field trip

A field trip is a school outing, one which usually has some educational purpose. Many field trips are taken to museums.

While you may go on a field trip with your dance class, camp, or other group, they're most often taken as school groups. An entire first-grade class, for example, might take a field trip to the zoo, while graduating high school seniors might go on a field trip to an amusement park. Outside of the US, a field trip is typically called a "school trip."

Definitions of field trip

n a group excursion (to a museum or the woods or some historic place) for firsthand examination

Type of:
excursion, expedition, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip, sashay
a journey taken for pleasure

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