Field Trip Ideas
Linked list of fun places to visit. List provided by The North Suburban Homelearners.
Massachusetts Bureau of Travel and Tourism
Field trip ideas and events to consider.
Massachusetts Online Travel Journal
Discover Boston, Cape Cod, Cambridge, The Berkshires, and more.
The Botanic Garden of Smith College
Free, but donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated. Lyman Conservatory Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. Northampton, MA 01063, (413) 585-2740
Igor Foygel Chess Lessons in Greater Boston
Through personal experience, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t when it comes to advancing your game. Not only am I an accomplished player, I’m a professional chess coach.
The Children’s Museum
Hands-on learning center for kids, parents and teachers. Information on exhibits, events, membership. 300 Congress St., Boston, (617) 426-8855
Offers a free docent-lead tour of the John Adams Courthouse in downtown Boston, MA. During the 45 minute tour students learn about the court system, the history of the 1894 building and the important role John Adams played in the drafting of the Massachusetts constitution. Contact Vicky L. Kruckeberg, 617-557-1031 for reservations.
Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
Recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods between emerging industrial centers. 287 Oak St., Uxbridge. 508-278-7604
Boston Walking Tours – PhotoWalks
Tours are presented with historic commentary and photography tips that enhance your picture-taking skills. 617-851-2273.
The Mary Baker Eddy Library
Explore the power of ideas to inspire individuals and change the world, with two floors of Library Exhibits, including the Mapparium, Hall of Ideas, Monitor Gallery, and Quest Gallery. 200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, 1-617-450-7000 or 1-888-222-3711
Old Sturbridge Village
In the years 1790 to 1840 a new nation took shape. In rural towns across New England, ordinary people worked to better their lives, build strong communities, apply new technologies, and define the meaning of democracy. Learn their story at Old Sturbridge Village as you journey into the past. Sturbridge, MA 01566, (800) SEE-1830
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Serves a broad public audience through K-12 educational programs, exhibits, lectures, and family programs. 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138. 617-495-3397.
Genealogical and historical links galore for your state history projects.
Saugus Iron Works
Explore this place where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony. Three hundred year old artifacts, working waterwheels, and mill machinery help to tell the story of a business failure destined to be a National Park. 244 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906. (781) 233-0050
Provides education programs about Massachusetts history, US and world geography as well as other social studies related topics. Special programs can be arranged. For a brochure and to arrange for a visit, contact Henry Lukas, Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. 235 Wellesley Street at Regis College, Weston MA. 781-768-8367.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum
The interpretive center for the state’s 7,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation and is managed by Mass Audubon. Indoor exhibits feature wildlife you may see while exploring the reservation’s 150 miles of trails. 1904 Canton Ave., Milton, MA 02186. 617-333-0690
The Butterfly Place
An indoor living environment which has been carefully designed for the propagation and development of some of nature’s most colorful living creations. 120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01886. (978) 392-0955
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon’s largest sanctuary, offers more than 10 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore the forests, meadows, and wetlands. 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield, MA 01983. 978-887-9264
Mass Audubon offers a broad array of programs, classes, camps, and special events throughout the year. Our online catalog has a complete listing of upcoming programs, as well as our international travel offerings. Mass Audubon members enjoy discounts on programs, classes, and most special events, and many other terrific benefits. 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773. 781-259-9500
South Shore Natural Science Cente
Provides hands-on, interactive learning experiences that encourage investigation of the natural world. Our programs explore timely natural science themes and enrich understanding of human interrelationships with the environment. Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA. (781) 659-2559
Maple Sugarin’ at Breakheart in March
Each year, one of the first signs of spring is the smoke rising from Breakheart’s maple sugaring evaporators. Join us in March to learn how to identify maple trees in the winter, how to tap a tree, sap boiling techniques and a reward of some pancakes and syrup around a campfire when your work is done. 177 Forest Street, Saugus, MA 01906. 781-233-0834.
Natick Community Organic Farm
Locally produced organic foods from a working farm. Visit our farmstand, solar greenhouses, new education center, community gardens, barns, and livestock. Programs for youth and students. We are located on Eliot (Route 16) in South Natick.
The Tree of Life School
Fosters earth awareness, social skills, language arts and creativity. Learners will develop their sense of place and their sense of wonder. Red Gate Farm is a non-profit, educational farm located at 4 Norman Road, Buckland. (413) 625-9503.
Science & Technology
EcoTarium (formerly New England Science Center)
A vital aspect of the EcoTarium’s mission is to foster appreciation of and learning about the New England environment. 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, (508) 929-2704
Museum of Science Boston
Visit the many ever-changing exhibits or take a course. Science Park, Boston, (617) 723-2500.
Boston Duck Tour
80-minute waterfront tour on historic WWII DUKW boats.