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Kentucky Field Trips with Kids

By: Andrea Dillon 

One of the benefits of homeschooling is the freedom and ability to take many field trips and provide real-world experiences for your homeschoolers. Whether it is a visit to a museum, science center, or even a trip to a local post office or fire department, there is something out there to help make learning fun. Every state has its unique locations that would be fun to visit. We have gathered a list of great places to visit in Kentucky with kids. Find your next homeschool field trip below!  


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Educational Homeschool Field Trips Ideas In Kentucky 

Kentucky homeschoolers can get out of the house and into the local communities with a fun day trip in Kentucky.  Out-of-state homeschoolers can take a vacation and pick a few of these educational, fun locations for things to do in Kentucky with kids while you are visiting. 


Music / Art Museum Field Trip Ideas  State/ National Park Field Trip Ideas  Science/ Discovery/ Natural History Field Trip Ideas 
Historical Site / History Center Field Trip Ideas Aquariums / Nature/ Farm/ Zoo Field Trips Other Field Trip Ideas 


Music / Art Museum Field Trip Ideas 

The University of Kentucky Art Museum

“The University of Kentucky Art Museum, part of the UK College of Fine Arts, promotes the understanding and appreciation of art from diverse cultures and historical periods, providing meaningful encounters for audiences of all ages. Through our temporary exhibitions, educational programs, and permanent collection of approximately 5000 objects, we are a resource for the campus community and a cultural destination for citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond. Our Free Admission policy removes any financial obstacle that might stand in the way of opportunities for contemplation and connection.”


State/National Park Field Trip Ideas 

Get into the world with state and national park field trip ideas. Many of these locations hold a variety of history, science, and nature for your homeschoolers to enjoy.  


  • “There’s no way to pick the best  Kentucky  State Park because each park has its own unique attributes! Play nationally recognized golf courses, stay in a state park lodge or cabin, pitch a tent or bring the RV to a campground, hike a trail or visit a state historic site.

    • Get connected with Kentucky  National Parks! “Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year.” 




Science / Discovery/ Natural History Field Trip Ideas 

Explorium of Lexington

“The Explorium of Lexington provides an immersive, learning experience where children learn through play. Where children play with other children. Where children interact and learn from each other. It’s where children develop foundations for academic and personal success. It’s where children play in an environment that is all about them. It’s where families learn and engage with each other, and where adults learn to play again.”

Highlands Museum & Discovery

“History and heritage along with energy and excitement come together on the Country Music Highway at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. From 6 months to 96 years old, visitors find activity and information that puts the past in perspective and moves the present into the future.”

Kentucky Science Center

“Already recognized as a leader in inquiry-based learning, Kentucky Science Center is advancing a statewide science literacy campaign to encourage people of all ages to explore science in everyday life. Its flagship location on Louisville, KY’s historic Museum Row, welcomes visitors from across the globe with 3-floors of interactive exhibits and films on a 4-story screen. With daily programming for children, families, and adults, the Science Center plays an ongoing role in the region as a resource for caregivers and teachers, a gathering place for the science community, and a chosen source of entertainment for all.”


Historical Site / History Center Field Trip Ideas 

The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

“The Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame recognizes the Commonwealths, aviation achievers. Over one hundred Kentuckians have been honored, with more nominees introduced yearly. The Hall of Fame has honored WASPs, warriors, executives and designers, instructors and astronauts, statesmen, and spies. Some enshrinees have changed aviation. Matthew Sellers of Carter County gave us retractable landing gear. Solomon Van Meter of Lexington gave us the life-saving pack parachute. Others have changed the world: Noel Parrish of Versailles led the legendary Tuskegee Airmen out of segregation and into history. Historic Aviation events have become an AMK tradition. Restored barnstormers, vintage airliners, and historic Warbirds attract visitors to the Museum each year. Some visitors are seniors showing their grandchildren the planes they flew (or maintained or built). Some are aviation buffs who love these grand old aircraft. Others are young parents who want their children to understand Americans’ sacrifices for freedom.”

Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

“Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory is all about celebrating the extraordinary role of Louisville Slugger in baseball’s past, present and future. We’re here to delight our guests and create joyful, lifetime memories.” 


Aquariums / Nature Centers / Farm/ Zoo Field Trips

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
“Are you looking to connect with nature? Bernheim is the place to do it. With 16,140 acres of land in Bullitt and Nelson Counties in Kentucky, there is an adventure waiting for everyone. Purchased by German immigrant Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929, the land was dedicated as a gift to the people of his new homeland. Today, more than 500,000 visitors from the U.S. and abroad visit Bernheim each year.”


Other Field Trip Ideas 

The Lexington Ice Center

“We have two indoor skating rinks, three gymnasiums and 54 holes of outdoor Biblical Miniature Golf!”


Are you still looking for more ideas for field trips in Kentucky? Check out our event section for Kentucky day trips and more! If you have an event that you want to share, please add it as well.



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