10 MUST DO Activities for a USA School Trip

We have been coordinating trips to the USA since 2006 and have a lot of experience developing exciting and educational trip itineraries. If you are considering an excursion to the USA, download our school trip brochure above, or get in touch with our experienced team and we can help design your dream school tour. Feel free to have a read of the 10 suggestions below and for a sample itinerary suited specifically to your school, and in line with your educational objectives, we can design your personalised trip itinerary

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Watch a Broadway show
Broadway is theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theatre District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Along with London's West End theatres, Broadway theatres are widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. A performance not to be missed!

Go to a Sports Game
Visit the Amway Centre - the home of NBA stars the Orlando Magic! Get an arena tour, watch the Magic play the Memphis Grizzlies and then get a post-game photo on court!

Have lunch with an Astronaut 
Lunch with an Astronaut gives students a one-of-a-kind experience to meet a member of NASA’s Astronaut Corps and get their autograph. This occasion offers an up-close and personal opportunity to share in the excitement of space exploration through the eyes and personal stories of one of NASA’s best.

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TAKE PART IN AN EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP 

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
The Kennedy Space Center is an educational center which allows students to explore and tour NASA areas and interact with shows and exhibits. View ten-story high rockets from all eras of space exploration in the Rocket Garden, walk through a full-size Space Shuttle mock-up, see IMAX space films on gigantic five-story screens, and see an actual Gemini program capsule on display. The amazing exhibits and inspiring shows will introduce students to the internationally recognised NASA space program.

Meet an artist
Enjoy an hour of insightful conversation with a leading artist from a Broadway show. Classical, opera and jazz artists from the Lincoln Center, as well as guest artists from film, television or the design/ visual arts are also available. This program will include fascinating backstage anecdotes, personal career stories and very exclusive private performances for your private group.

Smithsonian Museums & Galleries
This collection of galleries and museums is enough to keep the biggest art and design fan or history buff enthralled. You could visit the famous Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, or if you're more of an art fan: The American Institute of Art, Freer Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, Arthur M Sackler Gallery, Hirschorn Museum & Sculpture Gallery, National Museum of African Art, National Museum of American Art and the S.Dillon Ripley Centre International Gallery are all available to you in the local area.

Mission Robotics
Experience a 3-5 day Mission Robotics camp at Kennedy Space Centre which provide students aged 13 - 17 hands-on technical skills. Mission Robotics explores the principles, tools and skills of programming and building robots combined with team building, programming and obstacle course challenges, and encourages imagination and interaction with one of the fastest growing areas in STEM.

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FOR THE FUN OF IT...

i-Fly Orlando
Physics and freefall workshop. Enjoy a 40 minute lecture taught by an accredited physics professor on the physics of freefall and the technology behind the wind tunnel, followed by Q&A and an exam. Everyone will leave this class educated and exhilarated after experiencing a one minute freefall in a state of the art vertical wind tunnel - with wind speeds of 130 to 175+ mph!

Cocoa Beach
In the morning head to Cocoa Beach for a surf lesson! Take a course, which includes learning about local wildlife and the ocean's eco system, and learn how to stand up on a wave for the first time! Then enjoy some free time to explore the shops of Cocoa Beach - don't forget to drop into the world's largest surf shop, Ron Jon, open 24/7.

Universal Studios Orlando
Go behind the scenes, beyond the screen, and jump right into the action of your movies at Universal Studios, the world's premier movie and TV based theme park. The motto of Universal Studios is ‘ride the movies’ and that’s definitely what you will be doing! With great rollercoasters, shows and characters filling the park fun is certainly on the agenda! Check out rides and shows based on popular movies such as ET, Back to the Future, Jaws, Transformers and many more!

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