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56 Fun Field Trips & Things to Do: Plan Group Activities in KC

Whether you’re a member of your child’s PTA, an educator looking for quality field trip ideas for students, or a parent searching educational activities for kids, you’re in the right place. 

We’ve gathered fun field trip ideas and educational things to do with kids in and around Kansas City.

So, start planning your field trip now!

Field Trips & Group Activities in Kansas City

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Field Trips, Group Activities & Educational Things to Do in KC

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Missouri Field Trips & Group Activities

Weston Red Barn Farm

Weston, MO

Check out the school tour program for as little as $4.50 per student. Kids will enjoy a scenic hay ride to the pumpkin patch and get to pick out a pumpkin. They will learn about apples, bees, and pollination while on their field trip. You can even check out the farm animals in the only barnyard theater!

You can tour the farm in spring, summer or fall – you choose! If you visit during the fall field trips can be tailored to include visiting the pumpkin patch, orchard & hayrides. 

 

Burr Oak Woods  

Blue Springs, MO

Discover the beauty of nature with the Missouri Department of Conservation at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs. The nature center offers free programs and activities for classes, troops, field trips, and groups throughout the fall and winter. The center also hosts activities, classes, and events for families and individuals.

Families and groups are also welcome to visit the center to explore the nature center’s open savannas, prairies, and woodland areas during visiting hours. For more information, visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website and be sure to check out their “Nature & You” newsletter to stay up to date on nature programs and events happening in the Kansas City, Missouri region.

 

Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch

Liberty, MO

Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch is a working farm with easy access from all parts of the Kansas City area, just 2 miles south of Liberty, Missouri. The farm offers Missouri Science Grade Level Curriculum Standards to fit into your school or group’s curriculum.

The Pumpkin Patch Tour is a hands-on, educational field trip to help students learn about the farm, how plants grow, and the processes by which food ends up on their table. The educational experience centers around the pumpkins (of course) and will help students understand pollination, soil composition, diversity in farming, and how food is produced from farm to table.

Students will also enjoy a tractor-drawn wagon ride, a pie pumpkin, honey stick, and Carolyn’s award winning coloring book (available in 8 languages). Also offered at the Patch are Uncle Earl’s Educational Mining Camp & School Tours, options for home school groups and families, as well as activities for special needs children.

Visit Carolyn’s Pumpkin Patch online for further details about all of their offerings during pumpkin season.

 

STEAM Studio Field Trips

Kansas City, MO

Their immersive, hands-on programs allow kids to get excited and inspire to take risks & become active learners. Help make your students active learners through the STEAM Studio field trip options.

Their mission is to help change the future generations into inspired students & educators. Callt oday to learn more about immersive learning and their research-based outcomes. You can sign up for different STEAM programs:

  • Middle School Makers
  • STEAM Day at Rockhurst
  • Unleashing Creative Genius
  • Elementary School Entrepreneurs

 

Anita B Gorman Conservation Discovery Center    

Kansas City, MO

The Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center is a unique, hands-on, urban conservation education center. Located in the heart of KC, it is a near a large portion of schools. 

The Discovery Center offers free educational field trips that follow curriculum standards for your school. Educational programs provide a variety of hands-on learning experiences and workshops for your class or group, including: a butterfly garden, bird feeding garden, and Grow Native demonstrations including prairie wildflowers, wetland, water garden, and manicured upland and lowland forests.

Additionally, families and groups are welcome to attend any of the demonstrations, activities, and self-guided hikes available at the center. There are also tours of the building and grounds showing environmentally friendly ways to build an urban environment in harmony with nature.

The Discovery Center also has a 0.25 mile disabled accessible sidewalk that takes visitors through the Grow Native Gardens on the site.

 

KC Zoo Field Trips

Kansas City, MO

Book your group trips to the Kansas City Zoo in advance and get discounted ticket options. Explore the animal groups throughout the zoo & learn about each animal type! There is even an interactive classroom available for field trips. The KC Zoo is open daily year-round. Contact [email protected] for more info.

 

Spanish KC

Comes to You!

