If you’re a teacher, an activities director, a childcare facility owner, a homeschool parent – anyone who has to plan and execute field trips and enrichment programs for children, you will want to keep this guide. These area businesses and organizations offer great resources for you! Classes onsite or at their place, field trips about life on a farm, scientific discovery, the animals that inhabit our planet ... the list is long and rich. So start planning and remember to tell these folks you found them in Kids Directory!
1740 S. Glenstone, Ste. C • Springfield
At our studio, we can accommodate groups of up to 15. On your site, you determine the group size. Offering 30-minute “traveling” dance/creative movement classes utilizing follow-along games for preschools/daycares for children 3 to 5 years old. Field trips to studio can be arranged only on certain Saturdays by request.
All-Star Gymnastics & Cheer
1347 N. Ashley Dr. • Nixa
All-Star field trips allow children to be active in a gymnastics setting that includes in-ground trampolines, balance beams, bars and their 50-foot long trampoline! Can accommodate groups of up to 50 for ages 2-12 years. Field trips begin with stretch activities, then incorporate gymnastics games and free time!
Andy B’s Family Entertainment Center
1127 E. Battlefield Rd. • Springfield
Meet at Andy B’s for all your field trip needs! They offer bowling instruction, arcade and redemption games, laser tag and their full-service restaurant has a kids menu! Ask Andy B’s events staff about special school rates for class outings.
Creava School For The Arts
1667 E. St. Louis St. • Springfield
Book an exciting field trip to Creava School For The Arts to expose young artists to a local working art and clay studio. Owners Hue and Marla Parnell are professional artists/instructors who encourage students by presenting ideas for turning a passion for art into a future career. Groups of up to twelve children age 6 and older may tour the Creava Arts facility, watch a pottery demonstration and then create a piece of artwork to take home.
Dickerson Park Zoo
1401 W. Norton Rd. • Springfield
Dickerson Park Zoo can customize in-classroom, pre-trip or onsite programs to expand the educational content of field trips (additional programming fees apply). Presentations include live animals from our Animal Ambassadors, biofacts (skins, sheds, teeth, and other items) and animal facts.
Discovery Center of Springfield
438 E. St. Louis St. • Springfield
Discovery Center has more than 50,000 square feet with plenty of hands-on, STEM exhibits purposefully designed with the needs of learners of all ages in mind. The center offers a range of 30-45 minute science programs for preschool through high school that can be part of your field trip. Minimum of 12 guests required for a group discount. Resources for teachers, homeschoolers, scout troops and more.
DiVentures Scuba & Swim Center
5225 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield
DiVentures can accommodate groups of 2 to 50, all ages K-12. Field trips are customizable to each group and can teach kids about water safety, scuba diving and fun facts about marine biology.
2100 E. Pythian & 3624 W. Republic Rd. – Springfield
Dynamics Gymnastics can accommodate all ages and groups of any size with two convenient locations to choose from. Field trips provide a fun and safe environment for kids to be physically active in either an organized play time or a non-structured open gym time. Call the gym for more information.
Hidden Hill Equestrian
711 Keystone Rd. • Reed Spring
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Hidden Hill Equestrian specializes in hunter/jumper lessons, training and provides boarding. Owner Samantha Bart has worked under national and internationally recognized professionals in the U.S. She desires to bring that caliber of riding and training to her students and horses in Springfield/ Branson area. Call for more info about scheduling your field trip.
Itty Bitty City
3640 S. Campbell Ave, • Springfield
Itty Bitty City offers a playful learning experience! Groups from 10 to 80, ages 8 and younger can explore a variety of play spaces to learn through dramatic play, role play, creative play, science and art based activities and more. Additional educational programs and experiences are available to customize your field trip, as well as space for eating lunch. Itty Bitty City is aligned with the 2016-2017 Missouri Learning Standards GLE curriculum.
Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0
1712 E. Sunshine • Springfield
Owner Norm Lane creates high-energy programs for children ages 5 to 12 years. Activities promote the development of kids physically, physically, mentally and emotionally through the power of Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 martial arts program. Call Norm to discuss your group’s needs for the program best suited for your needs.
2745 S. Kansas Expressway • Springfield
Jump Mania is a hoppin’ place to have your field trip! Pricing is based on our open jump rates. Groups of 15 or more are asked to call ahead so they can staff accordingly to best serve you. For groups of 100 or more, call for special pricing.
