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THE JOLLY POPS

THE JOLLY POPS: Ready to Slide into Action! Slide us into your summer or fall calendar and get ready for some Family Fun!
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VALLEYFAIR

Valleyfair offers something for everyone when it comes to our youth programs. From making the park your own personal interactive classroom, to showing off your students' talent while performing in the park, or just celebrating that special occasion, we have fun & affordable packages that will THRILL your entire group!
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MINNESOTA LANDSCAPE ARBORETUM

Arboretum Field Trip & Plantmobile Registration is OPEN for 2018 - 2019! 2018-2019 Field Trip/Plantmobile Programs - EARLY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! As you begin making your academic plans for 2018-2019, we invite you to include Arboretum programs! Book now, and be assured you will get the Arboretum education experience you want for your class, when you want it!
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WILDERNESS INQUIRY

WILDERNESS INQUIRY: Any Class. Anywhere. Anytime. Get your students excited about the outdoors. Sign up to have your class on the water in our 24-foot Voyageur canoes–or learn on land in any number of disciplines. Get history lessons on native peoples, fur traders, and European settlers. Take a deep dive into the human impact on water systems while learning about local plant and animal life. Let us teach your students more about how the geology of an area affects human development. The possibilities for outdoor learning are endless.
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NATIONAL EAGLE CENTER

Bring Your Students to America's Eagle Nest! Looking for ways to make your students' learning more impactful? Experiential learning is the best way to peak student interest and open the doors to exploration, creativity, and lifelong learning. It’s time to plan a trip to America's Eagle Nest, located in the heart of bald eagle country on the banks of the Mississippi River in Wabasha, MN!
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THE WORKS MUSEUM

Summer is Coming - Book your Workshop or Field Trip Today! If you're thinking about scheduling a summer field trip to The Works Museum or want to skip the bus and bring our workshops to your location, now is the time to book for the best selection of dates. With options ranging from glow-in-the-dark slime to mini-catapults, bridge building, and maze engineering, we've got workshops that support your summer STEM (and fun) objectives.
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NORTHROP AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

2018-19 Northrop Student Matinees Announced
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PINSTRIPES

Here at Pinstripes, we believe there is always reason to celebrate! Let us host your child’s fun-filled party that’s sure to earn them high-fives. Whether you’re planning a 5th birthday party or a once-in-a-lifetime Bar/Bat Mitzvah, our expert events team will work with you to plan your perfect kid-friendly and adult-approved party.

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PIPESTONE NATIONAL MONUMENT

KEEPERS OF THE SACRED TRADITION OF PIPEMAKERS: Tour Pipestone National Monument - the Crossroads of Native America!
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WALLACE CARLSON PRINTING

WALLACE CARLSON PRINTING: Tour a Printing Company - See America at work! Your tour group can now see first-hand how ink is applied to paper in the 21st century using massive, high tech presses on a tour of one of Minnesota’s largest and most respected printing facilities.
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ALBERT LEA TOURISM

ALBERT LEA TOURISM: It's a long way from Chicago to Mount Rushmore! Your motorcoach tour group will appreciate a refreshing summer evening and overnight in southern Minnesota's Albert Lea at the intersection of I-90 and I-35. After checking into your group-friendly hotel, enjoy an Albert Lea Lake evening meal cruise on the popular USCG-certified, 62-person Pelican Breeze II - a favorite of Albert Lea native Marion Ross (of Happy Days TV fame).
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WABASHA STREET CAVES & THE SAINT PAUL GANGSTER TOUR

WABASHA STREET CAVES & THE SAINT PAUL GANGSTER TOUR: Gangsters, Ghosts, Mushrooms & Mining. The Caves were transformed into a nightclub in 1933 named "The Castle Royale" (built right into the bluffs) and frequented by notorious gangsters! Today your group can experience the history of "The Caves", and learn about the mushrooms & the mining, the gangsters & even ghosts! This is also the home of the famous Saint Paul Gangster Tour, a bus tour for your group about Saint Paul's historical mayhem & mystery with a gangster as your guide - as seen on the History Channel! It's a fun walk down history lane for tour groups!
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VISIT OWATONNA

Visit Owatonna: Book your tour of our nation's only known Orphanage Museum today! Spend a full day touring the historic locations of Owatonna that tour groups love! Experience world famous architecture, visit the only known Orphanage Museum in the nation, and experience Minnesota pioneer life on the Step Back in Time group tour package. End your day by staying in one of our group-friendly hotels! Offered seasonally May 1 – September 30.
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TARGET FIELD TOURS

Set up a private tour of Target Field for your tour group! Arrange a 90-minute tour of Target Field for your tour group, and they'll see areas of the ballpark many guests normally don't see, such as the Herb Carneal Press Box and dugouts while learning about the team’s history through inspiring art work and displays of memorabilia. You’ll even learn where Target Field keeps the beer! Come visit us to experience the Twins’ tradition of Heart, Hustle, Passion, and Fun.
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MINNESOTA ZOO

Minnesota Zoo: Bring your herd, flock, pack or group to the wildest place in the Twin Cities! The Minnesota Zoo is the 5th largest Zoo in the United States and features the most indoor connected exhibit space of any Zoo in the nation.
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CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES

CHANHASSEN DINNER THEATRES: Extra! Extra! Newsies is a Hit! Special free dinner offer for your first 12 tickets to any performance of Newsies. Speak with a Group Sales Specialist and book by May 10 to receive this offer.

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