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Science Museum of Minnesota

Flight of the Butterflies weaves together the incredible science story of the monarch migration with one scientist’s lifelong quest to find their hidden winter haven. Students will meet Dr. Fred Urquhart and the legion of citizen scientists who joined him on a 40- year mission to unravel the mystery of the monarch migration.

Treat your students to this giant screen journey to solve the mystery of the remarkable monarch. Explore the fascinating biology of the monarch and see a touching science story as you follow zoologist Frederick Urquhart on his 40-year quest to unravel the puzzle of the miraculous monarch migration.

Flight of the Butterflies is ideal for grades K-12.

Reservation Information
Museum Admission plus Additional Fee
Reservation Required:Yes

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MN Zoo Field Trips

Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoomobile and its team of trained naturalists travel to schools and community events throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond, providing an educational and entertaining environmental experience to a variety of audiences. Zoomobile Naturalists use live animals, biological artifacts, theater techniques, story telling, and audience participation to create a dynamic, personal, and fun program for all ages. Visit our web site for more details on curriculum align Zoomobile programs and our affordable fees.

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Big Thrill Factory

Find out who has the perfect roll, the sweetest release and the best lightning shot! Everyone has a chance to shine on Big Thrill Factory’s huge variety of games and attractions. Gather your group and make the most of Laser Tag, a Ropes Course, Bump ‘N’ Spin Cars and more!

Gear up for NEW games and attractions!
Big Thrill Factory teamed up with Daniels Wood Land co-founders John and Ron Daniels from the hit TV series’ Redwood Kings’ to custom design an all new “Zombie Blasters” attraction. The all-season apocalyptic walk-thru shooting gallery challenges guests aim at interactive 2D zombie targets amidst black lights and booming surround sound to rack up redemption points. From paint to props, the custom installation offers a truly unique attraction experience not found elsewhere.

In addition to the new “Zombie Blasters” attraction, Big Thrill Factory recently unveiled expansion efforts at both Minnetonka and Oakdale locations including over 4,000 square feet of new Arcade Games and 4 Mini Bowling lanes. The new space offers something for everyone!

With unique indoor and outdoor attractions at each location and kid-friendly food to keep them fueled for fun, Big Thrill Factory is the ultimate venue to entertain groups of all ages. Call: (952) 698-7707, Click: BigThrillFactory.com, or visit us in Minnetonka and Oakdale.


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America’s Fun Science

We bring the science to your classroom or group, either during the day or on weekends. Check out our list of programs at americasfunscience.com. It’s easy to book online! Programs suitable for Pre-K all the way to seniors! And, you can also purchase our original children’s book “Tyronne Carter Kid Scientist” to accompany the anti-bullying assembly!

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Wild Mountain/Taylor Falls

Wild Mountain & Taylors Falls Recreation offers great educational field trip outings for your students during the Winter and Summer.
Our group options are versatile, easy to organize and fun for everyone!
Give one of our group sales representatives a call at 651-465-6365 if you have any questions, or to book your experience!

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Gertens Fundraising

Your group earns 15% on every card sold.
Gertens Plant Cards make great gifts! They never expire so they can be used now for holiday poinsettias and fresh greenery or kept for spring flowers, perennials, trees and shrubs. All grown with the great quality you expect from Gertens’ growers.
Contact us today to get started!

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Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen Riverboat

An educational experience like no other! Take a narrated sightseeing cruise on our historic Minneapolis Queen Paddleboat, a modern day replica of the grand riverboats that used to ply the Mississippi River. Our narrated cruises will take you along the southern trails of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Heritage Trail, along the U of M Campus riverfront, under the stunning 35W Bridge, showcasing views of the St. Anthony Falls, the historic Stone Arch Bridge, amazing river bluffs with views of the amazing downtown Minneapolis skyline as we show you the best Mississippi River has to offer!

Aboard the Yachts of Paradise Charter Cruises, you will discover the beauty of historical Lake Minnetonka! Departing from the ports of Excelsior or Wayzata, your cruise will take you past century old lake cottages from the past to luxurious mansions in the millions, all from the comfort and excitement aboard either the Paradise Destiny II, Paradise Princess II or the Paradise Grand. Our lake fleet offers accommodations for groups from 10-100. Lake Minnetonka’s historical past and exciting waters await you and your students!

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Elite Gymnastics Academy

Field trips at EGA are filled with active fun for all ages beginning with a group warm-up and followed by structured games, gymnastics instruction, and open gym time. Our field trip program is customizable…simply share with us your requests, and we will do our best to accommodate them!

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Find all 2018 Valleyfair Youth Programs dates and pricing in our Youth Program Guide – hot off the press! Valleyfair offers something for everyone when it comes to Youth Groups. 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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Science Museum of Minnesota

 Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a new film arriving at the Science Museum this January, celebrates the engineer in all of us. (The film opens to the general public in March.) Soar above the world’s tallest bridge and travel at speeds approaching 700 mph—all on the Omnitheater’s giant screen! In Dream Big, you’ll see engineering marvels from around the world—from the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest skyscrapers to underwater robots and solar cars.

Meet four real-life engineers who are making a living confronting real world problems with innovative solutions. Learn what led them to their careers, be inspired by their stories about succeeding against the odds, and walk away with a new appreciation for people who are using STEM to make life better for people all over the world.

Dream Big will transform the way you and your students think about engineering, revealing the compassion and creativity that drive engineers to create a more sustainable future for all of us.

For more information or to book your field trip, visit smm.org/educators or call (651) 221-9444.

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4 Ace Productions


He uses magic, humor and tons of participation from your students to connect with them and teach important educational concepts. But more importantly each program focuses on 3 main themes that are reinforced through applicable tools and exercises.

This is carried on in the classroom where your teachers get a classroom file with lesson plan ideas, games and activities to carry the discussion on in the classroom!

To get a full list of programs click the READ MORE link…

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The Works Museum

Are your kids excited about coding and all the amazing things it makes happen? Join The Works Museum as they showcase members of the Twin Cities community during Code Day. With hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to introduce kids to programming, Code Day is the perfect opportunity for kids and families to learn and explore together.

Experience coding with kid-friendly activities and demonstrations with our partners in business and academia. Drive remote-controlled Sphero bots! Learn how programmers code lights that you can turn off with your phone! Test Arduino robots! Follow The Works Museum on social media for sneak peaks of Code Day presenters and activities.

Event activities are included with Museum admission. Free for Members.

A few of this year’s presenters:
– CodeSavvy
– GoKart Labs
– University of St. Thomas
– IoT Fuse
– ID Tech

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