If you want your group to learn Spanish, Spanish KC provides group lessons & activities for kids to learn a second language the natural way. Lessons are taught by a native-speaker with 30+ years experience in language teaching. 

Have Esperanza teach your group – 913-314-9844 or email [email protected] to schedule!

 

YaYa’s Alpaca Farm

Garden City, MO

Located just 6 miles east of Harrisionville, this unique field trip is accessible to many schools in the KC metro.

Come visit the alpaca farm to get a glimpse into the life of Alpacas. Educational farm tours are 90 minutes long and cost $8 per person. Tours are offered 7 days a week at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm by appointment!

There are baby alpacas that were just born recently, just waiting for you to come visit…

 

Paradise Park

Lee’s Summit, MO

If you want happy and motivated students, plan a Field Trip to Paradise Park! The Park’s team of educators is ready to provide the perfect experience for your group. 

The combination of fun, creative play and educational curriculum, allows students to make connections between what they are learning & life around them. Creative play options range from a sensory & imaginative environment in Discovery Play, to physical activities of rock climbing and miniature golf. Examples include:

  • Determining balanced and unbalanced forces on the rock climbing wall
  • Learning about worms, dirt, and the seed’s needs while making a snack in the children’s kitchen
  • Constructing dinosaur skeletons from the fossil remains found in Paradise Park’s “tar pit”
  • Creating a dicot seed art project while learning about plant life cycles.

More than 16 curriculum options with 100s of creative activities to choose from including Spring Planting/Life Cycles, Force & Motion, Dinosaurs, Math Counts, and more. The educational activities & creative play experiences are included in one price. Lunch options are available, too.

Check out all of your choices at here. Their Field Trip Inquiry Form makes scheduling your field trip quick and easy.

Special winter pricing during December, January and February: discount of $1 off per student. “The early bird catches the worm!” Spots do fill up so schedule your educational field trip sooner than later online or call 816-246-5224 ext. 105.

 

Kansas City Young Audiences    

Kansas City, MO

Almost 200 artists work with KCYA to bring educational arts programs to schools, community centers, hospitals & libraries throughout the KC metro. 

You can find many different activities including live performances, art workshops, after-school programs & artist residencies for every age range. These programs are available for nearly all arts, as well as many academic subjects. 

KCYA’s School and Community Programs reinforce core curriculums for your grade level & promote art in children. Come get creative while practicing problem solving skills at their educational art programs!

 

White House Decision Center

Kansas City, MO

This student program offers experiential learning & skill building at this nationally recognized hands-on history lab. Students work in roles of President Truman & his advisers, working with formerly classified documents to solve some of history’s greatest challenges. There are many problems you can choose from to fit with your current curriculum.

The WHDC program can hold up to 72 students for each session. The cost is $12 per student (minimum group charge of $360). Ask about qualifying grants for funding. Email [email protected] to learn more.

 

The Liberty Farm

Comes to you!

This mobile petting zoo can come to any school event for as little as $195! There are additional costs for distance, time & what animals you would like. 

Miniature horses are now available too! There is a weight limit of 90 to 120 pounds, so that is something to consider when planning the activity. 

 

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art  

Kansas City, MO

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art offers a variety of free programs for children and families throughout the year. The objective of Kemper Museum educational programs is to engage children and adults in a discussion about contemporary art and how it relates to their lives.

Groups of ten or more may schedule free docent-led guided tours of Kemper Museum’s Permanent Collection and special exhibitions, to see more information visit the Museum’s Tours page. Their organized tours are perfect for field trips. 

Gallery tours are available for all ages every Saturday from 1 to 2 pm & Sunday Art Labs are also all ages – only the 1st Sunday of the month. Explore the other educational programs available too!

 

Kemper Outdoor Education Center  

Blue Springs, MO

The Kemper Outdoor Education Center staff offers guided interpretive programs for classroom field trips, youth groups and organizations. In April, May and September, the X-Stream Green field trip program offers multi-station outdoor education for 1st to 6th grade classrooms. The interpretive staff conducts programs on Snakes, Bats, Skins and Skulls, Butterflies, Birds and Binoculars, Fishing, Recycling, Nature Hikes and much more.

