Welcome to Little Rock Family's 2018 Field Trip Guide, a complete list of educational destinations around Arkansas, with options focused on nature, arts, history, science and more.







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Choose from Little Rock Family's 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 above or scroll down to see them all!

 

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ANIMALS

Little Rock Zoo
1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock
501-661-7200
Ages: 3 & up
Rates: $6
Expose students to more than 700 different species of animals and teach them about nature and conservation in a fun, interactive environment. Lunches can be provided for an extra fee. Group reservations for 15 or more people must be made 10 days in advance.


Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo
847 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs
501-623-6172
Ages: All ages
Rates: $4.50 ages 12 & under; $6.50 adults
This attraction is one of Hot Springs’ oldest and boasts features like alligator feedings, a petting zoo and a mini-museum. Groups of 20 or more should call ahead.


Holtzman Riding Academy
4618 Highway 5 South, Benton
501-860-2378
Ages: Up to 11
Rates: $3 per child, no riding; $5 per child with hayride
The academy emphasizes the care, health, safety issues and responsibility of owning a horse and each child will have personal contact with a horse.


Lichterman Nature Center
5992 Quince Road, Memphis, Tennessee
901-636-2221
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Varies
This urban nature center offers exciting exhibits, 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
501-376-3067
Ages: 4-17
Rates: Free
Tours of the City of Little Rock animal shelter last up to one hour.


Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs
479-253-5992
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
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 and access to the self-guided area. Guided trolley tours are available for an extra fee.

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ARTS

Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
501-372-4000
Ages: 6-18
Rates: Tours are free; Children’s Theatre ticket prices vary.
The arts center features a collection of drawings and contemporary craft, as well as a Children’s Theatre and a Museum School. Guided tours are offered for school groups and school groups can attend Children’s Theatre performances from September through May.


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 7328, Little Rock
501-666-1761
Ages: 8-12
Rates: Varies
ASO offers 30-minute, in-school quartet demos that are tied to the teacher’s curriculum. Add to the experience with features like an instrument petting zoo or recorder karate. The ASO also holds a children’s concert performance customized for young audiences.


Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
701 S. Main St., Pine Bluff
870-536-3375
Ages: 5 & up
Rates: Free, $2 donation per student suggested for field trips.
School groups, day camps and daycare centers are welcome to schedule a guided tour and/or hands-on activity at the center.


Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art
119 South Main St., Memphis, Tennessee
901-523-2787
Ages: Grades 1-12
Rates: $4 students, Group rates are available.
Educational programs are offered all year. The collections teach students about important aspects of Chinese history and culture as well as the historical and literal interpretation of art relating to Judaism.


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
600 Museum Way, Bentonville
479-657-2395
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Free
Visitors can take inspiration from the art collection, the museum’s architecture and its surroundings. Tours focus on subjects such as the Wild West and Modernism or 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.


Walton Arts Center
495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
479-571-2743
Ages: Grades Pre-K-12
Rates: $10, reservation required.
Walton Arts Center offers live matinee performances in a variety of art forms including dance, theater, puppetry and world music to school groups. Free guided tours of our on-site visual arts gallery are available for all ages, but this must be reserved in advance.

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COMMUNICATIONS

AETN
350 S. Donaghey Ave., Conway
501-682-2386
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Learn about state-owned public television during a tour of the studio and production facilities where programs about Arkansas are made. Technical-oriented tours can be arranged for high school or college broadcasting classes.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Altitude Trampoline Park
15707 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
501-353-1281
Ages: All ages
Rates: $11
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, play in Little Rock’s only virtual reality arcade and more.


Arkansas Skatium
1311 Bowman Road, Little Rock
501-227-4333
Ages: All ages
Rates: School groups are $9 for one side, $10 for both sides
Open year round for roller and ice skating activities.


Arkansas State Fair
2600 Howard St., Little Rock
501-372-8341
Ages: Ages 4-18
Rates: $5 per child
A variety of livestock shows and displays are held during the fair from Oct. 11-21. There is free entertainment on the outdoor stage, magic shows, a petting zoo, arts and crafts displays, exhibitions and activities. A variety of food and carnival rides are available.


Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club
400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock
501-772-4272
Ages: All ages
Rates: $5 package includes hot dog, drink and game ticket.
The club offers student and teacher package discount plus a fun STEM activity during the game.


Big Rock Fun Park
11411 Baseline Road, Little Rock
501-455-3750
Ages: 5 & up
Rates: Varies
Enjoy mini-golf, an aerial ropes course, bumper boats, a lazer frenzy maze, arcade games with prizes, go-karts and more. Counting, adding, following directions and more educational features are incorporated into all activities.


