2015 MN Field Trip 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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  • 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.

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  • 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 952-883-8796 www.nickelodeonuniverse.com OLD LOG THEATER TC Metro 44 5185 Meadville Street, Excelsior 952-474-5951 x119 www.oldlog.com OWATONNA AREA TOURISM Convention & Visitors Bureau SE MN 45 320 Hoffman Drive, Owatonnna 800-423-6466 www.visitowatonna.org PADELFORD RIVERBOAT COMPANY TC Metro 46 13 Harriet Island, Downtown Saint Paul 651-227-1100 www.riverrides.com PARADISE CHARTER CRUISES MINNEAPOLIS QUEEN TC Metro 50 Lake Minnetonka, Excelsior 952-474-8058 www.paradisechartercruises.com Bohemian Flats Park, Minneapolis 952-474-8058 www.paradisechartercruises.com PARK SQUARE THEATRE TC Metro 47 408 St Peter St, Saint Paul 651-291-9196 www.parksquaretheatre.org PINSTRIPES TC Metro 51 14 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina 952-835-6440 www.pinstripes.com

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    PLYMOUTH PLAYHOUSE TC Metro 15 2705 Annapolis Lane N, Plymouth 763-383-1073 www.plymouthplayhouse.com REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN DISCOVERY ZOO RAD Zoo SE MN 52 3297 County Rd 45 N, Owatonna 888-472-3966 www.theradzoo.com SAUK CENTRE AREA Convention & Visitors Bureau Central MN 53 1220 Main St South, Sauk Centre 855-444-SAUK www.visitsaukcentre.com SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA TC Metro 54 120 W Kellogg Blvd 651-265-5975 www.smm.org SEA LIFE MINNESOTA AQUARIUM TC Metro 55 16 120 East Broadway, Mall of America, Bloomington 952-853-0631 www.sealifeus.com SKY ZONE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK TC Metro 56 13310 Industrial Park Blvd, Plymouth 763-331-3511 www.skyzone.com/Minneapolis 595 Hale Ave N, Oakdale 651-200-3383 www.skyzone.com/Minneapolis STAGES THEATRE COMPANY TC Metro 57 1111 Main St, Hopkins 952-979-1119 www.stagestheatre.org TARGET CENTER TC Metro 58 600 First Ave N, Minneapolis 612-673-1311 www.targetcenter.com TARGET FIELD TOURS TC Metro 59 17 One Twins Way, Minneapolis 612-659-3878 www.twinsbaseball.com/tours TEAM QUEST TC Metro 60 6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie 952-852-0103 www.team-quest.org TEDDY BEAR BAND Richard Alan Productions Statewide 61 612-861-3570 www.teddybearband.com VALLEYFAIR TC Metro 62 18 One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee 952-496-5373 www.valleyfair.com VERTICAL ENDEAVORS TC Metro & NE MN 63 2540 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis 612-436-1470 www.verticalendeavors.com 855 Phalen Blvd, Saint Paul 651-776-1430 www.verticalendeavors.com 329 S Lake Ave, Duluth 218-279-9980 www.verticalendeavors.com VISIT DULUTH Convention & Visitors Bureau NE MN 64 19 21 W Superior St, Duluth 218-625-8102 www.visitduluth.com/group-tours/ VISIT WINONA Convention & Visitors Bureau SE MN 20 160 Johnson Street, Winona 507-452-0735 www.visitwinona.com/group-tours/ WABASHA STREET CAVES DOWN IN HISTORY TOURS TC Metro 21 215 Wabasha Street S, Saint Paul 651-224-1191 www.wabashastreetcaves.com WATER PARK OF AMERICA RADISSON HOTEL BLOOMINGTON TC Metro 65 22 Water Park 1700 American Blvd East, Bloomington 952-229-5731 www.waterparkofamerica.com Hotel 1700 American Blvd East, Bloomington 952-229-5768 www.radisson.com WAY COOL COOKING SCHOOL TC Metro 66 16544 W 78th St, Eden Prairie 952-949-6799 www.waycoolcookingschool.com WELLS FARGO HISTORY MUSEUM TC Metro 67 90 S 7th St, Minneapolis 612-667-4210 www.wellsfargohistory.com WESTERN MINNESOTA PRAIRIE WATERS Convention & Visitors Bureau TC Metro 68 323 West Schlieman Ave, Appleton 320-289-1981 x105 www.prairiewaters.com WILD MOUNTAIN & TAYOLORS FALLS RECREATION TC Metro 69 37350 Wild Mountain Road, Taylors Falls 800-447-4958 www.wildmountain.com WORLDS FINEST CHOCOLATE Statewide 23 Mpls/SE MN, 612-501-8916 St Paul/Northern MN, 651-775-8338 Mankato/SW MN, 605-415-2354 WORTHINGTON AREA FIELD TRIPS Convention & Visitors Bureau SW MN 70 24 1121 Third Ave, Worthington 800-279-2919 www.worthingtonmnchamber.com 7

