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->'''Kevin:''' All riiight, field trip!... Where we goin'?\\
'''Daria:''' The field.\\
'''Kevin:''' Cool!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{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]]). UsefulNotes/{{Kyoto}} is one of the most common destinations for these in JapaneseMedia.

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.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'', near the start of the school year, Kuroyuihime and the other third-years go on a trip to Okinawa, leaving her unable to help Haru and the others for most of the Dusk Taker arc, [[spoiler:until she manages to pull a BigDamnHeroes moment at the climax]].
* One episode of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' revolves around the third-year class trip to Okinawa, where Osaka discovers [[InherentlyFunnyWords saataa andagii]] and Sakaki meets [[PetBabyWildAnimal an Iriomote wild cat]].
* The final volume of ''Manga/BokuraNoHentai'', volume 10, has Marika, Satoshi, and Akane visiting both Nara and Kyoto on a field trip in their final year of middle school. Akane has a troubled experience with the deer in Nara.
* ''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]].
%%* ''Manga/CheekyAngel''
* ''Manga/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.
* ''Manga/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.)
* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', Miyako goes on a school trip to Kyoto. She doesn't catch a break from [[BusmansHoliday fighting Digimon]] however.
* In ''Anime/DigimonTamers'' Takato and Jenrya's classes go on a school trip together.
* In the ''Manga/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).
* ''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]].
* ''Manga/HidamariSketch'', where the art students visit a zoo to sketch.
** Sae and Hiro (and Natsume) go on the senior trip to Hokkaido. When their juniors come by while it's still upcoming, it's revealed that previous senior trips went to Okinawa and Korea. Yuno went to Kyoto and Nara in junior high, Nori went to those cities in elementary school and Hiroshima in junior high. Nazuna went... to Destinyland, prompting Nori to question what one learns at a theme park.
* ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'': Haruka [[LampshadeHanging notes]] that the hotel they are staying in the BeachEpisode has this feel.
* The class trip in ''VisualNovel/{{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. Ironically the viewer can obviously see Nanami jealous and it basically jumpstarts the romance into 5th gear]]
* ''Manga/LovelyComplex'' actually uses this quite effectively, as the school trip to Hokkaido [[spoiler:is when Otani rejects Risa]].
* In an anime-only episode of ''Manga/LuckyStar'', the girls take a class trip to Kyoto and included a stop ''at [[Creator/KyotoAnimation the show's own animation studio]]''.
* A class trip to Kyoto is the backdrop for a three-episode {{arc}} in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' and a three-''volume'' long one in the manga, which marked the start of [[GenreShift the series change]] toward the seriously epic.
* ''Manga/MPDPsycho'', true to its MindScrew nature, has a class of junior-high students taking a class trip to the Philippines.
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' starts on a day when three different schools have class trips to Tokyo Tower. Then one girl of each school gets TrappedInAnotherWorld...
* ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'': The one to Hokkaido, where Ginta and Arimi start their OperationJealousy plan.
* ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'' has a ClassTrip to Kyoto. Naturally, things become weird due to the presence of the mermaids on the trip.
* 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.]]
* The ''Sun and Moon'' arc of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is Pokémoon School themed. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the anime, it featured a two-episode arc where the characters go Kanto. It was the first time Misty and Brock had major appearances in a decade.
* ''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/SailorMoon'': The CherryBlossoms watching episode.
%%* ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei''
* In ''Manga/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.
* ''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.
%%* ''Manga/{{Spriggan}}''
* ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent'': After the SchoolFestival, Junpei's classroom go to Kyoto (with Chinami infiltrated) where the boy share some moments with her three harem member. He is trapped alone in the bath with Satsuki, has an AlmostKiss with Aya and a date with Nishino after found that also her classroom (of another school) is in Kyoto.
* 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.
* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' has an arc where Rito's class trip to the summer seaside school.
* The class trip to the ski resort in ''{{LightNovel/Toradora}}'' provides many opportunities for hijinks and drama.
