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TheHomeSchoolMom's virtual field trip listings are sponsored by Time4Learning, where you can find resources, support groups, test prep info, and more.

Virtual field trips are a great way to learn about a place you may not be able to visit. Field trips are ordered by state. Not all states have virtual field trips (clicking a state won't have any effect if that state has no listings).

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ALABAMA

Mobile Bay, al
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USS Alabama

Courage comes alive at Battleship Memorial Park, one of America's finest military parks. Here, along the shores of Mobile Bay, you'll experience heroism spanning more than seven decades from World War II to Desert Storm. View the battleship USS Alabama along with a submarine and many aircraft.

Montgomery, al
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Alabama Department of Archives & History Museum

"To tell the story of the people of Alabama by preserving records and artifacts of historical value and promoting a better understanding of Alabama history."

ARIZONA

Benson, AZ
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Kartchner Caverns State Park

Guided cave tours, Discovery Center, interactive displays, theater with video program, gifts shop, restrooms, telephones, food vending machines, lockers, amphitheater

Phoenix, AZ
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Pioneer Living History Village

See the Opera House where Lilly Langtry sang; look through a rifle port in the actual cabin that survived Arizona's bloodiest range war; laugh your way through a "melodrama"; or browse through an 1890's dress shop and much more! All of this, plus a blacksmith shop, sheriff's office and jail, complete ranch complex, and costumed interpreters including cowboys, lawmen, and lovely Victorian ladies - await you at Pioneer Living History Village, Arizona's most authentic Old West town.

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco, CA
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California Academy of Science Center

The new Academy's building will feature many exciting exhibits including the Rainforest, Pendulum, Planetarium, California Coast, Swamp, and more.

Buena Park, ca
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Whitaker-Jaynes Estate and the Bacon House Museums

Come see new museum displays including the Lynx Women's Softball Team from the 1940s, a pictorial history of Buena Park's entertainment venues and photos of the Dreger Clock in various stages of its "life".

Los Angeles, ca
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Petersen Automotive Museum

Explore the evolution of the Automobile and its impact on our culture. Experience the last 100 years of automotive history at our museum and here on our web site. There is always something new to discover for the whole family.

Los Angeles, ca
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USC Fisher Museum of Art

Discover art spanning five centuries at USC Fisher Museum of Art, the museum of the University of Southern California and the first museum established in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to the exhibition and collection of fine art.

Martinez, ca
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Martinez Museum

Our present displays are part of the on-going effort to keep interest alive in our community's history and encourage repeat visitors. All displays, cataloguing, housekeeping, gardening, and other duties are performed by volunteers.

Paso Robles, ca
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Paso Robles Pioneer Museum

A walk on the grounds of the Pioneer Museum takes one back in time. An El Camino Real bell marks a walkway past a jail and farm equipment to a one-room schoolhouse.

San Diego, ca
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MCRD Command Museum

The MCRD Command Museum boasts one of the most extensive and comprehensive displays of Marine Corps historical items in the Nation.The Museum has over 150,000 annual visitors and occupies 22,233 square feet of indoor space.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

dc
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The Virtual Tour of Washington, D.C.

An interactive fieldtrip to our nation's Capital

dc
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Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources

From the Smithsonian - includes both online teaching resources and information for visitors to the museums.

Northwest, DC
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National Museum of Natural History

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, admission is free. Open every day except Dec. 25 The museum boasts the 45.5-carat Hope Diamond, dinosaurs, Insect Zoo, the Mammals Hall, and the world's largest African bush elephant. The Museum website provides both field trip related and non field trip related lesson plans, web-based activities for students, and other resources that help teach a range of science and natural history topics.

Northeast, DC
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National Postal Museum

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum features the history of the nation's mail service and showcases the largest and most comprehensive collection of stamps and philatelic material in the world. Open daily 10 am to 5:30 pm except Dec. 25. Free admission. In addition to student tour programs, the website offers curriculum guides and classroom resources to supplement student learning.

Northwest, DC
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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The Nation's performing arts center, presenting the best music, dance, theatre, international, and children's programs in nine theaters and stages. Free performances at 6pm daily. Free tours, and free shuttle from Foggy Bottom Metro. The WNO Washington National Opera has a program which allows younger students to do an opera look-in for $6, and a older students are offered tickets to dress rehearsals for $15.

Northwest, DC
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International Spy Museum

Enter the shadow-world of spying where all is not what it seems and your students will discover a new way of thinking about the world in which they live. The International Spy Museum is committed to educating students and educators about espionage in an engaging way and to providing a context that fosters understanding of its important role in and impact on current and historic events. The Museum provides FREE classroom lessons, resources, and activities that support traditional curriculum.

