Cali Madkin, 4, Brooklyn Theodore, 7, Saiyan Sitaram, 6, Ian Swinford, 8, and Kai Newburn, 5, are readyf or exciting field trips this school year. Special thanks to the North Little Rock School Disctrict for use of the school bus.

Choose from our extensive list of field trip adventures the next time you venture outside of the classroom with your students. Click on one of the category links below or scroll down to see them all!

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(All phone numbers in the (501) area code unless otherwise noted.)

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 Animals

Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo
847 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs
623-6172
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Adults $9, children 12 & under $7, children 2 & under free.

See more than 200 alligators and many other animals, including lions and monkeys and learn about them in the museum. Watch alligator feedings from May to October on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at noon. Guided tours are provided for groups of at least 20.


Holtzman Riding Academy
4618 Highway 5 South, Benton
860-2378
Ages: Up to age 10.
Rates: Call for details.

The academy emphasizes the care, health, and responsibility of owning a horse and each child will have a chance to interact with one.


Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road, Memphis
901-636-2221
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $4 per adult chaperone; $6-$7 depending on program

Visitors can enjoy nature walks, wildlife programs and many other entertaining activities designed to put students in touch with nature.


Little Rock Animal Village
4500 Kramer St., Little Rock
376-3067, 565-6098
Ages: 4-17.
Rates: Free.

Visit and tour the Little Rock Animal Village, which is the animal shelter for the city of Little Rock. The tour can last from 30 minutes to an hour.


Little Rock Zoo

1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock
666-2406
Ages: 3-12.
Rates: Mini tours: $3 per visitor, group rate: $6 per visitor (includes students, teachers, parents and bus drivers).

Going to the zoo is a great way to expose students to more than 700 different species of animals. Lunches can be provided upon request for an extra fee.


Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

239 Turpentine Creek Lane,
Eureka Springs
479-253-5992
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Adults $20; teenagers $15; kids 4-12, seniors and veterans $10. Group discounts from $1-$5 per ticket.

Turpentine is one of the largest big cat sanctuaries in North America and provides care and a lifetime home to neglected and abused victims of the exotic pet trade. Admission includes a guided walking tour as well as access to the self-guided area.

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 Arts

Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
372-4000
Ages: 6-18.
Rates:Free guided tours; Children’s Theatre performances: $8 per student, $10 per adult.

The Arkansas Arts Center features an impressive collection of drawings and contemporary craft, as well as a Children’s Theatre and a museum school. School groups can take guided tours of special exhibitions and the collection.


Arkansas Repertory Theatre
601 Main St., Little Rock
378-0405
Ages: 10-18
Rates: Musical $10 per person, non-musical $8 per person.

Student Matinee Program performances have reduced-price tickets, study guides and talkbacks with cast and crew. Check The Rep’s website for a list of designated productions. The season runs from August to June. Tours of the theater let students explore backstage magic and talk with the production crews.


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 7328, Little Rock
666-1761
Ages: 8-12.
Rates: Demos vary, children’s concerts $6.

ASO offers in-school, 30 minute quartet demos that are tied to the teacher’s curriculum with options such as an “Instrument Petting Zoo” or “Recorder Karate.”


Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
701 Main St., Pine Bluff
870-536-3375
Ages: 5 & up.
Rates: Free.

School groups, day camps and daycare centers are welcome for a one-hour guided tour with hands-on activity.


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way, Bentonville
479-657-2395
Ages: Grades K-12.
Rates: Free for school groups.

Visitors can experience and take inspiration from the art collection, the museum’s architecture and its surroundings. Tours focus on subjects such as the Wild West and Modernism, and specific artists like Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz. Teachers can submit applications to visit the museum on the website; each year, school groups are selected in a lottery.


Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
119 South Main St., Memphis
901-523-2787
Ages: Grades 1-12.
Rates: Group rates are available. Tour and Chinese lunch box: $12.

Educational programs give students the chance to learn about important aspects of Chinese history and culture. There is also a Judaic art tour available to older students.

