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Boston K-12 field trip bus rentals

Boston is a great destination for a class field trip because it has many attractions that boast a great wealth of history from America’s colonial times. The city also has an unusually small area for a major metropolitan area, which means you’ll be able to see a lot without having to drive great distances between attractions.

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Field trip bus rentals are the best way to get your student group to and from your desired destinations. Whether you charter a school bus, coach bus, or minibus, Bus.com can take care of all your group transportation needs.

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Safety
Renting a bus for a class field trip is a safer alternative to traveling in multiple smaller vehicles. The elevated vantage point from a bus gives students a unique perspective when they arrive at attractions and bus drivers are trained to recognize, and adapt to, the challenges of navigating busy metropolitan areas with precious cargo on board.
Budget-conscious transportation
As a field trip organizer, you’ll often be working with a limited budget. At Bus.com, we believe that, if anything, transportation should be an area where you’re willing to spend a little more to guarantee your student’s safety. That being said, bus travel is also one of the most economical ways to travel with large groups, especially if you’re planning a trip that covers a long distance.
24/7 customer support
At Bus.com, our customer support team is available 24/7 to help you handle all the logistics of your class field trip. We recognize that class trips come with a lot of variables, so we’ll remain available to make sure your groups' needs are met in a thorough, timely fashion.
Bus types

The best bus type for your field trip will depend on a variety of factors. How far you plan to travel, the size of your group, and the exact purpose of your trip are just a few things that will influence your choice of bus rental. At Bus.com, we help groups organize field trips in coach buses, school buses, and minibuses.

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Coach bus
If your group is going to be traveling a long distance, a coach bus is the clear choice. With optional amenities like WiFi and air conditioning, your students will be safe and comfortable with a coach bus rental. You can even choose a bus with onboard audio-visual equipment so that you can include an educational movie or presentation into your travel time.
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School bus
A school bus is the classic choice for a class field trip. You might not have a lot of storage space for luggage underneath the bus, but you’ll be able to keep your students safe on shorter trips in your local area. The visibility of a school bus is also a great way to ensure that other drivers exercise caution on the road around you.
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Mini bus
For smaller student groups, a minibus is the most economical option. Our minibuses hold up to 21 passengers and are best suited to groups traveling without an extensive amount of luggage. A minibus is a great option for small groups traveling to busy urban areas, where navigating is easier in a smaller vehicle.
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The benefits of field trips

There is sometimes a debate between whether knowledge gained in a classroom is more or less valuable than knowledge gained from experience. We believe that we can all benefit from a healthy balance of both, and that’s exactly why field trips are so important for students.

Students may start by reading and discussing historical events, landmarks, and attractions in the classroom. But those events, landmarks, and attractions can be difficult for students to imagine without the opportunity to experience them in a tangible way. Heading out on a field trip is the perfect way for students to connect classroom concepts with tangible artifacts.

Field trips also hold unseen opportunities for unexpected lessons. Whether it’s part of the travel process or seeing how people from a different culture go about their daily lives, field trips can open students’ eyes to sides of the world that they otherwise wouldn’t encounter.

Boston field trip ideas

Known as the “Cradle of Modern America,” Boston is one of the most popular cities in the United States. The birthplace of the American Revolution is a compact urban area, making it easier for your field trip group to experience a lot of what Boston has to offer in a relatively short time.

New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium is a great place for students to learn about marine animal conservation and efforts to advocate for vital and vibrant oceans. The aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals, including green sea turtles, northern fur seals, and the giant Pacific octopus.

The aquarium’s immersive Animal Encounters program provides students opportunities to feed and interact with harbor seals and Myrtle the green sea turtle, the aquarium’s most famous resident. These close encounters can’t safely be facilitated anywhere else. The aquarium’s Simons Theatre also plays incredible educational movies for students to learn more about marine animals and their lifestyles.

Children's Museum

The Children’s Museum in Boston is the second oldest children’s museum in the United States. It is located along Fort Point Channel in Boston’s Children’s Wharf. All of the museum’s exhibits are designed for young students and focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness, and the arts.

In addition to their extensive exhibits, the museum also offers various programs and activities designed to create positive impacts in the areas of literacy, health and wellness, performing arts, science and math, visual arts, and cultural studies. Students will be able to explore the museum’s extensive collections of artifacts from Japanese, Native American, and other global cultures.

Museum of Science and Industry

Boston’s Museum of Science and Industry is the largest science center in the entire western hemisphere. The museum’s home is located in the former Palace of Fine Arts, which dates back to the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The museum’s U-505 submarine exhibit is one of its most popular and tells a harrowing underwater story dating back to World War II.

During your visit to the museum, students can learn about ways in which wearable technology is changing the clothing industry, how the world’s most extraordinary dogs have life-saving powers, and go on a quest to discover the world’s most remote caves. They can also descend into a mine shaft and explore the future of energy in the race to create more sustainable cities.

Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is a public museum that devotes its efforts to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. With a history dating back to 1930, it is actually America’s first planetarium and has been inspiring future space explorers and facilitating a deeper understanding of the universe for almost a century.

The planetarium also plays an active role in the community, regularly introducing neighborhood schools to community partners and hosting neighborhood skywatching events. The museum’s Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs reach millions of students every year.

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