55 Field Trips & Family Outing Ideas
Hello Kansas City!
Autumn is upon us and school is back in full swing here in the metro area. It’s the time of year when school and parent educators are looking for enriching outing ideas for learners of all ages and iFamilyKC is your resource for connecting with exciting educational outlets in and around the metro area. We’ve put together a list of KC’s top 55 resources for your family and classroom this year. Take a look…
With over 18,000 square feet of indoor fun, Jump City provides unlimited fun for the whole family in their brand new facility. Your visit will include wall to wall inflatables and an arcade for the kids. They also have private party rooms on site to accommodate your group. Book your group enrichment activity or field trip today by calling them directly at (816) 425-4966.
Roll on over to Landmark 2 Skate in Lee’s Summit for your next field trip or family night out. They’ve got fundraising opportunities, parties, and more! Call (816) 524-2000 for more information.
Premier Bowl in Raytown offers group activities, fundraisers, and parties for groups of all ages. Their facility offers bowling, laser tag, games, and more! Give them a call at (816) 356-5955 for more information.
Take your next group enrichment activity to new heights with Sky Zone‘s active environment that combines fitness and fun. Explore your options today by calling them directly at (816) 457-0068.
Strengthen math skills, social skills and teamwork with Summit Lanes in Lee’s Summit. Affordable and fun for families, groups, and schools. Call the Summit Lanes team for details on private events, parties, and field trips at (816) 524-3322.
We Rock The Spectrum is KC’s only sensory gym offering inclusive activities that are great for kids ages 2-12. Groups of all ages, skill levels, and abilities are welcome. Call We Rock The Spectrum today for more details (816) 844-9580 on planning your next group event at the gym.
Run, jump, swing, climb and play with Xtreme Gymnastics in Lee’s Summit. Activities include an inflatable obstacle course, foam pits, climbing rock wall, spring floor, in-ground trampolines, and more. Call (816) 347-8008 (ext 1) for details and pricing.
Learn about electronics, computers & lasers in an exciting and fun atmosphere at Advanced Laser Tag in Olathe. Call for more information (913) 254-9678.
Apex Climbing Gym believes that exercise should be fun and they bring friends and family closer together with their exciting physical activities at the gym. Students can try their hand at the Warped Wall, complete Ninja Warrior inspired obstacles, climb to new heights, and try yoga to improve mobility, flexibility, and strength all in one location. Call (913) 283-7341 for more details about all that’s included in your next group visit.
Your group is going to love the Aerial fitness, art, team building, and creative movement during your time at Learning 2 Fly in Mission. Let their staff guide your group through a one of a kind experience. Call (913) 262-2600 for more information.
KC Watersports is Kansas City’s premier wakeboarding and wakeskating school. Their team has a passion for teaching people how to enjoy watersports at any level with facilities and staff to ensure that every rider can come out and learn something new. Learn more about their group activities, camps, and sessions by calling (913) 783-4300.
From PE and team building to physics and fun, Sky Zone KC is a one of a kind destination for group activities. Their field trips offer active education in an environment that is safe and affordable for groups. Contact them directly at (913) 213-5900 for more info on setting up your school, scout, or group session.
TimberRidge Adventure Center offers a wide range of opportunities for families, friends and work groups to challenge themselves, learn to communicate better, solve problems and work together. Experience fun and excitement in a noncompetitive, safe and supportive atmosphere. TimberRidge participants explore and create problem-solving methods that are readily adaptable to the challenges of day-to-day life. Call for more information (913) 856-8849.
A little bit of sweat and a whole lot of bounce are in store for your group at Urban Air in Overland Park. Explore the trampolines, jump into the foam pits, participate in a dodge ball challenge, and more! Call (913) 485-0429 for further details.
Nestled in between Blue Springs and Independence on 40 Hwy, Giggles-N-Jiggles family fun center is a fun place to get active. Bring your group to their facility for the day or rent their fantastic inflatables to have on site at your next school event. Call them directly at (816) 228-8179 for more details on your booking.
Live theater is truly an enriching experience for children and adults of all ages. Explore Kansas City’s most historic arts venue, Folly Theater, and enjoy the arts with The Folly Kids Series. School groups are encouraged to book in advance – many performances fill up fast! Call (816) 474-4444 for booking information.
Mesner Puppet Theater performances are designed to stir the imagination and tickle the funny bone with shows based on contemporary children’s literature successfully translated into puppetry. There are six wonderful shows to choose from that include colorful characters and plots that invite interpretation, and characters that lend themselves to the nature of puppet productions. Schedule your group’s event by calling 816-235-6222.
