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Wanting to find a great MN Field Trip for your school or group trip for your active adults? Need to find an educational performer or entertainer? Or a fundraiser? Always check the Guide!


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    GUIDE The 2015 MN Field Trip & Youth Activity

    Your Resource for Minnesotas Best Educational Destinations, Recreational Activities, Assemblies & Programs, Educational Performers, Entertainment & Fundraising Opportunities.

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    Student Travel Guide!

    For curriculum-based eld trips and more: www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org

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  • GET INTRODUCED TO MINNESOTAS BEST FIELD TRIPS, PROGRAMS & FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES! THE 2015 FIELD TRIP GUIDE - Pick one up at a conference, or read it online. Free! THE LIBRARY ONLINE - Your 24/7 idea and literature resource. No passwords. Free! GET OUR FREE MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER Signup is easyget the news rst. Free! ATTEND THE ANNUAL MN FIELD TRIP EXPO Meet the providers, your Partners. Free!

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  • Compliments of MN Field Trip Library. Download more CHECKLISTS at: www.MnFieldTripLibrary.orgFIELD TRIP CHECKLIST

    Field Trip Destination __________________________________________________ Field Trip Date(s) & Time(s) ______________________________________________ Teacher Contact Name _____________________________Cell ________________ Bus Parking? ________ Bathrooms onsite? _______ Special Needs Svs? ____________ In event of rain/snow, are boots/special clothing needed? _________________________ Does provider have curriculum Study Guide applying to your class or grade? ____________ Phone # if bus runs late, schedule changes or emergency _________________________ # of chaperones / staff needed? ___________________________________________ Names of chaperones/staff ______________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________

    Checklist 1. __________Field Trip entered on Schools Master Calendar(s) 2. __________Cafeteria notied (including the number of lunches needed) 3. __________Faculty members trained to administer medication 4. __________Student Permission Slips and/or Waivers signed 5. __________Volunteer forms signed & on le for all non-staff members 6. __________Substitute and lunch/playground duty coverage 7. __________Bus conrmation from Transportation Department 8. __________Field Trip conrmation from the actual destination

    9. __________Study Guide received and reviewed 10. __________Students prepared (curriculum, venue rules, assigned group, asking questions) 11. __________If paying onsite the day of eld trip: cash, check, credit card


    I have notified Principal (dates, location, schedule, contact) Cafeteria (lunches) Nurse (medication, med-cert teacher) Team Lead (coverage, schedule, permission slips) Principals Secretary (coverage, schedule, contact) Transportation (bus conrmation) Parents (i.e., permission slip, waiver, volunteer form, talent form, changes in schedule) 3

  • Make friends.

    Explore caves.

    Take hikes.

    Visit museums.

    Launch rockets.

    Race cars.

    Roast marshmallows.

    Take pictures.

    Help people.

    Play Sports.

    Learn games.

    Build character.

    Gain confidence.

    Hit targets.

    Laugh loud.

    Camp out.

    Work together.

    Have fun.

    Adventure is waiting.Get it at AdventureIsCalling.org.

    You can join Scouting year round. Programs for boys ages 5-20 and girls ages 14-20 Register online at AdventureIsCalling.org or call 763-231-7201


