Top Field Trips for Schools, Groups and Families in Atlanta and Beyond
Great field trips build on classroom learning and inspire students. Make these destinations part of your 2023-24 school year plan.
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Alliance Theatre offers developmentally appropriate field trips for preschool through 12th grade. Working with the country’s top theater talents, these world-class productions create the powerful experience of shared theatre for a diverse audience. Title I and group discounts are available.
Atlanta History Center offers multi- disciplinary and interactive guided tours for students of all ages that are educational and engaging. Students are encouraged to interact with historical objects while touring award-winning exhibitions, historic houses and gardens. Teachers and homeschool families have the additional option for self-guided tours.
Students will learn the story of the company’s history as well as the values and vision of S. Truett Cathy, an entrepreneur who launched one of the most successful chicken restaurants in the United States. Plus, on the Deluxe two-hour tour, they’ll get a sneak peek into the future and an inside look at Chick-fil-A’s test kitchen and Training center.
Immerse students in the rich traditions and pageantry of college football while gaining valuable lessons in teamwork, leadership and hard work. With more than 50 interactive experiences, witness the greatness of legendary players and coaches. The free STEAM curriculum aligns with classroom learning, integrating real-world experiences and academic concepts.
As Atlanta’s premiere destination for learning through play, Children’s Museum of Atlanta offers a wide range of programs geared toward students in pre-K through third grade. Led by the Museum’s professionally trained educators to support your curriculum, CMA’s programs bring learning through play to your students in fun, hands-on, immersive ways.
Interactive STEAM field trips at Fernbank Museum inspire curiosity through adventures in science, nature and human culture. Students can explore three floors of interactive exhibits, explore new places through science documentaries in the four-story Giant Screen Theater, and discover 75 acres of outdoor nature explorations in WildWoods and Fernbank Forest.
Georgia Aquarium’s school programs provide opportunities for students to discover the aquatic realm in an immersive, standards- based learning environment. Students discover conservation efforts and connect with nature through instructor-led programs. Other programs include: self-exploration or bring Georgia Aquarium to your school through Outreach or Virtual Programs.
Inspires students’ imaginations with educational play! LEGO Discovery Center’s workshops incorporate the LEGO Education BricQ Motion Essential sets to engage students in the exploration of physical science and help foster an understanding of forces, motion and interactions by providing easy hands-on learning experiences. Field trips offer a wonderful balance of learning and fun.
Immerse students in the vibrant world of art and culture at Emory’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. Through interactive and interdisciplinary thematic tours, students explore Africa; ancient Egypt, Nubia, and the Near East; ancient Greece and Rome; the Indigenous Americas; and South Asia. Highly trained docents facilitate inquiry and discussion by encouraging observation, analysis, communication and critical thinking.
At Museum of Design Atlanta’s IRL and virtual field trips and workshops, students learn design and STEM skills so they can become tomorrow’s changemakers. Whether designing cities, learning about biomimicry, architecture or game design, or trying out new technologies, they’ll learn to think like a designer while honing problem-solving skills and exploring a diverse range of career fields.
Piedmont Park Conservancy field trips are STEM-based and aligned to Georgia Standards of Excellence. From hands-on experiments to educational hikes and outdoor games, the Park’s carefully crafted programs will captivate students of all ages. Choose from an on-site field trip in the green heart of Atlanta, or have an environmental educator come to your classroom for an exciting outreach program.
Connect students to animals, careers, conservation, and all things Zoo Atlanta through a variety of field trip options, such as Self-Guided, Wild Walks, and Zoo Challenge Programs. Students can also take a trip to the Zoo without getting on a bus with Virtual Field Trips. All programs align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence and connect students to issues affecting wildlife and wild places.
Museum Field Trips
Atlanta History Center. Atlanta.
Atlanta Preservation Center. Atlanta.
APEX Museum. Atlanta.
Bartow History Museum. Cartersville.
Booth Western Art Museum. Cartersville.
Chick-fil-A Backstage Tours. Atlanta.
Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. Atlanta.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Atlanta.
Computer Museum of America. Roswell.
Fernbank Museum. Atlanta.
Fernbank Science Center. Atlanta.
High Museum of Art. Atlanta.
Georgia Capitol Museum. Atlanta.
Hudgens Center for Art & Learning. Duluth.
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, Inc. Gainesville.
LEGO Discovery Center. Buckhead.
Margaret Mitchell House. Atlanta.
Michael C. Carlos Museum. Atlanta.
MODA: Museum of Design Atlanta. Atlanta.
Museum of Illusions. Atlanta.
Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. Atlanta.
Southeastern Railway Museum. Duluth.
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History. Kennesaw.
Teaching Museum North. Roswell.
Teaching Museum South. Hapeville.
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. Atlanta.
World of Coca-Cola. Atlanta.
Nature and Science Field Trips
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Atlanta.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Johns Creek.
Big Trees Forest Preserve. Sandy Springs.
Chattahoochee Nature Center. Roswell.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Atlanta.
Dahlonega Butterfly Farm. Dahlonega.
Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. Lithonia.
Dunwoody Nature Center. Dunwoody.
Elachee Nature Science Center. Gainesville.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. Buford.
Johns Creek Environmental Campus. Alpharetta.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition (through Nov. 12). Atlanta.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Kennesaw.
McDaniel Farm Park. Duluth.
Panola Mountain State Park. Stockbridge.
Piedmont Park Conservancy Atlanta.
Sloomoo Institute. Atlanta.
Tellus Science Museum. Cartersville.
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture. Atlanta.
Performing Arts Field Trips
Historic Sites and Homes Field Trips
Bulloch Hall. Roswell.
Funk Heritage Center. Waleska.
Georgia Capitol Museum. Atlanta.
Governor’s Mansion. Atlanta.
Historic Mable House. Mableton.
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site. Atlanta.
Oakland Cemetery. Atlanta.
Root House Museum. Marietta.
Smith Plantation. Roswell.
The Wren’s Nest. Atlanta.
Adventure Field Trips
Atlanta Braves Truist Park Tours. Atlanta.
Malibu Grand Prix. Norcross.
Mountasia Family Fun Center. Marietta.
Six Flags Theme Park. Austell.
Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain.
Treetop Quest. Buford and Dunwoody.
VanGogh: The Immersive Experience (through Oct. 30). Atlanta.
Animals and Farm Field Trips
The Art Barn At Morning Glory Farm. Canton.
Georgia Aquarium. Atlanta.
L&R Alpaca Farm. Douglasville.
Pettit Creek Farms. Cartersville.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Dawsonville.
Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary. Lilburn.
Zoo Atlanta. Atlanta.
Field Trips Beyond Atlanta
Anniston Museum and Gardens. Anniston, Ala.
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center. Mountain City.
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Bryson City, N.C.
Museum of Aviation. Warner Robins.
North Georgia Wildlife Park. Cleveland.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Chattanooga.
UGA Marine Center and Aquarium. Savannah.