  • Table of Contents by Region & Category

    NE Minnesota Audubon Center of the North Woods Sandstone 12 7 International Wolf Center Ely 29 Vertical Endeavors Duluth 63 Visit Duluth Attractions & Hotels 19+ field trips 64 19

    Central Minnesota AirMaxx Trampoline Park St Cloud 9 Sauk Centre Area Attractions 15+ field trips 53

    SW Minnesota Big Island Rendezvous & Festival Albert Lea 14 Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers Pipestone 30 10 Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Pageant Walnut Grove 35 Western Minnesota Prairie Waters 34+ field trips 68 Worthington Area Tourism & Attractions 16+ field trips 70 24

    SE Minnesota Eagle Bluff ELC Lanesboro 20 LARK Toy Company Kellogg 34 Minnesota Childrens Museum Rochester 38 National Eagle Center Wabasha 42 Owatonna Area Tourism 23+ field trips 45 Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD Zoo) Owatonna 52 Visit Winona Tourism & Attractions 20+ field trips 20

    Twin Cities Metro AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Fun Center Eden Prairie 9 American Workshop Burnsville 10,11 6 Base Camp Northern Star Council BSA Saint Paul 4,13 Big Thrill Factory Minnetonka 15 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Chanhassen 8 Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts Mpls 17 Eko Backen Scandia 21 Festival of Nations Saint Paul 22 Historic Theatre Group Orpheum, State & Pantages Mpls 9 In the Company of Kids Theatre & Performing Arts School 28 Kidcreate Studio Eden Prairie / Woodbury 31 Landmark Center Saint Paul 33 Mall of America Bloomington 11 Minneapolis Northwest Area CVB Tourism & Attractions 37 12 Minnesota Childrens Museum Saint Paul 38 Minnesota Historical Society Saint Paul & Statewide 39 Minnesota Renaissance Festival Shakopee 40 Minnesota Zoo and Wells Fargo Family Farm Apple Valley 41 Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America Bloomington 43 Old Log Theater Excelsior 44 Padelford Riverboat Company Saint Paul 46 13 Paradise Charter Cruises Lake Minnetonka / Minneapolis 50 Park Square Theatre Saint Paul 47 Pinstripes Edina 51 14 Plymouth Playhouse Plymouth 15 Science Museum of Minnesota Saint Paul 54 Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium Bloomington 55 16 Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Plymouth / Oakdale 56 Stages Theatre Company Hopkins 57 Target Center Minneapolis 58 Target Field Tours & the MN Twins Minneapolis 59 17 Team Quest Eden Prairie 60 Valleyfair Shakopee 62 18 Vertical Endeavors Minneapolis / Saint Paul 63 Wabasha Street Caves Saint Paul 21 Water Park of America / Radisson Hotel Bloomington 65 22 Way Cool Cooking School Eden Prairie 66 Wells Fargo History Museum Minneapolis 67 Wild Mountain & Taylors Falls Recreation Taylors Falls 69

    Field Trips By Region

    Communities with Field Trips Minneapolis Northwest CVB 24+ field trips 37 12 Owatonna Area Tourism 23+ field trips 45 Sauk Centre Area Attractions 15+ field trips 53 Visit Duluth Attractions & Hotels 21+ field trips 64 19 Visit Winona Tourism & Attractions 20+ field trips 20 Western Minnesota Prairie Waters 34+ field trips 68 Worthington Area Tourism & Attractions 16+ field trips 70 24

