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Continue Your Child’s Education This Summer With These Fun Colorado Field Trip Ideas

Updated: Apr 15

Taking your children on field trips is an excellent way to provide unique learning experiences for them. Children learn best when they have the opportunity to experience what it is that you’re trying to teach them and field trips provide such an opportunity. The arrival of summer is the perfect time to start planning these kinds of educational excursions to continue their education without having to hit the books during summer break. It’s also a great time for year-round homeschoolers because the good weather allows for more outdoor learning experiences than you could find in the colder months, although don't rule out cold weather field trips too, which can be equally fun.

Ready to learn and explore? Here are some fun educational destinations that you may want to add to your plan for summer break this year, but before heading out check with your local library to see if there are any free or discounted passes available.


Museums are the perfect way to learn about our past and bring history to life.

Historical Sites


Animals capture the hearts of many, and there are plenty of opportunities to learn about them and observe them, and perhaps even have a close encounter with them.


Nature and Environmental

Just For Fun

This is just a small sample of all the amazing field trip options available here in Colorado. Check out the Official Colorado Tourism Site or contact one of Colorado’s many Welcome Centers for even more great field trip ideas.

What field trips are you planning this summer? Join us in our Facebook Group called The Essence of Homeschooling to share your field trip ideas and adventures!


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