Inside the Nature Center you’ll find rock and fossil exhibits, a natural resource library, and mounted examples of native wildlife. The grounds feature nature trails, butterfly and water gardens, wildlife viewing areas, an arboretum, a shelter house, large pond and a day camp site. The Outdoor Classroom offers a valuable resource for hands-on environmental education. Hikers on the Habitat Trail can explore a variety of ecology: wetland, prairie, woodland and cactus glade. Self-guided tours are free of charge.

 

Code Ninjas STEM Programs

Lee’s Summit, MO

Students can create video games from hands-on, STEM-based activities. There are a number of different options for your group including; robotics, game coding, STEM activities, drones, virtual reality & other educational programs. 

Scout Merit Badges can also be earned at Code Ninjas! 

 

Folly Theater  

Kansas City, MO

Children, parents, and school groups will enjoy programs that inspire and entertain, all from the stage of Kansas City’s most historic arts venue. Each year the theater hosts a Kids’ Show Series, full of fun and educational shows for kids of all ages. Come experience the magic of the Folly Theater with your school or group!

School groups and field trips are encouraged to book well in advance as many show performances sell out months in advance. Tickets are $6 each. The theater provides one complimentary adult ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased. To purchase tickets, call our box office at (816) 474-4444 or print out the following order form. You may mail it, fax it to 816-842-8709 or scan & e-mail it to [email protected]

 

Giggles-N-Jiggles

Blue Springs, MO

Come bounce around with your group – there are tons of ways to play!

Only $7 per person for groups of 10 or more on weekdays, so your entire group can come play. Be sure to come play during the week to take advantage of their school rates & group rates!

 

Landmark2Skate

Lee’s Summit, MO

Skating is great fun, great exercise, and a great time for any group! Landmark 2 Skate is located in a spankin’-new 10,500 square foot skating floor & all updated electronics. Beginners can take advantage of Learn to Skate Classes for you to learn and gain confidence. 

Landmark 2 Skate is ready for your group skating event. From fundraisers and private parties to field trips; there is no end to the “fun things” list. People from as far away as Belton make the regular trip to enjoy the fun activities available here. Be sure to explore this fun activity that’s a Lee’s Summit tradition!

 

Missouri Town 1855

Lee’s Summit, MO

See what a progressive farming community, spread across some 30 sloping acres, looked like in the mid-1800s.
Missouri Town 1855 is composed of more than 25 buildings dating from 1820 – 1860. This living history museum uses original structures, furnishings and equipment. Also depicting the 19th Century lifestyles are interpreters in period attire, authentic field and garden crops, and rare livestock breeds.Explore an authentic Missouri town during your next field trip or event for an excursion your group will never forget. Visit with professional living history interpreters on this self-guided tour.

 

Historical Mt. Gilead School

Kearney, MO

This historic school was open for 100+ years, then closed in 1946. You can visit this unique field trip to experience the history of a one-room school. Students will participate in an 1880’s class, practicing penmanship & arithmetic on slates. You can being up to 30 students, but you must register in advance. 

Homschoolers who do not have large enough groups for a normal field trip can participate with its’ own theme each week. There will be historic interpretation, crafts & games. 

Call 816-736-8500 for more info. 

 

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Kansas City, MO

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum was founded in 1990 in Kansas City, Missouri. The museum is part of the historic 18th & Vine district, which also includes the American Jazz Museum. The museum chronologically charts the progress of the Negro leagues with informative placards and interactive exhibits for your field trip group to explore. Its walls are lined with pictures of players, owners, and officials of Negro league baseball from the Negro National League of 1920 through the Negro American League, which lasted until 1960.As one progresses through the exhibit, one moves forward through the history of Black baseball. In one area of the museum, there are lockers set up for some of the legends of the Negro leagues. One can see game-worn uniforms, cleats, gloves, and other artifacts from stars such as Josh Gibson. The museum dedicated to preserving the history of Negro league baseball in America, so come check out a special piece of baseball history today!