Celebrity Attractions
426 W. Markham, Little Rock
501-244-8800; 501-492-3312
Ages: 4 & up
Rates: Varies
The 2018-19 season productions for groups include “Disney Junior’s Dance Party Live,” “Jersey Boys,” “Love Never Dies,” “Finding Neverland,” “Evita,” and “The Sound of Music.”


High Rise Extreme Air Sports
4699 S. Dixieland Road, Rogers
479-802-0140
Ages: 4-25
Rates: Varies
Catch some air on 60 trampolines in this 18,000-square-foot facility that also houses super trampolines, launching pads, dodge ball, trapeze, basketball and a high-flying American Ninja Warrior course.


Jump!Zone
9250 Commerce Cove, North Little Rock
501-907-5867
Ages: 2-12
Rates: Varies
A party and play center featuring a great arena with seven massive inflatable areas. Jump, slide, climb and experience great obstacle courses.


Loco Ropes!
Ozark Folk Center State Park, 1025A Park Ave., Mountain View
870-269-6566
Ages: All ages
Rates: $5 per student
Loco Ropes is a heart-pumping adventure including more than 35 obstacles located at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. Loco Ropes offers group, team-building and high adventure events.


Magic Springs Theme and Water Park
1701 E. Grand Ave., Hot Springs
501-318-5370
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
During “Education in Motion” in May, the park is open only to pre-booked school groups. 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
501-624-3825
Ages: All ages
Rates: Call for details.
Climb aboard an amphibious World War II DUKW and enjoy a 75-minute sightseeing tour by land and water of sites including Lake Hamilton and bathhouse row.


Silver Dollar City
399 Silver Dollar City Parkway, Branson, Missouri
800-417-7770
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
This field trip blends educational elements with fun rides, shows and attractions. Silver Dollar City offers a living history lesson as well as an education in earth science, applied physics, drama and American craftsmanship.


Third Realm
4711 Talley Road, Little Rock
501-313-0100
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
Students can play on 30,000 square feet of connected trampolines and a ninja obstacle course. Other activities include dodgeball, AirDunk, foam pits and more. School groups during the week receive special pricing.


Verizon Arena
1 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock
501-340-5660
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Tour Arkansas’ largest arena. See the arena bowl, backstage, 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
501-753-8600
Ages: All ages
Rates: $12.50
Make a splash in this 26-acre water park in North Little Rock. The park reserves days each year where it is only open for school field trips.

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FOOD

Arkansas Food Bank
4301 W. 65th St., Little Rock
501-565-8121
Ages: 8 & up
Rates: Free
Student groups can have team-building experience by signing up online for volunteer shifts to sort and box donated food. Groups of volunteers ages 8-15 require one adult for every five students. Groups of volunteers ages 16-18 need one adult for every 10 students.


Kilwins Little Rock
415 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501-379-9865
Ages: All ages
Rates: $5-$20
Come experience the nostalgia of an old time soda fountain where kids get to make their own tasty treat to enjoy. Whether it’s a hand dipped caramel apple, pretzel or a creamy ice cream treat, it’s a fun experience for all.

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GOVERNMENT/CIVICS

Arkansas Secretary of State
500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock
501-682-5080
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 about Arkansas history, the importance of voting, and how elections are conducted throughout the state.


Arkansas State Capitol
500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock
501-682-5080
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Students can see several historic points of interest throughout the building on a guided or self-guided tour.


Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center St., Little Rock
501-324-9805
Ages: 5 & up
Rates: Free
Tour the grounds, gardens and public rooms.


Little Rock Fire Department
624 S. Chester St., Little Rock
501-918-3780
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
The Little Rock Fire 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.

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HISTORY

Clinton House Museum
930 W. Clinton Drive, Fayetteville
479-444-0066
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Free
Description: The Clinton House Museum focuses on the lives Bill and Hillary Clinton during their time in Fayetteville. Its programs match the Arkansas Curriculum Frameworks for history, social studies and government.


Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501-374-4242
Ages: PreK-12
Rates: School and homeschool groups are free with a reservation.
The Clinton center is a world-class educational and cultural venue that offers many exhibits, programs, special events and lectures throughout the year. It presents a unique look at the work of the 42nd president of the United States.


MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
501-376-4602
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. Interactive programs, arts and crafts and special programs available upon request.


Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock
501-371-8320
Ages: 5 & up
Rates: Reduced group rates available.
Enjoy an educational tour of the USS Razorback submarine and a lesson about the museum’s other Navy vessel, the tugboat Hoga. Teachers and homeschool educators can visit the website for activities and lesson plans. Make group reservations at least 48 hours in advance.


