Michigan: Detroit Named Among The Best Cities For Field Trips
There are a few days on the school calendar that students circle each year, as dates that are special for their class. Field trips to interesting places around the area are often a highlight of the year. Detroit was named one of the best cities to go to for field trips by Student Travel Planning Guide.
The overall field trip experience is filled with excitement for kids of all ages. It’s a day that is unique to just their group. They get to load up the bus on a non-commute hour, pack a special lunch, and head to an adventure at a place they may have never been to. And hey, it gets you out of school for the day.
For teachers, this is an opportunity to educate in a different way. The experience can allow students to absorb a lesson from a different perspective. “Field trips are essential to any curriculum because of their unique ability to inspire students’ interest in the class material and to provide a sense of relatability that you simply can’t find in a textbook,” Student Travel Planning Guide explains.
Best Field Trips In Detroit
The metro area is filled with museums and destinations that emphasize science and the arts. In fact, The Michigan Science Center and Detroit Institute of Arts were highlighted in Student Travel Planning Guide’s feature. So were three of Detroit’s many museums.
You can dive deep into the Supremes music and the lasting impact of Motown at the Motown Historical Museum. Students can learn about African-American History at Charles H. Wright Museum. Or, get to know your hometown roots at the Detroit Historical Museum.
Visit Detroit names the Belle Island Nature Center a field trip destination your students will want to go on. “Take a guided hike on the center’s 1/8-mile interpretive nature trail and enjoy both indoor and outdoor animal exhibits,” they say.
Of course, there is also the zoo, or a wide range of areas to learn why Detroit is called the Motor City.