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Educational Trip Ideas

Visit Central Delaware offers the ideal setting for field trips for elementary, middle, high school and homeschool students. With so many museums and cultural sites available plus restaurants and nature preserves, schools and organizations can effortlessly plan the perfect field trip for any group.

Below are just a few educational trip ideas to get you started, but we’d be happy to help you plan the next field trip! 

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Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village

Bring the pages of a history book to life at this working replica of a rural 19th-century village. Complete with group tours and lots of interactive activities, the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village provides a fascinating peek into a world many people have forgotten. Rich with exhibits and artifacts, the Museum and Village offers school groups various special educational programming options tied to social studies, science and language arts.


Air Mobility Command Museum

The history of flight continues to captivate learners of all ages. At the Air Mobility Command Museum, visitors can see actual planes from the earlier days of aviation including a restored B-17 and combat veteran C-47. Kids ages 10 and older can even jump on the flight simulator to test their virtual flying skills. This well-organized museum boasts a stellar reputation, as it’s been ranked among the top 10% of properties to see around the world by Tripadvisor.


First State Heritage Park

The colonial period in American history remains a compelling subject, and kids love learning more about the way people lived, and engaged in business and politics more than 200 years ago. At bustling First State Heritage Park in Dover, Delaware, field trip groups can discover walking tours guided by costumed interpreters, check out the Old State House and head over to the Johnson Victrola Museum.


Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Human life is interconnected with the surrounding environment. When they visit Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, students can traverse through the salt marsh and wetlands to get closer to nature, or stay on the bus for a drive through auto tour! Bombay protects one of the largest remaining expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic region and is located along the coast of Delaware bay. It’s also along a migratory path, so many different species of birds can be seen here throughout the year.


John Dickinson Plantation

Best-suited for middle and high school field trips, the John Dickinson Plantation is a great place to visit to understand the past and foster healthy discussions about the present. The students will learn about the life of John Dickinson, known as the Penman of the Revolution, and about his work and accomplishments, while also exploring the lesser known stories of those who took care of the land and property.


Biggs Museum of American Art

Though many students learn about artwork from other countries, they’ll be excited to learn just how influential American fine and decorative art has been for centuries. At the Biggs Museum of American Art in Kent County, older kids can dive into art through planned lessons, guided tours, self-guided tours and other educational opportunities. Plan your field trip around the periodic traveling exhibits, which round out this museum’s core collection. 


Delaware Public Archives

The Delaware Public Archives contains thousands of local and state government documents spanning the history of Delaware including death certificates, marriage records, land deeds and more. The archive serves as a tremendous resource for any research projects, first-source data collection and general exploration of Delaware’s rich history. The Archives office is located in Historic Downtown Dover and is open Thursday – Sunday from 10am-5pm.


Fifer Orchards

Fifer Orchards in Camden Wyoming offers many educational field trip experiences, helping to teach students the importance of agriculture and farming, and the agricultural impact in Delaware. Students can learn about the life cycle of apples, peaches, pumpkins, and more as they view each stage of life and how the farmers at Fifer’s take care of this produce to get it from the field to the grocery store.

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