Arkansas Post National Memorial
1741 Old Post Road, Gillett
870-548-2207
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
This site 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
See Native American artifacts, war memorabilia, a replica of a mastodon skeleton and how early settlers once lived. Students can also tinker in the Tinkering Studio. Guided and customized tours are available.


Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock
501-374-1957
Ages: Grades 4-College
Rates: Free
This 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.


Delta Cultural Center
141 Cherry St., Helena
870-338-4350
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
The museum focuses on the 27-county Arkansas Delta region 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. Tours are available upon request.


Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. Third St., Little Rock
501-324-9351
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Varies
Historic Arkansas Museum offers field trip programs that bring pioneer Arkansas to life. The programs progress as students advance in school so they can come back year after year to fresh experiences.


Historic Curran Hall-Little Rock Visitor Information Center
615 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
501-371-0076
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
870-983-2684
Ages: 6 & up
Rates: $5 (ages 6-12) and $9 for full tour
Historic Washington offers in-park basic student tours, extended learning programs and overnight programs. Distance learning lets students experience the park without leaving school.


Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center and Museum
369 Central Ave., Hot Springs
501-620-6715
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Students can discover the park’s various attractions such the bathhouses and hot springs through group tours or self-guided tours (if they are led by an adult). Reservations should be made at least six weeks in advance.


Jacksonville Museum of Military History
100 Veterans Circle, Jacksonville
501-241-1943
Ages: 6 & up
Rates: $1 per child
The museum focuses on local and regional
military history from the Civil War era through modern-day engagements.


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock
501-683-3593
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
The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie demonstrates how the prairie pioneers lived, worked and played. With more than 10,000 artifacts, the museum has exhibits ranging from waterfowl to agriculture and all points in between. Call to make arrangements for groups of more than six people.


National Civil Rights Museum
450 Mulberry St., Memphis, Tennessee
901-521-9699, exts. 2224 or 8904
Ages: 4 & up
Rates: $11 children ages 5-17; $14 adults; $12 college students; bus drivers free
The National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel, the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., chronicles key episodes of the American civil rights movement and its legacy through its collections, exhibitions and educational programs.


Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
501-324-8641
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Free
The 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 child ticket; teachers and bus drivers admitted free.
The folk center offers programs and tours that are great for elementary students. They can experience music, folk arts and crafts, and learn the history of the region.


Parker Homestead
16944 Homestead Road, Harrisburg
870-578-2699
Ages: All ages
Rates: Call for details
Students can experience how Arkansans once lived and worked by touring the grounds of the homestead. A tour of the grounds includes a general store, grist mill and more.


Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park
4815 Arkansas Highway 161 S., Scott
501-961-1409
Ages: All ages
Rates: $3 per student for school groups; self-guided tours are free.
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 No. 5.


Scott Settlement Tours
County Road 84 & Alexander Road, Scott
501-351-5737
Ages: 6 & up
Rates: $3 per person; free for teachers, bus drivers, chaperones
Scott Connections created this special setting depicting early settlement life in the town. All tours are conducted by knowledgeable guides who have grown up in the area.


Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale
479-750-8165
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Free
Come experience Ozark living from historic days to the present. Shiloh 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
501-961-9442
Ages: All ages
Rates: $3 per student; free for teachers and bus drivers
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
Rates: Free
Come and 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 Cafe.


War Eagle Mill
11045 War Eagle Road, Rogers
479-789-5343
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Students get a guided tour of the historic bridge, learn how the grist mill operates, and hear stories about battles, legends and ghosts. If eating at the cafe, call for menu and pricing.

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MEDICAL

Saline Memorial Hospital
1 Medical Park Drive, Benton
501-776-6000
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
See the inside of an ambulance, visit the pediatric department and obstetrics unit, and see the babies in the nursery. Older classes may have discussion time with managers about the hospital.

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MISCELLANEOUS

Pine Bluff Convention Center
One Convention Center Drive, 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, Tennessee
901-636-2362
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
This wide-ranging collection of attractions offers students the experience of hands-on inquiry and discovery with a variety of educational programs and activities for groups.


The Wonder Place
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite E2, Little Rock
501-225-4050
Ages: 0-8
Rates: Group rates as low as $6.75
The Wonder Place is a creative space for kids that features interactive stations for imaginative play, including water tables, a tree house, artist studio, drama stage and puppet area, a mock River Market, infant/toddler area and more.

