2020 MN FIELD TRIP & ACTIVITIES EXPO

The annual school & group activity planning event for educators, group leaders, tour operators & event planners.

Coming on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at the Canterbury Event Center…

The 10th Annual FIELD TRIP & ACTIVITY EXPO!

Educators, Group Leaders, Tour Operators & Event Planners attend FREE!

  • Canterbury Event Center in Shakopee

    Come Interview Exhibitors and Attend the Workshops!

  • Doors Open at 9am • Free Admission

    Meet and interview educational & recreational entertainers and destinations. Free parking, too!

  • 175+ Creative & Fun Exhibitors!

    Experienced in customizing group experiences and making your ideas come to life!

  • Discover Field Trips from unexpected areas!

    Girls and boys are curious about unique careers!

  • Ticket Programs, Group Discounts, Special Offers

    Lynx, Twins, Timberwolves, Wild, Target Center, Ames Center and more!

  • Hundreds of Planners Have Attended for 9 Years!

    This was Union Depot in 2017

  • Educational Presenters & Performers

    Dazzling Dave has science and phys ed programs for schools!

  • Expect a productive day!

    Artful Experiences, Theatre & Shows, Travel & Tours, Field Trips, Classes, Team-Building & More!

  • Discuss Ideas with authentic providers... in person!

    These relationships are very valuable when planning!

  • Engage with our amazing exhibitors...

    Creative professionals with MANY ideas!

  • Get Ideas for all types of assemblies, classes & activities

    Discuss your needs in person…. many will present at your site!

  • Did you get your CEU Certificate?

    Interview the exhibitors and/or attend the workshops. No Charge.

  • Pick Up Your Free 2020 Guide!

    Take multiple Guides with you for your school, organization or company – FREE!

  • Teachers & Planners are always glad they came!

    From all over Minnesota. Western Wisconsin and beyond!

What follows is the description of the event we provided to attendees prior to event…

CLICK HERE for the 2019 EXPO Program

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Discover educational field trips & performers, tour destinations, team-building, tours, entertainment, activities & more… for all types of schools & groups. Last year at the Landscape Arboretum more than 650 educators, group leaders and tour planners attended the Expo!          

Click HERE to see the LIST OF 2019 EXHIBITORS

• Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – Canterbury Event Center, Shakopee
• FREE Admission into the 2020 EXPO
• FREE Parking right outside the Event Center
• EXPO Exhibits open at 9 am
• 175 Exhibitors – many with valuable drawings
• Professional Development Workshops
• CEU Certificate for Qualifying Attendees (no charge)
• 2020 MN Field Trip & Activity Guides to take back to your school or office

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EDUCATORS, GROUP PLANNERS & EVENT PLANNERS ARE INVITED! Remember, free admission!
1. SCHOOLS & EDUCATIONPublic/Private/Charter, Community Ed, Homeschool Co-ops
2. YOUTH GROUPS – Park & Rec, Libraries, afterschool, Scouts, Church & Youth Organizations,
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CORPORATE TEAM-BUILDING EVENT PLANNERS – corporate, govmt, education, association & non-profit
4. ACTIVE ADULTS & SENIORS – Professional retirement groups, Senior Groups, Alumni Groups, Church Groups
5. GROUP TOUR PLANNERSOperators, Receptives, Charter, Travel Clubs, Group Leaders
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EARN CEU CLOCKTIME & TAKE HOME A CEU CERTIFICATE – No charge
Get credit for interviewing professionals. Attend 1-2 hours of workshops, interview exhibitors and earn CEU clocktime. Then don’t forget to pick up your CEU Clocktime Certificate as you exit. There is no charge for this certificate. You earned it!

ARRIVING AT THE CANTERBURY EVENT CENTER… It’s easy!
Drive south on 169 to Canterbury Park in Shakopee.

FREE PARKING!

