Field Trips & Family Outings

Field trips are a fantastic way to build excitement and school spirit. And learning or helping pick where the class is headed is always at the top of students’ back-to-school lists.

Learning outside the classroom is a key component of a great education that gives excited students the chance to jump into new experiences and to do hands-on activities. It also gives kids the opportunity to ask professionals questions about their work—maybe in science, technology, performing arts, nature or maybe in some other career field. They also can ask what kind of education and background is helpful for landing such a job.

Wondering what fun and exciting field trips are available nearby or a short driving distance away? Boomer Bear has done the research for you, beginning on this page. The guide lists places that are fun, entertaining and educational for classrooms and for families with homeschoolers.

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This year, include the Phoenix Zoo in your curriculum with inquiry-based educational programs that are hands-on and student-driven, many with a focus on STEM practices. The Zoo is a unique destination to learn and interact with the natural world...


Get a hands-on experience of the history of flight at Pima Air & Space Museum. With over 360 planes on 80 acres and 6 cooled hangars, it’s one of the premier aviation museums in the world! Let your imagination soar in flight simulators and in...


Learn about the unique cultural landscape of the Hohokam at Pueblo Grande, a 1,500-year-old archaeological village site. Explore the platform mound, ballcourt and replicated prehistoric houses. Tours, crafts, outreaches offered. Cost: field...