FLORIDA

Polk City, fl
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Fantasy of Flight

Visitors experience the fun and adventures of flying. Houses over 40 rare and vintage aircraft for flight enthusiasts to see.

Palm Beach, fl
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Flagler Museum

Henry Flagler brought railroads and luxury hotels to Florida. Today, tourism and agriculture are the cornerstone of Florida's economy. The museum shows visitors the beginning of the Gilded Age.

Boca Raton, fl
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Sports Immortals

Memorabilia and acheivements of famous sports legends.

GEORGIA

Madison, ga
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Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum

Dedicated to the Preservation, Interpretation, Exhibition and History of Microcars

Macon, ga
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Hay House

Hay House (Johnston-Felton-Hay) is designed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style, unusual for residential architecture, most particularly in the South in the 1850s. It is chiefly characterized by arches and curves, as opposed to the Greek Revival style which is composed mainly with straight lines. Notice that all the windows are round arches. Symmetry is also fundamental to this style. The central block of the house is flanked by two wings which are identical, at least from the exterior. The two-story octagonal cupola crowns the house and gives it a sense of vertical lift. The cupola serves as part of the ventilation system, acting as a chimney which helps to draw the hot air up and out of the house. Hay House offers a range of curriculum- based education programs designed to cater to different age groups and learning styles.

HAWAII

Honaunau, Hawaii, hi
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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

A Place of Refuge - Step back in time to a sanctuary of Hawaii's past where traditional Hawaiian lifestyle is preserved. Ancient temples and ki'i (wooden images) whisper stories from the past. This place provided refuge to Hawaiians who came here. Today, the park continues as a sanctuary for visitors seeking a peaceful place and as a safe haven for all of the native wildlife living here.

IDAHO

Boise , id
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The Peregrine Fund

The Peregrine Fund sponsors the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center at the World Center for Birds of Prey. The center's goal is to enhance the health, reproduction, and reintroduction efforts of endangered species and to collect information about raptors.

ILLINOIS

Roscoe, il
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Historic Auto Attractions

Take a journey through time where history and entertainment meet. Enjoy more than 70 historic vehicles and hundreds of pieces of history that take you beyond the concept of most auto museums. Travel from the old west days to the days of Al Capone and Bonnie & Clyde to TV land, legends of racing, famous cars & famous stars, and more. You will be amazed at this collection of historical facts and memorabilia. You will be transported to the day President Kennedy was assassinated. See the chair that President Lincoln sat in his famous portrait, the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe, the 1976 Bicentennial money car & Johnny Cash?s 'One Piece At A Time Car', Batmobiles, Charlie?s Angles, Sanford & Son, Flintstone?s and more

Springfield, il
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site

There are a variety of visitor activities available at Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Free Ranger led tours of the Lincoln Home are the central feature of the site. The Visitor Center offers orientation and interpretive films. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

Chicago, il
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Art Institute of Chicago

The purposes for which the Art Institute of Chicago is formed are: to found, build, maintain, and operate museums, schools, libraries of art, and theaters; to provide support facilities in connection therewith; to conduct appropriate activities conducive to the artistic development of the region; and to conduct and participate in appropriate activities of national and international significance;

Roscoe, il
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Historic Auto Attractions

Take a journey through time where history and entertainment meet. Enjoy more than 70 historic vehicles and hundreds of pieces of history that take you beyond the concept of most auto museums. Travel from the old west days to the days of Al Capone and Bonnie & Clyde to TV land, legends of racing, famous cars & famous stars, and more. You will be amazed at this collection of historical facts and memorabilia. You will be transported to the day President Kennedy was assassinated. See the chair that President Lincoln sat in his famous portrait, the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe, the 1976 Bicentennial money car & Johnny Cash?s 'One Piece At A Time Car', Batmobiles, Charlie?s Angles, Sanford & Son, Flintstone?s and more

Petersburg, il
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Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site

Step back in time 150 years and see Lincoln's New Salem the way it looked when Abraham Lincoln was a young adult. Whether you are coming for the day or to stay an entire week, get to to know Lincoln's New Salem before you actually arrive. See authentic blacksmiths and railsplitter. Stop by our country store and browse the handmade items. If you get a craving for something to eat, visit our full service restaurant. Join us for a walk in the woods or for a performance at the Theatre in the Park

KENTUCKY

Burlington, ky
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Dinsmore Homestead

he Dinsmore Homestead is a unique historic site where visitors can learn what rural life was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Nature enthusiasts enjoy the hiking trails developed in cooperation with the Kentucky Nature Conservancy and the Boone County Parks Department. It is a resource for students and scholars and an area where artists can sketch and paint. Those who enjoy antiques and historic interiors delight in touring the house that contains the original accumulated belongings of five generations of the Dinsmore family.