Kindermusik by Ellen Hartman
(417) 883-6558 or (417) 343-8813
Early integration of music into any child's daily routine means improving their ability to think, reason and create. Ellen Hartman, a Kindermusik Virtuoso Instructor, can tailor a music experience for your small group that will both entertain and educate. For newborns through age 6. Give her a call to learn more.
Mediacom Ice Park
635 E Trafficway • Springfield
Groups from 15 to 45 approx available for ages 4 and up. Pricing starts as low as $4 per person. Mediacom Ice Park groups will get a tour of the entire facility including the ice plant that keeps the ice frozen. Also included in the tour is an examination and explanation of how the Zamboni cleans and resurfaces the ice to get it ready to skate. Group will get to ice skate after the tour!
Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park
3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 • Springfield
Groups from 10-200 participants. Classes can accommodate up to 40 students at a time. The Farm Park has developed fun and engaging programs for Pre-K through 5th grade. Students can learn about farming, planting, animals and more! Classes are 30-60 minutes and held in the climate-controlled barn classroom.
Sac River Stables, LLC
5798 N. Farm Rd. 125 • Springfield
Sac River Stables can accommodate group sizes of eight participants and larger for ages 3 years and up. Trot over for some horse play including riding, grooming and visiting the beautiful horses at this CHA-accredited and Girl/Boy Scout approved indoor riding facility.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
2765 S. Kansas Expressway • Springfield
Sky Zone group sizes start at 20 jumpers. Choose from 1 hour, 1.5 hour and 2 hour time frames. Prices include the required SkySocks and are determined by group size and amount of time chosen to jump. School groups get an additional 5% off advertised pricing. For more information, you can visit their website group page SkyZone.com/springfield/Group-Events or call the park and an Event Team Member will be happy to discuss and schedule for you.
Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Dr. • Springfield
The Springfield Art Museum offers customized, interactive tours for grades K-12 at no cost to participating schools or homeschool groups. Tours may include observation, discussion, creative writing or drawing prompts, responding to art through movement or drama, collaborative group work, independent exploration of the galleries and more! Tours can be designed to support a wide range of curricular goals and modified for special needs.
Springfield Botanical Gardens at Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
2400 S. Scenic Ave. • Springfield
Group size: Guided programs: 25 students/session; $2/student. Self-guided: 100.
Spend a day in Springfield’s favorite park! With guided classroom talks and activities on seeds (plant reproduction), soil science, alien invaders (exotic plants, diseases and insects) and the plants we eat. Guided garden activities at the Butterfly House, Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden (open April-Oct) and the gardens. A favorite self-guided Discover Nature site for prairie, forest, stream and pond lessons. Find them on the following Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldBotanicalGardens; Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden; Dr. Roston Native Butterfly House; Friends of the Garden; Gray-Campbell Farmstead.
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4601 S. Nature Center Way • Springfield
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center provides educational field trips for all ages Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., year-round. Free guided programs typically last 1-2 hours and cover a variety of nature-related topics while tying into school curriculum. Programs require a minimum of two-weeks advance notice and registration for the next calendar year begins on September 1
Springfield Little Theatre
311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
Springfield Little Theatre offers highly-discounted group tickets to special daytime performances for area schools, homeschool groups and daycares. This year’s offerings include Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids, A Christmas Story, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Junior, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids and Freckleface Strawberry The Musical. In addition, the enthusiastic education staff is available to coordinate a special workshop or “play-in-a-day” experience for student groups and/or a guided tour of the beautiful, historic Landers Theatre. Teachers could also reward their classrooms for good behavior, perfect attendance or the completion of a special scholastic unit with a Landers “theatre party” including theatre games, costumed characters, a photo booth and more.
Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center
4007 N. Farm Rd. 171 • Springfield
Group sizes can be from 20 to 120 from ages 6-12. All field trips may be subject to weather conditions and scheduling availability. And requires signed liability waivers by parent or guardian.
1st grade only - 6-7 years old: Pony Tales Literacy Program uses the excitement of horses to motivate kids to learn to read. Cost is $10 per child and each child will have a book of their own.
1st through 6th grade: Basic interactive farm visit includes learning stations based on Missouri GLE’s like stick horse barrel racing, grooming, saddles and tack, nutrition and more! Starting at $5 per child. Other experiences (horseback lead line rides and hay ride to Watershed Center) are available for an additional fee. Find them at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Valley-Water-Mill-Equestrian-Center.
Happy field tripping! Remember to tell them you found them in Kids Directory!