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If you’re a teacher, an activities director, a childcare facility owner, a homeschool parent–anyone who plans and executes 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 today, and remember to tell these folks you found them in Kids Directory!

A&B Dance
1740 S. Glenstone, Ste. C • Springfield
417-881-0071 • abdancecenter.net

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
417-725-1304 • allstargymandcheer.com

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
417-883-1234 • andybspringfield.com

Meet me at Andy B’s for all your field trip needs! Andy B’s offers great value packages for youth groups that include food and fun. Enjoy bowling instruction from our coaches, arcade and redemption games, laser tag and a full-service restaurant with a kid’s menu! Ask Andy B’s events staff about special school rates for class outings, church groups, etc.

Creava School For The Arts
1667 E. St. Louis St. • Springfield
417-880-3531 • creavaarts.com

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
417-833-1570 • dickersonparkzoo.org

Dickerson Park Zoo customizes in-classroom, pre-trip or onsite programs to expand the educational content of field trips (programming fees may apply). Presentations include live Animal Ambassadors, biofacts (skins, sheds, teeth, and other items) and animal facts.

Hidden Hill Equestrian
711 Keystone Rd. • Reed Spring
417-699-0995 • Facebook: Hidden Hill Equestrian

Hidden Hill Equestrian specializes in hunter/jumper lessons and training, and provides boarding. Owner Samantha Bart has worked under nationally and internationally recognized professionals in the U.S. She brings this caliber of riding and training to her students and horses in Springfield/ Branson area. Call for information about scheduling your field trip.

Itty Bitty City
3640 S. Campbell Ave, • Springfield
417-202-2025 • http://ittybitty.city

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 Missouri Learning Standards curriculum.

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, tailors a music experience for your small group that will entertain and educate. For newborns through age 6.

Mediacom Ice Park
635 E Trafficway • Springfield
417-866-7444 • ParkBoard.org

Groups from 15-45 available for ages 4 and up. Pricing starts as low as $4 per person. Mediacom Ice Park groups tour the facility including the ice plant that keeps the ice frozen and an examination and explanation of how the Zamboni cleans and resurfaces the ice to get it ready to skate. Group ice skate after the tour.

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park
3825 W. Farm Rd. 146 • Springfield
417-837-5949 • ParkBoard.org

Groups from 10-200 participants. Classes for up to 40 students at a time. The Farm Park has engaging programs for Pre-K through 5th grade. Students can learn about farming, planting, and animals. Classes (30-60 minutes) meet in the climate-controlled barn classroom.

Sac River Stables, LLC
5798 N. Farm Rd. 125 • Springfield
417-742-4200 • sacriverstables.com
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.

Springfield Art Museum
1111 E. Brookside Dr. • Springfield
417-837-5700 • www.sgfmuseum.org
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, and independent exploration of the galleries. Tours can be designed to support a wide range of curricular goals and modified for special needs.

Springfield Botanical Gardens
Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park

2400 S. Scenic Ave. • Springfield
417-891-1515 • ParkBoard.org
Guided program: 25 students/session, $2/student. Self-guided: 100. Classroom talks and activities on seeds, soil science, alien invaders (exotic plants, diseases and insects) and plants we eat. Guided garden activities at the Butterfly House, Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden (April-Oct.) and the gardens.

Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4601 S. Nature Center Way • Springfield
417-888-4237 • mdc.mo.gov/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 one to two hours and cover a variety of nature-related topics while tying into school curriculum. Programs require a minimum of two-week notice, and registration for the next calendar year begins on September 1.

Springfield Little Theatre
311 East Walnut, Springfield, MO 65806
417-869-1334 • springfieldlittletheatre.org

Springfield Little Theatre offers highly discounted group tickets to special daytime performances for area schools, homeschool groups and daycares. This year’s exciting offerings include “Honk Jr.,” “The Miracle Worker,” “Elf Jr.,” “Madagascar Jr.,” and “The Boy Who Lived: A Wizard Rock Tribute.” The enthusiastic SLT education staff can coordinate a workshop, “play-in-a-day” experience, over-the-top theatre party, or guided tour of the beautiful, historic Landers Theatre for your student group.

Valley Water Mill Park Equestrian Center
4007 N. Farm Rd. 171 • Springfield
417-833-3291 • ParkBoard.org
Group sizes from 20 to 120, from ages 6-12. Field trips may be subject to weather conditions and scheduling availability, and require signed liability waivers by parent or guardian. “Pony Tales Literacy Program” for first grade students (cost is $10/child, and each child will have a book). Interactive farm visit (1st-6th grades) with learning stations based on Missouri GLEs (starting at $5 per child). Other experiences available for additional fees.

Wonders of Wildlife
500 W Sunshine • Springfield
417-225-1162 • wondersofwildlife.org

Field Experiences designed for students to engage in learning, discover the importance of conservation, and have fun while exploring the immersive Aquarium and Wildlife Galleries. Journey through aquatic and land habitats from all over the world. Engage them in learning stations and programs that meet national and state curriculum standards. Field Experiences for the all-new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium will begin November 2017.

Happy field tripping! Remember to tell them you found them in Kids Directory!

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