Historical Experiences, classroom experience

Historical Experiences, Inc.

From 1939 to 1945 the world stopped as people from around the world went to war with one another. Minnesotans would go to war with the rest of America after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. To this day, World War II remains the most geographically widespread military conflict the world has ever seen. The fighting in the war spread across many parts of the globe, where most countries involved shared a united goal of ending the aggression of the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan), and preserving democracy in the world.

Your students will learn how America’s entry in December of 1941 affected the outcome of the war as well as the role Minnesotans played in the conflict.

Call 507-381-0898 or go online at historicalexperiences.org to schedule your MINNESOTA’S GREATEST GENERATION IN WORLD WAR II experience today.

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

The 1899 New York paperboys strike comes alive in Newsies.
Based on historical events, this high energy, athletic show is sure to thrill student groups. Jack Kelly hawks the headlines day-in and day-out with countless other newsboys trying to save enough to make his dreams a reality.

New York World publisher, Joseph Pulitzer realizes he can maximize profits by raising the price of the “papes” and does so without a word to the “Newsies.” Upon seeing Pulitzer’s greed, the newsboys protest and declare a strike against all the publishing giants. Realizing it will take more than his friends to make a difference, Jack rallies all the “Newsies” in New York City. Through courage, determination, and friendship the “Newsies” are ready to seize the day and take a stand.

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scale-sized Moon

Orbit Earth Expo

Orbit Earth Expo brings a 14’ model of Earth, scale-sized Moon and other fun models to your school gym for an unforgettable in-school experience!

Call before March 30 to reserve a date and get a $100 Blue Moon discount!

March 2018 will present the last Blue Moon for more than two years. Contact us to find out more about what a Blue Moon is–and more about our unique program!

No Stress for Teachers or Parents
• Orbit Earth Expo comes to your gym for a whole day–we teach from first bell to last
• Up to 700 students taught in small groups

• PTAs love paying reasonable price, as little as $3 per child!
• EVERY CHILD and teacher gets to experience the program

• Students manipulate unforgettable teaching models to solve posed problems
• Live demonstrations bring science to life

Standards Aligned
• Teachers love standards-aligned programing
• Students love the wonder and fun of our teaching style
• Administration loves to see a passion for science ignited in children
• …and the test scores that follow
• Ask to see the standards covered!

• 10 years in states around the country
• Experienced, enthusiastic teachers

Visit our website to take advantage of this exceptional discount, review curriculum alignment, and see videos, pictures, and testimonials from happy teacher and students.

We can’t wait to bring this program to your students!

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Rich and the Resisters

Richard Alan Productions

Multiple Shows / Package Pricing / Same Musicians!

Musical Services by Richard Alan Productions
RICH & THE RESISTORS….. MN VIKINGS HOUSE BAND! 2 hrs before all games!

(They do it all!) Featured band! Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Wedding Guide!
House Band at US BANK “ship” before MINNESOTA VIKINGS games and special events.

(The best in children’s / family entertainment!- MN MUSIC HALL of FAME! )
The SMITHSONIAN & The ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME have recognized TBB’s contribution to the Evolution of Children’s Music!

(The Resistors w/ look & sound alike Elvis personality extraordinaire Eddie Hughes, performing all eras of Elvis)


* SONS OF THE BEACH (Beach party – 50’s / 60’s – Reggae/ Latin / Tropical)
* REMEMBER WHEN (seniors favorites from the past)
* LITTLE PRAIRIE (bluegrass,country)
* HIGHER GROUND (jazz for concerts or easy listening)
* TRUTH AND LIGHT (Traditional, contemporary & original gospel music)
* Name Your Theme Show!
* HOLIDAY EXPRESS ( Music for any holiday)
Valentines Day
* WHOLE LOTTA LOVE (romantic easy listening +)

* GOTTA-DID-DAT (dixieland, cajun, zydeco)

Cabin Fever Season
* SONS OF THE BEACH ( Beach party – 50’s / 60’s – Reggae/ Latin / Tropical)

St Pat’s
* THE BLARNEY-STONES (Traditional, contemporary Irish + fun w/ McBeatles, Bobby O’Dylan, RO’lin Stones & more!)
* Soloists, duo, trio, strolling performers, all instrumentation & vocal styles.

Entertainment Services by Richard Alan Productions
Magicians *Acrobats *Stilt Walkers *Face Painters *Character Actors *Jugglers *Mimes *Petting Zoo *Pony Rides *Sound Production * Ventriloquists & much more…

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers your K – 6 class, group or homeschool a science-filled educational experience!

Learn more and register online at http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/FieldTrips.aspx or
call 612-301-1210.

SPRING Field Trips
at the Arboretum

Ready, Set, Grow! 
April 23 – June 1
The Talking Tree will teach us about habitats, then take a bird hike to looks for habitat clues, see aphids up-close, and release ladybugs into the Greenhouse to eat the aphids. Start a plant to take home for butterflies and caterpillars!

Japanese Garden 
GRADES 1 – 6

May 9 – June 1
Discover the tradition, meaning, and symbolism of a Japanese garden and compare it to Western style gardens. Make your own mini Japanese garden to take home!

Discover Spring Peeper Meadow 
GRADES 2 – 6

May 9 – May 24
Tour the Spring Peeper Meadow to explore diversity of life in the plant community, invertebrates living in the water, and the birds and wildlife of the meadow.

