54 Incredible Field Trip Ideas In and Around Kansas City
Whether you’re a member of your child’s PTA/PTO, an educator looking for quality field trip ideas for students, or a parent searching for fun and educational activities to do with the family, we’ve gathered 54 amazing field trip ideas and activity resources in and around Kansas City.
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54 Incredible Destinations for your next Field Trip
Blue Springs, MO
Discover the beauty of nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs. The nature center offers free programs and activities for classes, troops, field trips, and groups throughout the fall and winter. The center also hosts activities, classes, and events for families and individuals. Families and groups are also welcome to visit the center to explore the nature center’s open savannas, prairies, and woodland areas during visiting hours. For more information, visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website and be sure to check out their “Nature & You” newsletter to stay up to date on nature programs and events happening in the Kansas City, Missouri region.
Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch is a working farm with easy access from all parts of the Kansas City area, just 2 miles south of Liberty, Missouri. The farm offers Missouri Science Grade Level Curriculum Standards to fit into your school or group’s curriculum.
The Pumpkin Patch Tour is a hands-on, educational field trip to help students learn about the farm, how plants grow, and the processes by which food ends up on their table. The educational experience centers around the pumpkins (of course) and will help students understand pollination, soil composition, diversity in farming, and how food is produced from farm to table. Students will also enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride, a pie pumpkin, honey stick, and Carolyn’s award winning coloring book (available in 8 languages). Also offered at the Patch are Uncle Earl’s Educational Mining Camp & School Tours, options for home school groups and families, as well as activities for special needs children. Visit Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch online for further details about all of their offerings during pumpkin season.
#3 Ceramic Café
The helpful staff at Ceramic Cafe will guide you through the creative process using ceramic techniques and supplies to help your group create artistic masterpieces. Ceramic Cafe is a paint-your-own-pottery and glass fusing studio serving the Kansas City area. Come paint your pottery piece or create a beautiful work of glass in their vibrant Leawood, Kansas studio. The process to paint, glaze and fire your masterpiece takes about a week. If you’re looking for the place to host your next group outing or class field trip, Ceramic Cafe is the place for you. They also donate to charitable groups and can help your school or organization with a fundraising project.
Built in 2016, this fully renovated, brand new state-of-the-art facility is home to some of the best gymnastics equipment and coaches in the Kansas City Area. Champions Gymnastics Academy offers group rates to rent out their entire facility. In addition to their group events, birthday parties, and classes, they also offer fundraisers where a percentage of the proceeds go to your group! Explore your field trip options by contacting them online or by phone to get active with your class! (816) 360-9879.
Bonner Springs, KS
Create2Day is a DIY space, filled with reusable materials for your group’s creative art project ideas. The studio specializes in creative re-use. Creative re-use (also known as up-cycling or re-purposing), adds a new creative element to an existing item, resulting in a new piece. A CD case can become a bird feeder, corks transform into a cork board, or a t-shirt turns into a rug (as defined by The Resource Alliance). Create2Day collects discarded art supplies & scrap materials to be reused and given a new life through art. Come create with your class or group today!
Open February through December, the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum celebrates all that is beautiful and good with carousels. Come explore restored carousels, carousel horses, and historically registered carousels. All visitors and field trips are also invited to ride a 103-year old carousel!
The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is located in Leavenworth, KS, and is one of several museums sponsored by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association. The Carousel Museum is a non-profit organization that operates through community donations and volunteer efforts. While you’re there, learn about entrepreneur Fred Harvey and his significant impact on business in Kansas. Grab your class and come visit the Carousel Museum today!
Kansas City, MO
The Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center is a unique, hands-on, urban conservation education center located on eight acres in the heart of Kansas City. The Discovery Center offers free educational field trips that follow curriculum standards. The Discovery Center provides a variety of hands-on learning experiences and workshops for your class or group. The Discovery Center offers a butterfly garden, bird feeding garden, and Grow Native demonstrations including prairie wildflowers, wetland, water garden, and manicured upland and lowland forests.
Additionally, families and groups are welcome to attend any of the demonstrations, activities, and self-guided hikes available at the center. There are also tours of the building and grounds showing environmentally friendly ways to build an urban environment in harmony with nature. The Discovery Center has a 0.25 mile disabled accessible winding Wild Sidewalk that takes visitors through the Grow Native Gardens on the site.
