11 Field Trips in the CSRA!

We love back-to-school time! New teachers, cool classrooms, and geeking out on school supplies. This is a fun time of year and what is more fun than field trips!! The CSRA is full of awesome opportunities for fun learning. Whether you’re a teacher, daycare owner, homeschool mom, or a mother of a preschooler, here are some cool ideas for field trips that are sure to wow your little adventurers.

11 Field Trips in the CSRA

1. Phinizy Nature Park

Augusta, GA

Phinizy Swarm & Nature Park is located on 1100 acres and has 14 miles of biking and hiking trails. The park has a swamp shop and an education center. There is also a great playground! Phinizy offers a variety of educational opportunities for Pre-K through 12th grade. All programs meet both SC and GA educational requirements for Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Geology, Earth Science, Geography, and Economics.

What Will the Kids Love
Hands-On Learning and Experiments
Identifying Nature and Bugs
Trips to the Landfill and Water Treatment Facility

1858 Lock and Dam Road, Augusta, GA 30906
Phone Number: 706-828-2109

2. Palmetto Stables

Trenton, SC

Palmetto Stables is a local farm owned by the Jones Family. They offer a one hour and 30 min field trip for children 5 yrs old to 10 years old. Participants will tour our farm and garden while learning about our animals and plants. $8/child (parents and chaperones are free). Parking is available for buses. Contact to reserve an appointment.

What Will the Kids Love
Hands-On Learning
Interacting with Farm Animals

140 Windy Ridge | Trenton, SC 29847
Phone Number: (803) 439-3022

3. Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History

Augusta, GA

Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is located in Downtown Augusta. The museum celebrates the strong history of black individuals and their contribution to Augusta’s history. They also have art exhibits of local black artists.

What Will the Kids Love
Looking at the different exhibits.
Exploring culture through art.
Learning about local heroes.

1116 Phillips Street, Augusta, GA 30901
Phone Number: (706)724.3576

4. Steeds Dairy

Grovetown, GA

Steeds Dairy is a local hotspot for fall activities. It is located in Grovetown.
The farm has tons of fun activities for your kids to enjoy. They will love the real farm animals, the play elements, and spending the day outdoors.

Their education field trips include: 
Corn Maze
Real-Life Cow Milking Demonstration
Petting Zoo
Scenic Hayride
Dairy Product & Agriculture Education
Play Time on Giant Slide, Jumping Pillow, Corn Kernel Pit & More
Use of covered Picnic Pavilion (bring a sack lunch)

What Will the Kids Love
Exploring a Farm
Petting Farm Animals
Learning About Farm Life and How We Get Our Food
Playing on the Farm

4634 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA 30813
Phone Number: (706) 829-5334

5. Storyland Theatre

Augusta, GA

Storyland Theatre productions are held at the Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta University. All shows are performed by adults and geared towards elementary and middle school-aged children with a fairy tale theme. They do have special rates for homeschool groups, but reservations are required for all school groups. There is also a Saturday Family Matinee that doesn’t require a reservation.

What Will the Kids Love
Watching a Real Live Play
On Saturdays, Children Can Meet the Actors
The Costumes and Music

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904
Phone Number: (706) 736-3455

6. Aiken Train Museum

Aiken, SC

The Aiken Train Museum is located directly above the Aiken Visitors Center – Downtown Aiken. The Museum has hands-on interactive stations that teach the history of trains in the CSRA area. In addition, there are three life-sized trains on-site and a park across the street from the museum. If you are a small group, they have puzzles in the visitor’s area for the kids.

What Will the Kids Love
The Hands-on Interactive Exhibits
Taking Pictures with the Trains

406 Park Ave. SE
Aiken SC, 29801
Phone Number: (803) 293-7846

7. Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site

Beech Island, SC

Redcliffe Plantation is a great place to take the kids to learn about 19th-century history while exploring a historic mansion and slave quarters. There is tons of space to allow the children to roam and play. Pack a bagged lunch and perhaps some outdoor games for the kids to play.

They offer two types of group tours:
Discover Carolina Curriculum-Based Tour – 3rd – 5th Grade. Call for Pricing.

Student House and Grounds Non-Curriculum Tour – Standard Tour of Mansion and Slave Quarters and Can Be Fined Tuned Based Off Need.
Call for pricing.

What Will the Kids Love
Open Space to Play and Run
Learning about Plantation History and Touring the Grounds.

181 Redcliffe Rd | Beech Island, SC 29842
Phone Number: (803) 827-1473

8. Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center 

Martinez, GA

Reed Creek Nature Park and Interpretive Center is a CSRA Kids favorite. They offer field trips for school groups and homeschoolers. They can offer various courses and activities for your group. The programming will meet education standards. Kids can enjoy meeting various reptiles, animals and they can take a walk on their trails!

What Will the Kids Love
Touching and Seeing Wildlife
Trail Scavenger Hunts
Fun and Interactive Staff

3820 Park Lane. | Martinez, GA 30907
Phone Number: (706) 210-4027

9. Mistletoe State Park

Appling, GA

Mistletoe State Park is a nature lovers dream. If your kids love to explore the great outdoors this would be a perfect trip. Mistletoe State Park offers tons of educational opportunities for all ages. They offer Homeschool Adventures, which is a theme based program, that teaches on different things in wildlife. They have crafts, paddling, camp nights and more!

What Will the Kids Love
Exploring and Learning About Nature

3725 Mistletoe Road | Appling, GA 30802
Phone Number: (706) 541-0321

10. Augusta Museum of History

Augusta, GA

Augusta Museum of History is located in Downtown Augusta. The museum is full of fun, hands-on interactive exhibits. Your kids can explore artifacts of the civil war, climb into a trolley and a real train. They can hear the awesome music of James Brown and learn the history of the Masters. Price of admission is affordable and it is extremely fun!

What Will the Kids Love
Touching Historical Artifacts
Climbing Into the Trolley and Train Car.
Pressing Buttons and Hearing James Brown Music.
Looking at Old War Weapons and Much More!

560 Reynolds Street | Augusta, GA 30901
Phone Number: (706) 722-8454

11. Living History Park

North Augusta, SC

Living History Park is a fun day trip! This beautiful park is located in Downtown North Augusta. Kids will be transported to another time in history. The park has cabin replicas, a mill, and much more. They have frequent events that brings colonial life alive. Check out their upcoming event, “Colonial Times: A Day to Remember”, in October. Call to ask about special education days and homeschool student trips.

What Will the Kids Love
Exploring the Little Town
Watching the Mill
Wandering Around the Stairs
Playing in the Open Spaces

299 W. Spring Grove Ave. | North Augusta, SC
Phone Number: (803) 279-7560

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