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A directory for educators, teachers, homeschool parents & co-op leaders, scout leaders, church leaders, and others for educational - and fun - experiences for kids of all ages.


<ul><li><p>TABLE OF CONTENTSIndex</p><p> 2</p><p>Field Trip Destinations</p><p> Attractions</p><p> 3 Festivals/Events</p><p> 53 Great Outdoors/ELCs</p><p> 61 Camps (Day and Residential) </p><p> 67</p><p>Presenters/Programs for your group 79</p><p>Travel &amp; Meeting Services &amp; Support Convention &amp; Visitor Bureaus 83 Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts</p><p> 89 Motorcoaches/Buses</p><p> 93 </p><p>Fundraising</p><p> 97</p><p>This Field Trip Guide is for:- Teachers and Educators- Community Ed Activity Coordinators- Scout Leaders (Boy &amp; Girl)- Homeschool Parents &amp; Co-op Leaders- Church Youth Group Leaders- Youth Organization Leaders- Activity Directors &amp; Coordinators- Camp Directors &amp; Activities Staff</p><p> 2011 Adventure Partners LLC The DIGITAL FIELD TRIP GUIDE ispublished quarterly (Winter, Spring, Summerand Fall) by Adventure Partners LLC and isfree to use and print out for planning, educational, &amp; recreational purposes.Publisher is not responsible for content.</p><p>ADVENTURE PARTNERS LLC8014 Highway 55 Ste 130</p><p>Minneapolis, MN 55427612-518-8353</p><p>www.adventurepartners.org adventurepartners.cr@gmail.com </p><p>Winter 2011Spring 2011 </p><p>Summer 2011Fall 2011</p><p>Issue Two</p><p>Faribault Energy ParkA Learning Center &amp; Field Trip Destination</p><p>Faribault, Minnesota</p><p> What is this GUIDE all about? Page 52</p><p>FREE</p></li><li><p>Southeastern MinnesotaBig Island Rendezvous Albert Lea</p><p> 54-55Faribault Area Tourism Faribault</p><p> 14-15, 84-85FarmAmerica Waseca</p><p> 16-17National Eagle Center Wabasha</p><p> 28-29Owatonna Area Tourism Owatonna</p><p> 34-35, 86-87</p><p>Southwestern MinnesotaNative American Culture Camp Pipestone</p><p> 30-31</p><p>Northwestern MinnesotaITOW Museum Perham</p><p> 22-23</p><p>Northeastern MinnesotaMN Discovery Center Chisholm</p><p> 26-27Vertical Endeavors Duluth</p><p> 40-41Voyageurs National Park Intl Falls</p><p> 42-43, 62-63Wolf Ridge ELC Finland, MN</p><p> 48-49, 64-65</p><p>Twin CitiesAmazing Jeffo South Saint Paul</p><p> 80-81Base Camp Fort Snelling, Saint Paul</p><p> 4-5, 68-69Cathedral of Saint Paul Saint Paul</p><p> 6-7Chanhassen Dinner Theatres TC</p><p> 10-11ChanDT Musical Theatre Camp TC</p><p> 70-71Childrens Theatre Company Minneapolis</p><p> 12-13Dine &amp; Discounts Woodbury</p><p> 98-99Festival of Nations Saint Paul</p><p> 56-57Greater Midwest Fundraising Lakeville</p><p> 100-101Historic Theatre Group Minneapolis</p><p> 18-19History Theatre Saint Paul</p><p> 20-21Mall of America Bloomington</p><p> 24-25MN Renaissance Festival Shakopee</p><p> 58-59Old Log Theater Excelsior</p><p> 32-33Richfield Bus Company Bloomington</p><p> 94-95Science Museum of MN Saint Paul</p><p> 36-37Target Center Minneapolis</p><p> 38-39Vertical Endeavors Saint Paul</p><p> 40-41Wabasha Street Caves Saint Paul</p><p> 44-45Water Park of America Bloomington</p><p> 46-47</p><p>Surrounding StatesChaos Water Park/Action City Eau Claire, WI 8-9Metropolis Resort Eau Claire, WI</p><p> 90-91YMCA Camp St Crois Hudson, WI</p><p> 50-51, 76-77</p><p>MASTER INDEX - Alphabetical LOCATION INDEX - Alphabetical by region</p><p>Amazing Jeffo South Saint Paul</p><p> 80-81Base Camp Fort Snelling, Saint Paul</p><p> 4-5, 68-69Big Island Rendezvous Albert Lea</p><p> 54-55Cathedral of Saint Paul Saint Paul</p><p> 6-7Chanhassen Dinner Theatres TC</p><p> 10-11ChanDT Musical Theatre Camp TC</p><p> 70-71Chaos Water Park/Action City Eau Claire</p><p> 8-9Childrens Theatre Company Minneapolis</p><p> 12-13Dine &amp; Discounts Woodbury</p><p> 98-99Faribault Area Tourism Faribault</p><p> 14-15, 84-85FarmAmerica Waseca</p><p> 16-17Festival of Nations Saint Paul</p><p> 56-57Greater Midwest Fund Raising Lakeville</p><p> 100-101Historic Theatre Group Mpls</p><p> 18-19History Theater Saint Paul</p><p> 20-21ITOW Museum Perham</p><p> 22-23Mall of America Bloomington</p><p> 24-25Metropolis Resort Eau Claire</p><p> 90-91MN Discovery Center Chisholm</p><p> 26-27MN Renaissance Festival Shakopee</p><p> 58-59National Eagle Center Wabasha</p><p> 28-29Native American Culture Camp Pipestone</p><p> 30-31Old Log Theater Excelsior</p><p> 32-33Owatonna Area Tourism Owatonna</p><p> 34-35, 86-87Richfield Bus Company Bloomington</p><p> 94-95Science Museum of Minnesota Saint Paul</p><p> 36-37Target Center Minneapolis</p><p> 38-39Vertical Endeavors Saint Paul / Duluth</p><p> 40-41Voyageurs National Park Intl Falls</p><p> 42-43, 62-63Wabasha Street Caves Saint Paul</p><p> 44-45Water Park of America Bloomington</p><p> 46-47Wolf Ridge ELC Finland</p><p> 48-49, 64-65YMCA Camp St Crois Hudson</p><p> 50-51, 76-77</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>Attractions</p><p>National Eagle CenterWabasha, MN</p><p>Base Camp Fort Snelling Saint Paul</p><p>Cathedral of Saint Paul Saint Paul</p><p>Chaos Water Park/Action City Eau Claire, WI</p><p>Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Chanhassen</p><p>Childrens Theatre Company Minneapolis</p><p>Faribault Tourism Faribault</p><p>FarmAmerica Waseca</p><p>Historic Theatre Group Minneapolis</p><p>History Theater Saint Paul</p><p>ITOW Museum Perham</p><p>Mall of America Bloomington</p><p>MN Discovery Center Chisholm</p><p>National Eagle Center Wabasha</p><p>Native American Culture Camp Pipestone</p><p>Old Log Theater Excelsior</p><p>Owatonna Tourism Owatonna</p><p>Science Museum of Minnesota Saint Paul</p><p>Target Center Minneapolis</p><p>Vertical Endeavors Saint Paul / Duluth</p><p>Voyageurs National Park International Falls</p><p>Wabasha Street Caves Saint Paul</p><p>Water Park of America Bloomington</p><p>Wolf Ridge ELC Finland, MN</p><p>YMCA Camp St Croix Hudson, WI</p></li><li><p>NorthernStarCounciloftheBoyScoutsofAmericawelcomesallyoungpeopletoBaseCamp,thefirstofitskindurbanprogramfacilityinthenewlyrenovatedhippodromeathistoricFortSnelling.BaseCampoffersfunandexcitinginteractiveprograms.ItbringsScoutingsnonformal,experientialeducationalapproachrightintotheheartofthecity.Schools,faithbasedyouthgroupsandallyouthorganizationscantakeadvantageoftheuniqueprogramopportunitiestheBaseCampfacilityprovides.Utilizing3,500squarefeetwithintherenovated1907formerCavalryDrillHall,BaseCampfeaturesinclude: Indoorboulderingandnaturalstoneclimbingwall</p><p>(60personsimultaneouscapacity,modeledaftertherocksofTaylorsFalls)</p><p> Outdoorclimbingtowersincludingyearroundiceclimbing</p><p> Indoorandoutdoorhighropes/confidencecourse NASAspaceshuttlesimulator(oneofonlyeightin</p><p>theU.S.) IndoorAmphitheatrewithfullcomputer/videosup</p><p>portandseatingfor200 Indoorarcheryrange CateringkitchenandrefrigeratorspaceforlunchesBaseCampreflectsthecouncilsvisionofhavingapositiveinfluenceonallyoungpeoplewithinitsservicearea,notjustScoutingmembers.TheNorthernStarCouncildevelopedBaseCamptobethestartingpointforgreateradventuresandpersonalgrowthandasameanstoachieveitsmissionofbuildingcharacterandconfidence.