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Your resource for Minnesota's BEST educational destinations, recreational activities, outreach programs & assemblies, educational performers, entertainment and fundraising opportunities.

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<ul><li><p>YOURE INVITED! </p><p>!!!</p><p>Tuesday, August 5, 2014 CHAMPIONS HALL, Eden Prairie</p><p>GUIDEThe 2014 MN Field Trip &amp; Youth Activity</p><p>!Your Resource for Minnesotas Best Educational Destinations, Recreational Activities, Outreach Programs, Educational Performers, Entertainment &amp; Fundraising Opportunities. </p><p>INSIDE: Learning about life as Laura Ingalls Wilder knew it</p><p>Scan this to see if you won! </p><p>! For downloadable brochures &amp; study guides, hotlinks &amp; more: www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org</p></li><li><p>22!</p><p>WHAT IS THE MN FIELD TRIP LIBRARY &amp; EXPO? The MN Field Trip Library is a free resource for activities, programs, performers &amp; even fundraisers! Theres no group to join. No passwords. No secret handshakes. !Use the MN Field Trip Library &amp; EXPO for Minnesotas BEST providers! </p><p>!Thank you for all you do for our kids! </p><p>Minnesota Field Trip Library &amp; EXPO www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org 612-518-8353 </p><p>The 2013 MN Field Trip EXPO was held at Target Field on August 6th, 2013. There were 108 exhibitors and more than 400 educators, activity planners, homeschoolers, scout &amp; youth leaders. Youre invited!</p><p>VISIT OUR LIBRARY EXHIBIT AT 30+ CONFERENCES &amp; EVENTS IN 2014 Scan the QR Code to the left &amp; nd out which 2014 MN conferences well be at. Then stop by &amp; pick up your copy of the Guide (&amp; copies for your peers/sta). You can also read the digital version online. While visiting the MN Field Trip Library exhibit, meet the featured Partner in the booth, and sign up to win a free field trip, or school program! More than 1,800 field trips have been awarded over the past 3 years. </p><p>USE THE LIBRARY ONLINE 24/7 at www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org Every Partner has a webpage at www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org. From each Partner webpage you can download their brochures, flyers, study guides and even posters, all in PDF format! While there, you can also watch video tours, get contact information &amp; make social media connections. No Passwords.</p><p>GET OUR FREE MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER Sign up is easy Thousands of teachers and planners are already getting them. Discover new eld trips, school and group presenters/performers, upcoming events, exhibits and performances, group specials, unique opportunities and relevant news. (And no, we dont sell email addresses.) Simply scan the QR Code to the left, and ll out the secure browser form to sign up. </p><p>ATTEND THE ANNUAL MN FIELD TRIP EXPO TUESDAY, AUGUST 5th - FREE! Do you plan eld trips, student travel, after-school activities or programs for your school, class, scouts, church, YMCA, or 4-H, etc? Are your kids in a homeschool co-op? !Then the MN Field Trip EXPO is an event produced just for YOU! Set the date NOW! On Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 join us at the new CHAMPIONS HALL in Eden Prairie. Talk directly with representatives about eld trips and more! Youll nd Minnesotas BEST providers and unique programs. There will even be a stage for educational performers to show you some of their content and talent! Its a great way to see if a provider ts what you are looking for! !Past locations include Base Camp BSA (2011), Mall of America (2012), and Target Field (2013) with last years exhibitors numbering 108! Attendees included educators, park &amp; recreation staff, scout leaders, church leaders, activity coordinators. Were expecting more exhibitors and attendees in 2014! !