%%* ''Anime/UtaKata''
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' featured a middle school field trip to a snow resort however the anime AdaptedOut it. Earlier, Yuki's first childhood flashback is to how she had her first NocturnalEmission at an elementary field trip.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' has a school trip in the second season, where everyone goes to Domino City to see the various dueling sights. Oh, and duels happen.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* At one point in ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Tim and a group of friends from school on a elective field trip for extra credit run into [[ComicBook/{{Huntress}} Helena Bertinelli]] accompanying her students on a field trip at a Shakespeare in the park event in Gotham.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'' is about the cast going on a camping trip, many of them [[TemptingFate saying they wanted to get away]] from the usual magic incidents they've had to deal with.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Learning Curve'' 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]].
* ''Film/PicnicAtHangingRock'': The group prepares for a picnic to a local geological formation known as Hanging Rock, accompanied by the mathematics mistress Miss Greta [=McCraw=] and the young and beautiful Mlle. de Poitiers. Mysterious happenings and disappearances ensue.
* ''Film/SpiderMan'' begins with Midtown High students on a class trip to a Columbia University lab, where genetically altered spiders are on display. Of course, one escapes and bites Peter Parker, setting the whole film in motion.
* ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' takes Peter's Academic Decathlon Team to Washington D.C., where much of the film's second act takes place.

* Several in ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'', most notably the school-wide ski trip.
* Every book in ''Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus'' series (as well as every episode of the animated series) revolves around a class trip. And with Miss Frizzle and the eponymous school bus, these trips are educational, but far from boring, taking the kids to prehistoric times, to the center of the Earth, to the depths of space, or [[FantasticVoyagePlot into a classmate's body]].
* The ''Literature/{{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 ''Literature/{{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.
* In ''Literature/BattleRoyale'', a homeroom is taken on what is supposed to be a field trip, but soon after some sleeping gas is released on the bus and they are taken to an Island where they’re supposed to fight to the death. In the film adaptation, one of the students is called out on being an anti-authoritarian slacker but still having the nerve to take advantage of the field trip.
* In ''Literature/MoDaoZuShi'', the Yi City Arc involves Wei Wuxian and a bunch of younger-generation disciples of multiple clans going messing about in an empty zombie-filled city, learning about corpse poisoning and how to cure it, how to look at ghosts, a practical use of dark magic, and mundane-people methods of warding against the supernatural threats. It's basically an impromptu class-trip cum internship. This is repeated later in an extra with actual taking notes for future reference.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The GrandFinale of ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** The episode "Incan Mummy Girl" opens with a class trip to a museum.
** "The Pack" opens with a class trip -- this time to the zoo.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Flash Forward|2009}}'' 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 ''Series/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 ''Series/TheInbetweeners'' opens with one to Swanage. HilarityEnsues.
* Episodes 33-34 of ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''.
* ''Series/TheWonderYears'' had two of these. "Heartbreak" involves Kevin and Winnie's school's going on a trip to the same location, where Kevin wants to spend time with her while she wants to spend more time with her new friends (and eventually [[spoiler:reveals she has a new boyfriend and breaks up with Kevin]]), while "Eclipse" has Winnie being mad at Kevin for, when asked what he would change about her if he could, saying he wouldn't because she's too perfect, and trying to prove she's not so perfect by stealing something. [[spoiler:It turns out that he had paid for it after all.]]
* ''Series/TheAmazingExtraordinaryFriends'' starts with a class trip during which Ben finds the Captain X insignia. This sets in motion the events of the series, as Ben learns that [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman the insignia grants him superpowers]].

[[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, [[spoiler:and the trip takes place after all the Full Moon Shadows have been eliminated]].