</p><p>SchoolGroupsTeacherscanconnecttheirclassroomlearningtoanewkindofexperientialeducation.BaseCampstaffwillassistteachersinmeetingtheirclassroomobjectives.TiedtoMinnesotaStateEducationalStandardsare7agespecific(grades34,56,&amp;78)curriculumstrands: TeamBuilding(e.g.Bullyprevention) EnvironmentalScience History Aviation PhysicalFit</p><p>ness(e.g.Cycling)</p><p> OutdoorSkills Leadership&amp;</p><p>Character</p></li><li><p>CostsSchool group rates for Base Camp opportunitiesare$15forfulldays.Weekdayandeveningmeetingroomrentalsandfullmeetingrentalsarealsoavailable. Full details are on the website.:www.ExploreBaseCamp.org.ReservationsVisitwww.ExploreBaseCamp.orgforcompletedetailsorcalltheBaseCampReservationsHotlineat6127670042Location201BloomingtonRoad,FortSnelling,MN55111Base Camp is located off of Highway 55 andBloomingtonRoad inFortSnelling,MN,1/3ofamilefromtheFortSnellingLightRailstation.</p><p>Youth Groups HerearejustafewexamplesofwaysyouthgroupscanutilizeBaseCamp: Rentaroomforameeting,andschedulethe</p><p>climbingwall,ropescourseorspacesimulator Holdbanquets,programplanningworkshops,</p><p>trainingcoursesorretreats Workshops Lockinsforovernightfunandlearning Teambuildingforyouthleadershipontheclimb</p><p>ingwalls,highandlowchallengecourses UtilizetheResourceLibrarytoplanahighad</p><p>venturetrip</p><p>Surrounding Area Program Opportunities TakeadvantageofsurroundingareasUseBaseCampasahomebaseto: PlanabiketripthatstartsandendsatBase</p><p>Camp,usingtheextensivetrailsystemnearby,usingBaseCampBikesoryourown</p><p> HikeandnearbytrailsofFortSnellingStatePark,whichincludesaswimmingbeachandnatureinterpretivecenter</p><p> Extendyourhiketothenearby14,000acresofpubliclandsborderingtheMinnesotaandMississippiRiversincludingMinnehahaFallsParkandtheMinnesotaValleyNationalWildlifeCen</p><p>BaseCampisownedandoperatedby:NorthernStarCouncilBoyScoutsofAmerica,393MarshallAve,StPaul,MN55102;7632317201;www.NorthernStarBSA.org</p></li><li><p>CATHEDRAL OF SAINT PAUL ~ 239 Selby Avenue ~ Saint Paul, MN 55102651-228-1766 ~ www.cathedralsaintpaul.org</p><p>The Cathedral has one of the fewlife-size replicas of MichelangelosPiet in North America. Thanks toa generous donor, the sculpture isnow on permanent display.</p><p>A focal point of theCathedrals interioris the SanctuaryDome which featuresthe Holy Spiritsurrounded byangels representingthe seven gifts ofthe Holy Spirit.</p><p>Find treasu</p></li><li><p>A community-based charitable organizationdedicated to the preservation of the</p><p>Cathedral of Saint Paul and thefostering of its cultural programs.</p><p>cathedralheritagefoundation.org</p><p>Minnesota Orchestraconductor OsmoVanska warms uphis musicians beforea concert in theCathedral.