Traveling with classmates can be a bit aggravating, especially when the destination leaves little for you to enjoy. Think boring museums and long walking tours. But when you’re heading out to explore any of these five school trip destinations, you’ll find nothing but captivating history and culture. The trip will feel less like school and more like a vacation. Check out what these educational locations have to offer you and your learning mind!
5. International Spy Museum – Washington D.C.
Test your code-breaking skills and learn the ins and outs of the spy game at the International Spy Museum. Learn the significant role spying played in the world’s most important events like the Civil War and the Cold War. Students 12 and up will also have the opportunity to undergo a one-hour Operation Spy program. How cool is that?
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4. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – Cooperstown, NY
This is a place dedicated to America’s favorite sports: baseball. Learn the origins of the ball game; how it came to be and the principles behind it. Part of the tour showcases the 202 Major League Baseball players entered the MLB Hall of Fame. Learn everything about their achievements as you celebrate the history of baseball.
3. Montana Dinosaur Dig – Jordan, MT
For a truly unique experience, throw on some gloves and head over to Montana to participate in an actual archeological dig for dinosaur remains! The Montana Dinosaur dig is not the cheapest option in the list but it is one of the most exciting. Join the PaleoWorld Research Foundation to uncover bones and other artifacts of the world’s most famous dino species. You’ll learn the process of fossil collecting and get a first-hand look at how these archaeologists spend their time.
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2. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Volcano, HI
Aside from the breathtaking views in this tropical paradise, the culture and science you’ll experience as you observe a volcano is far from average. Whether you venture around on foot or by car, there are plenty of locations to explore. Check out the active Kīlauea volcano, which sits amidst both a rain forest and desert. You may also wish to observe Chain of Craters Road where lava crossed the road in 2003, permanently forming a dead end; you can’t extend beyond that point.
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1. Kennedy Space Center – Cape Canaveral, FL
There’s no denying that Americans are captivated by outer space. A trip to this massive NASA Space Center is a visit to the past and present of space exploration. Have lunch with real astronauts and hop into one of the center’s space simulators. And if you time your visit right, you may even be able to see an actual shuttle take off! The possibilities are endless.
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