Planning School Field Trips to Washington DC

Há poucos lugares no país tão bem adaptado para o grande viagem de classe do capital de nossa nação. Repleto de museus de classe mundial, monumentos impressionantes, e pontos de significado histórico e cultural, há muito para ver e fazer que seus alunos serão expostos a um novo mundo.

To help make your school trip planning a little bit easier, we’ve put together a selection of the most popular field trip destinations in Washington, D.C.

Check out some of our favorite D.C. field trip ideas, including:

  • Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus DC Tour
  • Newseum
  • National Geographic Museum
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Smithsonian Museum of American History
  • National Air & Space Museum

Save on Washington, D.C. Field Trip Attractions

If you’re looking to save on admission to top field trip attractions in D.C., you’ll want to check out the Washington DC Explorer Pass.

You can save up to 47% on combined attraction admission vs. paying at the gate.

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Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus DC Tour

For school groups traveling to Washington, D.C., a comprehensive bus tour can be a boon. It’s an easy way to see the city in a limited amount of time.

It also offers informative narration that’s perfectly suited for school groups in its level of detail and complexity.

This hop-on hop-off option from Big Bus can also act as transit between some of these attractions, with a convenient pick-up at Union Station.

Como entrar: Big Bus DC Tour tickets are available with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.

Newseum

The 9/11 Gallery at the NewseumAmong the newer additions to D.C’s prestigious collection of museums, the Newseum is unique among its companions in that it centralizes the history of media, rather than a particular time period or discipline.

As suas extensas colecções de documentos, artefatos, documentos de arquivo, e mais contar a história da história do jornalismo e da tomada de notícias nos Estados Unidos e ao redor do mundo.

É um destino educacional certo apelar até mesmo para os adolescentes mais desinteressadas, uma vez que incide não só sobre a mídia de impressão tradicionais, mas os formatos novos meios de comunicação também. Onde mais eles vão ver Twitter descrito como uma força poderosa na mídia moderna?

Como entrar: Newseum tickets are available with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.

National Geographic Museum

Em algum momento de sua vida, cada jovem estudante tem espero realizou uma Geografia nacional em sua mão. Eles são excelentes recursos para ensinar os alunos sobre os recursos preciosos do nosso mundo natural ea história fascinante de culturas globais.

Como um bônus, eles são famosos por sua fotografia incomparável - uma inspiração para qualquer aspirante a artista.

With a visit to the National Geographic Museum, you can open up an entire world of wonder to your students. Through comprehensive special exhibits, a stunning photo gallery, and a frequently rotating film series, you’ll all be immersed in the marvelous world of National Geographic.

Como entrar: National Geographic Museum tickets are available with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Mansion. Image credit: George Washington's Mount Vernon website.

Mount Vernon Mansion. Crédito da imagem: Site de George Washington Mount Vernon .

If your trip to D.C. allows for a small detour into Virginia (and with the geography of the area, it couldn’t be easier to pop down to Mount Vernon with a large group), then be sure to devote a day to visiting the historic estate of our nation’s first President.

This attraction showcases an important period in American history and makes it very accessible for young visitors.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the carefully preserved collection of dwellings and outbuildings that once belonged to one of the greatest figures in American history.

You’ll enjoy touring the disparate components of the estate, including the main house, the former slaves’ quarters, the well-tended gardens, and even a distillery and experimental farmland.

Como entrar: George Washington’s Mount Vernon tickets are available with the Washington DC Explorer Pass.

Museu Nacional de História Americana

The Museum of American History is home to some of the country’s most significant artifacts and objects, including the original Star-Spangled Banner, the infamous Woolworth’s lunch counter from Greensboro, North Carolina, Archie Bunker’s chair, and more.

You’ll also find fascinating collections of the everyday objects that shaped the course of modern America, from the mundane, like sewing equipment or adding machines, to the marvelous, like historic cars, medical technology, and early computers.

If you happen to be interested in exploring American History through music, there’s also a specific tour of the museum that focuses on musical heritage and history.

Como entrar: Museum of American History Through Music Walking Tour tickets are available with the Washington DC Explorer Pass. General admission to the museum is free.

National Air & Space Museum

Considered the most-visited among the Smithsonian Institution family of museums, the Air & Space Museum is a perennial favorite among school groups (I have fond memories of visiting as a kid myself!).

Filled with interactive exhibits, real aircraft and spacecraft, informative displays, and even some super cool IMAX films, this museum is full of fun and excitement the whole group can get into.

Be sure to check out the materials related to their most recent conservation campaign, a mission to “Reboot the Suit” – Neil Armstrong’s space suit!

Getting In: Admission to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum is free.

Remember to Save on Top Field Trip Ideas in D.C.

These are, of course, just a few examples drawn from a much larger list of great school field trip destinations in Washington, D.C.

There are also a number of top-notch art galleries, the National Museum of the American Indian, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, plus dozens of memorials, monuments, and parks to explore.

Combine a few of these attractions into an unforgettable itinerary for your students, and save money along the way with a Washington DC Explorer Pass®!

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