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->'''Kevin''': All riiight, field trip!... Where we goin'?\\
'''Daria''': The field.\\
'''Kevin''': Cool!
-->-- ''{{Daria}}''

Any series that takes place in a school, be it elementary, middle, high, or even kindergarten, will have at least one episode that takes place during a class trip. The destination can vary, but for day trips, it's usually educational and painfully boring (like a [[MuseumOfBoredom museum]], a local historical landmark, or a [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking cardboard box factory]]).

A whole episode ClassTrip is a great change of scenery, and gives both an interesting place to cook up wacky hijinks and a watershed moment in romantic relationships between students. It's technically NotADate, but it gives couples a chance to sneak off and go sightseeing by themselves. The travel itself can be a bit of an adventure, and once the class gets there, there are endless opportunities for {{Zany Scheme}}s, illicit romance or [[OopsIDidItAgain mistaken assumptions]] that zany schemes and illicit romance are happening. It's an excellent time for a FirstKiss to happen. Or for a lost MonsterOfTheWeek to attack.

Synonymous with FieldTrip.

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!!Examples

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'': The CherryBlossoms watching episode
* ''MarmaladeBoy'': The one to Hokkaido, where Ginta and Arimi start their OperationJealousy plan.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Class trips organized by Principal Kunō tends to be ''a lot nuttier'' than any other examples. The "Little Hawaii" fiasco comes to mind....
* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'' had a ''lot'' more than one class trip a year. However, to offset this luxury, the [[MonsterOfTheWeek card of the week]] would show up [[BusmansHoliday right there]].
* ''TenshiNaKonamaiki''
* A class trip to Kyoto is the backdrop for a three-episode {{arc}} in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' and a three-''volume'' long one in the manga, which marked the start of [[GenreShift the series change]] toward the seriously epic.
* One episode of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' revolves around the third-year class trip to Okinawa.
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', Miyako goes on a school trip to Kyoto. She doesn't catch a break from [[BusmansHoliday fighting Digimon]] however.
** Also present in ''Anime/DigimonTamers'', where Takato and Jenrya's classes go on a school trip together.
* ''MagicKnightRayearth'' starts on a day when three different schools have class trips to Tokyo Tower. Then one girl of each school gets TrappedInAnotherWorld...
* ''LovelyComplex'' actually uses this quite effectively, as the school trip to Hokkaido [[spoiler:is when Otani rejects Risa]].
* In one episode of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', Asuka is upset that she can't go on the school trip because she needs to pilot her Eva. This is kinda compensated when, after the mission, she (and Misato, Shinji and Pen-Pen) get to stop by a local [[HotSpringsepisode hot spring]], [[spoiler: and we get to learn about Misato's scar and a bit of her past.]]
* In an anime-only episode of ''Manga/LuckyStar'', the girls take a class trip to Kyoto and included a stop ''at [[KyotoAnimation the show's own animation studio]]''.
* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''
* ''UtaKata''
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', where the art students visit a zoo to sketch.
* The class trip in ''{{Lamune}}'' is also used quite effectively, being preceeded by Hiromi Sakura [[spoiler:confessing her love to Kenji, then revealing that she is about to move soon. Kenji is then asked to help give Sakura some good memories to leave with; however, this puts some stress on childhood friend Nanami as she does not know what is going on, until Kenji explains what happened to her later. ]]
** [[spoiler: Ironically the viewer can obviously see Nanami jealous and it basically jumpstarts the romance into 5th gear]]
* ''CromartieHighSchool'' surprisingly has two, both unwillingly taking advantage of Yutaka Takenouchi's motion sickness. One is on a bus to Nikko and the other is on a bullet train to Kyoto.
* In ''SchoolRumble'', during an unspecified field trip, Harima attempts to sit next to Tenma on the class bus but accidentally gets on the wrong bus during a bathroom break.
* ''DNAngel'' has a point in the series where Daisuke's class goes on a school trip to the beach and all sorts of zany things happen. Daisuke manages to steal another art piece (and gain a new ally, Towa), Satoshi attempts to capture Dark, both Risa and Riku get lost...it spans at least a volume in the manga and several episodes of the anime. Most notably, this arc in the manga is the first time that Dark's rival, Krad, appears. (The anime had him appear in an earlier episode first.)
* ''Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic!'' did this. Unsurprisingly, [[spoiler: the plane got hijacked by terrorists.]] The school tried to make it up to the students by having a second class trip for them on a cruise ship at Christmas. [[spoiler:The cruise ship was hijacked by Mithril]].
* In the ''FruitsBasket'' manga, after the anime ends, the class goes to Kyoto (during which Tohru, Hanajima, and Arisa's teacher worries about their ''not'' trying to sneak into the boys' dorm room).
* ''SetoNoHanayome'' has a ClassTrip to Kyoto. Naturally, things become weird due to the presence of the mermaids on the trip.
* ''MPDPsycho'', true to its MindScrew nature, has a class of junior-high students taking a class trip to the Philippines.
* ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}''
