Find Field-Trip Attractions in Your Area

Photo collage of family of four in field, dad looking through binoculars; various vacations options represented: hiking, dinosaur museum, state capitol, exploration, wildlife
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Enrich your family time with low-cost, educational opportunities. To discover these fun ways to learn and bond as a family, read the article "Family Field Trips." Then check out these websites for more information and for specific locations in your area:

Living history museums
U.S. and Canada
alhfam.org//index.php?cat_id=146&nav_tree=153,146

Historical societies and museums
U.S. and Canada
preservationdirectory.com/preservationorganizationsresources/organizationcategories.aspx

Fish hatcheries
U.S.
fws.gov/fisheries/nfhs/offices.html
Canada
pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/sep-pmvs/hatcheries-ecloseries-eng.htm

Planetariums
U.S. and Canada
astrosociety.org/resources/linkplanetaria.html

Geocaching
Geocaching.com

Letterboxing
Letterboxing.org

Historic sites in Washington, D.C.
nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/sitelist.htm

State capitols
U.S.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_capitols_in_the_United_States
Legislative assemblies for Canadian provinces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislative_Assembly_of_the_Province_of_Canada

Fire stations
U.S.
apps.usfa.fema.gov/census/search.cfm
Canada
firecanada.ca/dept/

This article first appeared on the ThrivingFamily.com website in August 2013. If you enjoyed this article, read more like it in Focus on the Family's marriage and parenting magazine. Get it delivered to your home by subscribing to it for a gift of any amount.

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