Creativity shines with Potter’s Haven Studio in Lee’s Summit where students can decorate their very own art to take home and enjoy. Call the studio for more information on group activities and pottery classes (816) 525-9323.
Students of all ages will enjoy the creative process of creating a masterpiece of their very own. Ceramic Cafe’s helpful staff will guide young artists with techniques and supplies during your group’s visit. From hand decorated pottery to glass fusing, the vibrant studio is the ideal setting to inspire the creative mind. Ceramic Cafe can also help with your next school or fundraising project – Find out how Ceramic Cafe gives back to Kansas City and call (913) 383-0222 for more details on planning your visit (OR they can come to you)!
Offering educational theater for children by children, CYT includes casts of 50-100 children in Broadway-style musical productions. Your group will experience special ticket prices, a relevant study guide to accompany your visit (upon request), a backstage tour, the opportunity to have a docent visit your classroom, and more! Call (913) 681-3318 for more details.
Experience art with Pinot’s Palette Olathe’s fantastic field trip and enriching group activities. The studio offers custom painting parties and fundraising opportunities for groups. They’ll provide all of the materials and instructions for all ages and skill levels. Call (913) 732-3768 for details.
Cooking is fun with Young Chefs Academy in Lenexa. Bring your group to their state of the art kitchen for a one of a kind culinary experience that your learners are going to love. Young Chefs offers classes, camps, parties, and more! Call (913) 764-0077 for information on sessions and availability.
Enhance classroom learning with Kansas City Young Audience’s original programming that supports curricular standards. KCYA has performances, workshops, and residencies in nearly every artistic discipline to deliver arts integrated with core curriculum. Learn more about School & Community Programs or call (816) 531-4022 for more info.
Nature Center & Seasonal Trips
Discover nature with the Missouri Dept of Conservation at Burr Oak Woods in Blue Springs. Contact them for information on activities available to your group at (816) 228-3766.
Carolyn’s Country Cousins offers a seasonal, hands-on educational field trip that is fun for kids of all ages. Students will learn about plants, farming, and the process of how food gets to their table in addition to a tractor-drawn wagon ride, pie pumpkin to take home, and their award winning coloring book. Call (816) 781-9196 for further details.
Discover Nature with the Missouri Dept of Conservation in Kansas City at this hands-on urban conservation education center. Call for details (816) 759-7300.
Explore trails, learn about outreach opportunities, and view live animals all at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Students will love this unique field trip destination – call for more info (913) 764-7759.
Living History Program, Self-guided tours, Frontier Program & more all at Fort Osage in Silby! Reserve your school tour now by calling (816) 229-8980
Johnson Farms is proud to be in their 15th year of guided educational school tours! They’ve got tons of educational fun for kids of all ages. Call (816) 331-1067 for more details.
The Kansas City Zoo provides a unique field trip opportunity where students can learn about animals from all over the world. Experience the zoo classroom’s interactive program and live animals. Call (816) 595-1234 for information.
Kemper Outdoor Education Center offers 29 options for Field Trips in addition to their X-Stream outdoor adventures! The X-Stream Green Program is a multi-station outdoor educational program designed for 1st – 5th graders that can accommodate up to 150 children on each field trip. Call (816) 229-8980 for more info.
Preschool Program, History Program, Pioneer Program, and more are all offered at Missouri Town 1855 in Lee’s Summit. Call for more details on planning your group activity at (816) 229-8980.
The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is located in Leavenworth, KS, and is one of several museums sponsored by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association that celebrates all that is beautiful and good with carousels. Call (913) 313-6508 for more information on scheduling your group tour.
Solve History’s Mysteries with real artifacts at the Kansas Museum of History. Students will enjoy this award winning museum that tells the history of the people of Kansas. Grab more information online and call (785) 272-8681 x415 for more details.
Experience the farm in their NEW location with over 50 activities sure to keep learners busy this Autumn. Students will discover agriculture, learn about farming, and more at KC Pumpkin Patch. Call (913) 484-6251 for more details.
#35 Lanesfield Historic Site (Edgerton)
Discover a living history at Lanesfield Historic site in Edgerton. Two programs designed to meet the needs of school-aged children to select from including a Farm Family Program (for preschool through 3rd grade) and a Living History Program (for 4th and 5th grades). Call (913) 715-2570 for more details.