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 Communications

AETN
350 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
682-2386
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Visit the studios and production facilities where local programs about Arkansas are created. Technical-oriented tours can be arranged for secondary school or college broadcasting classes.

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 Entertainment

Altitude Trampoline Park

15707 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
353-1281  | 
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $9.50.

School groups are invited to bounce around in a court of more than 125 interconnected trampolines, launch into a 60-foot foam pit, play dodgeball and more.


Arkansas Skatium
1311 Bowman Road, Little Rock
227-4333
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $8 per child.

Open year round for roller and ice skating activities. Group reservations must be made in advance.


Big Rock Fun Park

11411 Baseline Road, Little Rock
455-3750
Ages: 5 & up.
Rates: Group rates vary by group size and activities.

The amusement park offers mini-golf, bumper boats, lazer frenzy maze, arcade games with prizes, go-karts and more. Counting, adding, following directions, and more educational features are incorporated into the activities.


Celebrity Attractions
426 W. Markham, Little Rock
244-8800, 492-3312
Ages: 4 & up (varies by show).
Rates: Varies by production.

The 2017 productions for groups include “Les Miserables” and “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.”


High Rise Extreme Air Sports

699 S. Dixieland Road, Rogers
479-802-0140
Ages: 4-25.
Rates: $11.

Sixty trampolines in an 18,000 square foot facility, including the famous super trampolines, launching pads, dodgeball, trapeze, basketball, and high flying American Ninja Warrior course.


Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum
250 Central Ave., Hot Springs
623-5836
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies by group size.

Check out wax sculptures of famous politicians, entertainers and historical figures.


Jump!Zone
9250 Commerce Cove, North Little Rock
907-5867
Ages: 2-12.
Rates: Varies by group size.

This party-and-play center features an arena with seven massive inflatable areas. Come jump, slide, climb and experience fun-filled obstacle courses.


Loco Ropes!

Ozark Folk Center State Park,
1025A Park Ave., Mountain View
870-269-6566
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies.

Loco Ropes is a heart-pumping adventure of more than 35 obstacles located at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Loco Ropes offers group, team-building and high adventure events. Discounts are available for school groups.


Magic Springs Theme and Water Park
1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs
624-0100, 318-5370
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies by group size.

During “Education in Motion” in May, the park is open only to pre-booked school groups on select dates. The event is perfect for year-end class celebrations and field trips. Select water attractions will be available.


National Park Duck Tours
418 Central Ave., Hot Springs
321-2911
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Call for details.

Come climb aboard and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Lake Hamilton and Hot Springs National Park. This tour will entertain, educate and humor you in a way found only on a duck ride.


Silver Dollar City
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson
800-417-7770
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Vary.

Travel back in time to the simplicity of 1880s America and enjoy the best in Branson entertainment plus a host of festivals and events.


Third Realm

4711 Talley Road, Little Rock
313-0100
Ages: All ages.
Rates:$12 (includes socks), mention this ad for $1 off per jumper!

Bring your educational group during the week for special pricing. Play on 30,000 square feet of connected trampolines, a ninja warrior course, dodge ball, air dunks and more!


Verizon Arena
1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock
340-5660
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Tour the state’s largest arena and see the arena bowl, backstage area, meeting rooms and the suites. Tours last about 30-45 minutes and are not available on event days.


Wild River Country
6820 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock
753-8600
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $12.50.

Make a splash in this 26-acre water park in North Little Rock. It reserves three days each year when it is open only for school field trips.


The Wonder Place
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite E2, Little Rock
225-4050
Ages: 0-8.
Rates: $6.75.

A creative play space for kids featuring interactive stations for imaginative play, including water tables, a tree house, artist studio, drama stage and puppet area, a mock River Market, sand table, infant/toddler area and more.

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 Food

Arkansas Food Bank
4301 W. 65th St., Little Rock
565-8121
Ages: 10 & up.
Rates: Free, lunch not provided.

Student groups can sign up for three-hour shifts to sort and box donated food in the salvage room. Groups of volunteers ages 8-17 must bring one adult for every five youth. Groups of up to 30 volunteers are able to work in the warehouse.


