What to do and where to go on field trips in Charlotte, North Carolina
Our Charlotte field trip guide was created with parents and teachers in mind. Every Charlotte field trip destination below is not only educational, but also has been time tested as a safe family friendly destination. Each Charlotte field trip below has had the experience of accommodating school groups and families.
The Mint Museum (Uptown)
500 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
The Mint Museum (Randolph)
2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202
North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Pkwy, Asheboro, NC 27205
This zoo is a must visit for schools and families. It is the world's largest natural habitat zoo meaning visitors get to observe animals as they interact with nature. There is so much to see here including a carousel, butterfly garden and a giraffe observation deck.
UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
9090 Craver Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262
We highly recommend a visit to this garden because it not only is an amazing botanical garden, but it also allows students the opportunity to be on a real university campus.
300 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273
This incredible theme park has the distinction of actually being in two states!
Snoopy and the Peanut Characters are residents of this theme park and there are fun children's rides with this theme. For older children and adults, there are also world class coasters, whole family rides, and a variety of entertainment options.
Carowinds is also very accommodating to youth groups with a music festival for school bands as well as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program called STEAMQuest: Learning in High Gear.