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OUTDOOR/NATURE

Arkansas Frontier
1625 Wesley Chapel Road, Quitman
501-589-3122
Ages: Grades Pre-K-8
Rates: $9-$11
This living history farm is open each October. Field trips include a pumpkin patch, farm tourand hayride. Students can tour a pioneer homestead, Indian village and one-room schoolhouse. There’s also live pig races, an enchanted forest, a dinosaur dig and more.


Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock
501-223-6300
Ages: 4 & up
Rates: Free
The AGFC nature and education centers across the state use hands-on experience and education to focus on the natural elements and ecosystems found in around Arkansas.


Arkansas Outdoor School
Arkansas Four-H Center, 1 Four-H Way, Little Rock
501-821-6884
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Varies
The school teaches communication, teamwork and other life skills. Activities include orienteering, outdoor cooking, Arkansas geology, astronomy, map reading, GPS technology and more.


The Vines Center
1 Four-H Way, Little Rock
501-821-6884
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
The center's educational programs put students in natural settings for hands-on learning adventures. Options include the Arkansas Outdoor School or ExCEL and the programs are offered on- or off-site.


Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501-907-0636
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
The center offers conservation education with programs focused on water, animals, habitats and outdoor skills.


BoBrook Farms
13810 Combee Lane, Roland
501-519-5666
Ages: Grades K-5
Rates: $8 per child; $5 parents; teachers free
Educational field trips include a short presentation on crops, hayrides, a sunflower maze, farm animlas, hay pyramid, corn pit and more. Concessions provided upon request.


Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Road, Murfreesboro
870-285-3113
Ages: All ages
Rates: $5 ages 13 & up; $3 ages 6-12; ages 5 & under free
Groups can request a mining demonstration or other program when making reservations. When visiting the Crater of Diamonds, 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 and exhibits on the wildlife, natural history and topography of the Crowley’s Ridge area. There is an observation deck in the education complex and a series of trails for nature walks.


Garvan Woodland Gardens
550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
501-262-9300
Ages: 6-12
Rates: $5
Take a walking tour of a 210-acre botanical garden and expeditions to a nature preserve and a children’s adventure garden. Topics of discussion include forest ecology and plant identification. A new tree house with the theme of dendrology, or the study of trees, will be included in the tour.


Good Earth Learning Center
511 Ernie Davis Road, Austin
501-732-0321
Ages: Grades pre-K-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
The Delta Rivers center has various programs focusing on wildlife and outdoor skills as well as a two-hour tour of the facility.


Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
8300 Wells Lake Road, Fort Smith
479-452-3993
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
The center lets groups enjoy exhibits, nature trails, native plants on the grounds and fishing at Wells Lake.


Lake Ouachita State Park
5451 Mountain Pine Road, Mountain Pine
501-767-9366
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies but several programs are free. Teachers admitted for free.
Park interpreters offer year-round programming to provide recreational opportunities that forge emotional and intellectual connections. There are barge and kayak tours, nature talks, hikes, activities and crafts for all ages.


Ozark Gateway Region
453 Batesville Blvd., Batesville
870-793-9316
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
Escape to the Ozarks to experience six state parks, float a beautiful river, discover Blanchard Springs Caverns, treetop adventures, or find rich history in a park or museum. Unique dining opportunities abound in the area.


Ozark Natural Science Center
1905 Madison 1305, Huntsville
479-202-8340
Ages: Grades 4-12
Rates: Varies
Students explore, discover, experiment, question and observe in this 15,000-acre classroom without walls. ONSC teacher naturalists guide students through hands-on outdoor science classes. Overnight programs are available that last up to five days with accommodations, food service and more included.


Petit Jean State Park
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton
501-727-5441
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free, unless otherwise noted
Self-guided or interpretive tours are available. Regular programs include tours of Bear Cave, Rock House Cave and Cedar Falls Overlook. Students can learn 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
501-868-5806
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free but special rates may apply for use of facilities.
The park offers a variety of interpretive programs including guided trail hikes, canoe and kayak floats and boat cruises on Lake Maumelle.


Ron Coleman Mining
155 Crystal Ridge Lane, Jessieville
501-984-5396
Ages: 5 & up
Rates: $5 per child
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 and see where and how crystal forms. Fly across the mine on a zip line for extra excitement.


Roseberry Farms
12223 Hwy. 9, Benton
501-722-8545
Ages: All ages
Rates: $6 per student/parent; free for teachers and bus drivers
Roseberry Farms offers several kid-friendly activities such as a hayride, barrel ride, hay fort, swings, bean bag toss, farm animals and much more. Learn how to grow pumpkins and other fall-related crops.


War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Drive, Little Rock
501-537-5207
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Guided tours will 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.


