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In December to help plan curriculum focused activities, field trips or school assembly/ outreach programs, these December themed celebrations might be a helpful focus. MONTHLY CELEBRATION: National Human Rights Month &.Write a Friend Month. DAILY CELEBRATIONS: Dec. 1: Rosa Parks Day. Dec. 2: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. World Pollution Prevention Day. Dec. 4: Wildlife Conservation Day. Dec. 5: International Volunteer Day. Dec. 10: Human Rights Day, Nobel Prize Day. Dec. 14: National Energy Conservation Day. Dec. 15: Bill of Rights Day. Dec. 16: Boston Tea Party Day. Dec. 21: Winter Solstice. Dec. 22: Mathematics Day. Dec. 23: Roots Day. CLICK on the ACTIVITY FILTER below for further field trip information. For those unable to travel to these locations, check out the Virtual Field Trips section or Outreach Field Trips & School Assembly Programs section.

Arkansas Arboretum

Arkansas Aboretum is a 71-acre site exhibiting native flora representing Arkansas’s six, major natural divisions. Located below Pinnacle Mountain along the Little Maumelle River in Pinnacle Mountain State Park, the arboretum includes a .6-mile barrier-free, interpretive trail. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Little Rock
TEL - 870-862-8131

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is a maritime museum that includes artifacts from the nuclear-powered cruiser USS Arkansas and two floating Naval vessels from World War II: the tugboat Hoga; and the submarine USS Razorback

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Little Rock
TEL - 501- 371-8320

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (previously the Arkansas Arts Center) is home to a renowned collection of international art, exceptional performing arts experiences. Under renovation-opening in 2023.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Little Rock
TEL - 501-372-4000

Arkansas State Capital Tours

Arkansas State Capital offers in-person self-guided and guided tours as well as a virtual option. Tour the Capitol Rotunda, Governor’s Reception Room, Old Supreme Court Room, Senate/House Galleries and Treasurer’s Office, provided that all rooms are available. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Little Rock
TEL - 501-682-5080

Blue Spring Heritage Center

The Blue Spring Heritage Center is a botanical garden with over a mile of trails. The new gardens demonstrate crops, plants, flowers and healing herbs at home in the Ozarks. Programs features American Indian history and traditions in Eureka Springs.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Eureka Spring
TEL - 479-253-9244

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks is a collection of twelve themed gardens and includes the region’s only native butterfly house. At the Garden, a school field trip is an educational science adventure through the themed gardens. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Fayetteville
TEL - 479-750-2620

Bradbury Art Museum

Bradbury Art Museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary art in all media with programming that promotes the understanding of art and its significance to society. Prominent regional, national and international artists are presented

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Jonesboro
TEL - 870-972-3765

Calico Rock Museum & Visitors Center

The Calico Rock Museum ignites a passion for history, art and science. Their heritage collection has unique items that range from prehistoric times to 1967. Exhibits cover The Birth of the Ozarks, its history, natural history and cultural history.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEL - 870-297-6100

Compton Gardens and Arboretum

Compton Gardens and Arboretum has over six acres displaying the rich history of Ozark horticulture, including the conservation efforts of Dr. Neil Compton. Discover the woodlands, Champion Trees, native plants, and  greenery. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Bentonville
TEL - 479-254-3870
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