Homeschooling Field Trips

School Field Trip Ideas

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Have you been on a fun homeschool field trip?

Maybe a family trip was both educational and memorable?

Or are you looking for some some great ideas for a field trip?

Either way, you'll want to check out this growing list of great homeschooling field trips!

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Laura, Emily, Annette, Garrett on Ocean City Beach

Our Nation's Capitol and the Ocean

One of the best vacations we took was out east to Ocean City, Maryland. Mark's brother lives in Maryland. They have a beach house a block from the seaside. It was the first time the children had been to the ocean and it was a blast!

The favorite part about visiting the ocean is the WAVES! It is so much fun riding them on a boogie board or tube. We, also, had no idea just how salty the ocean was! The kids remember how easy it was to get sand in any food you happened to have on the beach. Yuck. But it was all worth it! We'd do it again in a flash.

Also near the beach is Assateague Island, where they swim the horses every year, so we stopped there. We got to take pictures of some horses and also a baby deer.

While in Maryland, we toured Washington, D.C. Of course, we hit all the sites including The Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument, The Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery (including The Changing of the Guard), a number of Smithsonian Museums, and last but not least a tour of the Capitol.

We had an exciting thing happen while we were there. President Bush flew over in his helicopter!

We obviously spread this out over a couple of days. You could never enjoy it all if you crammed it into one day. So, if you ever want to make D.C. a field trip, plan to stay a week!

Which Field Trip Was Most Memorable?

Have you been targeted by a hissing llama or feared you'd never make it out of the corn maze? (We have those in Wisconsin, you know!)

Many come here looking for school field trip ideas. Your experience visiting the dodo bird exhibit may be just what they're looking for!

So, go for it. Share your field trip and include those great pictures!

Where Other Visitors Have Gone:

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Callaway Gardens 
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Kennedy Space Center  
The best educational part of our family vacation in Orlando, Florida, was our visit to the Kennedy Space Center. We took our five children and their Nana …

Harry Potter The Exhibition  
We took Amtrak from Maryland to Chicago to attend the first public showing on April 30th of Harry Potter the Exhibition. …

Pueblo Community College 
Volunteers were needed at Pueblo Community College where my oldest daughter Nichole's EMT Basic class was held. They needed volunteers to bring in their …

Yellow River Game Ranch 
When I was in the first grade, my class took a trip to the Yellow River Game Ranch located near Stone Mountain Georgia in Lilburn. It was a fantastic …

Maritime Museum 
The maritime museum at Mystic Seaport, CT is one of the coolest museums to visit that I have been to, especially with kids! It is a huge outdoor museum …

Chuck E. Cheese Experience 
Make pizza with a behind the scenes Chuck E. Cheese experience! The staff was very welcoming when we took our younger students. The children were …

Alligator Farm 
In elementary school, recently after moving to south Florida, my class went to an alligator farm. This was a very interesting class trip. We went to …

Zoo Scavenger Hunt  
My seventh graders were given the opportunity to complete an all subject zoo scavenger hunt at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (HDZ), Nebraska . This field trip …

UFO Museum 
There is a ton of information on alien sightings and theories at the UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico. In October 2008, we went on …

Grey Cloud
(Lower Island)
I wanted to take my home-schooled children on a field trip someplace close to the Twin Cities, and a friend recommended taking a trip around Grey Cloud …

Frog Catching 
Our Grade 1/2 class went frog catching at a family's home in the country that had a pond. There were a lot of frogs in the pond and we had just learned …

Santa Barbara Mission 
When I was a fourth grade teacher, I took my class to the Santa Barbara mission. We traveled to the mission because part of the fourth grade California …

In my school days once I happened to go to Vijayawada, Kondapalli. Before this trip I was so shy and I could not mingle with my class mates. I enjoyed …

North Padre Island National Seashore 
We camped by the ocean in North Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. We enjoyed playing in the sand, cooking shrimp over a campfire and taking moonlight …

Our Chicago Day Not rated yet
Our Chicago day is one we won't forget for some time! Our family decided to visit Chicago on a Saturday in October. Weekend round-trip train rates …

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