Woods in Bloom
GRADES 3 – 6

May 3 – June 1
Dissect fresh flowers in the lab to learn about flower parts, functions and and how plants attract insects for pollination. Then take a hike in the woods to explore the importance of light for plant growth.

Spring to Life! 
GRADES 1 – 2
May 1 – June 1
Lengthening das and warming temperatures make seeds sprout, buds open, and bulbs push up through the soil. Search the spring gardens for signs of life, then plant seeds of a perennial and an annual to take home!


SUMMER Field Trips
at the Arboretum

Paper, Art, and Plants: One-Hour Summer Field Trip 
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
June 25 – August 17
Plants bring us the raw materials and a garden of inspiration: Learn to make beautiful artistic paper from scratch by adding your own custom mix of colorful petals. Then fold your own origami creations!

Amazing Bees! One-Hour Summer Field Trip
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
June 14 – July 19
Explore the world of the honey bees, bumble bees, leaf-cutter bees, sweat bees, mason bees, and more, and find out how they achieve their status as champion pollen movers. Without their work, our grocery stores and gardens would look sadly different. Search for bee diversity in the gardens, explore pollinator exhibits, and get a taste of the honey bees’ sweet treasure from the hive.

Fantastic Butterflies: One-Hour Summer Field Trip 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
July 24 – August 16
Explore the gardens to look for caterpillars and butterflies, then make up-close observations to discover some of the surprising ways that butterflies sense the world and defend themselves from predators. Craft a folded paper butterfly to take home!


Especially for Homeschoolers

Experience any the above Spring Field Trips on a day especially for Homeschoolers!

View dates and register at http://www.arboretum.umn.edu/homeschools.aspx

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Dazzling Dave

Dazzling Dave National Yo-Yo Master

“Dazzling Dave” is a former middle school teacher and has 20 years of experience and working with kids.
He has performed, and taught at thousands of schools working directly with students in P.E. classes or the classroom.

Whether you are looking for entertainment or education, he has the perfect show for your school!
Dave still has openings for the remainder of the school year.

Call today and get him on your calendar.

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Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours – History Cruise

Your class may experience Wisconsin/ Minnesota history in the upper St. Croix River Valley while riding transportation from the past.

The cruise departs at 11am and returns at 12:20pm.
We can accommodate up to 400 students.

Boat trip will be open to the general public. The curriculum is a combination of steamboat, logging and geology.

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Conquer Ninja Gyms

Field Trips at Conquer Ninja Gym are new, exciting and awesome!

We incorporate strategic movement through the obstacles in an efficient and effective manner. With the most unique and well-known ninja obstacles for your students to explore, they will experience what being a real ninja is all about. Our Ninja Warrior coaches will instruct, encourage and entertain your group while in the ninja gym, and may even show you a clip of when they were on the show “American Ninja Warrior”.

Located in Blaine, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Mankato and Woodbury, come experience a field trip unlike any other, at Conquer Ninja Gyms!!

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SEA LIFE at Mall of America

Visit during Homeschool Week: February 26-March 2nd!

Encounter sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and thousands of other sea creatures throughout the aquarium,  and your $7 ticket is valid all day! Plus, add a Behind-the-Scenes tour to make your day even more educational and memorable!

During Homeschool Week, explore Learning Stations from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Come and go as you please, and take part in interactive learning stations geared towards a variety of ages, from Elementary School to High School. Network with other families from the homeschool community, while learning about marine life and science.
This year’s theme is “What’s for Lunch? Food Chains and Food Webs.”

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canoe field trip

Wilderness Inquiry

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.

Our Canoemobile brings outdoor learning to you. We provide all of the safety equipment you need for a day outdoors. Paddle trips take place in our large, beautiful, cedar strip canoes. Plan for a day on the water or set up a short canoe trip with time for learning on land. We can handle groups of up to 100 for canoeing day trips and groups of 100 or more for land-based learning activities that include a short canoe trip.

Students will come away from our outdoor activities with lessons they will long remember. They can explore their local waterways by canoeing. They can play a fur trading game to learn about how early settlers affected the region. They can fish or go seine netting to get a lesson on the health of their local waterway. They can go orienteering to learn navigation skills. They can go on a nature hike to learn to about native plants and animals.

Students always say that Canoemobile is their favorite field trip of the year.
Lessons engage youth to improve school performance, develop a stewardship ethic, and become aware of a pathway to pursue educational and career opportunities in the outdoors. We’ve worked with schools of all sizes to educate more than one hundred thousand students with this program.

Sign up now to make outdoor learning work for your students!

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charter cruise field trip

Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen

2 Of The Best Field Trip And School Event Venues!

On Lake Minnetonka, our cruises offer a unique look into the beauty and history of this exciting lake departing from the Port of Excelsior on our fully narrated cruises.

On the Mississippi River, departing from downtown Minneapolis your group will experience a lock through of the St. Anthony Falls lock system, view the Falls, learn about the historic Minneapolis Riverfront and more from our one of a kind location on the Mississippi River, departing from our Location at Bohemian Flats Park!

Welcome Aboard!

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Segway tour

Mobile Entertainment LLC

Groups of any size are welcome to learn about the exciting history of Minneapolis while breezing through the city on a Segway!

Students 12 and older are welcome.

The 3-hour tour comes with discounts to local restaurants and a FREE pass to the Mill City Museum! Students and chaperones alike will enjoy learning and spending time outdoors.

Discounts may be available for school groups who come Monday-Friday In March-May!

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