The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics celebrates public service and promotes civil discourse by providing public programs, research and educational opportunities, a museum gallery, and other field trip offerings to celebrate the political legacy of Senator Bob Dole. The museum gallery features the world’s largest stained-glass American flag, the Kansas veterans WWII memory wall, and World Trade Center beams. It is home to the Robert J. Dole Archive & Special Collections, which includes over 35 years of congressional papers, as well as objects and materials from the Senator’s entire life. Come learn about politics at the Dole Institute with your group!
Elite Gymnastics and Aquatics was built on the tradition of excellence, using a positive and healthy influence to impact the lives of kids. Conveniently located on the edge of Lenexa (near Pflumm and College Boulevard), Elite Gym & Swim offers recreational and competitive gymnastics, swim lessons, birthday parties, parents night out and open gym.
Gerald Carley opened the first privately owned gymnastics facility in Kansas, Elite Gymnastics & Aquatics, in May of 1973. Elite continues to pioneer unique ways to share their passion for gymnastics. The Gym established the tumble bus -the first of it’s kind- that travels to day care centers and preschools to teach tumbling classes.
South Kansas City
Engineering For Kids of Kansas City inspires the next generation of engineers through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Children ages 4 to 14 engage in fun and challenging classes, summer camps, clubs and parties. Engineering for Kids offers hands on learning programs in LEGO Robotics and Electronic Game Design, as well as Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering. Many of their classes are taught by experienced Engineers! Their programs meet national standards in mathematics, science, engineering, and technology. Engineering for Kids builds upon the math and science that is being taught in the schools and apply those skills to hands on, real world engineering challenges. Explore engineering with your class today!
Ernie Miller Nature Center provides an opportunity for learning, understanding, and admiring nature’s ever-changing ways during educational field trips & group events. The center is the focal point of cultural, historical, and environmental education programming in Kansas City. Ernie Miller Nature Center offers programs and activities for all ages, so bring your class, group, or troop to explore!
The center was the first nature center In Johnson County and is supported by the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District. Ernie Miller’s friendly staff is eager to share their nature displays, knowledge of nature, live animals, and the Nature’s Corner Gift Shop.
The Fahrmeier family hosts many agri-tourism experiences and children’s farm tours to educate others about the importance of agriculture and how our food is grown. Their goal is to share the importance of agriculture and healthy eating habits with the public to promote a healthy and responsible lifestyle. Children will experience a variety of produce and agricultural experiences during your group’s visit. By supporting their farm, you’re investing in a family that takes care of their land by growing food in ways that take care of the soil.
Come explore a working farm for your next field trip, the kids will love it! The Fahrmeier farming operation began in 1947 as a traditional diversified crop and livestock farm. In 2004, they began growing fresh fruits and vegetables for markets and today, they grow about 40 acres of farm fresh fruits and vegetables. Fahrmeier Farms sells at farmers markets in the KC area, to area restaurants, schools and offers CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscriptions.
#13 Folly Theater
Kansas City, MO
Children, parents, and school groups will enjoy programs that inspire and entertain, all from the stage of Kansas City’s most historic arts venue. Each year the theater hosts a Kids’ Show Series, full of fun and educational shows for kids of all ages. Come experience the magic of the Folly Theater with your school or group!
School groups and field trips are encouraged to book well in advance as many show performances sell out months in advance. Tickets are $6 each. The theater provides one complimentary adult ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. To purchase tickets, call our box office at (816) 474-4444 or print out the following order form. You may mail it, fax it to 816-842-8709 or scan & e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
#14 Fort Osage
Clay County Historic Sites offers a unique field trip opportunity to experience history in a one-room school at Historic Mount Gilead School. A teacher in period costume instructs the class in late 1880s style with McGuffey readers. Pupils practice penmanship and perform arithmetic problems using slates. The four-hour program accommodates up to 30 students and complements required school curriculum. This popular field trip requires advance reservations. Contact Clay County Historic Sites at (816)736-8500 to schedule your group.
Kansas City, MO
2017 marks Johnson Farm’s 15th year offering fun, educational school tours for children preschool age to 3rd grade! Monday through Friday from 9am until 11:45am, students are invited to spend an hour touring the beautiful farm and a half hour picnicking on the property. An additional hour of self-guided exploration is also optional. Open September 22nd through October 31st in the fall. Inquire about Springtime field trip & group event options by calling or visiting the farm online.
