During the afternoon of Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will arc across the southern half of Indiana from southwest to northeast.
Make your trip more memorable by adding local Indianapolis attractions:
Why should I be in the path of totality?
The most magic occurs in the path of totality! As darkness nears, birds will begin to roost, insects will begin chirping and the sky will take on a strange hue as the Moon’s shadow comes toward you at 2,000 mph. The sky will turn dark, the brighter stars and planets will be in view and the totally eclipsed Sun will appear as a black orb with its beautiful outer corona revealed. You won’t want to miss this chance to view the phenomenon in the path of totality.
Ready for a trip featuring the 2024 Solar Eclipse?
Let's plan your educational and memorable trip for your students.
Your custom Total Solar Eclipse proposal includes:
The Circle City's vibrant downtown, music, art and super sports vibe invites you! Known for its welcoming Hoosier hospitality, Indianapolis plays host to the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500, the Greatest Spectacle in Racing! Held over Memorial Day Weekend in May, the race has taken place for over 100 years.
Educational STEM Opportunities
The Trip Account app is offered to our groups as they travel.
Included in your trip, group leaders, staff, chaperones and travelers will use the information packed, versatile Trip Account App during their travels.
Powerful Director Tools
Interactive Checklists, Pop Up Communications, Emergency Notifications.
Tools for all travelers
Live Itineraries, Group Messaging, Photo Gallery and much more.
Everything you need for your next trip.
The Trip Account app is available for iPhone and Android.
See our difference
It’s no surprise that Educational Destinations sets and exceeds student travel standards. We aim to provide the best service, communication, experience and safety for all of our groups. When researching for your travel provider, please download this PDF checklist HERE to ensure that your group is taking advantage of all of the essential building blocks of a successful, safe, and FUN trip! If you have questions or are ready to get started on your next trip, please call 800.616.1112 or request your customized quote.
Custom Designed Trips
ED will create a custom designed trip for your group that is shaped by your priorities, goals and wishes, and powered by your passions. ED is committed to listening and working one-on-one with you to build the perfect trip for your students. There are no stock trips here - just your trip.
Group Travel Specialists
Led by award-winning teachers, ED exceeds the needs and expectations of students, teaching staff, parents and administrators. ED anticipates group needs and delivers group wishes, without surprises or hidden costs. Our experience and expertise enable us to bring the best quality trips, events, experiences and opportunities to your group.
ED’s custom trips are cost-effective and inclusive, without hidden costs – a great value for your travelers. Charter coaches, flights, hotels, meals, sightseeing, events, taxes and gratuities are covered for each traveler. A 24/7 Emergency Contact System is included for each traveling group.
Cutting Edge Technology
Through ED's parent company, ED is the only student travel company providing Trip Account, an internet-based program that provides you a complete trip resource center 24 hours a day. Also included in your trip is the Trip Account App: Music Directors, group leaders, staff, chaperones and travelers will use the information packed, versatile Trip Account App during their travels.
Personal Tour Director
A signature feature of every trip is the ED Tour Director, always right by the teacher’s side, managing all travel aspects of your trip: transportation, events, meals, lodging, tickets and more. Our TD’s training and management skills let the teacher focus on the students and education.
Safety is Priority #1
ED is pro-active on safety, sending the Tour Director World Aware® alerts, sharing best practices in travel safety, emergency procedures and travel hints with chaperones and staff, ensuring traveler accountability, monitoring vendor service/performance and tellng travelers of changes or emergencies with the Trip Account App.
Trusted Leader in Travel
ED is an active member of these respected travel suppliers and organizations: Walt Disney World & Disneyland, Universal Orlando, American Bus Association, National Band Association, National Tour Association, Student Youth Travel Association and more. View all ED’s partners and awards here.
Doing the right thing
ED is deeply committed to high quality educational group travel. We love what we do, and we work hard to do it better than everyone. Creating memorable performance trips that leave positive, life-changing impressions on your students and community is a privilege that we don’t take lightly. Please talk to us about your next trip.
Ready to experience the 2024 Solar Eclipse?
On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will arc across the southern half of Indiana from southwest to northeast. learn more
Check out our featured STEM destinations.
Encourage your STEM students as they participate in discovery labs, live shows, exhibits and hands-on educational experiences. learn more
Meet the ED Travel Designers
Our team is focused on creating custom trips that provide relevant, memorable and rewarding student travel experiences. learn more
Discover our featured history destinations.
Your students are ready to learn about the American Revolution and how Boston led the nation in fighting... learn more
Explore our our featured art destinations.
How about discovering a feast for the eyes with around 35,000 pieces of artwork at the Louvre... learn more
Check out our featured language immersion destinations.
Your Language Immersion students are ready to embrace the culture of France and participate in... learn more
Discover our featured adventure destinations.
Imagine your students as they kayak along the stunningly scenic coastal route along the Costa Verde in Brazil... learn more
Explore our featured theatre destinations.
Are your theatre students ready to participate in an actual Broadway Musical Theatre Workshop... learn more
Travel with Special Considerations or Dietary Restrictions
When a group is focused on its education, it is easy to overlook issues with accessibility. learn more
Top European Destinations
With the world full of fascinating educational destinations, just choosing the perfect spot for your students can present quite a challenge. Here are some of our cleints' must popular top European destinations. learn more
Getting parents involved in your educational trip.
Having parents involved in the program it a vital piece of the puzzle to be successful. learn more
Getting Groups Through Airport Security
Here’s how to get your students through security, smoothly and efficiently. learn more
Motor Coach Travel Advice for Students
Make the most of your ride with these insider tips. learn more
Choosing the right educational student group travel company.
When a student gets to experience to new locations, new cultures and new people with education being the focus, the revelations and the eye-opening impact that develop are priceless. learn more
Disney on Broadway with Educational Destinations.
Breathtaking! Amazing! Phenomenal! These are words you have probably heard time and time again from friends, family, and others when seeing a musical on Broadway. learn more
The Value of Education with a student Disney trip.
Have you ever wondered why opportunities involving educational trips to Disney are so abundant? The significance of education brought feeling and heart into... learn more
Health Tip: Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep vein thrombosis, or deep venous thrombosis, (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein, predominantly in the legs... learn more
Fund Raising for your educational student trip.
Time for some heavy lifting. Before your trip becomes a reality, some homework has to be done. Don’t worry, Educational Destinations is here to help... learn more