Exploration - EXPLO at Wellesley: Trips - EXPLO


Where Will You Explore this Summer?

Choice at EXPLO extends to weekend trips. Our weekend trips offer you an amazing opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of Boston and the New England area. And at EXPLO, you’re not stuck taking a trip that everyone else is taking. Each weekend, you will choose from 15-20 different cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities, including sight-seeing, theater trips, outdoor adventures, and on-campus staff-led clinics. Sound like fun? It is!

More Than 20 Different Trip Choices Each Weekend!

You will sign up for weekend trips at the program. All residential students attend weekend trips, and day students are highly encouraged to join in, too. Trips are another powerful way to meet new friends from around the world who share your interests, and explore some pretty cool places, too.

Past trips have included:


Indoor Skydiving
Adventure Ropes Course
Kayaking on the Charles River
Trapeze School


Boston Museum of Science
New England Aquarium
Museum of Fine Arts
Harvard Museum of Natural History

Tours and Events

Boston Red Sox Baseball
Boston Duck Tours
Boston Pizza Tours
Six Flags New England
Boston Harbor Cruise
Boston Limo Hunt
Whale Watch

Special Overnight Trips

In addition to our regular weekend trips, we also have some special overnight trips that require sign up before the summer begins. This summer we are offering the following overnight trips:

Overnight Adventure Trip to the Berkshires ($350)

First Session: June 30 – July 1, 2018
Second Session: July 21 – July 22, 2018

Heading out early on Saturday morning (by chartered coach), we’ll travel to the heart of the Berkshires for an adventure weekend to remember. First, you’ll hit the rapids when they’re at the peak of their power. As you twist and turn down the Deerfield River, professional whitewater rafting guides will teach you how to navigate the whitewater swells like a pro. Next, pull on your hiking boots for a magical, professionally-led night hike through the majestic trails and forests of the Berkshires. Before settling into your tree house (cabin tent) for the night, stake out your spot by the fire to make s’mores and play campfire games. Then on Sunday, get ready to feel the wind in your hair — it’s time for an aerial trek through the trees! Zip your way through the treetops as you speed down 11 zip lines, two sky bridges, and three rappels. But before heading back to EXPLO, you’ll paddle down the river in your own kayak for a relaxing end to this two-day trip with the nationally-recognized Zoar Outdoor adventurers. Beginning and advanced adventurers are welcome!

Overnight Trip to New York City and Yale University ($350)

First Session: July 7 – July 8, 2018
Second Session: July 28 – July 29, 2018

Experience a grand adventure into the “City that Never Sleeps.” After traveling in the comfort of a chartered coach, you’ll ride up 102 stories to the One World Observatory for an awe-inspiring view of New York’s iconic sights. Next up is a Broadway musical in the heart of the Big Apple. Dine at a popular New York restaurant, browse the shops of Time Square, and cap the day off with The Ride, an interactive sightseeing experience. Spend the night in a hotel outside the city and head to Connecticut for a tour of EXPLO at Yale and Yale University’s campus. Lunch will be a picnic with pizza from the famous Pepe’s in New Haven, followed by a restful trip back to Wellesley.

Note: This trip is only offered to 9th grade students.