Field Trips

Explore More Discovery Museum, Harrisonburg Children’s Museum
150 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-442-8900

Experience Harrisonburg’s expanded hands on children’s museum: the Explore More Discovery Museum. This community-inspired museum is designed to engage young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning that promotes greater understanding of themselves and their world. Exhibits include the Discovery Tree, Art Smart, Construction Zone, Friendly City Medical Center, Down on the Farm, TV Studio and the Science Lab just to name a few. The Explore More Discovery Museum is a great place for students to explore a variety of subjects, offering SOL-based learning and grade level appropriate programs, along with interactive experiences ensure that students internalize concepts while having fun! Encourage your kids to explore more in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum
3rd Floor, Public Safety Building 101 N. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-7703

Everyone gets an in-depth look at one of the city’s most exciting departments- the Harrisonburg Fire Department. The Fire Department Museum features a rich display of historic fire memorabilia such as uniforms, medals, equipment, old fire alarms, and photographs.

You Made It Pottery and Fused Glass Studio
163 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-434-4500

You Made It! Pottery and Fused Glass Studio is a family owned and operated Paint Your Own Pottery and Fused Glass Studio in the Historic Downtown district of Harrisonburg, Virginia. We specialize in outstanding customer service with ‘tricks of the trade’ tips and free art instruction for everyone. We specialize in personalized, one-of-a-kind gifts such as signature platters, hand painted cups, hand print plates, and unity candles.  Teachers, scout leaders and club sponsors –call us to set up your next field trip.  We have an accredited curriculum for homeschoolers, painting projects for arts and craft badges, and profitable and enjoyable fundraising ideas.  We have hundreds of items to pick from and numerous idea books to inspire you.

Valley Turnpike Museum
212 South Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-432-8935

Relive the history of settlement in the Shenandoah Valley by visiting the Valley Turnpike Museum. The museum explores the history of the road known by many names, now known as US Route 11. Along this historic route, many small towns grew and prospered.

Back Home on the Farm and Hess Corn Maze
Willow Run Rd. Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540-442-6493

Butterflies to barnyard fun; this is a relaxing, fun filled environment where Children and families can attend a variety of events throughout the season, including a Butterfly Conservatory, the Virginia Carousel, and farm fun activities, hayrides, outdoor picnics and concerts, and a five acre corn maze. Gary and Lynne Hess live on 240 beautiful acres of farm land within walking distance of the Harrisonburg city limits. According to Lynne, “offering educational field trips to pre-school and elementary age students has been a priority for us since the beginning. Having grown up on farms, we believe it’s important that the heritage of agriculture and its importance in our everyday living is critical to a child’s education.”  Understanding agriculture leads to a better understanding and appreciation of where their food comes from as well as the history. You are invited to bring your students to come and get lost in the Classroom in the Corn … or just pick a pumpkin, visit with the animals and enjoy some of our many attractions.


Services-Travel for groups is planned in a variety of ways, from school buses to tour buses. Local, regional, statewide and mid-Atlantic Tour Services – BLUE RIDGE TOURS

Blue Ridge Tours serves the Mid-Atlantic region and describes their company as, “small enough to be concerned with the needs of individual groups but big enough to provide all the services and technology that contemporary tour groups require.”  Visit for more information.