  • AIRMAX TRAMPOLINE PARK & FUN CENTER TC Metro & Central MN 9 7000 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie 952-232-0096 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com 3900 Roosevelt Road, St Cloud 320-281-5599 www.airmaxxtrampolinepark.com AMERICAN WORKSHOP TC Metro 10, 11 6 1170 E Cliff Road, Burnsville 952-500-8812 www.americanworkshop.com AUDUBON CENTER OF THE NORTH WOODS NE MN 12 7 54165 Audubon Drive, Sandstone 320-245-2648 www.audubon-center.org BASE CAMP / NORTHERN STAR COUNCIL / BSA TC Metro 4, 13 201 Bloomington Rd, Saint Paul 651-254-9135 www.explorebasecamp.org BIG ISLAND RENDEZVOUS & FESTIVAL SW MN 14 Bancroft Bay Park, Albert Lea 800-658-2526 www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org BIG THRILL FACTORY TC Metro 15 17585 Highway 7, Minnetonka 952-698-7707 www.bigthrillfactory.com BRIAN RICHARDS, EDUCATIONAL SPEAKER Statewide 16 763-424-3487 www.4aceproductions.com CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES TC Metro 8 501 W 78th St, Chanhassen 952-934-1544 www.chanhassentheatres.com COWLES CENTER FOR DANCE AND THE PERFORMING ARTS TC Metro 17 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis 612-206-3643 www.thecowlescenter.org CRITTERS & COMPANY Wildlife ShowsWith a Purpose Statewide 18 763-427-3442 www.crittersandcompany.com DAZZLING DAVE, NATIONAL YO-YO MASTER Statewide 19 763-229-9696 www.dazzlingdave.com EAGLE BLUFF ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER SE MN 20 28097 Goodview Dr, Lanesboro 507-467-2437 www.eagle-bluff.org EKO BACKEN SNOWTUBING TC Metro 21 22570 Manning Trail, Scandia 651-433-2422 www.ekobacken.com FESTIVAL OF NATIONS TC Metro 22 Saint Paul RiverCentre, Saint Paul 651-647-0191 www.festivalofnations.com GAMES2U ENTERTAINMENT & FUNDRAISING Statewide 23 651-402-2113 www.facebook.com/Games2U.TwinCities GAMIN RIDE ENTERTAINMENT Statewide 24 612-460-5001 www.facebook.com/GaminRide.TwinCities GERTENS FUNDRAISING TC Metro 25 5500 Blaine Ave, Inver Grove Heights 651-239-1321 www.gertensfundraisers.com HISTORIC THEATRE GROUP / ORPHEUM, STATE & PANTAGES THEATRES TC Metro 9 Orpheum Theatre 910 Hennepin Avenue State Theatre 805 Hennepin Avenue Pantages Theatre 710 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis 612-373-5644 www.hennepintheatretrust.org HISTORICAL EXPERIENCES with Arn Kind, Educational Performer Statewide 26 507-381-0898 www.historicalexperiences.org I KNOW MY WAY LLC Orienteering by Andrea Schneider Statewide 27 651-261-0091 www.iknowmyway.org IN THE COMPANY OF KIDS THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL TC Metro 28 Hopkins, Burnsville, Maple Grove, Richeld 952-220-1676 www.cokartscenter.com

    Do you plan student & youth activities? Youll nd Minnesotas BEST right here Download their free brochures, program flyers & study guides at: www.MnFieldTripLibrary.org.

    Table of Contents A - ZField Trip

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    Student Travel Guide ______


  • INTERNATIONAL WOLF CENTER NE MN 29 1396 Highway 169, Ely 218-365-4695 www.wolf.org KEEPERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION OF PIPEMAKERS SW MN 30 10 400 N Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone 507-825-3734 www.pipekeepers.org KEVIN HALL, THE MAGIC MANIAC HALLS OF ENTERTAINMENT Statewide 48, 49 763-783-0352 www.hallsofmagic.com KIDCREATE STUDIO TC Metro 31 7918 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie 952-974-3438 www.kidcreatestudio.com 1785 Radio Drive, Woodbury 651-735-0880 www.kidcreatestudio.com KIDSDANCE Americas Interactive DJ for Kids! Statewide 32 888-38-DANCE www.kidsdance.com LANDMARK CENTER TC Metro 33 75 West 5th St, Saint Paul 651-292-3237 www.landmarkcenter.org LARK TOYS SE MN 34 63604 170th Ave, Kellogg 507-767-3387 www.larktoys.com LAURA INGALLS WILDER MUSEUM & PAGEANT SW MN 35 330 8th St, Walnut Grove 507-859-2358 www.walnutgrove.org MAD SCIENCE OF MINNESOTA Sparking Imaginative Learning Statewide 36 651-793-5721 www.madscience.org/mn MALL OF AMERICA TC Metro 11 60 E Broadway, Bloomington 952-883-8643 www.mallofamerica.com/visit/group-experiences MINNEAPOLIS NORTHWEST Convention & Visitors Bureau TC Metro 37 12 Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove 763-252-1411 www.mplsnw.com/eldtrips

    MINNESOTA CHILDRENS MUSEUM TC Metro & SE MN 38 10 West 7th St, Saint Paul 651-225-6000 www.mcm.org 1643 N Broadway St, Rochester 507-218-3100 x0 www.rochester.mcm.org MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Statewide 39 18 historic sites & museums around the state 651- 259-3149 www.mnhs.org/eldtrips

    MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL TC Metro 40 12364 Chestnut Blvd, Shakopee 952-445-7361 www.renaissancefest.com MINNESOTA ZOO & WELLS FARGO FAMILY FARM TC Metro 41 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley 952-431-9298, 952-431-9218 www.mnzoo.org/education/ NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER SE MN 42 50 Pembroke Ave, Wabasha 877-332-4537 www.nationaleaglecenter.org NICKELODEON UNIVERSE AT MALL OF AMERICA TC Metro 43 5000 Center Court, Bloomington