</p><p>Conferences</p><p>Library Online</p><p>e-Newsletters</p><p>EXPO</p><p>YOURE INVITED!</p><p>2</p></li><li><p> THE MINNESOTA FIELD TRIP LIBRARY &amp; EXPO 2 Use the Library Online; get our e-newsletter, and attend the EXPO AirMaxx Trampoline Park &amp; Fun Center 6 Eden Prairie 952-232-0096 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com St Cloud 320-281-5599 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com American Workshop 7 Burnsville 952-500-8812 www.americanworkshop.com Audubon Center of the North Woods 8 Sandstone 320-245-2648 www.audubon-center.org Base Camp - Northern Star Council / BSA 9 Fort Snelling 651-254-9135 www.explorebasecamp.org Big Island Rendezvous &amp; Festival 10 Albert Lea 800-658-2526 www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org Big Thrill Factory 11 Minnetonka 952-698-7707 www.bigthrillfactory.com Brian Richards, Educational Speaker 12 763-424-3487 www.4aceproductions.com Champions Hall Multi-Sport Venue and Event Center 4 Eden Prairie 952-943-0000 www.thechampionshall.com Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 13 Chanhassen 952-934-1544 www.chanhassentheatres.com Character Challenge Course 14 Park Rapids 218-760-8442 www.characterchallengecourse.com Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts 15 Minneapolis 612-206-3643 www.thecowlescenter.org Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center 16 Lanesboro 507-467-2437 www.eagle-bluff.org Eko Backen 17 Scandia 651-433-2422 www.ekobacken.com Faribault Area Tourism &amp; Attractions 18 Faribault 507-334-4381 www.visitfaribault.com Farmamerica MN Agricultural Interpretive Center 19 Waseca 507-835-2052 www.farmamerica.org Festival of Nations 20 Saint Paul 651-647-0191 www.festivalofnations.com Games2U Entertainment &amp; Fundraising 21 651-454-1451 www.facebook.com/Games2U.TwinCities Gamin Ride Entertainment 22 612-460-5001 www.facebook.com/GaminRide.TwinCities Gertens Fundraising 23 Inver Grove Heights 651-239-1347 www.gertensfundraisers.com Historic Theatre Group / Orpheum, State &amp; Pantages 24 Minneapolis 612-373-5644 www.hennepintheatretrust.org History Theatre 25 Saint Paul 651-292-4320 www.historytheatre.com In The Company of Kids Creative Arts Center 26 Burnsville 952-736-3644 www.cokartscenter.com Maple Grove 952-220-1676 www.cokartscenter.com International Wolf Center 27 Ely 800-ELY-WOLF (800-359-9653) www.wolf.org Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers 28 Pipestone 507-835-3734 www.pipekeepers.org Kevin Hall, The Magic Maniac Halls of Entertainment 29 763-783-0352 www.hallsofmagic.com Kidcreate Studio 30 Eden Prairie 952-974-3438 www.kidcreatestudio.com Woodbury 651-735-0880 www.kidcreatestudio.com Kinni Creek Lodge and Outfitters 31 River Falls, WI 715-425-7378 www.kinnicreek.com Landmark Center 32 Saint Paul 651-292-3063 www.landmarkcenter.org LARK Toy Company 33 Kellogg 507-767-3387 www.larktoys.com Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum &amp; Pageant 34 Walnut Grove 507-859-2358 www.walnutgrove.org </p><p> Mad Science of Minnesota 35 651-793-5721 www.madscience.org/mn Mall of America 36 Bloomington 952-883-8643 www.mallofamerica.com McCarthy Project 37 612-741-0982 www.themccarthyproject.com Minnesota Childrens Museum 38 Saint Paul 651-225-6000 www.mcm.org Rochester 507-218-3100 x0 http://rochester.mcm.org Minnesota Historical Society 18 sites &amp; museums in MN 39 651-259-3000 651-259-3149 www.mnhs.org Minnesota Renaissance Festival 40 Shakopee 952-445-7361 