Kilwins Little Rock
415 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
379-9865
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $10-$20.

Come experience the nostalgia of an old time soda fountain from the making of handmade fudge to dipping super premium ice cream. All kids get to be a part of the process and make their very own tasty treat to enjoy.

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 Government/Civics

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center St., Little Rock
324-9805
Ages: 5 & up.
Rates: Free.

Tour of the grounds, gardens and public rooms of the Governor’s Mansion are available by appointment on weekdays only.


Arkansas Secretary of State

500 Woodlane, Little Rock
682-5080
Ages: 5 & up.
Rates: Free.

The Secretary of State’s Education Department uses traveling classroom presentations, workshops and guided tours of the Arkansas State Capitol to teach the young and young-at-heart about Arkansas history, the importance of voting and how elections are conducted throughout the state.


Arkansas State Capitol

500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock
682-5080
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

A tour guide will take students on a 45-minute tour around the State Capitol to several historic points of interest throughout the building. Guests will visit the Governor’s Reception Room, the Old Supreme Court, the Senate and House galleries and bronze doors custom made by Tiffany & Co. in 1910.


Clinton Presidential Center

1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
374-4242 
Ages: Grades PreK-12.
Rates: Free with reservation.

The Clinton center offers a variety of exhibits, programs, special events, and lectures throughout the year. Permanent and temporary exhibits and educational programming provide learning opportunities for students of all ages.  


Little Rock Fire Department
624 S. Chester St., Little Rock
918-3780
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

The department offers fire safety programs to public and private schools. Groups can tour a fire station, talk to the firefighters, and check out the trucks and the station.

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 History

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock
371-8320
Ages: 5 & up.
Rates: Reduced rates are available for groups of eight people or more.

Enjoy a tour of the USS Razorback submarine and the Maritime Museum. The submarine tour is not recommended for children under 5. Ask about the museum’s new Navy vessel, the tugboat Hoga.


Arkansas Post National Memorial
1741 Old Post Road, Gillett
870-548-2207
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Arkansas Post Visitor Center provides a museum, educational tour and a 22-minute orientation film. Historical sites related to more than 300 years of Arkansas history are situated on the park grounds, as well as a picnic area and three miles of walking trails.


Arkansas State University Museum
320 University Loop, Jonesboro
870-972-2074
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Come see Native American artifacts, war memorabilia, a replica of a mastodon skeleton and how the early settlers once lived. Students can also do some tinkering in the Tinkering Studio.


Delta Cultural Center

141 Cherry St., Helena
870-338-4350; 800-358-0972
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

The museum tells the history of the 27 counties of the Arkansas Delta and the history of its people. Topics include exhibits on Native Americans, European explorers, the Mississippi River, the Civil War, Delta towns and music of the Delta.


Historic Arkansas Museum

200 E. Third St., Little Rock
324-9351
Ages: Grades K-12.
Rates: Varies by program.

Historic Arkansas Museum offers many field trip programs that bring pioneer Arkansas to life. The multilevel programs progress as students advance in school so they can come back each year for new experiences.


Historic Curran Hall-Little Rock Visitor Information Center
615 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
371-0075 ext. 3
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Tour the garden (depending on the season) and home, while hearing a short talk on the home’s history and occupants.


Historic Washington State Park
103 Franklin St., Washington
870-983-2625
Ages: 8 & up.
Rates: $5.50 plus tax (basic programing), $10 (extended programming), $80 (overnight all-inclusive programming).

Historic Washington offers “in-park” basic student tours, extended learning programs and overnight programs.


Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center and Museum
369 Central Ave., Hot Springs
620-6715
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Students can discover bathhouses and hot springs through group tours. Reservations should be made at least three weeks in advance.


Jacksonville Museum of Military History
100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville
241-1943
Ages: 6 & up.
Rates: Adults $3, seniors and military $2, under 18 $1; no charge for bus driver and chaperones.

The museum focuses on local and regional military history from the Civil War Era to current day engagements.


Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive,
Little Rock
374-1957
Ages: Grades 4-college.
Rates: Free.

The National Park Service visitor center offers exhibits and ranger-led programs that explore the history of the 1957 desegregation of Central High School, a landmark event in the American Civil Rights Movement. Tours are by reservation only.


MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

503 E. 9th St., Little Rock
376-4602
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Take a guided tour of the historic arsenal, learn about the contributions that many Arkansans have made during military conflicts and see the birthplace of General Douglas MacArthur.


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

501 W. 9th St., Little Rock
683-3593
Ages: Grades 4-12.
Rates: Free.

The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is dedicated to telling the story of Arkansas’ African American history and using those stories to encourage understanding and excite the imagination. Reservations are required three weeks in advance.


Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie
921 E. 4th St., Stuttgart
870-673-7001
Ages: 5 & up.
Rates: Free.

With more than 10,000 artifacts, the museum has exhibits ranging from waterfowl to agriculture and all points in between.


National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St., Memphis
901-521-9699 ext. 2224 or ext. 8904
Ages: 4 & up.
Rates: Groups of 20 or more: adults $13, ages 4-17 $10, college students $11, bus drivers free. One free adult admission for every eight children.

The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and the legacy of this movement through its collections, exhibitions and educational programs.


Old State House Museum

300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
324-8641
Ages: Grades K-12.
Rates: Free.

The Old State House Museum’s guided tours are an exciting way to learn about Arkansas history. Tours feature the museum’s permanent exhibits, changing exhibits and the history of the Old State House.


Ozark Folk Center State Park
1032 Park Ave., Mountain View
870-269-3851
Ages: 9 & up.
Rates: $2 discount per ticket; teachers and bus drivers: free; one chaperone for every 15 students is admitted for free.

Revisit the history of the Ozarks of yesteryear. More than two dozen artisans demonstrate crafts of the Ozarks, circa 1900. There is live string band music and storytelling and nightly music shows.


Parker Homestead
16944 Homestead Road, Harrisburg
870-578-2699
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Call for details.

In the fall, students can experience how Arkansans once lived by visiting genuine log buildings, a general store, grist mill and more. Students can also observe the preparing and cooking of sorghum. In spring, classes can experience an old-fashioned school day in the E. Sloan Heritage School.


Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park
4815 Arkansas Highway 161 S., Scott
961-1409
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $3 for reserved field trips.

Exhibits and programs interpret the history of cotton agriculture and farm life in Arkansas. Learn about growing and picking cotton, as well as ginning and storing the seeds. Tour the 1912 museum building, Dortch Gin Building, and Seed Warehouse #5.


Scott Settlement Tours
County Road 84 & Alexander Road, Scott
351-5737
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $3 per person, children under 6 are free. Teachers, bus drivers, parents and chaperones are also free.

Scott Connections was begun by a group of concerned friends who wished to create a special setting depicting early settlement life in Scott, Arkansas. Visit the restored Scott train station, a plantation owner’s home, a working blacksmith shop, a plantation office and more.


Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale
479-750-8165
Ages: All ages.
Free.

Come experience Ozark living from historic days to the present. The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History focuses on the northwest Arkansas Ozarks and the everyday people who lived there. Visit a modern museum, seven historic buildings and shaded grounds.


Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott
961-9442
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $3 per student, teachers and bus drivers free.

A field trip to this Native American site and its facility will greatly enhance your students educational activities. Schedule annual visits to the park and take full advantage of the wide selection of program opportunities.


The Walmart Museum

105 N. Main St., Bentonville
479-273-1329
Ages: All ages.
Free.

Come see where it all began at The Walmart Museum! Enjoy a three part experience with a world-class exhibit gallery, Walton's 5&10 and a 1950s-style soda fountain, The Spark Café.


War Eagle Mill
11045 War Eagle Road, Rogers
479-789-5343
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Students take a guided tour of the Mill, the historic bridge, see how the grist mill operates and hear stories about battles, legends and ghosts. A group menu is available if students wish to have lunch in the Bean Palace Restaurant.