    Educational Performers, Presenters & Programs These providers will travel to your school, group or organization. AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Fun Center 9 American Workshop 10,11 6 Brian Richards, Educational Speaker 16 Audubon Center of the North Woods 12 7 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 8 Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts 17 Critters & Company Wildlife Shows with a Purpose 18 Dazzling Dave National Yo-Yo Master 19 Eagle Bluff ELC 20 Games2U Entertainment & Fundraising 23 Gamin Ride Entertainment 24 Historical Experiences with Arn Kind, Educational Performer 26 I Know My Way, LLC Orienteering by Andrea Schneider 27 In the Company of Kids Theatre & Performing Arts School 28 International Wolf Center 29 Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers 30 10 Kevin Hall, The Magic Maniac Halls of Entertainment 48,49 Kidcreate Studio 31 KidsDance Americas Interactive DJ for Kids! 32 Laura Ingalls Wilder Programs for Schools & Libraries 35 Mad Science of Minnesota Sparking Imaginative Learning 36 Minnesota Childrens Museum 38 Minnesota Historical Society 39 National Eagle Center 42 Reptile & Amphibian Discovery Zoo (RAD Zoo) 52 Science Museum of Minnesota 54 Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium 55 16 Teddy Bear Band Richard Alan Productions 61 Adaptive & Special Needs Programs AirMaxx Trampoline Park 9 Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts 17 In the Company of Kids Theatre & Performing Arts School 28

    Fundraising Programs & Opportunities AirMaxx Trampoline Park 9 American Workshop 10,11 6 Audubon Center of the North Woods 12 7 Big Thrill Factory 15 Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 8 Games2U Entertainment & Fundraising 23 Gamin Ride Entertainment 24 Gertens Fundraising 25 Mall of America 11 Minnesota Renaissance Festival 40 Valleyfair 62 18 Water Park of America 65 22 Wild Mountain & Taylors Falls Recreation 69 Worlds Finest Chocolate 23

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  • 1170 E Cli RoadBurnsville, MN


    American Workshop is a 10,000 square foot woodshop that is open to the public. We have over 40 mounted power tools that will complete any project you have. You can bring in your own

    hand tools, or if you don't have any, you can rent them from us. Our shop is designed to cater to novice users all the way to professionals. Want to further your skills? We oer classes, taught by professionals to take your hobby to the next level. No matter your skill or passion level, American

    Workshop is the workshop you have always wanted!


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  • Centrally located 5 miles west of Sandstone, MN on the east side of Grindstone Lake

    audubon-center.org Email or call to schedule

    your program:888-404-7743

    info@audubon-center.org Follow us on Facebook -


    Great opportunity for kids to experience the great outdoors in a safe, nurturing

    environment. Program encourages team-building and fosters an awareness of the

    world around us. Teacher, visiting school

    A small sampling of some of our 50+ class choices - all aligned with MN academic standards

    Creepy Crawly Creatures

    Stream Superheroes


    Total Team

    OrienteeringMaple Syruping


    Only 70 miles north of the Twin Cities, the Audubon Center of the North Woods is an excellent choice to save time, energy and costs for your groups field trips. Since 1971, the Center has offered single day

    to multi-day programming with adventure, energy/environment, native culture, team building, outdoor skills and wildlife classes for

    all ages, all year long, with trained professional staff.

    Audubon Center of the North WoodsEnvironmental Education Center and Green Retreat/Conference Facility

    Your best choice for school field trips, youth groups, home school outings, staff retreats, meetings,

    conferences, reunions, day programs, banquets

    l High ropes course with zipline l Indoor climbing wall l Wildlife programs (on-site and off-site)

    l Beautiful lakeside year-round facilities on 535 acres with over 7 miles of trailsl Non-profit, accredited Residential Environmental Learning Center (RELC) K12 scholarships and discounts available Curriculum aligned with MN academic standards One day to multi-day options available

    l Green conference & retreat facility rentals for any size group - meeting, lodging & dining facilities for 160+, centerwide WiFi, nature-focused program options

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  • Base Camp is an experiential education program offering a unique yearround environment for visitors to engage in team building activi-ties, rock climbing, high ropes courses, archery, and more. These activ-ities are used to accomplish the mission of Base Camp; to connect all young people to interactive experiences that build healthy, contribut-ing citizens of character and leaders for life. Base Camp is conveniently located near Fort Snelling along the Minnesota River. This facility operates on a group reservation basis, book your groups next field trip at Base Camp today! To learn more, find us at ExploreBaseCamp.org or call 612.767.0042.


