10 Field Trips For The Upcoming School Year

Who doesn’t love a good field trip from time to time?

Here are a few ideas for the upcoming school year that will engage you and your students!

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum

Take a journey through history while walking the paths, peering through the trapdoors, and exploring the hidden passages that led hundreds of slaves to freedom. With a visit to the Slave Haven Underground  Railroad Museum, students can glimpse into one of the most defining moments in US History when Africans were willing to risk it all to pursue liberty.

C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa

Celebrate and explore the lively culture and history of American Indians before Europeans set foot on Mississippi Valley soil. Operated by the University of Memphis, the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa allows students to  examine an American Indian mound complex, a hands-on archaeology lab, and so much more!

Fire Museum of Memphis

Fires can be extremely dangerous and possibly even deadly. Knowing the do’s and don’ts of fire safety is very important and The Fire Museum of Memphis is a great place to learn. It allows students to have fun with different activities while also giving them advice and tips that can last them a lifetime!

National Civil Right Museum

The narrative of the civil rights movement is a big part of Memphis and its a piece of history everyone should be interested in learning about. The National Civil Rights Museum touches on sensitive topics, such as the sanitation strike, bus boycotts, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and many other happenings that put our city at the forefront of the movement.

Lichterman Nature Center

Our world and our surroundings are constantly changing right before our eyes. The Lichterman Nature center is a great place to learn about these changes. Explore how we, as humans, have made an impact on our environment as well as how our wonderful  Mother Nature responds to environmental changes.

The Art Project Memphis

With the right guidance, everyone can be an artist, and The Art Project wants to help bring out your students inner creativity. From guided classes to art free play where kids can let their imagination run wild, your students will leave with a masterpiece that everyone will be proud of.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum

Music is a big part of the Memphis culture, especially Rock & Roll and Soul music. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum dives into the history of  our city’s bustling music scene and highlights the amazing talents that put Memphis on the map. It also offers students a lesson in sound education as well as several other fun exhibits to explore.

The Cotton Museum

Shirts, scarves, hats, and blankets are just a few items that come to mind when one thinks of cotton, a power plant that has a large impact on everyone’s lives.  The Cotton Museum allows students to be in the exact same location as the original Memphis Cotton Exchange while gathering insight into the crop’s profound influence on the Bluff City.

Mud Island River Park

The Mississippi River is full of secrets and stories, and Mud Island is the perfect place to learn about them. From the small scale of the river at the Mud Island River Park to scavenger hunts and river walk tours, this is the perfect location for an informative and recreational trip.

Belz Museum Of Asian & Judaic Art

Also known as “The Jade Museum,” this museum gives students a chance to learn about different cultural groups and dynasties through their art and culture. The museum offers 5 exhibits, which included 3 Asian, 1 Judaic, and a Holocaust Memorial Gallery.

I hope these sparked some ideas for you for the upcoming school year!

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