Kansas City, MO
KCYA’s School and Community Programs works with a roster of nearly 200 artists to provide dynamic and educational arts programs to children in schools, libraries, community centers, and hospitals throughout the greater Kansas City area.
With performances, residencies, workshops, and after-school programs in nearly every artistic discipline and covering numerous academic subjects KCYA’s School and Community Programs reinforce core curriculum, as well as cultivate artistic expression. Come unleash ideas, creativity, and individual problem solving skills at their educational art programs!
Check out Santa Fe’s oldest surviving locomotive from 1880 or A. K. Longren’s 1914 version of the plane in which he made the first successful flight of a Kansas-built plane. This award-winning museum tells the story of the people of Kansas and their journey to Kansas as it is today. Bring your group to explore the magic of Kansas and learn about our very own history.
#19 KC Pumpkin Patch
KC Pumpkin Patch provides education through entertainment. Bring your students to the Patch for a highly interactive field trip experience filled with learning opportunities. Students will learn an anti-bullying message from Spookley the Square Pumpkin, gain a greater understanding of agriculture, and appreciate Kansas heritage by exploring their pumpkin field and visiting their Critter area.
#20 KC Watersports
KC Watersports is the best wakeboarding destination in the Midwest. For beginners, they offer day camps and lessons to perfect your skills. Experts won’t find a more challenging set of rails, ramps, and sliders anywhere in the region. For the family and groups, they have a shaded beach, where you can relax and watch the kids ride or play. Their Surf Shop is well stocked with the best gear in the industry, with rental equipment available. All skill levels are encouraged, so plan your visit to KCW with your group and enjoy some active fun in the sun!
Kansas City, MO
The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art offers a variety of free programs for children and families throughout the year. The objective of Kemper Museum educational programs is to engage children and adults in a discussion about contemporary art and how it relates to their lives.
Groups of ten or more may schedule free docent-led guided tours of Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and special exhibitions, to see more information visit the Museum’s Tours page. Their organized tours are perfect for field trips. 🙂
Blue Springs, MO
The Kemper Outdoor Education Center staff offers guided interpretive programs for classroom field trips, youth groups and organizations. In April, May and September, the X-Stream Green field trip program offers multi-station outdoor education for 1st to 6th grade classrooms. The interpretive staff conducts programs on Snakes, Bats, Skins and Skulls, Butterflies, Birds and Binoculars, Fishing, Recycling, Nature Hikes and much more.
Inside the Nature Center you’ll find rock and fossil exhibits, a natural resource library, and mounted examples of native wildlife. The grounds feature nature trails, butterfly and water gardens, wildlife viewing areas, an arboretum, a shelter house, large pond and a day camp site. The Outdoor Classroom offers a valuable resource for hands-on environmental education. Hikers on the Habitat Trail can explore a variety of ecology: wetland, prairie, woodland and cactus glade. Self-guided tours are free of charge.
#23 Kona Ice
Serving KC Metro & Surrounding Areas
The Kona Ice experience amplifies any event with their deliciously flavored shaved ice! From our steel drum music to the signature Flavorwave(TM) where guests can flavor their own shaved ice, we guarantee to bring the fun and laughter. Whether indoors or outdoors, we handle a whole variety of events including schools, corporations, daycares, summer programs, youth sports, picnics, weddings, and major sporting events and festivals.
They also specialize in fundraising so just show us where to park and who to make the check out to! Plus, they’ll come to you. It doesn’t get much easier than that. No event is too big or too small. They can serve hundreds of people per hour. Contact Kona Ice today!
Lee’s Summit, MO
Landmark 2 Skate is just that, a Lee’s Summit landmark for fun activities. With a spankin’-new 10,500 square foot floor and all updated electronics, Landmark 2 Skate is ready for your group skating event. Beginners who need a different environment can join them for Learn to Skate Classes, sessions for you to learn and gain confidence. Skating is great fun, great exercise, and a great time for any group!From fundraisers and private parties to kid’s birthday parties; there is no end to the “fun things” list. Charlie Johnson has been opening the same doors to kids (of all ages!) for the over 18 years. Generations of residents from Lee’s Summit and surrounding Jackson County cities have skated at Landmark 2 Skate since the Spring of 1974, and the tradition continues today. People from as far away as Belton make the regular trip to enjoy the fun activities available here. Make sure to say “Hi” to Charlie when you visit!
