Wealth of Options

Field trip opportunities in the state of Ohio are abundant, especially in central Ohio. I’ve lived in this state for 15 years and my husband grew up a Buckeye. Sometimes though when you live in a place you take for granted all that it has to offer. I was surprised to find the wealth of homeschool field trip opportunities in the state. 

The Arts

– Columbus
– Columbus
Eastern Ohio Art Guild – Cambridge
Schumacher Gallery – Columbus
Cambridge Concert Association – Cambridge 
Columbus Symphony Orchestra – Columbus 
Lancaster Chorale – Lancaster 
Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds – Muskingum County 
Worthington Chorus – Worthington 
Y-City Barbershop Chorus – Zanesville 
Zanesville Memorial Concert Band – Zanesville

Ballet Met
  – Columbus
Cambridge Glass Museum – Cambridge 
Columbus Museum of Art – Columbus
 Zanesville Museum of Art – Zanesville
Cambridge Performing Arts Center – Cambridge 
CAPA, Columbus Association of Performing Arts – Columbus 
– Columbus 
Generations Performing Arts Center – Columbus 
Living Word Outdoor Drama – Cambridge 
Secrest Auditorium – Zanesville 
Tecumseh Outdoor Drama – Chillicothe
Zane Trace Players – Zanesville 
Zanesville Community Theater – Zanesville
Wexner Center for the Arts (Performing, Film/video, Exhibits, Public Programs) – Columbus

Business & Industry

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– Lancaster
Ross County Historical Society – Chillicothe 
Worthington Historical Society – Worthington 
Zanesville Historical Society – Zanesville
Adena Mansions and Gardens – Chillicothe
Christian Waldschmidt – Cincinnati 
Georgian Museum – Lancaster 
Hanby House – Westerville
Reynoldsburg-Truro Historical Society – Reynoldsburg 
Sherman House Museum, (Birthplace of General William T. Sherman) – Lancaster 
Thurber House, (Humorist, author and New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber) – Columbus
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Historical Locations
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame – Pickerington 
Adena Mansions and Gardens – Chillicothe 
Central Ohio Fire Museum – Columbus 
Great Circle Earthworks – Newark 
Hopalong Cassidy Museum – Cambridge 
Lorena Sternwheeler – Zanesville 
Motts Military Museum – Groveport 
The National Barber Museum & Hall of Fame – Canal Winchester 
The National Heisey Glass Museum – Newark 
Ohio Historical Society & Ohio Village -Columbus 
Ohio Statehouse – Columbus 
Olentangy Indian Caverns – Delaware 
Rock Mill – Lancaster 
Santa Maria – Columbus
Slate Run Living Historical Farm – Canal Winchester 
Stonehouse Museum – Cambridge 
Wagnall’s Memorial Foundation (Library, Museum and Theater) – Lithopolis 


COSI, Center of Science & Industry – Columbus 
Museum of Biological Diversity, OSU – Columbus 
Perkins Observatory – Delaware 
The Works – Newark

Aha For Kids! (A Hand’s On Adventure Children’s Museum) – Lancaster 
Ohio Statehouse Museum (Children’s Interactive Museum) – Columbus

The Works



Arboretums, Parks & Nature Preserves

Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Garden – Columbus Columbus Metro Parks – Greater Columbus Region 
Dawes Arboretum – Newark 
Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – Columbus 
Ohio Stat Parks – Statewide 
The Topiary Park – Columbus

Sports/Sporting Events

Zoo’s/Animal Preserves
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium – Powell 
Deerasic Park Education Center – Cambridge 
The Wilds – Cumberland

If you live in or are visiting with us in the state of Ohio, I do hope you will check out some of these great locations. Who knows perhaps you will find your family’s next great vacations spot or learn something that you didn’t previously know. 

Renée at Great Peace Academy


This post is part of iHomeschool Network’s Best Homeschool Field Trips link up.


Central Ohio Homeschool Field Trip Options

5 thoughts on “Central Ohio Homeschool Field Trip Options

  • September 23, 2013 at 1:06 am

    What a great list! But just to let you know Velvet Ice Cream is outside of Utica…not Mount Vernon. 🙂

  • September 23, 2013 at 1:14 am

    Misty, Thanks for the tip. I’ll be doing regional listings soon and the Southern region will be in a later post. 🙂

  • September 23, 2013 at 1:15 am

    Lady Snow.
    Yes you are right and I knew that, They are on Mt. Vernon Rd. which is where my mistake came from. 😉 I’ll fix it. Thanks for letting me know!!!


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