56 Field Trips Ideas: Educational Things to Do In & Around Kansas City

Whether you’re a member of your child’s PTA/PTO, an educator looking for quality field trip ideas for students, or a parent searching for fun and educational activities to do with the family, you want educational things to do with your kids!

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

56 Field Trip Ideas & Educational Things to Do

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Where to go on a Field Trip?

#1 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.

 

#2 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.

 

#3 Learning2Fly 

Mission, KS

The habits of health are the focus. And aerial art and fun expands around those habits.

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 Sumya@iAMLearning2Fly.com.

 

#4 College Basketball Experience

Kansas City, MO

This 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!

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

 

#5 STEAM Studio

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

 

#6 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!

 

#7 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 on eight acres in the heart of Kansas City. The Discovery Center offers free educational field trips that follow curriculum standards. The Discovery Center provides a variety of hands-on learning experiences and workshops for your class or group. The Discovery Center offers 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 has a 0.25 mile disabled accessible winding Wild Sidewalk that takes visitors through the Grow Native Gardens on the site.

 

#8 KC Zoo

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 education@fotzkc.org for more info.

 

#9 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 thewhitehousedecisioncenter@gmail.com to learn more.

 

#10 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…

 

#11 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 is the focal point of cultural, historical, and environmental education programming in Kansas City. Ernie Miller Nature Center offers programs and activities for all ages, so bring your class, group, or troop to explore!

The center was the first nature center In Johnson County and is supported by the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District. Ernie Miller’s friendly staff is eager to share their nature displays, knowledge of nature, live animals, and the Nature’s Corner Gift Shop.

 

#12 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.

 

#13 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 linda@follytheater.org

 

#14 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.

 

#15 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!

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.

 

#16 SoPro Gaming STEM Field Trips

Overland Park, KS

Host a STEM related field trip in a unique environment! There are 2 options for field trips – STEM Field Trips or Fun Field Trips. The cost is only $10 per student and allows flexibility in content. Options for STEM field trips include the Kerbal Space Program, Minecraft, and Opus Magnum. After completing team building exercises, students play their favorite video games for an hour. Learn more about field trip options now!

The Fun Field Trip option is a fun activity for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or team building. You can also simply use the trip as a reward to your students!

 

#17 Kansas City Young Audiences    

Kansas City, MO

KCYA’s School and Community Programs works with a roster of nearly 200 artists to provide dynamic and educational arts programs to children in schools, libraries, community centers, and hospitals throughout the greater Kansas City area.

With performances, residencies, workshops, and after-school programs in nearly every artistic discipline and covering numerous academic subjects KCYA’s School and Community Programs reinforce core curriculum, as well as cultivate artistic expression. Come unleash ideas, creativity, and individual problem solving skills at their educational art programs!

 

#18 JCCC Arts Education Program

Overland Park, KS

Catch a theater performance at the JCCC Arts Education Center! 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.

Daytime performances begin at 1:00 pm and cost $6 per person. See below for a full list of show options:

 

#19 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!

 

#20 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!

 

#21 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. 🙂

 

#22 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.

 

#23 Kona Ice 

Serving KC Metro & Surrounding Areas

The Kona Ice experience amplifies any event with their deliciously flavored shaved ice! From our steel drum music to the signature Flavorwave(TM) where guests can flavor their own shaved ice, we guarantee to bring the fun and laughter. Whether indoors or outdoors, we handle a whole variety of events including schools, corporations, daycares, summer programs, youth sports, picnics, weddings, and major sporting events and festivals.

They also specialize in fundraising so just show us 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. No event is too big or too small. They can serve hundreds of people per hour. Contact Kona Ice today!

 

#24 Landmark2Skate  

Lee’s Summit, MO

Landmark 2 Skate is just that, a Lee’s Summit landmark for fun activities. With a spankin’-new 10,500 square foot floor and all updated electronics, Landmark 2 Skate is ready for your group skating event. Beginners who need a different environment can join them for Learn to Skate Classes, sessions for you to learn and gain confidence. Skating is great fun, great exercise, and a great time for any group!From fundraisers and private parties to kid’s birthday parties; there is no end to the “fun things” list. Charlie Johnson has been opening the same doors to kids (of all ages!) for the over 18 years. Generations of residents from Lee’s Summit and surrounding Jackson County cities have skated at Landmark 2 Skate since the Spring of 1974, and the tradition continues today. People from as far away as Belton make the regular trip to enjoy the fun activities available here. Make sure to say “Hi” to Charlie when you visit!

 

#25 Lanesfield Historic Site 

Edgerton, KS

Johnson County offers field trip experiences at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park and Lanesfield Historic Site in Edgerton. Come experience Kansas history first-hand with your class field trip or group today. To make a reservation for your group, please fill out either the form for Lanesfield or the Arts & Heritage Center, or contact the Museum’s Education Department at 913-715-2570 or email.

 

#26 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!

 

#27 Ceramic Café

Leawood, KS

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

 

#28 Lecompton Historical Society

Lecompton

Lecompton Historical Society would like to extend an open invitation to 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 through today! Lecompton was founded in 1854 and in 1855, the town became the permanent and only official capital of the Kansas Territory. President James Buchanan appointed a governor and officials to establish government offices in Lecompton, and construction began on an elegant capitol building, Lane University / Territorial Capitol Museum. In the fall of 1857 a convention met in Constitution Hall and drafted the famous Lecompton Constitution, which would have admitted Kansas as a slave state, but ultimately failed to pass.