Johnson County offers field trip experiences at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park and Lanesfield Historic Site in Edgerton. Come experience Kansas history first-hand with your class field trip or group today. To make a reservation for your group, please fill out either the form for Lanesfield or the Arts & Heritage Center, or contact the Museum’s Education Department at 913-715-2570 or email.
Kansas City, MO
They want to offer the best to their students and customize each class. From Toddler language and music classes to adult classes, they want to grow your mind to its’ full potential. They also want to make learning a language or music educational and FUN! Their approach is Kinesthetic, meaning that even within their language classes you’ll move a lot.
Learning2Fly, Aerial Fitness, Party, and K-12 Field Trip Center is super excited to host your public or home school group. Their passion is health – teaching kids 7 habits of health through high energy aerial fitness classes, creative art activities, and play! If you are an educator, teacher, or administrator and would like to tour their aerial fitness studio to see what they offer, call 913-262-2600 or email Sumya@iAMLearning2Fly.com.
Lecompton Historical Society would like to extend an open invitation to you, to take a step back in time, to look at the rich heritage that led to the formation of their town and the State of Kansas. Come explore the Lecompton Territorial Museum for your next field trip or group event and learn about Kansas history through today!Lecompton was founded in 1854 and in 1855, the town became the permanent and only official capital of the Kansas Territory. President James Buchanan appointed a governor and officials to establish government offices in Lecompton, and construction began on an elegant capitol building, Lane University / Territorial Capitol Museum. In the fall of 1857 a convention met in Constitution Hall and drafted the famous Lecompton Constitution, which would have admitted Kansas as a slave state, but ultimately failed to pass.
3 Locations in Lee’s Summit & Blue Springs
Pediatricians are specialists in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. They currently accept new patients under the age of 18. Their training consists of three years of residency, limited to pediatrics, after completion of medical school. They are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and are American Board of Pediatrics certified or eligible. Lee’s Summit Physicians Group Pediatrics Section offers Personalized, Preventive, and Primary Care for infants, children and adolescents.
Kansas City at Crown Center
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centers and LEGO® Education work in partnership to deliver high quality educational experiences will prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. Now educators can discover the learning philosophy of LEGO Education in the thrilling atmosphere of LEGOLAND Discovery Centers, offering a wonderful balance of learning and fun. They offer teachers well-designed, age appropriate school field trips that support educational curriculum standards. All LEGOLAND Discovery Center workshops integrate hands-on materials and activities designed by LEGO Education in collaboration with real-world educators, meet current education standards bringing math, science, engineering, and language arts to life, and develop 21st century learning skills of communication, collaboration, critical-thinking, and problem solving.
The mission of the Legler Barn Museum Complex is to preserve, collect, exhibit, research, and educate the public about the history of the region of Lenexa, Kansas from prehistoric times to the present. Today the barn houses Lenexa’s History Museum. Admission is FREE and the museum is open to the public, Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 pm. Schedule other days for your group tour or field trip by appointment: 913-477-7100. Guided tours are provided by trained City staff and Lenexa Historical Society volunteers.The museum displays the Lenexa History Society’s collection of historical artifacts and utilizes their expertise in designing engaging exhibits. This Stone Barn, built by Adam Legler in 1864, was originally situated on the Santa Fe Trail at the corner of 95th and Quivira, Lenexa, Kansas. In 1983 it was reconstructed at its current location in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop offers students an opportunity to discover history where it happened. Activities with animals, wagons, and the stagecoach make visiting Mahaffie fun for children and a valuable tool for educators!School field trip programs are offered Tuesday through Friday in morning and afternoon sessions. Programs are approximately two hours long, but many schools choose two programs to create a day-long field trip. Times are also flexible to accommodate bus & pick-up schedules. Please mark your calendar for Spring Home School Days Thurs. Apr. 26 & Fri. Apr. 27.
- Half-day program: Minimum 20 students for $6 per student.
- Full-day program: Minimum 20 students for $10 per student.