 

Fort Osage 

Sibly, MO

Journey back to a time when Missouri was “out West” in the wilderness, and experience the lives of the men and women who pioneered the American frontier. Authentically dressed characters provide living-history insights into the daily life of both the military and civilian populations during the tour.  Built in 1808 under the direction of William Clark, co-leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Fort served a dual role. It was both a military garrison and trade center. Overlooking the Missouri River, this historic site has been reconstructed to portray Fort Osage as it was in 1812. Your group will be transported in time to experience true frontier life.
 

The Money Museum

Kansas City, MO

Admission is FREE, so come learn about money!

One hour-long tours are available September through May to student groups at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. There must be at least 12 students and no more than 50. You must also register 15 days prior.

To schedule a tour, complete our Kansas City tour form. To schedule a summer visit, please call 816-881-2683.

 

Potter’s Haven

Lee’s Summit, MO

Bring your next field trip, scouting event, or birthday party to Potter’s Haven! They have a large selection of pieces appropriate for classes & groups of all ages.

The group activity cost ranges from $11-16 total per child to paint a figurine with acrylic paints that go home the same day. Pick your maximum price point and their staff will let the kids know what they can choose from based on the max price. A separate room is available with a $30 deposit, which is applied to your party total the day of. You are more than welcome to bring in your own food and drinks.

 

Mattie Rhodes

Kansas City, MO

Your students, scout group, or other group outing can come create in a one-of-a-kind art studio. Their staff can also bring the art center ot you if you cannot come to them! They offer educational programs in 4 areas:

  • Mixed Media
  • Fiber/Craft
  • Cultural Arts
  • Ceramics

There are a wide range of program options for each area. Call 816-221-2349 for more info and to schedule your field trip. All field trips require 2 week scheduling.

 

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Lee’s Summit

Lee’s Summit, MO

Sky Zone Parks are always working to invent epic new ways to play, gather, and compete. So rally your crew and let’s go – it’s the perfect place for group activities!

Activities include dodge ball, jousting, foam pits, Ninja Warrior challenges, warped wall, virtual reality & SO much more. Everyone in your group will find something fun to do there…

There are 2 locations in the metro – Lee’s Summit & Kansas City (Shawnee), so you can choose the Sky Zone near you. Book your next group event or field trip today and get active while having fun!

 

Summit Lanes

Lee’s Summit, MO

Young and old alike will enjoy knocking down pins at Summit Lanes. They have many things to offer you for your bowling experience. Their family-owned business focuses on making you happy and ensuring your group or field trip has a great time.Summit Lanes it the premier bowling center in the area, with a new remodel with synthetic lanes and new seating areas that glow in the dark. Their affordable rates on group outings and field trips make Summit Lanes an obvious choice for teachers and families alike.

 

Sunset Trails Stables

Lee’s Summit, MO

Sunset Trails Stables offers field trips opportunities for a number of organizations including day care facilities, elementary and home schools, girl scouts & boy scouts, church youth groups and many others.

Field trips are available all days of the week, rain or shine, and include two hours of instruction from our staff. You can also eat lunch at the picnic area before or after the field trip. Visitors are encouraged to bring lunch and/or snacks.

The cost is $10 per person for two-hour field trips that include horseback riding. If they do not include horseback riding are $7 per person. Prices are for children and adults regardless of age. All field trip participants are required to have a release form signed by their parent or guardian prior to the day of the field trip. Release forms can be picked up at the Sunset Trails Stables office or printed online. Riding helmets will be provided. Closed toed shoes are required. 

 

The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City, MO

The Coterie Theatre is a non-profit organization, established in 1979, with the mission of providing professional classic and contemporary theatre. Their performances challenge audience and artist expectations, while providing educational, dramatic outreach programs in the community.

This is a nationally-recognized theater, so be sure to plan a field trip for your class to visit!

The Coterie Theatre performs a variety of children’s shows year round, perfect for your next field trip or group excursion. Check out their online show calendar now.

