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Field trip days were always our favorite when we were a kid and now it’s our job to plan the field trips for our kids! Whether you’re a teacher, PTA member or home-schooler here are some great places to take students on a field trip this school year!
Blake’s Orchard + Cider Mill and Blake’s Big Apple School Tours are offered in September and October and allow kids a chance to get fresh air and fresh food! Students see an operating farm, pick their own apples, interact with other and have fun in our Barnyard Funland. School tours include wagon or train ride, each cild to pick 5 apples, cider, donuts and unlimited access to our Barnyard Funland.
Learning Labs shift a trip to the Detroit Zoo into an educational experience, providing students an opportunity to explore topics such as conservation, career paths and life sciences.
The Detroit Institute of Arts offers field trips for PreK – 12 classroom groups, homeschool groups, summer and recreational camps, as well as community organizations. For groups in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, we provide free field trip admission and complimentary bus transportation as a benefit of the tri-county millage.
Tinker, build, fly and play! The Michigan Science Center exhibits teach kids about STEM, Health, and Space. Let the kids explore the museum and then space during a planetarium show.
Suitable for all ages, TreeRunner West Bloomfield offers 22 zip lines, 165 aerial challenges, and ten separate trails. Stretching over eight acres and ranging from introductory to advanced climbing levels, TreeRunner presents a rewarding challenge for all ability levels. Kids can have fun while learning physics, environmental sustainability and biological sciences.
The Arab American National Museum strives to foster a better understanding and appreciation for Arab and Arab American culture through education and presentation of the arts. School tours include hands on activities, crafts, dance, and more.
Get inspired and immerse your students in American ingenuity at The Henry Ford. See some of the most iconic inventions and amazing “failures” and learn how they changed the world, explore the past and learn how it relates to today, and experience the action of the real-life factory floor where the new Ford F-150 is made.
The U-M Museum of Natural History offers special programs for students in pre-K to 8th grade. Check out a planetarium and dome theater show, get your hands wet and brain working at the stream table, participate in science demonstrations and more.
The Cranbrook Institute of Science offers over 80 field trip programs as well as special and permanent exhibits, planetarium shows, and seasonal events. Students can learn about chemistry, anthropology, earth science, astronomy, life science, and more.
Learn more about The Parade Company’s fascinating history, explore the 200,000 square-foot storyland of floats and see how award-winning artisans bring them to life each year for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..