Missouri 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!
Shaw Nature Reserve
Shaw Nature Reserve strives to inspire responsible stewardship of our environment through education, restoration and protection of natural habitats, and public enjoyment of the natural world.
Address: P.O. Box 38, Gray Summit, MO 63039
Phone: (636) 451-3512
Bootheel Youth Museum
The Bootheel Youth Museum in Malden, Missouri, offers children exciting, inventive (and educational) fun! Where else can you stand inside a bubble, "freeze" your shadow on a wall, write a check at the bank or make music on sewer pipes? These are just a few of the experiences you'll enjoy at the BYM!
Address: 700A N. Douglas, Malden, MO 63863
The Discovery Playhouse
The Southeast Missouri Children's Museum is a non-profit Missouri Corporation formed in 2006 which has tax exempt status under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The organization was formed by a group of interested citizens to address the need for a hands-on learning center for children in the Southeast Missouri region.
Address: 502 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702
Way back in the 1960s, a bright Kansas City man named Don Hall had a bright, bright idea. He got together some of the other idea makers at his company, Hallmark, and they invented an imagination machine called Kaleidoscope!
Millions of children from all over our planet have visited Kaleidoscope, where they get to make whatever their mind desires, using melted crayons, polka dots of all sizes, zigs and zags, shooting stars, cardboard shiny paper, pretty ribbons, and lots of other jazzy junk.
Address: 2500 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Email: kaleidoscope@ hallmark.com
The Magic House
The Magic House will engage all children in hands-on learning experiences that encourage experimentation, creativity and the development of problem-solving skills within a place of beauty, wonder, joy and magic.
Address: 516 S. Kirkwood Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive, hands-on museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation of the world and our place in it.
Address: 438 E. St. Louis St., Springfield, MO 65806
Kansas City Zoo
All of our programs that we offer public education teachers are also available for homeschool parents, such as an outreach trunk full of things from Africa or Australia. There's a zoomobile you could arrange to come visit your park day group. The zoo itself has over 900 animals from 6 continents.
Address: 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO 64132
Saint Louis Zoo
Our mission is to conserve animals and their habitats through animal management, research, recreation, and educational programs that encourage the support and enrich the experience of the public.
Address: One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110