  • www.bigislandfestivalandbbq.org/Rendezvous/education.htm Bring your class! Reserve your time today! Special Offer: $6.00 per person for first-time 2015 attendees.

    Limited Space Available on Education Days. First Come, First Served. School Reservations/Rendezvous Offices: 800-658-2526 Fax: 507-373-0344 Perrys Cell: 507-402-6371

    Perry Vining, Founder / Coordinator Big Island Rendezvous and Festival, Inc 2580 Bridge Ave Albert Lea, MN 56007

    29th Annual Award-Winning Educational & Fun!

    BIG ISLAND RENDEZVOUS Minnesotas Living History Festival

    EDUCATION DAYS FOR SCHOOLS Thursday & Friday, October 1 & 2, 2015

    FAMILY & PUBLIC DAYS Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4, 2015

    OBSERVE INTERACT ENGAGE LEARN Supporting MN K-12 Education Standards Arts, Languages, Science & STEM, Math, Social Studies

    Visit with President & Mary Todd Lincoln.

    Hear cowboys tell stories of old west cattle drives around their authentic chuckwagon.

    The Blacksmith makes an item for a teacher & class.

    Minnesotas Hands-on living history festival presents hundreds of actors from all over the United States authentically re-creating American history from different eras. Presidents, cowboys, fur traders, Canadian revolutionary war soldiers, Native Americans, civil war soldiers and even day-to-day citizens entertain and teach about the era they represent. The actors (who do this for a living) come from all over the U.S. to plant some real history into students minds. Students can sift for gold, throw an axe, watch a real civil war cannon be fired, eat different kinds of era foods, and much more.

    Learn about stagecoaches and U.S. mail delivery

    See the firing of live rounds using a real civil war cannon

    Students enjoy history classes by Ben Franklin & wife Deborah

    Thousands of students come every year from all over the midwest to experience American history that COMES ALIVE at one of Americas TOP 100 FESTIVALS! American Bus Association

    See early American skills in action: blacksmiths, woodworkers, farmers, candlemakers, silversmiths, spinners, weavers, hunters, soldiers, fur traders, voyageurs & more


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  • For over 25 years Brian Richards has worked to make his assembly programs FUN, ENGAGING

    and most importantly EDUCATIONAL!!


    Using the art of magic, music, humor and active participation by the students, Brian connects and teaches in a way that has IMPACT! But for any assembly to be effective it has to be reinforced in the classroom and home. That is why Brian has developed his reinforcement les...great ideas, activities and worksheets to share in the classroom and send home! This is one of many reasons Brian is TEACHER APPROVED!



  • $5 per ticket Bus subsidy provided: $100 Interactive Study Guide

    provided Q & A with artists

    Student Matinees Experience dance performance!

    FREE to MN schools Flexible dance workshops

    in a range of styles Taught by Cowles

    Teaching Artists Make connections to

    other curricular subjects Standards aligned

    Dance ResidenciesExplore dance!

    Jessi Fett, Education Director jfett@thecowlescenter.org612.206.3640www.thecowlescenter.org

    Tour the historic Goodale Theater

    Dance workshops in a range of styles

    Taught by Cowles Teaching Artists

    Field Trips Visit our historic theater!



  • We Tackle Tough Issues with Gentle MessengersCRITTERS AND COMPANY

    WILDLIFE SHOWS WITH A PURPOSE Since the 1980s, Critters and Company has presented to more than 750,000 individuals in schools, businesses, communities and churches. Greg Olson uses a medium of live animals and storytelling, advocating that each individual has the potential for building a better life - hence a better world. Students will see and hear important concepts in character development as these concepts relate to a variety of animals (a few of which are shown on this page) - all applying to life experiences and supporting MN education standards. Now available through Critters & Company: Teacher workshops & staff inservices for your organizations professionals: Classroom Management: Preventing Bullying Before it happens When Bad Things Happen, Keep it Simple Anti-Harrassment Customer Service Successful Attitudes Gregs memorable workshop presentations for your Senior High students or inservice workshops for your staff will include our complimentary skill developing exercises.