</p><p>ures both human and divineCATHEDRAL HOURS: Doors are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.TOURS: Guided tours year round Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. except Holy Days and civil holidays. No</p><p>appointment necessary. Meet in the center aisle near the main altar. Self-guided booklets are available for purchase in thebrochure racks and in the Welcome Center on the lower level. Group Tour reservations are recommended. Private tours maybe arranged; call 651-228-1766 or e-mail tours@cathedralsaintpaul.org. A suggested donation of $2 for an adult and $1 fora child will help us care for the upkeep of this irreplaceable landmark; however, no one will be turned away. Parking is free.LOCATION: 239 Selby Avenue, at the corner of Summit Avenue and John Ireland Boulevard, on Cathedral Hill overlookingdowntown St. Paul.</p><p>The Cathedral is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces in our nation. It enshrines priceless mosaics from the Vatican aswell as windows and sculptures by some of the greatest American artists of the past century: Beaux Art design by French architect Emmanuel Masqueray. Cornerstone laid in 1907 under the direction of Archbishop John Ireland. First Mass celebrated on Palm Sunday March 28, 1915. Added to the National Register of Historic Buildings in 1974. Designated as the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul in 2009.</p><p>In addition to its religious significance, the Cathedral serves as apatron of the arts &amp; culture. Here are a few examples: Annual concerts include: the Minnesota Orchestra,</p><p>VocalEssence, the University of Minnesota choirs, as well asinternational ensembles such as Kings College Choir andWestminster Cathedral Choir.</p><p> Cathedral Family Day, held the first Sunday in March, is afestive community open house.</p><p> On-going collaborations with national and state historicalpreservation organizations.</p><p>If you would like to help in thepreservation of this great monument</p><p>of faith and culture, contact theCathedral Heritage Foundation at</p><p>651.357.1325 or visitcathedralheritagefoundation.org/donate.</p><p>Xcel Energy Center</p><p>Cathedral of Saint Paul</p></li><li><p>METROPOLIS RESORTFEATURING ACTION CITY &amp; CHAOS WATER PARK</p><p>features all the activities students love without all the work you hate. Join us any week day for discounted school rates and packages. Play at Action City, Chaos Indoor Water Park or both. YOU decide. Plus, you can add pizza and soda to any package.</p><p>Score an A+ by bringing your school to Western Wisconsins ONLY resort. Featuring the fastest go karts in the Midwest, indoor water slides, more than 100 of the most popular arcade games and so much more.</p><p>BORED ISNT AN OPTION HERE!</p><p>Metropolis Resort in Eau ClaireCreated to train the next generation of Super Heroes. Chaos has endless ways to thrill, explore and discover your ultra-human strengths in a comicbook themed waterpark. Scream down slides at lightning speed, unlock mysteries in many interactive zones and discover things few others will. </p><p>Chaos Indoor Water Park</p><p>Action City Family Fun CenterThe only place of its kind in Western Wisconsin. Action City has 55,000 square feet of games, rides, sports and great food, plus outdoor adventures. </p><p>ACTION CITY &amp; CHAOS INDOOR WATER PARK ATTRACTIONSIndoor Go-KartsBatting CagesClimbing WallBumper Cars</p><p>Laser Tag</p><p>Mini-GolfAdventure Maze</p><p>Sprint CarsBandit Cars</p><p>Arcade Games</p><p>3 Water SlidesLazy River</p><p>Hot TubActivity PoolsRopes