Want to bring some culture to your children? Call your local community theatre to see if they offer free or low-cost dress rehearsals. Often if they know it’s for education purposes they will make exceptions for groups. Better yet, get your children involved in a theater group! Be sure to check age requirements. There are times these groups are looking for younger kids to help out in the plays.
Another cultural field trip idea would be a visit to see an orchestra. For example, the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra offers low cost tickets for dress rehearsals. A family can see a dress rehearsal for about the price of one ticket.