    The number of discipline referrals for misbehavior has decreased since Critters and Company has presented at our school. Students have been very receptive to these positive messages. Rob Nudell

    We have invited Mr. Olson to share the message of respect and responsibility with our staff and students for many years. Our students have learned important messages in character development from Critters and Company, all while they are entertained and motivated by the beautiful creatures that Mr. Olson brings into our school. Gary Chesner

    CRITTERS & COMPANY PROGRAMS Violence Prevention and Character Development Teasing: Harassment in Disguise

    - Anti-Bullying- Builds empathy, compassion- Preventative Skills- Redirects Behavior- Sorry is Good, Change is Better

    Attitudes the Make a Difference- Positive Choices for Success- Responsible Decision-Making- Tackling Problems in Small Pieces

    Diversity: the Spice of Variety- Celebrating the Differences- Making Choices about our Behavior- Overcoming our Fears- Power over Discrimination

    Owning our Relationships: Friends & Choices - Respecting Personal Space- Early Choices- Safe Space- The Qualities of a Good Friend

    Best of all, its fun. With Positive Results.

    Greg Olson 763-427-3442 www.crittersandcompany.com

    In a quiet, caring delivery they are able to create scenarios for children that are easily understood and relevant to life at school, home, and their neighborhoods. Judy Davis

    We would highly encourage any school district looking for a quality program to consider Critters and Company. Isanti Intermediate

    Students are able to see these issues in a way they understand - through their love for animals. Critters and Companys programs support the important social topics that our students come up against in everyday life. Patrick Murray

    Butler, the McCaw

    Teal, the red-tailed hawk

    Libby,the dog

    the hedgehog

    Mandee, the owl

    Cuddles, the squirrel

    Todo, the tortoise

    Kiwi, the wallaby


  • Yo-Yo Fun & Science of SpinWith Dazzling DaveWorld Record Holder

    Not just a show I TEACH science, and how to yo-yo in a fun way with a high quality in-school program.

    Fund-raiser option After school programs Scouting events Library programs Church events And much more!


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  • Environmental

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    Raptors Outreach

    Your learning discoveries await... Nestled amid the hardwood forests and river bluffs of southeast Minnesota,

    Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center strives to provide inspiring

    environmental education experiences which connect people of all ages to each

    other and the natural world. Whether you are looking for a memorable

    educational field trip, a unique family outdoor adventure, or an inspiring place

    to hold your retreat, there is learning and discovery to be had at Eagle Bluff!

    StarLAB Outreach

    28097 Goodview Dr. Lanesboro, MN 55949

    (507) 467-2437 www.eagle-bluff.org

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  • 6 miles east of Forest Lake www.ekobacken.com


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    There is a program for every season... Fall Mums & Bulbs

    (mid-August - September)

    Holiday Poinsettias (mid-November - December)

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    Easter Spring Lily (March- early April)

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    Hopkins Burnsville Maple Grove Richfield Call 952-220-1676 for all locations.

    OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Musical Theatre Adaptive Dance & Theater Social Skills Group Transition & Special Needs Programs After School Programs Summer Camps Intergenerational & Seniors

    In the Company of Kids Theatre & Performing Arts School offers quality, innovative programming for students, youth and adults in a fun, safe, family-friendly and non-competitive atmosphere. Our professional staff is dedicated to helping your students discover, develop and express their artistic gifts through acting, voice and dance. Minnesota K-12 Education Standards are supported. You can come to our locations, or we can come to you.

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    Native American Indian culture workshops and heritage presentationsculture, drumming, dance, pipes, and much more. Keepers is a non-profit Native American Indian organization. We believe it is important to preserve each tribes unique art & culture for future generations.

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    CULTURE CAMP FIELD TRIPS Experience Early American Indian Culture Bring your class (k-12), scout group, or youth group on a custom-tailored field trip to our Culture Camp where you and your group can sleep overnight in a tipi, eat native foods (examples include: bison, wild rice, corn, beans, squash and local fish) learning & experiencing first-hand our tribal culture.