- $1 reduced admission per student for Title 1 schools
Kansas City, MO
Make your next field trip or group outing a visit to Mesner Puppet Theater! Students K-12 will enjoy performances that stir the imagination and tickle the funny bone! Their theater creates shows based on contemporary children’s literature. The books, folktales and fairy tales are successfully translated into puppetry, colorful characters and plots that invite interpretation, and characters that lend themselves to the nature of puppet productions.The puppet exhibition room is FREE, and a great way to introduce students to a variety of different puppets from different cultures. Make-A-Puppet kits will enhance your student’s visit and allow an opportunity for discussion in the classroom after the show. A paper puppet is designed for each show. Mesner Puppet Theater is a proud member of Kansas City Arts Partners, a sequential arts-in-education program for grades K-12, integrating our community’s arts resources into the curriculum of Greater Kansas City area schools districts.
#34 Midland Railway
Baldwin City, KS
The Midland Railway operates excursion trains on a line originally constructed in 1867 by the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Fort Gibson Railroad. They offer train rides, featuring an over-20-mile round trip from Baldwin City via “Norwood, Kansas” to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, traveling through the scenic Eastern Kansas farmlands and woods via vintage railway equipment just like the original LL&G RR Co.Come explore trains for your next field trip or group adventure! The Leavenworth, Lawrence and Fort Gibson Railroad Company (LL&G RR Co.) was originally chartered in 1858 to build a railroad from Leavenworth to the south Kansas boarder. Construction began in late 1867 and on New Years day of 1868 track had been laid to Ottawa. Construction resumed in the spring of 1869 and reached Coffeyville, KS in 1871. Making a total distance of 143.83 miles for the railroad line.
Lee’s Summit, MO
See what a progressive farming community, spread across some 30 sloping acres, looked like in the mid-1800s.
Missouri Town 1855 is composed of more than 25 buildings dating from 1820 – 1860. This living history museum uses original structures, furnishings and equipment. Also depicting the 19th Century lifestyles are interpreters in period attire, authentic field and garden crops, and rare livestock breeds.Explore an authentic Missouri town during your next field trip or event for an excursion your group will never forget. Visit with professional living history interpreters on this self-guided tour.
Kansas City, MO
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in 1990 in Kansas City, Missouri. The museum is part of the historic 18th & Vine district, which also includes the American Jazz Museum. The museum chronologically charts the progress of the Negro leagues with informative placards and interactive exhibits for your field trip group to explore. Its walls are lined with pictures of players, owners, and officials of Negro league baseball from the Negro National League of 1920 through the Negro American League, which lasted until 1960.As one progresses through the exhibit, one moves forward through the history of Black baseball. In one area of the museum, there are lockers set up for some of the legends of the Negro leagues. One can see game-worn uniforms, cleats, gloves, and other artifacts from stars such as Josh Gibson. The museum dedicated to preserving the history of Negro league baseball in America, so come check out a special piece of baseball history today!
The Historic One-Room Oxford Schoolhouse built in 1877, & still resembles what school was like over 100 years ago.The museum is located at Ironwoods Park (147th & Mission) in Leawood, Kansas, and will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays in September, October and November. Saturday hours are 11:00am – 2:00pm and Sunday hours are 1:00 – 4:00 pm, weather permitting. Visit the school and talk with a costumed docent about the history of the Oxford School and the surrounding rural area. The Oxford Schoolhouse is also available for field trips & programs year-round to groups of all ages by appointment any day or time, except during open house hours, for a small fee.Scout programs can meet badge requirements. Educational field trips are offered weekdays to elementary classrooms throughout the school year. The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse hosts events for children and adults throughout the year. For more information please call (913) 663-9157 weekdays.
#38 Paradise Park
Lee’s Summit, MO
Let Paradise Park be your classroom outside of your classroom. During a Paradise Park field trip, students participate in four educational activities and also receive one hour of creative play time in our Discovery Play area, foam factory and mini golf. They can tailor your educational field trip to fit your learning objectives by combining activities from different topics.More than 10,000 students enjoy their programs annually with fun, instructional, & educational field trips.
#39 Potter’s Haven
Lee’s Summit, MO
Bring your next field trip, scouting event, or birthday party to Potter’s Haven! They have a large selection of pieces appropriate for classes & groups of all ages. The cost ranges from $11-16 total per child to paint a figurine with acrylic paints that go home the same day. Pick your maximum price point and they’ll let the kids know what they can choose from based on your decision. A separate room is available with a $30 deposit, which is applied to your party total the day of. You are more than welcome to bring in your own food and drinks.
At Premier Bowl, field trips and groups of all ages & sizes enjoy old fashioned bowling fun in a clean and safe environment. In addition to their group rates for field trips, outings, and birthdays, they also offer weekly specials for families to come out and enjoy an afternoon or evening together.