 

#29 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!

 

#30 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!

 

#31 Legler Barn Museum

Lenexa, KS

The mission of the Legler Barn Museum Complex is to preserve, collect, exhibit, research, and educate the public about the history of the region of Lenexa, Kansas from prehistoric times to the present. Today the barn houses Lenexa’s History Museum. Admission is FREE and the museum is open to the public, Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 pm. Schedule other days for your group tour or field trip by appointment: 913-477-7100. Guided tours are provided by trained City staff and Lenexa Historical Society volunteers.The museum displays the Lenexa History Society’s collection of historical artifacts and utilizes their expertise in designing engaging exhibits. 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.

 

#32 Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

Olathe, KS

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop offers students an opportunity to discover history where it happened. Activities with animals, wagons, and the stagecoach make visiting Mahaffie fun for children and a valuable tool for educators!School field trip programs are offered Tuesday through Friday in morning and afternoon sessions. Programs are approximately two hours long, but many schools choose two programs to create a day-long field trip. Times are also flexible to accommodate bus & pick-up schedules.  Please mark your calendar for Spring Home School Days Thurs. Apr. 26 & Fri. Apr. 27.

  • 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

 

#33 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!

 

#34 Midland Railway

Baldwin City, KS

The Midland Railway operates excursion trains on a line originally constructed in 1867 by the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Fort Gibson Railroad. They offer train rides, featuring an over-20-mile round trip from Baldwin City via “Norwood, Kansas” to Ottawa Junction, Kansas, traveling through the scenic Eastern Kansas farmlands and woods via vintage railway equipment just like the original LL&G RR Co.Come explore trains for your next field trip or group adventure! The Leavenworth, Lawrence and Fort Gibson Railroad Company (LL&G RR Co.) was originally chartered in 1858 to build a railroad from Leavenworth to the south Kansas boarder.  Construction began in late 1867 and on New Years day of 1868 track had been laid to Ottawa. Construction resumed in the spring of 1869 and reached Coffeyville, KS in 1871. Making a total distance of 143.83 miles for the railroad line.

 

#35 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.

 

#36 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!

 

#37 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.

 

#38 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.

 

#39 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 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 they’ll let the kids know what they can choose from based on your decision. 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.

 

#40 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.

 

#41 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!

 

#42 Sky Zone Trampoline Park Lee’s Summit

Lee’s Summit, MO

Sky Zone Parks are the originators of wall-to-wall aerial action, and they 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!

 

#43 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!

 

#44 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.

 

#45 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 and include two hours of instruction from our staff. Access to the picnic area is available before and 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. Two-hour field trips that do not include horseback riding are $7 per person. Prices are for children and adults regardless of age.An indoor facility is available; field trips will be held rain or shine. 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. Safety is always a top priority. Riding helmets will be provided. Closed toed shoes are required. Everyone is encouraged to bring a water bottle and apply sunscreen.

 

#46 TasteBuds Kitchen

Leawood, KS

Taste Buds Kitchen’s mission is to be the top culinary entertainment experience for kids, families and adults by engaging and delighting our budding chefs in the kitchen. They support kids, families and food and strive to create a lifestyle around connecting, learning and growing in the culinary playground of the kitchen. Learn, laugh, cook.

What began as a few holiday baking classes and cupcake birthday parties, under the name Cupcake Kids!, quickly evolved into much more. Their culinary events now include an ever-growing variety of culinary classes, parties, camps and special events that combine a mix of hands-on engaging recipes, both savory and sweet, for kids and adults. They make the kitchen exciting and we create it all from scratch – from pasta to sushi and everyone’s favorite cupcakes!

 

#47 The Coterie Theatre

Kansas City, MO

The Coterie 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. 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!

 

#48 Monkey Bizness

Shawnee Mission, KS

They are open 7 days a week for party and play. There is an indoor playground with toddler areas so little ones can play safe too. Play on inflatable slides, rock wall, indoor playground, & more fun kids activities. Kids can get active, have fun, and monkey around!

There are group discounts available! Plus, save 10% with their Fieldtrip Guide Ad.

 

#49 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.

 

#50 TimberRidge Adventure Center

Olathe, KS

TimberRidge Adventure Center (TRAC), one of Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s premier facilities for teamwork and team building, offers a wide range of opportunities for families, friends, class field trips, and work groups to challenge themselves, learn to communicate better, solve problems and work together.Groups ranging from boy scouts to executive boards can experience fun and excitement in a noncompetitive, safe and supportive atmosphere. The main venue for these activities is the Center’s professionally certified challenge and ropes course featuring 28 low elements, a 300-foot zip line and a climbing tower with 3 other high elements. With firsthand experience and group discussion, TimberRidge participants explore and create problem-solving methods that are readily adaptable to the challenges of day-to-day life. In addition to the Challenge Course, TimberRidge offers other outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, archery, canoes, and paddleboats.

 

#51 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.

 

#52 Urban Air Trampoline

Overland Park, KS

Urban Air Trampoline Park is the nation’s premier indoor trampoline and adventure parks. 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.No matter if you are looking for a kids birthday party venue or to have some 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.

 

#53 National Geographic LIVE at Kauffman Center

Kansas City, MO

Catch a show at The Kauffman Center for your next field trip. 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.

 

#54 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!

 

#55 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, Birthday Parties, & more. 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.

 

#56 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.

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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! Whether you have a chance to visit one, or all, we’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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