Course</p></li><li><p>Action CityMinor Pile UpUnlimited Play onall attractions &amp;</p><p>Non-Ticket games </p><p>2 hours $113 hours $134 hours $15All day $25</p><p>Prices are per person &amp;are subject to change</p><p>Chaos Water ParkMinor Pile Up</p><p>Unlimited Playat Chaos Indoor</p><p>Water Park</p><p>All Day $8</p><p>Prices are per person &amp;are subject to change</p><p>Add Pizza &amp; Soda Buffetfor an additional </p><p>$5/person</p><p>Add Pizza &amp; Soda Buffetfor an additional </p><p>$5/person</p><p>Double Your Fun</p><p>3-4 hours at Action City</p><p>AND 3-4 hours at </p><p>Chaos Water ParkPLUS</p><p>Pizza &amp; Soda Buffet</p><p>$24Prices are per person &amp;are subject to change</p><p>GREAT RATES FOR SCHOOLS, SCOUTS &amp; OTHER NON-PROFIT GROUPS</p><p>CONTACT US TODAYPHONE: 888-861-6001 E-MAIL: kristen@metropolisresort.com</p><p>www.MetropolisResort.com5150 Fairview Drive Eau Claire, WI 54701 </p><p>For every 15 students you get one FREE chaperone.</p><p>Available Sunday-Friday; No Saturdays. Minimum of 20 people required. Must present tax ID number during booking. Payment in one lump sum in form of a check or credit card.</p></li><li><p>Book Your Student Group at CDT!Chanhassen Dinner Theatres will enhanceclassroom curriculum in the areas of music,theatre and dance, allowing students toexperience, respond to and critique liveperformance. Opportunities to meet with the director,choreographer and cast members!</p><p> Complimentary backstage tours uponrequest and subject to availability</p><p>We welcome chaperoned student groups andprovide student guide materials on our</p><p>website to aid teachers in lessonplanning. Children 5 and older arewelcome to attend a performance.</p><p>WWW. C H A NH A S S E N D T. C OM</p><p>Ask Our Student</p><p>Group Expert</p><p>Peggy Lushine</p><p>Group Sales</p><p>952-934-1544</p><p>800-355-6273</p><p>plushine@chanhassenDT.com</p><p>P.O. Box 100</p><p>Chanhassen, MN55317-0100</p><p>Coming in August!</p><p>NowPlaying!</p></li><li><p>Ages 818All experience levelsare welcome!</p><p> Acting Dance Movement Voice</p><p>Dont Forget About Camp!</p><p>The Twin Citiesfinest theatre</p><p>camp experience!</p><p>FREE Jesus ChristSuperstar ticketwith each camper</p><p>registration!</p><p>ENROLLMENT LIMITED!Register online atChanhassenDT.com</p><p>or call the box office:952-934-1525800-362-3515</p><p>or mail completedregistration form toCDT, P.O. Box 100Chanhassen, MN 55317</p><p>WWW. C H A NH A S S E N D T. C OM</p></li><li><p>2011-2012 Student Matinee Season </p><p>Now On Sale!</p></li><li><p>CTC Supporting Educators:</p><p>Educator Curriculum Guides for each production, complete with curriculum recommendations and activities (available Spring 2011)</p><p>Post-show Artist Talk Backs</p><p>Educator Preview Nights provide educators with hands-on workshops, sample curricula, access to Teaching Artists, plus an opportunity to preview the production before bringing your class</p><p>On-site lunch facilities at no additional cost </p><p>An ASL/AD Performance is available for each production</p><p>For more information on school groups please contact schoolgroupsales@childrenstheatre.org or call 612.872.5166.</p><p>For more information on groups please contact jbucklin@childrenstheatre.org or call 612-872-5319.</p><p>CTC offers award-winning educational exp...</p></li></ul>