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In February 2023, to help plan curriculum focused field trips, school assembly/outreach programs and virtual programs, these February themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. Monthly Celebrations: Black History Month, Library Lovers Month, National Bird Feeding Month. Day Celebrations: Feb 1: Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week. Feb 2: Ground Hog Day. Feb 7: Periodic Table Day. Feb 8: Boy Scout Day. Kite Flying Day. Feb 9: Opera Day. Feb 11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science. National Inventors Day. Feb 12: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. Feb 15: Susan B Anthony Day. Feb 16: World Anthropology Day. Feb 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day. Feb 20: Presidents’ Day. Feb 22: George Washington’s Birthday. Feb 25: Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day. 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.

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 Virginia
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
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 Virginia
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.

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.

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.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool, Family VIRGINIA
Arlington Virginia
WASHINGTON DC-METRO
TEL - 703-228-6070
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers educational experiences for Washington D.C. school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at Washington D.C. museums.

Washington D.C. museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. Washington D.C. has art museums, science museums, history museums, multicultural museums and children’s museums. All museums listing on fieldtripdirectory.com offers programs and tours for youth groups and families. Beside museums, you can search for other learning attractions such as Washington D.C. 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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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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