www.renaissancefest.com National Eagle Center 41 Wabasha 1-651-565-4989 www.nationaleaglecenter.org Old Country Buffet SPONSOR 64 800-753-8207 www.oldcountrybuffet.com/groups Owatonna Area Chamber &amp; Tourism 42 Owatonna 800-423-6466 www.visitowatonna.org Padelford Riverboat Company 43 Saint Paul 651-227-1100 www.riverrides.com Paradise Charter Cruises Minneapolis Queen 44 Minneapolis 952-474-8058 www.paradisechartercruises.com Lake Minnetonka 952-474-8058 www.paradisechartercruises.com Park Square Theatre 45 Saint Paul 651-291-9196 www.parksquaretheatre.org Radisson Bloomington Hotel by Mall of America 60 Bloomington 952-229-5768 www.waterparkofamerica.com/hotel.html Reptile &amp; Amphibian Discovery Zoo RAD Zoo 46 Owatonna 507-676-0260 www.theradzoo.com Richfield Bus Company SPONSOR 63 Bloomington 952-881-1111 www.richfieldbus.com Sauk Centre CVB Destinations &amp; Attractions 47 Sauk Centre 320-352-5201 www.visitsaukcentre.com Science Museum of Minnesota 48 Saint Paul 651-265-5975 www.smm.org Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium 49 Bloomington 952-853-0603 www.visitseallife.com/minnesota Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park 50 Plymouth 763-331-3511 www.skyzone.com/minneapolis Oakdale 651-200-3383 www.skyzone.com/stpaul Target Center 51 Minneapolis 612-673-1637 www.targetcenter.com Target Field Tours Minneapolis 612-659-3878 52 http://.minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/ballpark/tours/index.jsp?content=youth Teddy Bear Band Richard Alan Productions 53 612-861-3570 www.teddybearband.com Valleyfair 54 Shakopee 952-496-5373 www.valleyfair.com Vertical Endeavors 55 Minneapolis 612-436-1470 www.verticalendeavors.com Saint Paul 651-209-0644 www.verticalendeavors.com Duluth 218-279-9980 www.verticalendeavors.com Visit Duluth Attractions &amp; Tourism 58 Duluth 218-625-8102 www.visitduluth.com Voyageur Outward Bound School 56 Saint Paul 651-292-1062 x5 www.vobs.org Wabasha Street Caves Down in History Tours 59 Saint Paul 651-224-1191 www.wabashastreetcaves.com Water Park of America Radisson Bloomington Hotel 60 Bloomington 952-229-5768 www.waterparkofamerica.com Western Minnesota Prairie Waters CVB Field Trips 61 320-289-1981 x6 www.prairiewaters.com Wild Mountain and Taylors Falls Recreation 62 Taylors Falls 800-447-4958 www.wildmountain.com</p><p>Page </p><p>Table of Contents A - Z</p><p> Page</p><p>Do you plan student &amp; youth group educational and/or recreational activities? Here are 58 of Minnesotas best providers of field trips, student &amp; youth travel, outreach &amp; distance learning programs for schools, plus fundraising, travel &amp; transportation services. Each has a page in this Guide to introduce you to their services. Theres even more free information online at www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org.</p><p> 2014 MN Field Trip Guide &amp; EXPO www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org 612-518-8353 3</p></li><li><p> Introducing </p><p> Champions Hall A New Full-Service Multi-Sport Venue &amp; Event Facility</p><p>Champions Hall is a full service facility - available to schools, youth groups, clubs &amp; associations for classes, fitness clinics, games/practices, tournaments, after-school &amp; summer camps, recreation, corporate events, class reunions &amp; graduation parties.</p><p>56,000 S.F. Indoor Turf Fieldhouse</p><p>Restaurant Patio Yogurt Bar</p><p>AirMaxx Trampoline </p><p>Park &amp; Fun Center</p><p>Were open year round. Easy to find. Free parking.</p><p>!Champions Hall </p><p>7000 Washington Avenue South Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-943-0000 www.thechampionshall.com</p><p>Sports Include soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, basketball, dodgeball, badminton, ultimate Frisbee, ping pong and more!