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Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips (Part VI)

Fantastic Philadelphia Field Trip Ideas Here’s a list of some more fabulous places to take your homeschool group, class, or family for a field trip!

1.  Johnson House:  Make a visit to a stop from the Underground Railroad.  This is a great history field trip for students of all ages.  It is located in historic Germantown, Philadelphia.   Approx. $5 per student.  For more information, see their website: http://www.johnsonhouse.org/

2.  Phillies Baseball Stadium Tour:  This field trip at Citizen’s Bank Park is a great one for the history of Phillies baseball.  Tourists get to see many parts of the stadium that are normally off limits to the general public. $5 per student; $8 per adult.  For more information, see their website:   http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/phi/ballpark/tours/index.jsp   

3.  LaSalle University Art Museum Class & Tour:  Students who attend this class get a great lesson on art history.  Best of all, it’s free!  Recommended for students of all ages.  For more information, see their website:  http://www.lasalle.edu/museum/index.php?section=lesson_descrips

4.  Next Fab Tour (Digital 3 – D Printing): This field trip is an excellent one for students interested in the latest forms of computer art technology.  It’s free to attend but small groups are necessary and the information is best understood by junior high and high school students.  For more information, see their website:  Philadelphia’s Gym for Innovators | NextFab http://www.nextfab.com/

5.  NASTAR Aerospace Education Classes: This was my favorite field trip this year.  Students learn how pilots and astronauts train to fly in high altitudes and zero gravity.  It’s free and it’s recommended for kids in junior high and high school.  The facility is located just outside of Philly in Southampton, PA.  For more information, see their website:  Field Trips and Scout Programs | NASTAR Center  www.nastarcenter.com

6.  Wild Life Refuge Tour:   Yes, believe it or not, there is a wild life refuge here in Philly.  The classes are free and recommended for kids in grades K – 8.  For more information, see their website:  Field Trips – John Heinz at Tinicum – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  www.fws.gov

7.  Italian Market History & Tastings Tour:  Kids learn about the Italian immigrants to Philly and how they’ve impacted our city.  This is a wonderful history lesson!  Kids also get to sample great foods.  Recommended for kids in grades K – 8.  For more information, see their website:  South 9th Street Italian Market – Philadelphia, PA  italianmarketphilly.org

8.  Eastern State Penitentiary:  Students learn about this historic prison located here in Philly which was once the most famous and expensive in the world.  They also learn how prisons have changed over the past century and the escape attempts by past inmates.  I highly recommend this trip for students in junior high and above.  For more information, see their website: http://www.easternstate.org/

This post is the sixth in my “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trip Ideas” series.

  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part I, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part II, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part III, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part IV, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part V, click HERE.
  • To see “Phantastic Philadelphia Field Trips” Part VII, click HERE.

Posted by Gwen Fredette on May 7th, 2015

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