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 Miscellaneous

Arkansas State Fair
2600 Howard St., Little Rock
372-8341
Ages: 4-18.
Rates: Group rates for 20 or more are $5 each.

FFA Barnyard tours feature livestock and agriculture and livestock shows and displays are held during the fair. There is free entertainment on the outdoor stage, magic shows, petting zoo, arts and crafts displays, exhibitions and activities.


Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau

101 S. Spring St., Little Rock
376-4781
Rates: Varies.

The bureau is happy to work with groups and provide assistance with planning your next field trip in Little Rock. Whether it be touring some of the city’s top attractions and museums, or developing a truly “one-of-a-kind” itinerary, the LRCVB can help.


Pine Bluff Convention Center
500 E. 8th Ave., Pine Bluff
870-536-7600
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies.

Pine Bluff offers school groups a chance to learn about Arkansas history and art at its museums and cultural centers.


Pink Palace Family of Museums
3050 Central Ave., Memphis
901-636-2362
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies.

Enjoy hands-on student inquiry and discovery with a variety of educational programs and activities for groups.


War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Drive, Little Rock
663-6385
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $5.

Guided tours focus on the history of War Memorial Stadium, from its rich history in college football to being a living tribute to Arkansas military personnel. A tour of the facilities includes access to the field and Press Box. Lunch is included.

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 Outdoor/Nature

Arkansas Frontier
1625 Wesley Chapel Road, Quitman
589-3122
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $8-$10.

Arkansas Frontier is a living history farm open in October. Field trip activities include a dinosaur dig, large water wheel and gemstone mining, a pumpkin patch, hayride around farm viewing live animals, and a trip through an enchanted forest of storybook characters. There are interpreters in period clothing at the Indian Village, the pioneer homestead, and the one-room school house.


Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock
223-6300
Ages: 4 & up.
Rates: Free.

AGFC nature and education centers across the state use hands-on experience and education to focus on the natural elements and ecosystems found in its region of the state.


Arkansas Outdoor School

Arkansas Four-H Center, 1 Four-H Way, Little Rock
821-6884
Ages: Grades K-12.
Rates:Varies.

These classes combine an outdoor setting (indoor options available) with hands-on, experiential activities including canoeing, archery, Arkansas wildlife, orienteering, rock climbing, astronomy, nature photography, geocaching and more.


BoBrook Farms
13810 Combee Lane, Roland
519-5666
Ages: Elementary grades.
Rates: $7 per child. Teachers admitted for free.

Educational field trips include a short presentation on crops, hayrides, a sunflower maze, farm zoo, hay pyramid, corn pit and more. The fee includes a small pumpkin for each student to take home.


Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro
870-285-3113
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Groups 15 or more $3-$5 per person, free for ages 5 & under, teachers, bus drivers and chaperones.

Groups may request a mining demonstration or other program when making reservations (available depending on date of visit). When visiting the Crater of Diamonds, dress for the weather, wear comfortable walking shoes or boots and bring extra drinking water.


Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center
600 E. Lawson Road, Jonesboro
870-933-6787
Ages: Grades K-12.
Rates: Free.

The center offers programs in six themes including wildlife, outdoor skills and Arkansas natural resource history.


Garvan Woodland Gardens

550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
262-9603
Ages: 6-12.
Rates: $5 per student, $10 chaperones, free for bus drivers and one teacher per 10 students.

Take a walking tour of the 210-acre botanical garden and explore a nature preserve and children’s adventure garden. Topics of discussion might include forest ecology and plant identification.


Good Earth Learning Center
511 Ernie Davis Road, Austin
732-0321
Ages: Grades preK-6.
Rates: $10 per child.

This learning center, located on a family farm outside of Cabot, offers school groups the chance to gather eggs and feed chickens, hand-feed lambs and watch them play in the field, pet rabbits, learn how worms create compost, plant or harvest veggies or berries (depending on the season), tell a story in a real teepee and go on a nature walk.