 

Union Station & Science City

Downtown Kansas City, MO

Let curiosity be your guide as you explore this dynamic, hands-on science center! Kids of all ages will experience the amazing world of science first-hand through fun and engaging exhibits and programs. Start your lifelong love of science, learning and discovery at Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City! Bring your next class field trip to explore Science City today.

 

National Geographic LIVE at Kauffman Center

Kansas City, MO

Catch a National Geographic Show at The Kauffman Center for your next field trip. There are shows in February, March & April!

Tickets are only $2 each…that’s cheap! Plus, bus funding assistance is available. National Geographic is hosting shows year-round, so check online for a show schedule and tickets.

 

Wayside Waifs

Kansas City, MO

If your group loves animals, plan a field trip at Wayside Waifs!

Their “No More Bullying!” anti-bullying programs focus on preventing violence with animals and people. Visit them online to learn more about the violence prevention program & how to book your group. 

 

Martin City Melodrama

Grandview, MO

Watch a theater show at their new location for your next group outing. Their shows are funny and enjoyable for people of all ages. The show can also come to you if you cannot get a bus! Learn more online like a show schedule & pricing options. They have more than 30 years experience in theater!

 

College Basketball Experience

Kansas City, MO

The College Basketball Experience is an interactive museum all about college basketball! Students can explore the interactive exhibits to learn the history of college basketball & also learn more about the sport. Come experience the game & meet the legends who built it with your group…big or small. 

School groups get a discount! Only $7 per student and $10 for adults (must be 20 in group) Email [email protected] or call 816-949-7516 to schedule your group visit today!

You can also visit without a group if your family is looking for fun, educational activities. 

 

St. Joseph Museums

St. Joseph, MO

Explore the many museums in St. Joe Missouri with your kids! Learn about the history of Missouri and families that lived in St. Joe at the Glore Psychiatric Museum, Black Archives Museum, Doll Museum, Native American History & Galleries, & the Wyeth-Tootle Mansion.

There is so much history to explore, you could plan a couple field trips to these museums!

 

Harry Truman Library Institute

Kansas City, MO

Kids learn through interactive exhibits and multi media about the Truman Library & more. They offer guided tours for schools, scout groups, home school groups, or other groups of kids that would like to learn more. Student rate is only $2 per person!

They even have hands-on history program where kids can get their hands on history and learn even more about the Truman Library and other historical events/landmarks. Call 816-268-8200 for more info and scheduling.

 

Get Air 

Independence, MO

Learn the science of bouncing around at Get Air field trips. The location offers group rates, so your class, scout group, brownie troop, homeschool group….any group really…can get a discount!

 

Stained Glass Station

Oak Grove, MO

Learn to fuse glass at the Stained Glass Station! Choose from classes in stained glass, glass fusion, and mosaic; beginners to pros are welcome. This is the perfect activity for team building, scout groups, girls night, or if you are just feeling creative! Kids can choose from many projects including bugs, jewelry, night lights, plates, & more.

Call 816-525-8088 to book your group event today & get creative!

 

KC Sewing Academy

Lee’s Summit, MO

Learn to sew at KC Sewing Academy! The machines are provided for you and all classes are taught by certified professionals. There are class options for kids, teens, and adults.

This is the perfect activity for Girl Scouts, Team Building, & other group activities. There are too many projects to choose from…they offer so much more than just sewing! Learn more about sewing, crocheting, and other class options at the KC Sewing Academy site.

 

Lecompton Historical Society

Lecompton, MO

Lecompton Historical Society would like to extend an open invitation for you to take a step back in time, to look at the rich heritage that led to the formation of their town and the State of Kansas.

Come explore the Lecompton Territorial Museum for your next field trip or group event and learn about Kansas history up through today! Lecompton was founded in 1854 and in 1855, the town became the permanent and only official capital of the Kansas Territory. 

During the group activity, you will participate in a “Bleeding Kansas” play, set in the 1850s. So, you will be right in the middle of the action!

 

Snow Creek

Weston, MO

Get exercise, have fun, & enjoy the outdoors at this fun field trip. Kids will love snow tubing, skiing, and snowboarding!