Kansas City at Crown Center
With thousands creatures on display, a visit to SEA LIFE Kansas City will engage your student’s senses. In addition to the spectacular view from the underwater tunnel, children can get involved at the interactive rock pool by holding a crab or even touching a starfish. With so much to see and experience you will take learning beyond the classroom and into a new underwater world.Field Trips are self-guided through the aquarium, giving all school groups the freedom to explore at their own pace! The aquarium walk-through experience typically takes 60-90 minutes for large groups. However, all school groups are free to spend as long as they would like inside. Workshops are offered in 30 minute sessions. Each workshop can accommodate 32 students maximum. For larger groups, students can rotate between time spent inside the aquarium and time spent in a guided workshop led by a SEA LIFE Educator.All workshops are open to students only (Adults are welcome to wait inside the aquarium!) and are entirely optional. Groups are not required to purchase a workshop for their visit. Each workshop entails a different hands-on activity led by a SEA LIFE Educator in our Education Room. Please note, if Field Trip groups are participating in multiple workshops, they will need to be separated by 15 minute increments to allow for material set-up.
Lee’s Summit, MO
Sky Zone Parks are the originators of wall-to-wall aerial action, and they never stand still. They’re always working to invent epic new ways to play, gather, and compete. The only way to understand it is to come experience it. So rally your crew and let’s go!Sky Zone is the original indoor trampoline park, and Sky Zone is proud to bring the unmatched, out-of-this-world, and high-flyin’ FUN of the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court to the Lees Summit area. Book your next group event or field trip today and get active while having fun!
Sky Zone is the originator of wall-to-wall aerial action, and your group will never stand still. They’re always working to invent epic new ways to play, gather, and compete. The only way to understand it is to come experience it. So rally your crew and let’s go!Sky Zone is the original indoor trampoline park, and Sky Zone is proud to bring the unmatched, out-of-this-world, and high-flyin’ FUN of the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court to the Lees Summit area. Book your next group event or field trip today and get active while having fun!
#44 Summit Lanes
Lee’s Summit, MO
Young and old alike will enjoy knocking down pins at Summit Lanes. They have many things to offer you for your bowling experience. Their family-owned business focuses on making you happy and ensuring your group or field trip has a great time.Summit Lanes it the premier bowling center in the area, with a new remodel with synthetic lanes and new seating areas that glow in the dark. Their affordable rates on group outings and field trips make Summit Lanes an obvious choice for teachers and families alike.
Lee’s Summit, MO
Sunset Trails Stables offers field trips opportunities for a number of organizations including day care facilities, elementary and home schools, girl scouts & boy scouts, church youth groups and many others. Field trips are available all days of the week and include two hours of instruction from our staff. Access to the picnic area is available before and after the field trip. Visitors are encouraged to bring lunch and/or snacks. The cost is $10 per person for two-hour field trips that include horseback riding. Two-hour field trips that do not include horseback riding are $7 per person. Prices are for children and adults regardless of age.An indoor facility is available; field trips will be held rain or shine. All field trip participants are required to have a release form signed by their parent or guardian prior to the day of the field trip. Release forms can be picked up at the Sunset Trails Stables office or printed online. Safety is always a top priority. Riding helmets will be provided. Closed toed shoes are required. Everyone is encouraged to bring a water bottle and apply sunscreen.
What began as a few holiday baking classes and cupcake birthday parties, under the name Cupcake Kids!, quickly evolved into much more. Their culinary events now include an ever-growing variety of culinary classes, parties, camps and special events that combine a mix of hands-on engaging recipes, both savory and sweet, for kids and adults. They make the kitchen exciting and we create it all from scratch – from pasta to sushi and everyone’s favorite cupcakes!
Kansas City, MO
The Coterie is a non-profit organization, established in 1979, with the mission of providing professional classic and contemporary theatre. Their performances challenge audience and artist expectations, while providing educational, dramatic outreach programs in the community. The Coterie Theatre performs a variety of children’s shows year round, perfect for your next field trip or group excursion. Check out their online show calendar now!