</p><p>LOCA</p><p>TION </p><p>&amp; HOS</p><p>T OF T</p><p>HE</p><p>Seven Hard Courts</p><p>Events &amp; Team Building</p><p>4</p></li><li><p> NE Minnesota Audubon Center Sandstone 8 International Wolf Center Ely 27 Vertical Endeavors Duluth 55 Visit Duluth Attractions &amp; Hotels Duluth (19+ area field trips) 58 ! NW Minnesota Character Challenge Course Park Rapids 14 ! Central Minnesota AirMaxx Trampoline Park St Cloud 6 Sauk Centre Area Destinations Sauk Centre (15+ area field trips) 47 ! SW Minnesota Big Island Rendezvous &amp; Festival Albert Lea 10 Farmamerica Minnesotas Agricultural Interpretive Center Waseca 19 Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers Pipestone 28 Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum &amp; Pageant Walnut Grove 34 Western Minnesota Prairie Waters (34+ area field Trips) 61 ! SE Minnesota Eagle Bluff ELC Lanesboro 16 Faribault Area Tourism &amp; Attractions Faribault (13+ area field Trips) 18 LARK Toy Company Kellogg 33 Minnesota Childrens Museum Rochester 38 National Eagle Center Wabasha 41 Owatonna Area Tourism &amp; Attractions Owatonna (23+ area field trips) 42 Reptile &amp; Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD Zoo) Owatonna 46 ! Twin Cities Metro AirMaxx Trampoline Park &amp; Fun Center Eden Prairie 6 American Workshop Burnsville 7 Base Camp Northern Star Council BSA Fort Snelling 9 Big Thrill Factory Minnetonka 11 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Chanhassen 13 Champions Hall Multi-Sport Venue &amp; Event Ctr 2014 EXPO Site 4 Cowles Center for Dance &amp; the Performing Arts Minneapolis 15 Eko Backen Scandia 17 Festival of Nations Saint Paul 20 Historic Theatre Group Orpheum, State &amp; Pantages Theatres Mpls 24 History Theatre Saint Paul 25 In the Company of Kids Creative Arts Ctr Burnsville / Maple Grove 26 Kidcreate Studio Eden Prairie / Woodbury 30 Kinni Creek Lodge &amp; Outfitters River Falls (WI) 31 Landmark Center Saint Paul 32 Mall of America Bloomington 36 Minnesota Childrens Museum Saint Paul 38 Minnesota Historical Society Saint Paul 39 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Shakopee 40 Padelford Riverboat Company Saint Paul 43 Paradise Charter Cruises Lake Minnetonka and Minneapolis 44 Park Square Theatre Saint Paul 45 Science Museum of Minnesota Saint Paul 48 Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium Bloomington 49 Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Plymouth / Oakdale 50 Target Center Minneapolis 51 Target Field Tours Minneapolis 52 Valleyfair Shakopee 54 Vertical Endeavors Minneapolis / Saint Paul 55 Voyageur Outward Bound School Saint Paul 56 Wabasha Street Caves Saint Paul 59 Water Park of America / Radisson Bloomington Hotel by MOA 60 Wild Mountain &amp; Taylors Falls Recreation Taylors Falls 62</p><p> Communities with Field Trips Faribault Area Tourism &amp; Attractions Faribault (13+ area field trips) 18 Owatonna Area Tourism &amp; Attractions Owatonna (23+ area field trips) 42 Sauk Centre Area Destinations Sauk Centre (15+ area field trips) 47 Visit Duluth Attractions &amp; Hotels Duluth (19+ area field trips) 58 Western Minnesota Prairie Waters (34+ area field trips) 61 ! Presenters, Performers &amp; Programs (travel to schools/groups) AirMaxx Trampoline Park &amp; Fun Center 6 American Workshop 7 Brian Richards, Educational Speaker 12 Audubon Center of the North Woods 8 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 13 Character Challenge Course 14 Cowles Center for Dance &amp; the Performing Arts Distance Learning 15 Eagle Bluff ELC 16 Games2U Entertainment &amp; Fundraising...</p></li></ul>