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This March, take a field trip that celebrates special events like Music in Our Schools Month, National Irish-American Heritage Month, Plant a Flower Day, International Earth Day, and Take a Walk in the Park Day. To explore these themes, use the ACTIVITY filter below and search under Theater, Dance, Music, Shows; Multicultural & Heritage; Botanical Gardens & Arboreta; Environmental Studies & Nature Centers; and more! Plan for April >>

Art Emporium

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-345-2787

Avampato Discovery Museum

ACTIVITY - Children's Museums & Indoor Fun GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-561-3570

Charleston Ballet

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-342-6541

Charleston Civic Center

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-345-1500

Clay Center

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits, Theater, Dance, Music, Shows, Planetariums & Astronomy GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-561-3570

Craik-Patton House

ACTIVITY - Historic Places GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-925-5341

Erma Byrd Art Gallery

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-352-0014

Gallery Eleven

ACTIVITY - Art Museums, Design, Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-342-0083

Heritage Towers Museum and Culture Center

ACTIVITY - Multicultural & Heritage GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA, CharlestonTEL - 304-343-3250
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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 Charleston—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Charleston 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 Charleston art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Charleston class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Charleston history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Charleston team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Charleston aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Charleston 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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We have added a new section for Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com so that students can experience the fun and enrichment of field trips from the safety of their home computer. Assign a virtual field trip with a follow-up assignment or discussion.

To explore Virtual Field Trips in the Arts, Science, Social Studies, and more, select “Virtual” in the Destinations menu or select your state and search “Virtual Field Trips” using the Activity filter.