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The FieldTripDirectory.com is a resource of West Virginia field trips for elementary school students thru high school students, camp groups, homeschool groups and scout troops for day field trips, overnight field trips and youth retreats. Learn about West Virginia’s museums, zoos and aquariums, botanic gardens, nature centers, historic sites, amusement parks, recreation, performing arts and more, 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.

Adaland Mansion

The Adaland Mansion and grounds reflect the early history of West Virginia. Two socially prominent West Virginians owned the property. The mansion house has been restored with great attention to authenticity and features.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Philippi
TEL - 304-457-1587

Animal Science Farm

The West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design Animal Science Farm encompasses 408 acres including the original 1895 dairy farm including dairy animals, beef cattle, hogs, sheep, chickens and more.   

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Morgantown
TEL - 304-293-2381

Art Museum of West Virginia University

The Art Museum of West Virginia University allows groups to experience the ways in which art can transform and inspire through its programs and performances. View some of the museum’s collection virtually.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Performances COST - Free GROUP TYPE - Homeschool, Scout, Camp, Homeschool VIRTUAL
WEST VIRGINIA
Morgantown
TEL - 304-293-2141

Avampato Discovery Museum

The Clay Center’s Avampato Discovery Museum houses two floors of hands-on discovery exhibits. Splash around in WaterWorks, learn about the science of sound, and get your body in motion in Healthy Me!!

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Charleston
TEL - 304-561-3570

Barnyard Babies Petting Zoo

Nothing charms a child like petting friendly farm animals. Fluffy bunnies, a lovable llama, and helpful farmhands at Barnyard Babies Petting Zoo will make your visit memorable for years.

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Davis
TEL - 304-866-4652

Belle Boyd House

Known as Lot 50 when purchased by Benjamin Reed Boyd in 1853, the Belle Boyd House was home to Civil War spy Belle Boyd. The house is now a place where groups can discover the many Civil War items that are on display.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Martinsburg
TEL - 304-267-4713

Blennerhassett Island

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park features a Palladian mansion and museum. This historical park is accessed by sternwheeler riverboat. Visitors may enjoy tours of the grounds and mansion and horse-drawn carriage rides.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Parkersburg
TEL - 304-420-4800

Blueberry Hill

Nestled into the rolling hills of Southern West Virginia, Blueberry Hill is the states largest u-pick blueberry farm. With 15 acres of  Northern Highbush berry bushes consisting of over 100 well manicured, grass lined plant rows and picnic area. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Camp WEST VIRGINIA
Flat Top
TEL - 304-787-3930

Camp Brookside

The Camp Brookside Environmental Education Center is a 32 acre island with a restored residential facility; complete with seven cabins, communal wash house, large mess hall and commercial kitchen.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnights, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Glen Jean
TEL - 304-465-2519
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FieldTripdirectory.com offers enriching experiences for West Virginia school groups, scout groups, homeschool groups, camp groups and families at West Virginia Museums.

West Virginia Museums offer field trips that offer hands-on exhibits, guided tours and guided activities for early childhood through high school grades. West Virginia Art Museums, Science Museums, History Museums, Multicultural Museums and Children’s Museums offers educational experiences that support classroom curriculum and scout badge achievement. Beside museums, you can search for other learning experiences at 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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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 West Virginia—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in West Virginia 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 West Virginia art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find West Virginia class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View West Virginia history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find West Virginia team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find West Virginia aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find West Virginia 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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