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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TOHONO CHUL PARK

With focus on inquiry-based, experiential learning, Tohono Chul’s mission is to connect visitors with the wonders of nature, art, and culture in the Sonoran Desert. We work to facilitate the integration of environmental education and life-science...

TUCSON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Children’s Museum Tucson offers hands-on educational fun outside the classroom! All Museum Adventure Learning Programs are age-appropriate and align with State and Common Core standards. Guided tours include demonstrations, activities and Museum...

TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS YOUTH ARTS CONTEST

Tucson Festival of Books’ youth competitions are now accepting submissions for the Annual Young Authors and Young Artists Competition, and are open to students across Arizona in preschool through high school.
Young Authors: Genres eligible...

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J-Care After School Program, Grades K - 12
J-Care is a licensed facility that offers a variety of enrichment programs and after-school activities, including homework help. We provide transportation services daily from Tucson schools to The...

TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART

The Museum offers a variety of programs for students to learn about art, history and culture. Whether it is a docent-led tour complete with hands-on art project or a self-guided tour of a special exhibition and a selection of the permanent...