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PLANNERS & EDUCATORS WHO HAVE ATTENDED PAST EXPOS SAY:

“I had been setting up field trips for our students for years and spent a lot of time looking for places to tour or bring in speakers to our programs.  In one day, I had field trip ideas, phone numbers and contacts to call.  Saved so much valuable time.”
V. Lambrecht, Work Based Learning Coordinator, SW Metro, Shakopee

“I’m ALWAYS looking for tour ideas, and I LOVE what you do!”
L. Stolte, Group Leader, Happy Wanderers, Cottage Grove

“Yes, it is amazing!  Lots of resources and very organized!”
J. Schaaf, District Curriculum Coordinator, New Horizon, Blaine

“Exhibitors came with programs and creative ideas that helped so much! They are so willing to work with us, and to customize to meet our needs.”
P. Tuma, New Brighton Parks & Recreation Dept, New Brighton

“What an awesome way to see the many different opportunities for field trips in Minnesota!  There were way more possibilities than I could even imagine!  They also provided workshops on how to find and write grants to help cover costs of the field trips!  It was a great time to connect with other colleagues in the state and to see the wide variety of field trips out there!”
L. Schoneman, Teacher, Albert Lea Area Schools

“I have attended the Field Trip EXPO the past three years.  I found useful information not only for the school I was working at, but for the youth group at our church.”
B. Hanssen, Substitute Teacher, Albert Lea School District

“Great experience!!!  Check it out!!  Lots of great educational ideas!!  Bring your own kids – they will have a blast!  Lots of freebies!!  What teacher doesn’t love that!!!”
T. Mikkelson, High School Math Teacher, Red Wing Schools

“An amazing one-stop shop till ya’ drop day!  The exhibitors are all about providing superior experiences for our kids.  The day is unprecedented with the variety, action, and exposure to opportunities.  Do NOT miss!”
M. Hauck, Elementary Teacher (1st Grade), Pine Harbor Christian Academy, Hastings

“It’s awesome to get a big jump start on my school year field trips. I bring my calendar and book things right there on the spot. There is always something new to book that I know the kids will LOVE!”
K Kroll, Minnetonka Explorers Club

• Read more comments by planners who have attended previous EXPOs.

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THE EXPO STORY… SERVING THE NEEDS OF SCHOOL, GROUP & EVENT PLANNERS!
Produced by the ADVENTURE PARTNERS LLC, 2020 will be the 10th year of this exciting annual planning event! The EXPO has become an inspiring “one-stop-planning” opportunity filled with Minnesota’s BEST field trips, day trips, assemblies, programs & entertainment, travel destinations, events, recreational activities, and fundraising opportunities! The exhibitors will be prepared to discuss different types of needs depending on the type of group you represent (school, boomer, tour group, corporate).

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The 2019 EXPO is produced by Adventure Partners LLC
• MN Field Trip & Activity Library
• LetsDoMN
8014 Highway 55 #130
Minneapolis, MN  55427
612-518-8353

Mark Peterson, President and Executive Producer

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To Attend the 2019 EXPO

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What Attendees Are Saying

This is a “must attend” for any programmer. The vendors provide you with all of the information necessary to have a great event. The YMCA pulls out our expo bag every year to plan our field trips each summer. This event provides us with new and relevant ideas for the kids! Definitely worth while!

Fantastic opportunity to connect with resources.

This will be my fourth Expo. I have discovered fun and enriching new field trips for our program this way.

It’s my day to get field trips booked for the school year! I’ve come away with new and exciting things for our kids to do each year. Plus I get to put faces with the people I talk to when booking field trips. Always fun!

After attending this event the last two years we were able to get great ideas for our school and make connections with other agencies.

Great grant resources for classroom teachers.

Love all the giveaways & ideas for trips…

2016 Expo Photos

SLR Marks Expo 183

Crayola Experience

MN Field Trip Library 2015 EXPO

Cowles Center Side bar photo

2016 Expo Photos

2017 expo

2016 Expo Photos

2016 Expo Photos

  • GIVE THEM AN EXPERIENCE THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER

    Excited Kids on a School Bus

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