    PRESENTATIONS: The Story of the Pipestone National Monument Pipestone Pipes History of Pipestone Storytelling Roles of Women Wild Plant Uses Family Life Tribal Life Today Growing up Indian Tribal People Spirituality

    WORKSHOPS: Pipe Making Beadwork Pine Needle Baskets Leather Clothing Pipe Bags Beaded Bags Pipestone Carving Finger Weaving Dream Catchers Decorating a Model Tipi


    AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY, CULTURE & HERITAGE PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS We do customized presentations in schools and at events around the nation that include storytelling, demonstrations, tribal history and culture. We also offer workshops on pipestone carving, beadwork, native foods for all age groups. We can customize a program to meet education standards for your school, homeschool co-op, scouts or youth group.

    TAKE OUR GUIDED TOUR OF THE PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT Come visit the Crossroads of Native America a very unique national park. Feel the energy and listen to the history of this special place. Hear stories of how pipestone is used and journeys it has made around the world. Talk to people who have worked to quarry the pipestone and see how much work it is to get out of its resting place inside mother earth. Everything on mother earth is sacred we will show you how to walk with respect and care. All ages.


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    isisis ArtArtArt Smart!Smart!Smart!

    Art is a great way to enrich your program's curriculum. It is tons of fun and great for the brain too! Plus, a Kidcreate activity is so easy. You supply the kids. We supply the curriculum, teachers, art materials, giggles and grins. We can even match your weekly themes!

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  • www.landmarkcenter.org | 75 W. 5th Street| Saint Paul, MN 55102

    Landmark Center Museums & Galleries

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    The Schubert Club Museum*The American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art*

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    GROUP TOURSGroups of 5-100.

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    WALNUT GROVEOne hour West of New Ulm on Highway 14.


    Wilder PageantOutdoor drama for the whole family,based

    on the life of Laura Ingalls in Walnut Grove.2015 Dates: July 10-11; 17-18; 24-25

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    Family FestivalHeld each Saturday during the Pageant Enjoy our Beautiful Parks & Specialty Shops!

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  • One of my favorite field trips ever!

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  • Open 363 days a year. Just minutes south of Mall of America.Experience more than 4,700 animals, including 37 endangered species.

    Book an inspiring encounter with the natural world.


    Pre-KGroupsStudent TravelScouts

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  • How do the seats on the Avatar Airbender ride rotate? How much water is displaced on the Log

    Chute ride? Participate in hands-on exercises while exploring the laws of physics as they pertain

    to rides in Nickelodeon Universe, the nations largest indoor theme park.


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  • June 23 - August 14

    Through live theatre, students are encouraged to read, develop critical and creative thinking and be curious

    about the world around them.

    BRING YOUR CLASS OR GROUP! For more information and reservations:

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  • 651.291.9196 | parksquaretheatre.org

    $14 Student Seats Free Chaperone Seats Mid-Morning MatineesTwo Stages Free Study Guides Bus Greeters Free Bus Parking

    Tickets and Information: 651.291.9196 or education@parksquaretheatre.org

    The Color PurpleJan 27 & 28, Feb 4, 10, 11 & 13, 2015

    My Children, My AfricaNov 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2015

    Snow QueenDec 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2015

    Jacob Marleys Christmas CarolDec 15 & 16, 2015

    Romeo and JulietFeb 19May 1, 2015Feb 1April 6, 2016

    The Diary of Anne FrankMar 2May 15, 2015Feb 15May 6, 2016

    To Kill a MockingbirdOct 20Dec 18, 2015

    Great ExpectationsJan 26 & 27, Feb 2 & 3, 2016

    new plays literary classics

    an evening of theatre During the Day: We put our top talent onstage and treat your students with exceptional care.

    Unique connections Between students and artists: Immersion Days* ignite their love of literature and prompt deeper connections to the text.

    From literary classics to thought-provoking new plays: We engage your students and open their minds.

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    Reading a play is fun, but seeing it performed changes the way they read everything.

