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From Toronto area theme parks to the best camping spots outside the city, there are loads of Toronto area field trip attractions to explore. Whether you’re looking for something historical, artistic, sports-oriented, or nature-based, Toronto’s rich cultural variety provides opportunities for students of all ages. There are many different types of class trip ideas that you can experience, and at Bus.com, we’ve got the expertise to help organize your Toronto field trip while keeping everyone safe and happy.
There are so many essential Toronto destinations to visit. Here you can find some of the top field trip locations, gathered in one place for you to explore.
SkyZone Toronto is a one-of-a-kind indoor trampoline park that can work with you to create a learning experience that enhances your specific curriculum needs. The park offers programs that highlight physics, nutrition, fitness, and more. Pricing varies, depending on the duration of your chosen program. What better way to reinforce a physics lesson than a day on the trampolines?
The Hockey Hall of Fame is in the heart of downtown Toronto, near the Eaton Centre, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, and other well-known attractions. The museum is home to the famed Stanley Cup and features the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world! The museum offers specially designed programs for grades 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12, and for every ten students present in your group, one chaperone ticket is free.
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) was founded in 1914 and features art, culture, and natural history specimens from all over the world. The museum’s collection contains more than 13 million pieces, making it the largest museum in Canada. For students, the appeal is simple: hands-on, experiential activities. For teachers, the wide variety of educational material concentrated in one trip is an appealing feature. Each class is also assigned a space for eating so that students can bring their own lunches with them and keep costs low.
Casa Loma Castle is a Gothic Revival mansion in midtown Toronto. Designed by architect E.J. Lennox and constructed from 1911 to 1914, today the castle is a historic house museum and an iconic Toronto landmark. Casa Loma features several stunning architectural features, including rose marble flooring, a wrought-iron fountain, a great hall with 60-foot high ceilings, and a conservatory with breathtaking stained-glass windows. Your students are sure to be captivated by the mysterious history of the castle’s use as a secretive hotel during Canada’s prohibition era and of its conversion to a secret sonar research facility during the Second World War.
The Art Gallery of Ontario — or the AGO— is located in Baldwin Village, in west downtown Toronto. The gallery was initially named the Art Museum of Toronto, and underwent several name changes before arriving at its current title in 1966. Today, the AGO’s collection of artwork is one of the largest in North America, numbering over 100,000 pieces. The museum provides educational tours with a focus on different learning approaches, including critical thinking, problem solving strategies, and global citizenship. When planning your field trip, bear in mind that the AGO has a strict policy concerning student-chaperone ratios based on student ages in your group. For more information, be sure to contact them directly.