There are weekday field trip options starting at $15 per student and after school options starting at $22. Find the option that fits your budget! All prices include the cost of lift tickets and equipment rental.

Snow Creek is open mid-December through mid-March each year, so start planning your field trip now!

 

Zip KC Field Trips

Bonner Springs, MO

Zip through your next field trip at Zip KC. They offer nature hikes, team building, zip lining, ninja training obstacle course, and other fun activities. Get outside, be active, and have fun while learning!

Learn more about available programs now. There are options from 1.5 hours to 3 hours & many different price points. Activities are as low as $25!

 


Kansas Field Trips & Group Activities:

TasteBuds Kitchen

Leawood, KS

Learn to cook at TasteBud’s Kitchen! 

Their mission is to be the top culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults by engaging budding chefs in the kitchen. 

Any age can participate, with many kids-only classes available! Children as young as 2 can participate with parent & child programming. 

Explore camps, classes, programs, parties & other special events. If you have a scout group or homeschool group, organize a special event for them to learn culinary skills! They make the kitchen exciting and we create it all from scratch – from pasta to sushi and everyone’s favorite cupcakes!

 

Learning2Fly 

Mission, KS

The habits of health are the focus of this field trip. Children will participate in aerial fitness & aerial yoga, an art project, the 7 Habits of Health & hammocks!

If you are an educator, teacher, or administrator and would like to tour their aerial fitness studio to see what they offer, call 913-262-2600 or email [email protected].

 

CW Parker Carousel Museum

Leavenworth, KS

Open February through December, the C.W. Parker Carousel Museum celebrates all that is beautiful and good with carousels. Come explore restored carousels, carousel horses, and historically registered carousels.

All visitors and field trips are also invited to ride a 103-year old carousel!

The C.W. Parker Carousel Museum is located in Leavenworth, KS, and is one of several museums sponsored by the Leavenworth Historical Museum Association. The Carousel Museum is a non-profit organization that operates through community donations and volunteer efforts. While you’re there, learn about entrepreneur Fred Harvey and his significant impact on business in Kansas. Grab your class and come visit the Carousel Museum today!

 

Ernie Miller Nature Center

Olathe, KS

Ernie Miller Nature Center provides an opportunity for learning, understanding, and admiring nature’s ever-changing ways during educational field trips & group events.

The center offers a wide variety of educational opportunities including cultural, historical & environmental programs. Explore activities for all ages – perfect for classes, scout groups & troops, homeschool groups & any group in between!

 

Nerman Museum

Overland Park, KS

3D art hunt & Saturday programs are just a few of the unique features at the Nerman Museum. The interactive art program is FREE, so be sure to check out this educational thing to do, no matter your group size!

You will explore how art connects with different mediums including literature, math & science. 

 

Overland Park Arboretum

Overland Park, KS

Explore the Whirlwind: Art in Motion Exhibit at the Overland Park Arboretum! Throughout the duration of the exhibit, guided tours are available for students to explore kinetic sculptures, art, & science. Learn more about Student Programs & lesson plans before your visit!

Everything Kinetic. Kinetic sculptures will be on display through September 2019. Learn more & schedule your field trip by calling the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Garden at 913-685-3604.

 

Paint Glaze & Fire

Overland Park, KS

Get creative for your next group outing or activity!

Paint, Glaze, & Fire is a great option for scout groups, girls night, team parties, and other group activities. They provide all the supplies, you just bring the creativity. Choose from a wide variety of projects to accommodate many group activity budgets!

This is the perfect option for creativity, fun, and savings. They have project options to fit every budget, so call 913-661-2529 today with questions or to schedule. Walk-in options also available.

 

Code Ninjas STEM Field Trips

Lenexa, Olathe & Leawood

Students can create video games & other technical projects from hands-on, STEM-based activities. Children explore science, engineering & technology concepts, while having fun building and learning. 

There are a number of different options for your group. See below for the different topics you can choose from!

Code Ninjas Field Trips

 

JCCC Carlsen Center Arts Education Program

Overland Park, KS

Catch a theater performance at the Carlsen Center for Arts Education! The shows are affordable and fun for students of all ages. Family shows are also offered in the evening for scout groups, team activities, or a fun family night.

