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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. We have added a new section of “Virtual Field Trips” on FieldTripDirectory.com in your state and beyond! Use the activity filter below to search for virtual trips, resources, and distance learning options in Missouri or CLICK HERE for a list of virtual trips nationwide. Explore topics in the arts, science, social studies, and more from anywhere.

Dickerson Park Zoo

Dickerson Park Zoo has more than 500 animals that represent 160 different species of animals from around the world. Programs encouraging curiosity with up-close animal encounters

ACTIVITY - Zoos, Wildlife, Vertebrates GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-833-1570

Discovery Center of Springfield

The Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive hands-on science museum committed to inspiring lifelong love of learning and an appreciation of the world and our place in it.

ACTIVITY - Science Museums & Exhibits, STEM/STEAM Enrichment PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-862-9910

History Museum on the Square

History Museum on the Square’s six permanent galleries tell the stories of events in Springfield’s history and its people, thru a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, and the “voices of history”.

ACTIVITY - Civil War, History Museums, Exhibits & Sites, The American West GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-831-1976

History of Hearing Museum

Visit the History of Hearing Museum and go back in time! Explore the science of hearing. See the time of the ear trumpet and ear horn to today’s remarkable technology.

ACTIVITY - Nutrition, Health & Safety, Science Museums & Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-869-6550

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts showcases touring Broadway shows, symphonies and other performances. Student Matinees are a hr-long, professional performance. Shows also for families and scouts.

ACTIVITY - Theater, Dance, Music, Shows GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Performances COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-836-7678

Missouri Institute of Natural History

The Missouri Institute of Natural Science Museum houses 100’s of animal, plant, and mineral specimens. Hike the Ozarks trails, dig up your own fossil, and take a journey through time.

ACTIVITY - Archaeology/Paleontology, Geology, Science Museums & Exhibits GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-883-0594

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame showcases over 4,000 items of sports memorabilia and interactive exhibits related to Missouri amateur and professional athletics.

ACTIVITY - Sports History GRADE LEVEL - 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 MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-889-3100

Railroad Historical Museum

The Railroad Historical Museum is located inside 4 connected antique train cars including a Locomotive, a Baggage Car, a Commuter Car, a Caboose. The museum has artifacts, equipment & photos.

ACTIVITY - Boats, Planes, Trains, & Trollies GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-833-0994

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park

Rutledge-Wilson Farm Community Park is a 200+ acre community farm site featuring animals, demonstration gardens, prairie, a milking barn and hands-on programs.

ACTIVITY - Agricultural Education, Farms, Mazes, Pick-Your-Own GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Homeschool, Family MISSOURI, Springfield-MOTEL - 417-837-5949
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Please be aware that many venues are temporarily closed due to COVID-19. See the individual websites for updates.

In the meantime, we have added a new section of Virtual Field Trips on FieldTripDirectory.com! These virtual resources cover topics in the arts, science, social studies, and beyond.

Please enjoy the resources and stay safe.