroll along the paved walkways, view animal habitats, catch an Animal Close Up Encounter, and more.

ACTIVITY - Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Natural Bridge, Shenandoah ValleyTEL - 540-291-3205

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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.