Field Trips

  • Suggestions for Finding Field Trip Destinations

    Use these suggested links to find a destination for your next field trip. Consider visiting a…

  • Suggestions for Other Community Field Trips

    Any place can be a field trip if you go with the idea that it’s a place to learn! Consider taking a field trip to these places in your community. While you’re there, encourage your child to ask questions. Talk with the people who work in these places. Use all of your senses to explore them!

    • Grocery store
    • Post office
    • Park
    • Pharmacy
    • Doctor’s office
    • School
    • Restaurant
    • Shopping Mall
  • Field Trips as OurStory Activities

    Some of the OurStory subjects have suggested field trips, which come with suggested questions and ideas for exploring. See a list of OurStory field trips.

  • Guides for Exploring

    Check out this "Ask Yourself" guide from the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies. Print out a guide (available in English and Spanish) to inspire questions and excitement on your next field trip.

  • Child and parent exploring together

    Whether you live in Washington, DC or Washington state, there are great field trips in your neighborhood. And don’t think that museums are the only good field trips—you can easily turn everyday errands into learning opportunities for your kids!

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