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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 area and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Washington, DC or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

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.

ACTIVITY - Archaeology/Paleontology, History Museums, Exhibits & Sites 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.

ACTIVITY - Multicultural & Heritage 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.

ACTIVITY - Farms, Mazes, Pick-Your-Own 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.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places 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.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places 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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Carlyle House Historic Park

The Carlyle House served as the headquarters of British General Braddock during the French and Indian War, which is where he and five colonial governors planned their early campaigns.

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Alexandria
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-549-2997
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Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron creates original productions, presents a broad array of art and artists, and offers transformative educational programs in an intimate and collaborative atmosphere.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Falls Church
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-436-9948
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David M. Brown Planetarium

The Arlington Planetarium provides full dome programs. The planetarium shows are geared for various grade levels from early childhood through college. Family friendly planetarium shows are available.

ACTIVITY - Astronomy & Planetariums GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Arlington
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-228-6070
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DEA Museum & Visitors Center

The mission of the DEA Museum & Visitors Center is to educate the American public on the history of drugs, drug addiction and drug law enforcement in the United States.

ACTIVITY - Nutrition, Health & Safety GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Camp, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA, Arlington
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 202-307-3463
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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
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Overnight field trips & 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.