    More than a Field trip

    *For further information on workshops and shows, visit our website parksquaretheatre.org


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    Cruises on the Mississippi River & Lake Minnetonka

    Our fully-narrated cruises oer special rates to schools and youth groups who will experience the beauty and history of Lake Minnetonka departing from the Port of Excelsior. On the Mississippi River, departing from our NEW Minneapolis location at Bohemian Flats Park, your students will experience a lock through of the St Anthony Falls lock system, view the Falls, learn about the historic Mississippi riverfront and more!

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  • Bring our zoo to your event for a fun and educational program designed just for your school, daycare, Scout meeting, youth group, Sunday School, festival and more! Our shows engage groups of all ages, creating a unique learning experience and a great complement to your science curriculum.

    Birthday Parties and Bar Mitzvahs If you want a unique event for your child or children, introduce them to our incredible reptiles and amphibians for a party they will never forget!

    RAD ZOOReptile and AmphibianDiscovery Zoo

    We Bring the Zoo to You!

    Come Visit Our Zoo!Youre invited to visit Minnesotas premier reptile destination. From our opening in October 2009, we have become one of the worlds largest reptile displays, and always an opportunity for a truly fun adventure for kids of all ages! Youll enjoy our completely indoor facility thats open year round just an hour south of the Twin Cities in Owatonna. Marvel at the amazing creatures including more than 150 kinds of snakes, lizards, crocodilians, toads, frogs and salamanders from all over the world. Youll love our living dioramas that display our creatures in re-creations of their natural environments. Be sure to watch our AMAZON ADVENTURE SHOW where youll have the opportunity to touch a snake or small alligator.

    www.theradzoo.com 507-455-1465 3297 County Road 45 North Owatonna, MN 55060


  • Sauk Centre is the home of Americas very rst Nobel Prize winning author in literature, Sinclair Lewis. Students can learn about writing at the Interpretive Museum and visit his boyhood home to see how Minnesotans lived in the early 1900s.


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    See how whiskey is made using local agricultural grainsPANTHER DISTILLERY offers a birds-eye view!

    See how authentic wooden baseball bats are built at MAX BATS!

    REDHEAD CREAMERY takes you from peaceful cows to delicious Cheese Curds on one eld trip! Farm tours and large glass viewing windows make it easy to watch cheese being produced at this farmstead creamery.

    LEATHERWOOD VINEGARY uses garden produce to make specialty vinegars. Take their garden tour and view their fermenting production.

    HEMKER ZOO & ERICKSONS PETTING ZOO both offer hands-on, unique animal discovery! Schools and youth groups welcome!

    TUTTI FRUTTI MARKET FARM offers tours of their fruit and vegetable farm, animals, and invites schools & families to their annual Pumpkin Fun Days!


  • Field Trips that are out of this world!Space: An Out-of-Gravity ExperienceStudents, get ready for the future! Learn about the challenges of living and working in space through this interactive exhibit. Walk in a rotating space lab, operate a robotic arm and other activities that examine propulsion, gravity and the dangers of space. Include Journey to Space Omnitheater film and youve got a great field trip package. Feb. 20 to Aug. 24, 2015. (Field trip space limited after June 5.)

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    Humpback Whales Omnitheater Film

    Sherlock Holmes and the Clocktower Mystery


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    GROUP PLANNINGTICKET DISCOUNTSSPECIAL OFFERSTarget Center oers a complete in-house Group SalesDepartment that is ready to assist you! No matter whichfamily show, sporting spectacular or memorable concertyou select, we are here to make your job easier byarranging reservations, tickets, accessible seating forthose with special needs, and bus parking. Its neverttoo early to get your group involved in eventsat Target Center. Its easy to order. . . For group ticket reservations, callthe Target Center Group Sales Oce at 612.673.1311




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  • FOR MORE INFORMATION: twinsbaseball.com/tourseducation@twinsbaseball.com 612-659-3878

    Explore the excitement of baseball, Target Field, and the Minnesota Twins through the study of shapes, colors, numbers, and baseball basics. In this special program,

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    Way Cool Cooking School, Inc. Located in Eden Prairie We have been in business since 2005 Hands-on cooking events with kids ages 4-14 We can accommodate groups of up to 75 kids Field trips are 90 minutes long Kids make, create and eat 3 recipes Way Cool Chefs lead the cooking events There is plenty of parking for buses Cook, Learn, Laugh, and have fun!