* ''Yu-Gi-Oh GX'' has a school trip in the second season, where everyone goes to Domino City to see the various dueling sights. Oh, and duels happen.
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' - Haruka [[LampshadeHanging notes]] that the hotel they are staying in the BeachEpisode has this feel.
* ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure''' has one to Kyoto and Osaka in Episode 13 and 14 respectively.
** Interestingly, the ''Series/KamenRiderFourze'' example below? Aired the ''same time'' as the ''Smile'' example. And both their stops were at Kyoto. Cue spontaneous {{Crossover}} pictures.
* The first ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'' movie, ''Tenchi Muyo in Love'', ends its movie with a trip to Tokyo Tower, where the gang end up fighting the BigBad.
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[[folder:Films]]
* ''Film/BattleRoyale'' takes place during an extended class trip on an island... where the students literally have to kill each other.
* ''Learning Curve'' likewise has a group of incredibly badly-behaved kids duped into thinking they're going on special dream internships for the summer... [[spoiler:actually they're drugged, kidnapped, and imprisoned by a fed-up substitute teacher who tortures them into model students]].
* ''Picnic at Hanging Rock''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Several in ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'', most notably the school-wide ski trip.
* Every book in ''TheMagicSchoolBus'' series (as well as every episode of the animated series) revolves around a class trip. And with Miss Frizzle and the titular school bus, these trips are educational, but far from boring, taking the kids to prehistoric times, to the depths of space or [[FantasticVoyagePlot into a classmate's body]].
* The ''{{Percy Jackson|AndTheOlympians}}'' series starts off with one of these. The trip is somewhat cut short when Percy's math teacher turns into a horrible monster, tries to kill him, is vaporised, and seems to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia disappear from everyone's memories]].
* ''Literature/TimeScout'' takes these up to eleven, where a field trip involves going to VictorianLondon or AncientRome. When something goes wrong on those field trips, it's ''very'' wrong.
* The trip that took Tash and Zak Arranda off of [[DoomedHometown Alderaan]] before ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' is never described much, but one of the books calls it a field trip - then again, it's also explicitly stated that all their school friends are dead, and Tash is at least a year ahead of her brother.
* In book 12 of ''{{Animorphs}}'', the plot is kick-started on Rachel and Cassie's class field trip to The Gardens, the local amusement-park-slash-zoo, when Rachel jumps into the crocodile pit to save a small child.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The GrandFinale of ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.
* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode "Incan Mummy Girl" opens with a class trip to a museum.
** "The Pack", too, opens with a class trip -- this time to the zoo.
* An episode of ''Flash Forward'' shows the class on a trip to a national forest of some sort, with Tucker and Miles sneaking away.
* Subverted in ''Series/TheAdventuresOfPeteAndPete'' as one of the whole episodes was involved with the characters dealing with others hidden sides while ON the school bus to the destination.
* An early episode of ''TheSteveHarveyShow'' subverts this somewhat as Steve's class is at the airport waiting to board a plane to Cleveland to visit The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The flight is delayed because of snow. HilarityEnsues with Bullethead making prank announcements on the courtesy phone among other things. They even meet Jerry Springer.
* Season 2 of ''TheInbetweeners'' opens with one to Swanage. HilarityEnsues.
* Episodes 33-34 of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Sadly Averted in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}''. That mission would've been sick.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series:
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' features a four-day, three-night trip to Kyoto in the middle of November with both the junior and senior classes. The most notable part of this trip is the HotSpringsEpisode MiniGame, where you and the guys are [[ZanyScheme "accidentally"]] caught in the spring when it changes over from guys-only to girls-only and have to avoid being caught and [[FateWorseThanDeath "Executed"]] by Mitsuru. It's stated that the trip was originally intended to be overseas, but the largely unpopular Classic Lit teacher demanded that the trip be in Japan. Also notable is that, despite how easily the game could have used it for an interesting location to fight a boss (simply have the trip scheduled for a full moon), it was avoided.
** Continued in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''. With a trip to [[ContinuityNod Port Island.]] Which, like the trip above, is also used as a BreatherEpisode with no fights or conflict, just fun. Notably, KING'S GAAAAAAAME! *hic*
* ''LittleBusters'' has one as a very prominent plot point. [[spoiler:To elaborate, the ''whole'' game is set in a virtual world created when the said trip [[GoneHorriblyWrong gone horribly wrong]].]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' features one to Kyoto. Naturally, it is packed with [[HaremGenre the usual stuff]]...[[GenreShift right?]]