Lecompton, Kansas is rich in history and ready to share on your next field trip. Go out and discover the birthplace of the Civil War, “where slavery began to die”. Learn more at www.LecomptonKansas.com or call (785) 887-6520 for more details on planning your visit.
Built by Adam Legler in 1864, the stone Legler Barn was This Stone Barn, built by Adam Legler in 1864, was orginally situated on the Santa Fe Trail at the corner of 95th moved and reconstructed in 1983 in its current location in Lenexa. The barn is operated by the Lenexa Historical Society who provides guided tours and educational visits for guests. FREE admission and guided tour, Train Depot, Covered Wagon & more! Call (913) 492-0038 for more information.
Programs at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm are designed to meet curriculum standards for both Kansas and Missouri students. Visit www.mahaffie.org or call (913) 971-5111 for further details or to plan your group outing.
Discover the history or railroading with Midland Railway and ride excursion trains on a line originally constructed in 1867. Learn more at MidlandRailway.org or call (785) 594-6982. Seasonal trains for visiting families include an Easter train, Autumn Maple Leaf train, and Santa train.
Oxford School House was established in 1877 and is a participant in the Kansas City Passport to Adventure. Located in Ironwoods Park, the schoolhouse is an ideal setting for an enriching afternoon exploring history. Call (913) 663-9157 for details.
The National Agricultural Center & Hall of Fame specializes in offering educational tours for students. Learners will have the opportunity to learn in a 19th century single room schoolhouse, do farm chores, take mini train rides, and more. Ag tours are designed for guests of all ages and learning levels. Teachers can attend workshops, research, and more. Call (913) 721-1075 for more information.
Enriching Activities & Resources
Engineering for Kids offers STEM education in a fun & challenging way for students of all ages. Call (913) 523-5171 for more information about setting up your group enrichment activity.
Legoland Discovery Center offers fun for children (and adults) of all ages! Legoland’s field trips and workshops are designed for learners in preschool through 6th grade. Call (816) 556-3234 for more information.
Get your hands on history with the National WWI Museum & Memorial near Crown Center. With real artifacts from the era and incredible imagery and detail, the museum has been rated the no. 1 attraction in KC & Top 25 Museum. Be sure to visit the top of Liberty Memorial during your visit for the best views in all Kansas City. Call (816) 888-8122 for more information.
Kansas City is rich in history. Discover the history of baseball, learn about some of our favorite ball playing heroes and explore the home runs that we’re still talking about decades later all at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. Call (816) 221-1920 for info on setting up your group visit.
Paradise Park offers over 20 educational field trips led by Missouri certified teachers. Students are going to love the fun that’s in store for them at the expansive indoor facility. Call (816) 246-5224 for information on group visits and information.
Discover ocean life like never before with Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City. Their field trips and lab workshops are gearned for students currently enrolled in preschool through High School. Families will also enjoy their visit to this fun attraction at Crown Center. Call (816) 556-3234 for more information.
The St. Joseph Museum features Black Archives Museum, Doll Museum, American Indian Galleries, and more in an enriching educational atmosphere. Call (800) 530-8866 to plan your group visit.
Discover the joy of equine care, horseback riding basics, and western heritage in a picturesque atmosphere at Sunset Trails Stables in Lee’s Summit. Visit online or call (816) 554-7699 for further details on what you can expect during your trip.
Discover the place where special farmers go to work and play at The Farmer’s House in Weston. Group activities include duck races, a u-pick cut flower garden, farm to fork kitchen, and more. Call (816) 640-0133 for more information on group activities at the farm.
Dynamic Science Center, interactive hands-on activities, planetarium shows are all available to groups who visit the historic Union Station in downtown Kansas City. This exciting venue offers educational fun for students of all ages, stages, and grade levels.
Learn to blend contemporary manners with traditional etiquette, builds confidence & self-esteem with Etiquette Kansas City. Call (816) 977-6182 for more information.
Kona Ice is a SMART Snack approved healthy option to serve at schools for special activities and fundraisers. Since fruit is their first ingredient, you can feel confident that you’re bringing a good treat into your place of learning. Kona Ice serves the entire KC metro and surrounding areas. Call (913) 709-3370 for more information or to set up your Kona Day.
Adventure awaits! Discover the joys of Scouting with Boy Scouts!
Cultural arts education, mixed media fun, and fiber/crafts await your group with an experience at Mattie Rhodes. Call (816) 221-2349 for more information.
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From iFamily to Yours,
Holli & The iFamilyKC Team