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Day Trip Ideas for Students of Every Age

Equal parts fun and educational, field trips are a key to a successful learning experience. While every school and curriculum may differ in terms of where they would like students to go, there are a handful of great places to take a field trip. Chartering a bus is the perfect mode of transportation to get them there.

Visit the Bronx Zoo

In addition to the 19 exciting animal exhibits that the Bronx Zoo offers, there also is a long list of experiences to be explored throughout the largest urban zoo in the country. These include, but are not limited to, a 4-D theater, penguin feedings, sea lion feedings, the Wild Asia monorail, a zoo shuttle ride, the bug carousel and the Bronx Zoo quests. When you take a field trip to the Bronx Zoo, highly knowledgeable and trained tour guides provide you and your students with in-depth information on each animal species and exhibit. Classes are also available for students who take a school trip to the zoo, ranging from Pre-K to 12th grade. Urban ecology, wildlife career informational sessions, zoo exhibit design and scavenger hunts are among the most popular courses.

Travel to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

With a collection that is world-renowned, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a truly unique place to learn, discover and appreciate all things creative. The museum staff inspire and educate students who visit through outstanding, captivating and interactive programs. From preschool programs such as “Museum Looks and Picture Books,” to museum staff-led tours for college students, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has got it all. Planning a day trip to the art museum can be done in a few easy steps – just pick the lesson topic and make your reservation.

Explore the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space

Nestled within the Rose Center for Earth and Space at American Museum of Natural History, the Hayden Planetarium opens students’ minds to important lessons about space. Realistic renderings will make planets, nebulas and the rest of our galaxy feel as though they are within arm’s reach. A 3-D map leaves both children and adults in awe of our giant universe, and a “Field Trip to the Moon” program lets students embark on a virtual journey into space. Visitors of all grade levels are welcome to enjoy both guided and self-guided tours, as well as any performances that the Hayden Planetarium has to offer.

Go to the Kings Gap Environmental Education Center

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is proud to extend the Kings Gap Environmental Education Center to any public, private or homeschooled students that are seeking an eco-friendly field trip. Kings Gap is one of Pennsylvania’s only state parks that is solely dedicated to environmental education and interpretive programming. Those that visit the environmental center will learn all there is to know about natural resources, thanks to its recreational activities, special programs and amazing scenic views of the Cumberland Valley. Taking a bus trip to Kings Gap will allow you and your students to become immersed in 2,532 acres that boast more than 18 hiking trails, an orienteering course and beautiful picnic area.

Request a Bus Charter

Chartering a bus is made simple when you use Martz Group. We travel to and from a number of amazing locations, including New York City, Philadelphia, Scranton and more to get you where you want to go. If you’re seeking a reliable, safe bus charter experience for your next school field trip, contact us today!