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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beyond the Museum- 110 Exciting Field Trips for Homeschoolers

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond
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Homeschoolers can turn anything into a field trip.  Trips to the dentist- learning opportunity.  Vacation- what's around there that we can count for school?  Simple grocery store run- not anymore.

I belong to several homeschool groups on FB.   Over and over, the question of field trip ideas comes up.  This post was inspired by those questions and many of those ideas (as well as many from my head and some from Pinterest).  We all know that we could find another museum, but if you need some fresh destinations, check out this list of one-hundred-and-ten ideas.

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond


                    [1] behind the scenes at the Grocery Store

                    [2] Park/Playground

                    [3] identify the Rhopalocera at the Butterfly Garden

                    [4] behind the scenes at the Library

                    [5] Flower Garden/Greenhouse

                    [6] Pet Store

                    [7] identify habitats, classifications of animals, and more at the Zoo

                    [8] behind the scenes at the Newspaper Office

                    [9] Battlefield

                    [10] see what you can find at the Lake/River/Creek/Pond


Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond




                    [11] behind the scenes at the Radio Station

                    [12] Veterans Club/Event

                    [13] check out a Historical Reenactment

                    [14] behind the scenes at a Factory

                    [15] County Fair

                    [16] Fish Hatchery

                    [17] behind the scenes at a Restaurant

                    [18] Waste to Energy Plant

                    [19] ask questions at the Farm Equipment Store

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [20] go to a Historical Site

                    [21] get perspective at the Town Dump

                    [22] behind the scenes at the Bank

                    [23] Farm/Orchard

                    [24} count the fish at the Aquarium

                    [25] behind the scenes at the Waste Water Treatment Plant

                    [26] Famous/Historical Landmark

                    [27] Fire Station

                    [28] behind the scenes at the Vet/Animal Hospital

                    [29] see what you can find at the Farmers' Market

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [30] learn about types of fibers at the Yarn Store

                    [31] Nursing Home

                    [32] check out an Art Studio

                    [33] visit the Hospital

                    [34] get perspective at a Homeless Shelter

                    [35] learn about government at the Courthouse

                    [36] behind the scenes at the Big Box Store

                    [37] Dentist/Doctor Office

                    [38] Police Station

                    [39] learn about cars at the Repair Shop

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [40] Community College Class/Event

                    [41] Planetarium

                    [42] get cultured at a Concert/Play/Musical/Opera/Ballet

                    [43] Cultural Festival

                    [44] behind the scenes at the Jail/Juvenal Detention

                    [45] Pottery Painting

                    [46] Bird/Animal Rehab Facility

                    [47] University/College tour

                    [48] volunteer at an Animal Shelter

                    [49] behind the scenes at the Theater/Performance

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [50] Geocaching

                    [51] Sporting Event

                    [52] visit Amish Country

                    [53] Shopping Trip with a math/economics focus

                    [54] Archaeological/Paleontology Dig Site

                    [55] behind the scenes at the Bakery

                    [56] visit Dad/Mom's Work

                    [57] Ethnic Grocery Stores/Communities

                    [58] Archaeology Dig in your backyard

                    [59] behind the scenes at the Hardware Store

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [60] Neighbor/Friend with knowledge/history to share

                    [61] Forestry Office

                    [62] see what you can find at a Bookstore

                    [63] behind the scenes at the Post Office

                    [64] Sleepover at the Museum

                    [64] go retro with some Ice Skating/Roller Skating

                    [65] virtual tour of Mount Vernon

                    [66] tour a Public/Private School

                    [67] Fishing/Camping/Hiking

                    [68] Airport

                    [69] virtual tour of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [70] walk Downtown and look at architecture

                    [71] go Bowling

                    [72] tour a House of Worship

                    [73] virtual tour of the First Thanksgiving

                    [74] behind the scenes at City Hall

                    [75] Historical House

                    [76] tour a Airfield Hanger

                    [77] Beach

                    [78] visit a Military Base

                    [79] watch "How It's Made" on Youtube

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [80] virtual tour of Ellis Island

                    [81] watch a Harvest

                    [82] Swamp

                    [83] go on a Train Tour

                    [84] Cemetery

                    [85]watch a Crop Planting

                    [86] behind the scenes at a Movie Theater

                    [87] tour a Submarine

                    [88] Seasonal Event/Performance

                    [89] explore a Cave

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [90] Specialty Farm (dairy, fiber, poultry)

                    [91] meet your representatives and learn government at the State/Country Capitol

                    [92] Learn about Hot Springs

                    [93] Eye Doctor

                    [94] behind the scenes at Jewelry Repair Store

                    [95] visit a Ghost Town

                    [96] Car/Air Show

                    [97] Amusement/Water Park

                    [98] tour a Dam

                    [99] State/National Park

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond

                    [100] learn about instruments at the Music Store

                    [101] Michael's Craft Classes

                    [102] tour a Lumber Mill

                    [103] visit a Local Entrepreneur/Inventor

                    [104] TV/Movie Station

                    [105] visit the Federal Reserve

                    [106] Lowes/Home Depot Store Woodworking Classes

                    [107] learn Period Dances at a community hall or dance studio

                    [108] go on a Scavenger Hunt

                    [109] Butcher Shop

                    [110]  journey on a Historical Trail (Oregon, Underground Railroad, Louis and Clark, etc)

Beyond the Museum- 110 Field Trip Ideas from In Our Pond


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