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MA
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The Paul Revere House

The Real Story of Revere's Ride, Virtual Midnight Ride, Revere's Own Words, Longfellow's Poem, Images of Revere's Ride, Paul Revere's Ride - MP3 Audio

MARYLAND

Sharpsburg, MD
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Antietam National Battlefield

Considered the bloodiest one day battle in American history occurred on September 17, 1862. Includes a number of multimedia presentations available for download. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.

MICHIGAN

Portage, MI
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Air Zoo

Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners", the Air Zoo features amusement park-style rides, full-motion flight simulators, 4-D Missions Theater, Magic Planet, Space Ball and Zero Gravity Experience, as well as more than 50 rare aircraft, plus exhibits and educational activities. The Air Zoo provides kids with great adventures that include spring break camps, summer camps, overnight camps, scouting events, Homeschool Discovery Days and even birthday parties. No matter what you are looking for, the Air Zoo has something to make the kids beg for more.

MISSOURI

St. Louis, MO
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Miniature Museum

The museum opened June 27, 2001 and features dollhouse miniatures in all scales. The museum has a gift shop and a library devoted to miniatures.

MONTANA

West Glacier, mt
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Glacier National Park

Come and experience Glacier's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains, and spectacular lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude. Relive the days of old through historic chalets, lodges, transportation, and stories of Native Americans. Explore Glacier National Park and discover what awaits you.

NEBRASKA

Valentine, ne
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Niobrara National Scenic River

The Niobrara River drains over 12,000 square miles of the Sandhills, one of the largest stabilized dunefields in the world. Float on this river and be surprised at the pine-clad hills and prairie, numerous waterfalls, tall sandstone cliffs and wildlife.

NEW YORK

New York, NY
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The Morgan Library & Museum

The Morgan's arts in education programs are available for virtual field trips to School, Camp, and Community groups for grades K-12. Programs take place live online and use the digital platforms Zoom. A Morgan staff member will lead a guided discussion with your students; tours last approximately forty-five minutes. Larger groups may be split into multiple sessions. A teacher, camp counselor, or chaperone must be present online during the program. Programs are available Monday-Friday, between 10:00am-4:00pm EST.

Lake George, NY
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Things for kids to do in the Lake George area of the Adirondacks

"Greatness Starts Here" quiz is about all our wonders that you can see and do-- from ancient glacier effects to sunken war ships, the Lake George Area has plenty to get curious about.

OHIO

Akron, OH
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Akron Art Museum

The museum exhibits art produced since 1850. There is a virtual component on the website.

PENNSYLVANIA

Gettysburg, PA
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Gettysburg National Military Park Virtual Tour of the battlefield

This Virtual Tour is led by Christopher Gwinn, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Gettysburg National Military Park. The Virtual Tour is built around each of the sixteen Auto Tour stops and provides a comprehensive and immersive experience of the Battle of Gettysburg. Best of all, you can visit the battlefield anytime and from anywhere! Experience the battlefield from home or take us along when your visit brings you to the hallowed ground of Gettysburg itself.

VIRGINIA

Luray, VA
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Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns is the largest caverns in the eastern United States. Enormous chambers are filled with towering stone columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools. The National Park Service and the Department of Interior designated it a Registered Natural Landmark.

Charlottesville, VA
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Monticello

Tour the house that Jefferson designed and built for himself and his family and enjoy the grounds of the Monticello Plantation.

Mount Vernon, va
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Mount Vernon Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Mount Vernon, Virginia, George Washington's home

WASHINGTON

Ashford, WA
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Mount Rainier National Park

A Source of Inspiration - Learn about glaciers. Discover life in a rainforest. Hike the Wonderland Trail. Explore subalpine ecology. Watch clouds shroud the mountain and disappear. Visit a rustic historic building. Dream about climbing to the summit. Study geology. Experience a mountain meadow. Listen to a glacier crack.

WISCONSIN

Jefferson, wi
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Aztalan State Park

This park contains one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village and ceremonial complex that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300. Archaeologists think the occupants have cultural traditions in common with Cahokia, a large Middle-Mississippian settlement near East St. Louis, Illinois. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. They hunted, fished, and farmed on the floodplain of the Crawfish River. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park.

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