The Farmer’s House brings to life the idea of a working farm where children, youth and young adults could live, work, play and grow. After the idea took shape, the process of learning as much as possible about existing farm or ranch community opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Come explore the farm and learn about how to grow food during this fun group event or field trip.The Farmer’s House is the combined dream of Peaches and David Cunningham for their son John David, and Suzanne and Alan Zimmerman for their daughter Julianna (Anna). The two families met at preschool for children with developmental disabilities when John David and Anna were 3 and 4 years old, today they are young adults. Like most parents who have children with a developmental disability, one of their biggest concerns was for their future. Every parent hopes that the future includes a safe environment for their child’s individual needs and a fulfilling and valued lifestyle. In 2006 out of these hopes and dreams The Farmer’s House, Inc., a not for profit 501(c)(3), was born.
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The Storybook Forest is an event entertainment company geared towards the creation of realistic, honest character interactions with children. They strive to make their costumes film quality, and have actors that represent the characters both visually and in performance. They design programs that fit each event specifically to your child. They perform anything from elementary schools, to tea parties for birthdays, and everything in-between. The Storybook Forest team is dedicated to engaging the pure imagination that is so powerful in all children.
TimberRidge Adventure Center (TRAC), one of Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s premier facilities for teamwork and team building, offers a wide range of opportunities for families, friends, class field trips, and work groups to challenge themselves, learn to communicate better, solve problems and work together.Groups ranging from boy scouts to executive boards can experience fun and excitement in a noncompetitive, safe and supportive atmosphere. The main venue for these activities is the Center’s professionally certified challenge and ropes course featuring 28 low elements, a 300-foot zip line and a climbing tower with 3 other high elements. With firsthand experience and group discussion, TimberRidge participants explore and create problem-solving methods that are readily adaptable to the challenges of day-to-day life. In addition to the Challenge Course, TimberRidge offers other outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, archery, canoes, and paddleboats.
Downtown Kansas City, MO
Let curiosity be your guide as you explore this dynamic, hands-on science center! Kids of all ages will experience the amazing world of science first-hand through fun and engaging exhibits and programs. Start your lifelong love of science, learning and discovery at Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City! Bring your next class field trip to explore Science City today.
Overland Park, KS
Urban Air Trampoline Park is the nation’s premier indoor trampoline and adventure parks. Urban Air Trampoline Park offers a variety of trampoline activities on its wall-to-wall trampolines, Foam Pit, trampoline Dodgeball, trampoline Runway, Slam Dunk Track and trampoline Bowl.No matter if you are looking for a kids birthday party venue or to have some family fun, Urban Air Trampoline Park is the place to go. This is the perfect opportunity to get the kids up and active at your next group event or field trip.
#53 Waldo Gymnastics
Kansas City, MO
Waldo Gymnastics is a beginner gymnastics club for girls and boys ages 18 and under. Beginner classes offer a great start to gymnastics & tumbling. Basic fitness and gymnastics skills are taught in an instructional 60 minute class. Each class ends with free time. Small classes with experienced teachers allow for ample individual attention. Ratio students/teacher 8:1. Parent Participation classes are a part of the ABC GYM program, ages 3 years and younger. ABC GYM classes are 45 minutes.
They come to you!
Imagine experiencing the graceful silent flight of an eagle-owl’s 5 ½ ft. wingspan as ‘Swoop’ silently glides over the audience; the uncanny imitations of parrots who talk or sing; and the unbelievable trained routines the bird have learned ~ like riding a bicycle across a high wire. Our riveting bird shows bring the incredible avian world to audiences in a fun yet educational way to remind us of the natural gifts we share in the animal world. With our dedicated board of a CSI policeman, school educator and professional trainer, we are able to create routines to fit specific themes, or tie-ins with curriculum.Yvonne Patterson-Burbach (the ‘Bird Lady’) had her first ‘pawakeet’ (parakeet) at the age of two. She has always loved nature more than anything. This passion led Yvonne to embark on an incredible journey during college. Working as a horticulturist she kept ‘Snowball’, a wild-caught Moluccan cockatoo she still has, a macaw, and an Amazon parrot who sang opera, amongst the acres of flowers. It didn’t take long to realize the public’s fascination with her birds, which led to the creation of Wings of Love.
We’re so grateful to live in a city with so many incredible resources, activities, & opportunities for your young learners, troops, and field trip groups. We invite you to use this guide full of field trip ideas as you plan your school year and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE with teachers, troop leaders, after-school programs, and any parent planning educational and fun activities to do in Kansas City for their kids! Whether you have a chance to visit one, or all, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below!