This month students head back to school ready for another year of learning. And though the summer crowds may have gone home, staff around the Smithsonian are now preparing for the many field trips headed their way. One of my favorite things about school was the special field trips my class got to take. You would hear the year before about going on this boat or heading to this museum and then it was your turn. Field trips meant leaving the classroom behind and immersing yourself in a topic, or in the place where some important piece of history happened (or was still happening). Over the years the Smithsonian has opened its doors to students around the world. Here is a slide show to reminisce about some of the trips you have experienced!