** 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*
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'' has your school class go from Japan to Hawaii, where various BeachEpisode hijinks ensue. Unlike the previous games, not all of your party goes to the same school, so Futaba and Morgana stay home while sorting through the data stolen from Sae's laptop, while Yusuke's school(which Hifumi, a Confidant, also attends) was originally going t Los Angeles, but had to go to Hawaii because of a storm. It's also implied that the third-years, such as Makoto and [[ChekhovsGunman Haru]] weren't initially supposed to go, but since most of the senior faculty were tied up investigating the Phantom Thieves, they had to take third-years as chaperones.
* ''VisualNovel/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]].]]
* 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.
* ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' takes place on a Hope's Peak Academy "school trip" to a tropical island where the students must bond with each other and gather hope fragments to leave the island. Unfortunately [[BigBad Monokuma]] shows up and makes the students kill one another and get away with it to leave the island. [[spoiler: Ultimately subverted, as it turns out that the whole game actually takes place in a simulation.]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Even WebOriginal/LOLCats like to go on [[http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/09/28/funny-pictures-kitteh-committeh-field-trip/ field trips.]]
* ''Roleplay/{{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]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/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.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' take a bus trip to a mountain but never get there, due in part to the two mooning motorists behind the bus.
* ''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.
* During the ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' episode "Field Trip to Folsom Prison", Chicken exchanges identity with an inmate. You can guess the rest.
* ''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.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{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.
* 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.
* In a ''WesternAnimation/HomeMovies'' episodes called, well, "Class Trip", the kids go on a field trip to...a hotel.
* The second half of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' episode "Every Knight Has Its Day" features the students going to the Mixopolis Zoo for a field trip to see how the Mixamals of the wild use [[FusionDance Mixing]] in their own everyday lives. While Camillot continued to stew in regret for screwing up the Murpball game that day, Mixadel ends up taunting the exhibits, leading to him getting revenge by letting the Mixelopters, the most dangerous of the Miximals, escape. In the end, it's Camillot's quick thinking that saves the day.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' episode "A Room with a Moose", Zim uses a fake class trip to send his classmates (especially Dib) to their "moosey fate".
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'': The class went on 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/LloydInSpace'' 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...
* As in the books, 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]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The season 2 premiere "The Return of Harmony" opens with Cheerilee's class on a trip to the royal gardens in Canterlot, where we're introduced to [[SealedEvilInACan Discord]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' did this a few times. One instance that sticks out is 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. 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/TheSimpsons'' has several episodes involving class trips:
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E3HomersOdyssey Homer's Odyssey]]", the plot is kicked off when Bart's class takes a trip to the nuclear power plant, and Homer loses his job trying to show-boat for his son.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS3E4BartTheMurderer Bart the Murderer]]", the school went to a chocolate factory, a trip Bart missed because he forgot his permission slip.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS5E12BartGetsFamous Bart Gets Famous]]" begins with Bart's class going on a trip to a box factory. On the way they pass in front of a "Toy Town", a fireworks testing range and a slide factory, all of which have other schools' buses parked outside.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E25TheSecretWarOfLisaSimpson The Secret War of Lisa Simpson]]", Bart's class visits the Springfield Police station and he creates a sonic boom by linking up loads of megaphones.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E14DasBus Das Bus]]" has what was supposed to be a field trip to the Model U.N. Club.
** In "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS10E12SundayCruddySunday Sunday, Cruddy Sunday]]", the class went to the Post Office, where the students are offered undelivered mail as a bribe to keep them quiet about the employees taking money from the letters.
** "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS14E3BartVsLisaVsTheThirdGrade Bart vs. Lisa vs. the Third Grade]]" has a trip to Capital City where Bart and Lisa are made "buddies", resulting in their missing the bus home because there's nobody to report either of them absent.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': "Interdimensional Field Trip" starts with Star's class going on a trip to the Echo Creek Paperclip Museum. When she realizes her class-mates are bored, Star convinces Miss Skullnick to let her take everyone to an interdimensional MuseumOfTheStrangeAndUnusual, but learns that being a leader isn't as easy as it looks.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' had at least two field trip episodes during its run, both of which resulted in ''near-complete chaos''.