Shows include Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks & Seeds

Daytime performances begin at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm and cost $6 per person, or $5 for school groups

 

Field Station: Dinosaurs

Derby, KS

Come learn about dinosaurs at Kansas’s only dinosaur adventure park! There are special group rates available, as well as private events if you want to host a bigger group at the park. 

There are 40+ life-size dinosaurs (robotic) that come to life when your group visits. You can walk along the trail, explore dinosaurs & enjoy 30 games, activities & live shows. 

 

KC Watersports

Paola, KS

KC Watersports is the best wakeboarding destination in the Midwest.  For beginners, they offer day camps and lessons to perfect your skills.  Experts won’t find a more challenging set of rails, ramps, and sliders anywhere in the region.

For the family and groups, they have a shaded beach, where you can relax and watch the kids ride or play. Their Surf Shop is well stocked with the best gear in the industry, with rental equipment available. All skill levels are encouraged, so plan your visit to KCW with your group and enjoy some active fun in the sun!

 

Lanesfield Historic Site

Edgerton, KS

The Lanesfield Historic Site offers the Farm Family Program for preschoolers to 3rd grade, or Living History Program for 4th & 5th graders. 

Come experience the history of Kansas with your class or group & be taken back in time! YOu can complete registration forms online for Lanesfield or the Arts & Heritage Center, or contact the Museum’s Education Department at 913-715-2570 or email.

 

Ceramic Café

Leawood, KS

Ceramic Cafe is a paint-your-own-pottery and glass fusing studio serving the Kansas City area. The helpful staff at Ceramic Cafe will guide your group through the creative process using ceramic techniques and supplies to create artistic masterpieces.

If you’re looking for the place to host your next group outing or class field trip, Ceramic Cafe is the place for you. They also donate to charitable groups and can help your school or organization with a fundraising project.

Come to paint your pottery piece or create a beautiful work of glass in their vibrant Leawood, Kansas studio. The process to paint, glaze and fire your masterpiece takes about a week. 

 

Sky Zone KC Trampoline Park (Shawnee)

Shawnee, KS

Sky Zone is the originator of wall-to-wall aerial action, and your group will never stand still. They’re always working to invent epic new ways to play, gather, and compete. The only way to understand it is to come experience it. So rally your crew and let’s go!Sky Zone is the original indoor trampoline park, and Sky Zone is proud to bring the unmatched, out-of-this-world, and high-flyin’ FUN of the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court to the Lees Summit area. Book your next group event or field trip today and get active while having fun!

 

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

Olathe, KS

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop allows students to discover history where it happened. During the field trip, kids participate in activities with animals, wagons, and the stagecoach!

School field trip programs are two-hours long, offered Tuesday through Friday in morning and afternoon sessions. You can also choose multiple programs to create a full-day field trip. Times are also flexible to accommodate bus & pick-up schedules.  

  • Half-day program:  Minimum 20 students for $6 per student.
  • Full-day program:  Minimum 20 students for $10 per student.
  • $1 reduced admission per student for Title 1 schools

 

Pump It Up

Overland Park, KS

Come bounce around for a fun group activity! Kids will jump, bounce, slide & play in private & secure play areas, so kids can’t escape…

Group rates require at least 30 people to receive $5 per child price. Your event will be easy with coordinators to help you out. 

 

Legler Barn Museum

Lenexa, KS

Admission to the Legler Barn Museum is FREE & open to the public Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. If your group would like to come another day, you can schedule an appointment! Call 913-477-7100.

Come take a tour of the Legler Barn Museum Complex from trained staff & volunteers to learn about the history of Lenexa, KS! Learn about the Lenexa History Society’s historical artifacts & engaging exhibits during the visit. Plus, you can visit the Frisco Train Depot too!

This Stone Barn, built by Adam Legler in 1864, was originally situated on the Santa Fe Trail at the corner of 95th and Quivira, Lenexa, Kansas. In 1983 it was reconstructed at its current location in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa.

