Top Field Trips for Schools and Families in Atlanta and Beyond
Great field trips build on classroom learning and inspire students. Make these destinations part of your 2022-23 school year plan.
[Featured Field Trips]
The Alliance Theatre offers field trip opportunities for pre-K through 12th grade. Working with the country’s top theater talents, these productions adhere to the same high artistic standards as the Alliance Theatre’s adult productions and create the powerful experience of shared theatre for a diverse audience.
Multi-disciplinary, interactive guided tours for students are educational and engaging. Students are encouraged to interact with historical objects while touring award-winning exhibitions, historic houses and gardens. Self-guided tour options are available for teachers and homeschool families.
The Center for Puppetry Arts allows children the opportunity to see, create, and explore. They can see performances bring stories to life. In the Create-A-Puppet Workshop™, they can build a puppet of their every own. Finally, they can explore cultures from around the world in the Center’s Museum exhibitions.
Computer Museum of America offers full STEAM experiences. With over 34,000 square feet and 500 artifacts from the digital age, CMoA is ready to challenge students to discover ideas and careers related to computing and technology. Exhibits include a STEAM Timeline, a Tribute to Apollo, an Enigma machine and more.
A field trip to Fernbank Museum inspires curiosity through adventures in science, nature and human culture. Students can explore three floors of engaging exhibits, witness real-life science in the Giant Screen Theater, and discover 75 acres of outdoor adventures in Wildwoods and Fernbank Forest.
On field trips to the Georgia Capitol Museum, students learn the history of Georgia and its Capitol, and the way that state government works, all while exploring Georgia’s working state house. Students engage in activities that promote critical thinking and examine the role that everyone plays in a representative democracy.
Through permanent collections, engaging special exhibitions, and innovative programs for audiences of all ages, the Carlos connects the past with the present and the campus with the community. Guided tours foster skills such as observation, analysis, and communication and encourage students to be flexible and critical thinkers.
MODA offers IRL and virtual field trips and workshops where students learn design and STEM skills to help them face real-world challenges. Using cool technology like computer-aided design and 3D modeling, students learn to think like a designer while exploring topics such as architecture, coding, game design and more.
From hands-on experiments to educational hikes and outdoor games, Piedmont Park’s carefully crafted field trip 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 programs.
From dinosaurs and fossils to rockets and stars, Tellus Science Museum provides STEM-based curriculum for students at all grade levels and meets Georgia’s Standards of Excellence. Field trips to Tellus Science Museum include gallery time, hands-on learning activities in the labs and more.
Field Trips Beyond Atlanta
UGA Marine Center and Aquarium in Savannah offers a hands-on, feet-in approach to learning about marine science and coastal ecology. Educators can choose from a suite of classes, including boat trips to unique barrier islands, salt marsh explorations, and lab studies of microscopic plankton found in Georgia’s coastal waters.
Field trip options include activities such as flying in an F-15 simulator, learning about stars in a planetarium, experimenting with states of matter, and touring the museum’s premiere exhibits and aircraft. STEM activities challenge participants to solve relatable problems and learn about different careers.
Adventure Field Trips in Metro Atlanta
Atlanta Motor Speedway. Hampton.
College Football Hall of Fame. Atlanta.
Malibu Grand Prix. Norcross.
Monster Mini Golf. Marietta.
Mountasia Family Fun Center. Marietta.
Six Flags Theme Park. Austell.
Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain.
Treetop Quest. Buford and Dunwoody.
Animals and Farm Field Trips in Metro Atlanta
The Art Barn At Morning Glory Farm. Canton.
Georgia Aquarium. Atlanta.
Pettit Creek Farms. Cartersville.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Dawsonville.
Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary. Lilburn.
Zoo Atlanta. Atlanta.
Historic Sites and House Field Trips in Metro Atlanta
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.
Museum Field Trips in Metro Atlanta
Atlanta History Center. Atlanta.
Atlanta Preservation Center. Atlanta.
APEX Museum. Atlanta.
Bartow History Museum. Cartersville.
Booth Western Art Museum. Cartersville.
Braves Truist Park Tours. Smyrna.
The Carlos Museum. Atlanta.
Computer Museum of America. Roswell.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 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.
Margaret Mitchell House. Atlanta. Currently closed.
Michael C. Carlos Museum. Atlanta.
Museum of Design Atlanta. 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.
Tellus Science Museum. Cartersville.
William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. Atlanta.
World of Coca-Cola. Atlanta.
Nature and Science Field Trips in Metro Atlanta
Atlanta Botanical Garden. Atlanta. Field trips resume Sept. ’22.
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.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Kennesaw.
McDaniel Farm Park. Duluth.
Panola Mountain State Park. Stockbridge.
Piedmont Park Conservancy Atlanta.
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture. Atlanta.
Performing Arts Field Trips in Metro Atlanta
Beyond Atlanta Field Trips
Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center. Mountain City.
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Bryson City, N.C.
Museum of Aviation. Warner Robins.
North Georgia Zoo.Cleveland.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Chattanooga.
UGA Marine Center and Aquarium. Savannah.