Iowa Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Effigy Mounds National Monument
Before Europeans arrived, a unique American Indian “Effigy Mound” culture developed in the upper Midwest building thousands of earthen mounds in the shape of animals across the landscape. Today, over two-hundred mounds are preserved intact here; thirty-one are effigies in the shape of bears and birds found along hiking trails offering magnificent views of the Mississippi River.
Address: 151 HWY 76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146-7519
Phone: (563) 873-3491
Fax: (563) 873-3743
African-American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa
The AAHMCCI holds the largest collection of material directly related to the story of Iowa’s African Americans. We offer for any age/grade level, educational events, distance learning classes, guided tours, a research library, Learning Safari preschool program, summer camps, courting badge labs, and much more, many that are free.
Address: 55 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone: (319) 862-2101 ext 21
Address: 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA 52722
Felix Adler Children's Discovery Center
The Children's Discovery Center is dedicated to providing a safe and positive environment for families to discover the world by interacting and learning together.
Address: 332 8th Ave South, Clinton, Iowa 52732
Iowa Children's Museum
The Iowa Children's Museum is a vibrant cultural attraction, educational family resource and vital element in the Iowa economy. The mission of The Iowa Children's Museum is to inspire every child to imagine, create, discover, and explore through the power of play. The museum serves this mission through interactive exhibits, engaging hands-on programs and community outreach. With an annual visitation of approximately 120,000 children and adults, The Iowa Children's Museum is one of the largest cultural attractions in Iowa.
Address: Coral Ridge Mall, 1451 Coral Ridge Ave, Coralville, IA 52241
Phelps Youth Pavilion Waterloo Center for the Arts
The Phelps Youth Pavilion is like nothing you've ever seen or imagined...it's a 39,000 square-foot expansion to the Waterloo Center for the Arts that will bring a world of wonder, discovery & learning to children and their families across the Midwest.
Address: 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA 50701