Wildwood Park for the Arts
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock
501-821-7275
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Wildwood requests an honorarium, though it is not required.
Theater, garden, nature and art gallery tours are available.


Wye Mountain Flowers & Berries
20309 Hwy. 113, Roland
501-330-1906
Ages: 5-10
Rates: $6 per child; two teachers free with group
Children will make and decorate their own berry basket and then be able to pick some delicious berries for snacking or to take home. Bunnies and other small farm animals will be at the farm for your visit. The farm funland has lots of activities like slides, swings and the berry choo-choo.

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READING

Central Arkansas Library System Main Library
100 Rock St., Little Rock
501-918-3000
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Tour the library and participate in great programs and events for all ages. Visit the website for information about programming at the other 13 branches.


Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library & Learning Center
4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock
501-978-3870
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Set on a six-acre site, the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center includes a computer lab, teaching kitchen, large activity area, greenhouse, individual and group study rooms, theater and community room in addition to a collection of more than 21,000 books, DVDs, and CDs.


Saline County Library
1800 Smithers Drive, Benton
501-778-4766
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.

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SCIENCE

Museum of Discovery Donald W. Reynolds Science Center
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
501-396-7050
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.


Arkansas Archeological Survey
2475 N. Hatch Ave., Fayetteville
479-575-6550
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Small groups of 30 or less are invited to learn about how archeologists do their jobs and what kinds of information they discover. Tours of the university collections can be included, and fun hands-on and educational activities will make you want to learn more about this fascinating science.


Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
204 E. 4th St., North Little Rock
501-794-8106
Ages: Grades 4 & up
Rates: $6-$12 per student
Field trip topics include electricity, laser cutting, flight and video game design. The Hub Immersion field trip is available for groups of 50-100.


Coon Creek Science Center
2983 Hardin Graveyard Road, Adamsville, Tennessee
901-636-2362
Ages: Grades K-12
Rates: Call for reservations.
Coon Creek Science Center contains one of the most important fossil sites in North America. Students can see impeccably preserved marine shells and vertebrate remains left on the site 70 million years ago.


Little Rock Wastewater
11 Clearwater Drive, Little Rock
501-376-2903
Ages: Grades 6 & up
Rates: Free
Little Rock Wastewater offers field trips to three wastewater treatment facilities. Students are walked through the treatment process. These are industrial sites so closed-toe shoes are recommended for visitors.


Mid-America Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd., Hot Springs
501-767-3461
Ages: All ages
Rates: $7 per person
Mid-America prides itself on being a major destination for educators and teachers both in the community and outside of the state. Discover all of the great possibilities that are available for encouraging hands-on science education for students and adults.


Reynolds Science Center Planetarium
1100 Henderson St., Box 7784, Arkadelphia
870-230-5162
Ages: All ages
Rates: $3 per person
The Planetarium is open to the public for shows, stargazing events, field trips and private functions. The planetarium accommodates school and community groups throughout the year that wish to schedule a show.


Scott Family Amazeum
1009 Museum Way, Bentonville
479-268-4542
Ages: Grades K-4
Rates: $6 per person for groups of 20 or more
The museum’s “Unfield” Trips are hands-on experiences that use the museum to help students connect concepts taught in the classroom.

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SIGHTSEEING TOURS

Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat
5200 Central Ave., Hot Springs
501-525-4438
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
Listen to a narration of the history of the lake, the town and the national park. The tour describes homes and islands while cruising Lake Hamilton.


Little Rock Tours & Travel
3100 Interstate 30, Little Rock
501-868-7287
Ages: All ages
Rates: Varies
Little Rock Tours offers affordable transportation to a host of field trips in and out of Arkansas. Popular destinations include Toltec Mounds, Museum of Discovery, Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama and Colonial Williamsburg.

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WORLD CULTURE

Heifer International Campus: Featuring Heifer Village and Urban Farm
1 World Ave., Little Rock
501-907-2697
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Heifer Village and Urban Farm features interactive exhibits and programs that provide a stimulating and challenging educational experience. Heifer Village offers programs and events throughout the year for school groups, families or anyone who wants to learn about world hunger.


Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road, Perryville
501-889-5124
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.


World Fest 2018
War Memorial Park, Little Rock
501-244-5483
Ages: All ages
Rates: Free
Description: World Fest is a culturally rich and educational festival. Students will participate in a cultural exchange by engaging with individuals from different countries. They’ll watch or participate in stage performances and may compete for recognition in the World Cultural Fair contest.

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Map of All Locations Listed in 2018 Field Trip Guide

(Addresses displayed using Google calculations. Check online or call ahead for exact location of destination.)