Top Field Trips for Schools and Families in Atlanta and Beyond
A learning trip reinforces what your kids are studying in school. Here’s a list of Atlanta Parent advertisers to help you plan your outing. Book your virtual and in-person field trips now.
All screen time is not created equal and neither are virtual field trips. A virtual field trip to the Center for Puppetry Arts gives participants a LIVE, interactive and uniquely engaging experience. Using puppets and puppetry, the Center’s award-winning Digital Learning team has decades of experience in creating curriculum-based programming for digital learning. Our programming increases subject matter retention through live interactions and hands-on activities. The Center’s workshops and interactive puppet shows support national curriculum standards in language arts, social studies, science, math and other areas. The Center also provides comprehensive study guides and provides programming for all ages.
The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History in downtown Kennesaw offers dynamic field trip options with highly interactive exhibits and lesson plans for teachers and students that meet Georgia state curriculum standards. All options are
tailored for age appropriateness and can be customized to meet specific requirements. We can also bring the museum directly to you with our in-classroom outreach presentation and/or a week-long traveling trunk rental. Our traveling trunk includes primary and secondary sources, photographs, reproduction artifacts, and more to help bring stories to life.
Explore your world through the wonders of history and nature with a field trip to Anniston Museums and Gardens. We offer several tour options to fit the need of your school or grade! Anniston Museum of Natural History offers guests the chance to experience nature up close via open-air dioramas, placing guests face-to-face with animals in lifelike natural settings. At Berman Museum guests learn about the settlement of the American West, experience the solemn drama of the two World Wars, and view beautiful pieces of art from all around the world.
Virtual Field Trips
Take a virtual tour of The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, where you’ll start in the Oval Office. On Facebook, they’ve posted an accompanying scavenger hunt idea to go with the virtual tour.
View Atlanta History Center’s online exhibitions: “Atlanta in 50 Objects” and “More than Self: Living the Vietnam War.”
Take a virtual tour of the High Museum of Art with Google to see online exhibitions.
Atlanta Contemporary has a virtual tour of the exhibition “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” and the current Project Spaces.
Use our guide to plan your 2021 field trips.
The Alliance Theatre offers field trip opportunities for students of all ages for almost every production in its season, including three productions produced each year for youth audiences. This year’s youth productions include “Ghost,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed.”
Experience nature up close via open-air dioramas, placing guests face-to-face with animals in lifelike natural settings, and learn about the settlement of the American West, experience the solemn drama of the two World Wars, and view beautiful pieces of art from all around the world.
Programming supports education standards across the curriculum. Performances bring stories to life, Create-A-Puppet Workshops™ ignite the imagination with a hands-on building activity, and vibrant museum exhibits broaden cultural understanding.
Turn textbooks into playbooks with a field trip to the Chick-fil-A Fan College Football Hall of Fame. Students will discover the traditions, passion and pageantry of the sport, and walk away with valuable lessons about leadership, perseverance and hard work.
Immerse your students in a learning experience they’ll never forget! Students connect with nature, and check out the incredible 10-million gallon playground featuring sea lions, dolphins, beluga whales, manta rays, penguins, sea otters, whale sharks and thousands more.
High Touch High Tech degreed professionals present fully hands-on and participatory science programs that meet current Georgia Standards of Excellence. For 25 years HTHT has presented its unique methodology and turned over 2 million students onto science across metro Atlanta.
From the field to the locker room, students and groups will have behind-the-scenes access to the world’s most spectacular venue. Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Big Thought have partnered to provide a STEAM-based curriculum for students in grades 3-12.
The Rock Ranch offers a new “Georgia Gems and Geology” field trip that covers curriculum for different grade levels where kids can enjoy the new Rock Museum and fossil dig, learn about one of only 18 tectonic plate monitoring stations east of the Mississippi, and enjoy gem mining.
Serenbe Playhouse is an outdoor site-specific professional theatre company with a vibrant education department, and all schools are welcome to book one of our highly entertaining and extremely educational field trip performances.
Our outdoor classroom features GSE-aligned programs and special events that are interactive, hands-on and fun for classes from kindergarten through high school.
See the human anatomy in a new way in this exhibit of more than 200 dissected and preserved bodies.
Ideal for crawling babies and children up to eight years old, Children’s Museum of Atlanta is the city’s only children’s museum for fun, hands-on learning through play. Five permanent learning zones, feature exhibits and the Museum’s dedicated troupe of actors and educators bring learning to life for young children.
Fernbank Science Center provides extraordinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) instruction, exhibits, opportunities and experiences to the DeKalb County School District, the local community and beyond.
The High Museum of Art is the leading art museum in the Southeastern U.S. with more than 15,000 works of art in its permanent collection. The High has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art, European paintings, African American art and more.
LEGOLAND Discovery Centers have collaborated with LEGO® Education to provide unique, high quality learning experiences for pre-school and elementary school children.
The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) offers exhibits tours and hands-on workshops year round for K-12 school groups, summer camps and community youth organizations.
Educational programs reinforce classroom learning by connecting historical information with actual artifacts, and experiences embrace thoughtful discussions, hands-on investigations and playful explorations.
Programs for students grades Pre-K through 12 can enhance your field trip through inquiry-based explorations that focus on creating a connection for your students to wildlife and wild places while supporting the curriculum of your classroom and the Georgia Standards of Excellence in Science.
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.
Cagle’s Dairy Farm. Canton.
Georgia Aquarium. Atlanta.
Pettit Creek Farms. Cartersville.
The Pumpkin Patch at Yule Forest. Stockbridge.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. Dawsonville.
Zoo Atlanta. Atlanta.
Historic Sites and House Field Trips in Metro Atlanta
Bulloch Hall. Roswell.
Funk Heritage Center. Waleska.
Governor’s Mansion. Atlanta.
The Herndon Home. 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.
Bodies The Exhibition. Atlanta.
Booth Western Art Museum. Cartersville.
Braves Suntrust Park Tours. Smyrna.
The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Atlanta.
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.
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. Atlanta.
Margaret Mitchell House. Atlanta.
Michael C. Carlos Museum. Atlanta.
Museum of Design. 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.
Telephone Museum. Atlanta.
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.
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Johns Creek.
Big Trees Forest Preserve. Sandy Springs.
Chattahoochee Nature Center. Roswell.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Atlanta.
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.
Reynolds Nature Preserve. Morrow.
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.
North Georgia Zoo. Cleveland.
The Rock Ranch. The Rock.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. Chattanooga.