Gov. Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center
1400 Black Dog Road, Pine Bluff
870-534-0011
Ages: Grades K-12.
Rates: Free.

On-site visits can include a trail tour, outdoor skills or animal programs. The staff will work with teachers to develop customized programs, specific to their curriculum needs.


Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
479-452-3993
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

The center offers groups a chance to enjoy interesting exhibits, nature trails and native plants on the grounds.


Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery
U.S. 70, Lonoke
877-676-6963
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

The Joe Hogan State Fish Hatchery provides a place for children to learn how fish are raised and provides an aquarium for the kids to see them up close. Hatchery grounds are open year-round from daylight to dark for birding and walking.


Lake Ouachita State Park
5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine
767-9366
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies but several programs are free. Boat tours $5 per student.

Park interpreters offer year-round programming to provide recreational opportunities and interpretation that forge emotional and intellectual connections. The park offers barge and kayak tours, nature talks, hikes, activities and crafts for all ages.


Ozark Gateway Region

453 Batesville Blvd., Batesville
870-793-9316; 800-264-0326
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies depending on attraction.

Escape to the Ozarks to experience six state parks, float on a beautiful river, discover Blanchard Springs Caverns, have treetop adventures and enjoy scrumptious dining.


Petit Jean State Park
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton
727-5441
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free, unless otherwise noted.

The regular programs include tours of Bear Cave, Rock House Cave and Cedar Falls Overlook. Students can learn about the legend of Petit Jean and take the C.C.C. History Stroll of Petit Jean State Park.


Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock
868-5806
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

The park offers a variety of interpretive programs ranging from guided trail hikes to native animals to canoe and kayak floats on the local rivers to boat cruises on Lake Maumelle.


Ron Coleman Mining
211 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville
984-5396
Ages: 5 & up.
Rates: $5 per child for groups.

Students get to dig in a quartz mine and keep everything they find. They can also take a tour and ride the Army truck into the mine to see where and how crystal form. Fly across the mine on a zip line for extra excitement.


Roseberry Farms
12223 Hwy. 9, Benton
722-8545
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $5 per child.

Roseberry Farms offers hayrides, barrel rides, a hay fort, swings, a bean bag toss, farm animals and much more. There are also educational activities such as learning how to grow pumpkins and other fall crops.


Wildwood Park for the Arts
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock
821-7275 ext. 259
Ages: Grades K-5.
Rates: Free.

Tours of the theater, garden, nature and art gallery are available.


Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
907-0636
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

The center offers exhibits on the history of wildlife in the state and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s role in conservation of our natural resources.


Wye Mountain Farm

20309 Hwy. 113, Roland
330-1906
Ages: 5-10.
Rates: $8 per child (minimum 20), one adult free with every 10 children.

In the fall, learn about raising pumpkins, flowers and berries and take home a mini pumpkin. Groups can ride the berry choo-choo or take a hayride. In the spring, along with learning about flowers and berries, children make and decorate their own berry basket and pick berries. Admission always includes a barnyard petting area, a ride on the berry choo-choo and a funland with a tractor tire mountain, swings and more.

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 Reading

Central Arkansas Library System-Main Library

100 Rock St., Little Rock
918-3000
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Tour the library and participate in great programs and events for all ages.


Faulkner County Library System
1900 Tyler St., Conway
327-7482
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Visit one of eight locations with weekly activities and story times. Students can obtain library cards with the proper verification and take a tour of the library with a behind the scenes look at what the staff does and what the library has to offer. There is storytime for younger children and help searching for books if the group wants to borrow them.


Laman Library
2801 Orange St., North Little Rock
758-1720
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Discover exciting new ways to teach your class about information resources through Laman Library’s Children’s Department, Teen Center, Exhibit Hall, state-of-the-art computer room and more.


Saline County Library
1800 Smithers Drive, Benton
778-4766
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Saline County Library welcomes schools, daycares and other community organizations on field trips. Visiting groups are welcome anytime the library is open. The library can offer tours, storytimes, crafts, puppet shows, database training and scavenger hunts
for groups.