* The RomanceGame ''VisualNovel/ClassTripCrush'' takes place during a six-day class trip involving the students of two different schools - the main character's [[OneGenderSchool all-girls school]], and a neighboring all-boys school.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''{{Survival of the Fittest}}'', like ''Film/BattleRoyale'', has the classes chosen for the [[DeadlyGame latest SOTF season]] abducted from their school trips, almost always on June 19th . The exception to this is Bathurst in v2, where the two classes were taken from a sexual education seminar due to [[spoiler:the terrorists' [[TheMole mole]], Steven Wilson, having spent the year masquerading as the new principal, and then choosing that moment to pump the auditorium full of sleeping gas]].
* Even [[LolCat lolcats]] like to go on [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/09/28/funny-pictures-kitteh-committeh-field-trip/ field trips.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* As mentioned in the literature section, the entire premise of ''WesternAnimation/TheMagicSchoolBus'' is going on some sort of field trip. The trips usually start out mundane, but [[CoolTeacher Ms Frizzle]] and [[CoolCar the Bus]] end up making them pretty [[FantasticVoyagePlot crazy]].
* ''{{Fillmore}}!'' has an episode where Fillmore, Ingrid and O'Farrell go on a class trip with an assortment of other one-episode characters. They go to a museum and when a picture is defaced, Fillmore and Ingrid must find out who the perpetrator is before the ink dries.
* ''XMenEvolution'' had at least two field trip episodes during its run, both of which resulted in ''near-complete chaos''.
* ''{{Daria}}'' goes on field trips thrice, first to the Mall of the Millennium for economics, though it's implied the teacher only wants to go because of the opportunity to find her Beanie Baby-esque collectibles, and in a later season, the students go to play paintball with Mr. [=DeMartino=] in order to "learn the effects of '''''warfare''''' on all aspects of society." Following that, the students went mountain climbing with disastrous results.
* In the ''InvaderZim'' episode "A Room with a Moose", Zim uses a fake class trip to send his classmates to their moosey doom.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had one episode in which Bart's class went on a trip to a box factory. On the way they pass these other school busses outside of better places (if I remember right, one was even outside a toy factory). There was another episode where the class went to the Post Office, which was less mundane for the characters.
** They also had an episode where the school went to a chocolate factory, a trip Bart missed because he forgot his permission slip.
** In another, Bart's class visits the Springfield Police station and creates a sonic boom by linking up loads of megaphones.
** ''The Simpsons'' has had numerous class-trip episodes. "Homer's Odyssey" has one of the funniest moments of the entire series, on a trip to the nuclear power plant, where Sherri and Terri simultaneously kiss Bart. Then there's "Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade" where Bart and Lisa are made "buddies" on a trip to Capital City, resulting in their missing the bus home because there's nobody to report either of them absent. And of course there's "Das Bus", where the kids get stranded on a remote island... I'm sure there are '''many''' more.
* ''{{Lloyd in Space}}'' featured one episode where Lloyd's class goes to "Wormhole National Park", the main attraction being a wormhole (duh!). Lloyd ends up sucked into it at one point and teleported into a garbage bin, but the others don't know that...
* ''''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': The class went on a field trip to Mexico or something. It got cancelled and ended up in Pirate Haven Mystery Cove Bay. Or something. And they fought pirates.
** It was a Senior Trip, with the original destination supposed to be the beach for a weekend of fun in the sun. Instead, they wound up in a Colonial Reenactment town, and were forced to take part. And then they fought pirates. So much for that vacation.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' did this a few times. One instance that sticks outis where the Class is headed to an {{Expy}} of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and the Bus breaks down. The rest of the Episode is spent with the teacher helping the bus driver grieve while the kids trick out the bus. If memory serves, the Class never actually made it to wherever they were going, as the episode ended on the road. [[spoiler: With TJ riding a Recliner on the Roof of the bus.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has one class trip to the Axiom Lab at the beginning where we're treated to chaos from the MonsterOfTheWeek and a super computer that is relevant to the overall plot.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', Harold and Helga get left behind after a trip to a chocolate factory. They then spent the afternoon trying to get home.
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' episode "The Lake". XANA choosing this time to attack is sure to make a class trip less boring and a lot more dangerous.
** Also, in the episode "Lyoko Minus One", Yumi's science class went on a class trip. Of course, XANA attacked, and Yumi ended up fighting off her entire class, but in the end, the class still got a chance to study plants.
* In a ''HomeMovies'' episodes called, well, "Class Trip", the kids go on a field trip to...a hotel.
* During the ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' episode "Field Trip to Folsom Prison", Chicken exchanges identity with an inmate. You can guess the rest.
* ''BobsBurgers'' episode ''Carpe Museum'' had Bob chaperoning a class trip and bonding with daughter Louise as they sneak off on an adventure in an unopened wing.
* ''BeavisAndButthead'' take a bus trip to a mountain but never get there, due in part to the two mooning motorists behind the bus.
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