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  • The tour tied in perfectly with our standards and was so hands on/visual for my students that they loved it I look forward to returning next year!

    Teacher, 4thgrade

    Take a free trip through history!Experience American History hands-on

    The Wells Fargo History Museum invites you to enjoy a hands-on educational experience! Our free guided tours are an exciting opportunity for you to achieve curriculum standards through artifacts, photographs, and interactive experiences.

    Some of what you will see, touch, and learn:

    To schedule your field trip or for more information, please call 612-667-4210 or email wfmuseum.mn@wellsfargo.com.

    Tours are offered Monday through Friday free of charge. Reservations are required. Curriculum support materials available.

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    Wells Fargo History Museum 6th St. S. & Marquette Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55402

    An authentic 19th century stagecoach A replica stagecoach you can climb aboard Gold mining and banking tools like gold pans and check protectors

    Historic photos, maps, journals, and more

    The Gold Rush and westward migration Life and work in 19th and 20th century America

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    Salt Lake: The only salt lake in the Upper Midwest. The lake attracts all kinds of birds that are not native to MN. Over 150 different species have been spotted here. Though many fish cannot live in this lake, there are different types of rare seaweed and shrimp. Come see it for yourself!

    Historic Chippewa City: Home to 24 buildings replicating a late 1800s village on 20 acres. Visit the authentic log cabins, 1880s church, Millinery Shop, Blacksmith Shop, General Store and many others. There are many historic monuments and buildings to visit in the Prairie Waters Region!

    Heritage Hill: Watch a steam threshing show, corn shelling, horses plowing, or visit a blacksmith shop! During your field trip take a pottery class, or even a spoon carving class. The unique educational arts in the Prairie Waters Region are a must see and do!

    Oldest Rock in the world Over 3.8 Billion years oldMNs Largest Cottonwood Tree Trunk is 30 ft. in diameterCamp Release State Monument Dakota War site of 1862Milwaukee Road Heritage Center Historic Railroad Cars

    Lund-Hoel Museum Built in 49 days Prairie Arts Center Art classes & demonstrationsOx Cart Trails Ox Cart routes in the 1870sWildlife Refuges & State ParksPLUS much more!!

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  • THE NOBLES COUNTY PIONEER VILLAGE Literally step into the past in our authentic village and discover how those who came before us prepared the way for us. It was their hard work, influence and vision of a better future that reminds us to never forget the sacrifices and contributions they made for us. Educational tours. www.nobelspioneerviallage.com

    WIDBOOM FARM & MILLIONS OF CRAYONS! On a field trip to his farm, Worthington family farmer Matt Widboom teaches visiting students why farming is important his specialty is soybean farming and he welcomes school groups. Not only are soybeans in our foods, they also have non-food uses such as in inks and paints did you know one acre of soybeans can produce more than 82,000 crayons! Student groups of all ages are welcome.

    THE DAYTON HOUSE IS WHERE THE LEGACY BEGAN George Dayton - the great-grandfather of our current Governor Mark Dayton - was a banker and real estate developer in Worthington before he moved to the Twin Cities and opened the famous Daytons Department Store. Guided school tours are available in this beautiful mansion that has been restored to tell the Dayton family story. www.daytonhouse.org

    GRANDPAS FUN FARM & FALL FESTIVAL Your kids will have opportunities to explore various activities that include a corn maze, trebuchet, carnival games, fun house, pedal trikes, miniature golf, farm animals/animal exhibit, rides, play and picnic areas. School and youth groups can go on educational summer and fall farm tours. Fun & educational!

    Surprising Field Trips that get our students into LIFE! Educational and Fun!

    TOUR THE POPULAR OCHEDA DAIRY FARM Joe and Rita Vander Koois currently milk over 1,300 cows and grow corn, soybeans and alfalfa for use as feed for their cows. Plus, there are 2-10 calves born here on an average day. School & youth group field trips upon request.

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    Yes, it is certainly helpful to see what is available for students. Being from a rural/outstate community, I'm concerned that our students don't get the same opportunities that metro students have available to them. Without [your] email update, I wouldn't be aware of so many that are out there.6TH Grade Science/Engineering, Albert Lea Public Schools