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 Science

Coon Creek Science Center
2983 Hardin Graveyard Road, Adamsville
901-636-2362
Ages: 8 & up.
Rates: Call for reservations or more details.

Enjoy an adventure in fossils and paleontology at Coon Creek Science Center in rural McNary County, a two hour drive east of Memphis.


Henderson State Planetarium in Donald W. Reynolds Science Center
1100 Henderson St., Box 7784, Arkadelphia
870-230-5162
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $3 per person or $50 for groups
up to 45.

The Reynolds Planetarium is open to the public for shows, star-gazing events, field trips and private functions. The planetarium accommodates school and community groups throughout the year that wish to schedule a show.


Little Rock Wastewater
11 Clearwater Drive, Little Rock
376-2903
Ages: Grades 6 & up.
Rates: Free.

Little Rock Wastewater holds field trips at our three wastewater treatment facilities: Adams Field Treatment Facility, Fourche Creek Treatment Facility and Little Maumelle Treatment Facility. Students are walked through the treatment process; it is an industrial site so closed-toe shoes are recommended.


Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs
767-3461
Ages: All ages
Rates: $7 per student, prices vary for additional educational classes; one adult admitted free for every 10 children.

Mid-America prides itself on being a major destination for educators and teachers both in the community and outside of the state. Discover great possibilities that are available for encouraging hands-on science education.


Museum of Discovery-Donald W. Reynolds Science Center
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
396-7050
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies.

Ignite students’ imaginations with more than 40 educational programs on science, technology, engineering, math, health and social science. All classes are taught by trained museum educators and are hands-on.


Ozark Natural Science Center
1905 Madison 1305, Huntsville
479-202-8340
Ages: Grades 4-12.
Rates: $35-$332, varies depending on length of program

Experience science and nature in the Ozarks. Students explore, discover, experiment, question, and observe in this 15,000 acre classroom without walls. Programs last from one to five days. Instruction, overnight accommodations in heated/air-conditioned lodges, food service, student field journal and program T-shirt are included.


Scott Family Amazeum
1009 Museum Way, Bentonville
479-268-4542
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Varies. Groups are eligible for discounted admission if they book in advance. Some exhibits require an additional fee.

The Amazeum offers a different take on the traditional school visit. The Unfield Trip is ahands-on experience driven by a strong learning agenda by using the museum as a curricular platform connecting back to the classroom.


The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
201 E. Broadway, North Little Rock
907-6570
Ages: Grades 4 & up.
Rates: $6 per child for all field trips except screen printing which is $12 per child.

The Innovation Hub offers educational experiences that support each class that comes through its doors. Field trips include: electricity, additive and subtractive manufacturing, computers, fabrication, printmaking, ceramics, fibers and textiles and image transfers.

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 Sightseeing Tour

Little Rock Tours & Travel

3100 Interstate 30, Little Rock
868-7287
Ages: All ages.
Rates:Based on itinerary and field trip destination.

Little Rock Tours & Travel offers affordable motor coach transportation to any destination plus historical tours of Little Rock and North Little Rock. Popular destinations include the Clinton Center, Museum of Discovery, Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, and Sea Camp in San Antonio, Texas.

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 Sports

Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club
400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock
664-1555
Ages: All Ages.
Rates: $6 per student, free for children under 4; discounts for groups over 20.

Field Trip packages are available for the two Kids Day Games.

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 World Culture

Heifer Ranch

55 Heifer Road, Perryville
889-5124
Ages: All ages.
Rates: $10.

The ranch offers tours, overnight experiences, service-learning programs and more. Heifer Ranch’s experiential approach to teaching about hunger and poverty inspires and challenges participants to become the change that creates a better world.


Heifer Village and Urban Farm

1 World Ave., Little Rock
907-2697
Ages: All ages.
Rates: Free.

Heifer Village and Urban Farm will increase your awareness of the realities of life for much of the world through a variety of tours and programs. Come away with the knowledge of solutions showing how rural communities lift themselves out of poverty through farming.


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