Remember how thrilling field trips used to be? A whole day out of the classroom meant that you were excited to go anywhere! But some field trips were especially thrilling. Here are 7 field trips that you loved as a kid, and that you’ll love even more as an adult. So grab some kids – or don’t – and get ready to enjoy these seven attractions with a whole new eye.
1. Shaker Village, Canterbury
The Canterbury Shaker Village is a living museum, bringing visitors back to the 18th century when the village began. As a child your imagination was probably captivated by the old buildings and machinery. As an adult, you’ll love learning about the Shaker religion, a form of Christianity where dance played a major role.
2. McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord
When you visited this planetarium and museum as a kid, you just knew that you were going to be the next astronaut from New Hampshire. As an adult your interstellar ambitions have probably faded, but space is just as fascinating as it used to be.
3. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester
Let’s face it, as a kid a trip to the art museum wasn’t always the most thrilling prospect. However, if you return to the Currier Museum of Art as an adult you’ll wonder what you were complaining about back then!
4. Canobie Lake, Salem
As a kid a trip to New Hampshire’s favorite amusement park was a treat at the end of the year. As an adult you’ll be surprised how much this little park has expanded, and you’ll love watching your kids get on the rides – and enjoying a few yourself.
5. The Fort At Number 4, Charlestown
As a kid, when you visited the Fort at Number 4 for historic reenactments, you dreamed of life as an early settler, fighting off Indian attackers. When you revisit as an adult you’ll be amazed at how this tiny little village survived in the wilderness.
6. America’s Stonehenge, Salem
Creeping and crawling through the ancient ruins was thrilling as a kid, but as an adult you might come in with a more skeptical eye.
7. Ruggles Mine, Grafton
Ruggles Mine is another great field trip for exploring. This one just might seem as big now as it did when you were a kid.