Field trips are important in order to expose children to different cultural aspects of the world around them. Taking school-aged children on field trips provides them with a better understanding of different ideas, people and places.
While there is much that can be learned in the classroom, some things are better taught when kids can have a hands-on experience. For instance, teaching kids about history educates them on the basics, but taking them on a field trip to a history museum gives them an up close look at the clothing, weapons and other items used during that time period.The same is true of art. Reading about art is much different from actually seeing it.