Wisconsin 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!
Milwaukee Public Museum
Look for the teacher resources on its website. For members of the museum, there is the "Clue Crew Kids Club Case Sheets." These are 50+ different scavenger hunt style learning worksheets that follow varying themes. The themes are also listed on the website, to make choosing easier for teachers. As of last year, there is also a planetarium. Tickets may be combined for additional savings.
Tour 65 buildings (houses, school, shops) from when Wisconsin first was settled. See the way each different nationality functions differently from each other nationality. It's outdoors, so you might want to do this one only in good weather.
S103 W37890 Hwy 67
Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin
A hands-on, interactive exploratory for families offering educational and cultural experiences that connect technology and the Great Lakes environment. Feel the magic of tall ship sailing aboard Discovery World's 137', three-masted S/V Denis Sullivan, a re-created 19th century Great Lakes schooner built in 2000 for the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial. Learning adventures include exploration under sail for youth & adults, day sails, private charters, and dockside programs.
Address: 500 N. Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 765-9966
Kenosha Public Museum
A museum of natural history and fine/decorative arts, established in 1937. New facility features interactive, multidisciplinary life-scale exhibits. Museum activities are designed to engage visitors of all ages with classes, programs, workshops, bus trips and tours travelogues.
Address: 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 531140
Phone: (262) 653-4140
Paper Discovery Center
The historic Atlas Mill has been transformed into Northeast Wisconsin's only science and technology museum. The museum is unique, not only because of its paper focus, but also because of its fun, family-oriented atmosphere where people can explore the world of paper through interactive exhibits. Visitors can even make their own paper!
Address: 425 W. Water St, Appleton, WI 54911
Phone: (920) 380-7491
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Musuem
Do something extraordinary! Discover weird oddities. Witness the strange, the unbelievable, and the downright looney. 8 amazing galleries, 2 sit-down theaters, 7 video presentations. More than a museum--It's an adventure.
Address: 115 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone: (608) 253-7556
Weus Earth Science Museum
The Weis Earth Science Museum is the official mineralogical museum of Wisconsin. Come to the Weis to learn about Wisconsin geology and the state's mineral heritage and mining history. Lots of interactive, hands-on education for for all ages!
Address: 1478 Midway Rd, Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: (920) 832-2925
National Railroad Museum
At the National Railroad Museum we strive to introduce visitors to a chapter in national history that brought wealth and modernity to millions of Americans. Learning about the history of rail allows us to connect the political, cultural and economic influences that built America. It goes beyond a mere discussion of hardware but reveals that way in which rail shaped American culture through literature, music and historical events.
Address: 2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI
Phone: (920) 437-7623
Children's Museum of La Crosse
The Gertude Salzer Gordon Children's Museum provides affordable and educational activities for children ages 12 and under and their adult companions. Three floors of exhibits allow visitors to enjoy exciting, interactive adventures that stimulate wonder, exploration, and imagination about the world around them. Imagine...tiny hands changing the course of a river... a family learning together how a human heart works -- from inside a giant model...a six-year old experimenting with light and shadows...a toddler learning through play...a team of firefighters, some with pacifiers. The possibilities are endless: there is no limit to a child's imagination!
Address: 207 5th Ave South, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 784-2653
Betty Brinn Children's Museum
The Betty Brinn Children's Museum is dedicated to providing interactive exhibits and educational resources that promote the healthy development of children in their formative years-from birth through age ten. The Museum experience encourages hands-on learning and the development of fundamental skills, self-esteem, and the ability to work with others. Caregivers use the Museum as a resource that provides information on early childhood brain development, learning styles, and effective parenting skills. The Museum maintains a strong commitment to providing access to all children and families in the community, including low-income and special needs families.
Address: 929 East Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 390-KIDS
Fax: (414) 291-0906