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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 West Virginia or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley

Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley strives to stimulate the creativity and imaginations of young learners through interactive play. Exhibits at CMOV include a kid-friendly rock-climbing wall, a circuitry makeshop, soft play areas, woodworking makeshop and more. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Wheeling
TEL - 304-214-5437

Museums of Oglebay Institute

The Museums of Oglebay Institute celebrate culture and history. Explore the past through artifacts, photos and heritage programs. The 1846 Mansion Museum is the former home of Cleveland industrialist Earl W. Oglebay.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Wheeling
TEL - 304-242-7272

Oglebay Good Zoo

The Oglebay Good Zoo features over 50 species including 20 that are rare or endangered. Explore the Outback Exhibit and Lorikeet Landing. Observe animals including cheetahs, lemurs, red pandas, and river otters.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Wheeling
TEL - 304-243-4030

Schrader Environmental Education Center

At the Schrader Environmental Education Center nature experience a sense of a shared love of nature. Study West Virginia’s native habitats and connect to nature through hands-on experiences.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool WEST VIRGINIA
Wheeling
TEL - 304-242-6855

West Virginia Independence Hall

The West Virginia Independence Hall was constructed in 1860, it was originally built as a custom house for the Western District of Virginia. Its completion provided a facility for heated political discussions that led to eventual statehood.

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
Wheeling
TEL - 304-238-1300

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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 Wheeling—early childhood through college. Search for class trips in Wheeling 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 Wheeling art museums, theater, dance, and music concert field trips.
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD
    Find Wheeling class trips to children’s museums, petting zoos, and kids’ shows.
  • HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
    View Wheeling history museums, government & civics, historic sites, living history museums, and multicultural field trip ideas.
  • LIFE SKILLS
    Find Wheeling team building field trips, health & safety exhibits, and character education experiences.
  • SCIENCE & NATURE
    Find Wheeling aquariums, botanical gardens, environmental studies & nature centers, farms & mazes, planetariums, science museums, STEAM & STEM field trips, dinosaur exhibits, and zoos.
  • RECREATION
    Find Wheeling 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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