 

Kona Ice

Serving KC Metro & Surrounding Areas

Kona Ice will bring delicious shaved ice to your school event, group activities, corporate event, summer program, youth sports events & any event in between! No event is too big or too small. 

Their Flavorwave (TM) allows guests to flavor their own shaved ice, so everyone in your group can choose the flavors they want. They can also handle both indoor & outdoor events. 

They also specialize in fundraising! Just show them where to park and who to make the check out to! Plus, they’ll come to you. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Contact Kona Ice today: 913-709-3370

 

Midland Railway

Baldwin City, KS

Ride the Midland Railway for your next field trip!

Excursion trains run on a line originally constructed in 1867 by the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Fort Gibson Railroad. You can ride over 20 miles from Baldin City to Ottawa Junction, KS in this round-trip excursion. 

During the ride, check out the scenic KS farmland & old-time railway equipment! Your group will be transported back in time to when the railroad was originally constructed in the 1860s.

 

Oxford School House

Leawood, KS

The Historic One-Room Oxford Schoolhouse built in 1877, & still resembles what school was like over 100 years ago.The museum is located at Ironwoods Park (147th & Mission) in Leawood, Kansas, and will be open to the public Saturdays and Sundays in September, October and November. Saturday hours are 11:00am – 2:00pm and Sunday hours are 1:00 – 4:00 pm, weather permitting. Visit the school and talk with a costumed docent about the history of the Oxford School and the surrounding rural area. The Oxford Schoolhouse is also available for field trips & programs year-round to groups of all ages by appointment any day or time, except during open house hours, for a small fee.Scout programs can meet badge requirements. Educational field trips are offered weekdays to elementary classrooms throughout the school year. The Historic Oxford Schoolhouse hosts events for children and adults throughout the year. For more information please call (913) 663-9157 weekdays.

 

Urban Air Trampoline

Overland Park, KS

Urban Air Trampoline Park offers a variety of trampoline activities on its wall-to-wall trampolines, Foam Pit, trampoline Dodgeball, trampoline Runway, Slam Dunk Track and trampoline Bowl. During field trips & group activities, children have access to all these activities. 

No matter if you are looking for a kids birthday party venue or to get active during family fun, Urban Air Trampoline Park is the place to go. This is the perfect opportunity to get the kids up and active at your next group event or field trip.

 

Advanced Laser Tag

Olathe, KS

Host your next field trip at Kansas City’s original 2-story laser tag! Kids play laser tag, but also learn about electronics, computers, technology, lasers, & more science stuff. Call 913-254-9678 to book your field trip today!

 

Pumpkin Patch Visit at Kerby Farm

Bonner Springs, KS

Bring your group to the pumpkin patch! Admission is only $7 per person, 3 & under are free. Activities include hay ride, zip line, corn maze, spook house, puppets, farm animals, slides, and more. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through pumpkin season.

 

SuperKidz Club

Mission, KS

Kids can come plat in a 9,500 square feet of fun at SuperKidz Club. There are tons of activities for kids to explore – perfect for jumping, sliding, bouncing, sliding & more.

Kids can forget about technology & just have fun with their scout group or homeschool group…

 

TimberRidge Adventure Center

Olathe, KS

TimberRidge Adventure Center (TRAC), offers a wide range of opportunities for families, friends, class field trips, and work groups. Activities will challenge students, teach better communication, solve problems and work together. Tean building activities are for everyone from boy scouts to executive boards. So,  experience fun and excitement in a noncompetitive, safe and supportive atmosphere.

The challenge course features 28 low activities, a zip line (300 ft.), climbing tower & 3 high climbing ropes activities. These allow participants to problem solve & explore communication in high intensity environments. You can also participate in other activities like fishing, canoes, paddle boats, archery & hiking!

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We’re so grateful to live in a city with so many incredible resources, activities, & opportunities for your young learners, troops, and field trip groups.

We invite you to use this guide full of field trip ideas as you plan your school year and SHARE, SHARE, SHARE with teachers, troop leaders, after-school programs, and any parent planning educational and fun activities to do in Kansas City for their kids!

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