From interactive gardens to learning about the Holocaust, homeschool field trip ideas in Missouri are plentiful.
Missouri has a lot of places that will make the best field trip. There weren’t many areas in the state that didn’t have at least one thing. So, be sure to check your local area first.
So, scoop up your lesson plans, grab your favorite paperback, and head out the door for a trip through time and nature with the suggestions below. They’re the perfect way to bring learning to life!
Homeschool Field Trip Ideas in Missouri
Beanstalk Children’s Garden
Part of the Kansas City Community Gardens, the Beanstalk Children’s Garden was designed for active, hands-on learning by young visitors.
The six specialized gardens encourage children to experience the world through their senses. From sampling herbs or fruit to smelling flowers, children learn about the insects and science that takes place in the everyday garden.
Guided tours are only $2 per person, but self-guided tours are free. They do offer special tours and educational opportunities for homeschool groups if you call ahead.
Springfield Discovery Center
Educational and hands-on exhibits await at the Springfield Discovery Center. Originally conceived as a way to help draw visitors to Springfield, the museum is now a destination spot for learning fun.
From summer workshops, seasonal events, and classes, there’s something for everyone. In fact, they even have homeschool field trip days every month where they focus on everything from the weather to zoology!
Smallin Civil War Cave
Smallin Civil War Cave offers a look at human history, geology, rare wildlife, and more. They offer several guided tours that allow you to explore more of the cave.
There is a ten story arch entrance that will create memory you and your kids will never forget.
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The Butterfly Palace
The Butterfly Palace and Rainforest Adventure allows you to walk among live tropical butterflies imported from exotic rainforests all over the world. Spend all day learning about different types of butterflies and the rainforest.
Finger Lakes State Park
Head outdoors for some learning fun at the Finger Lakes State Park. From shell collecting along the beach to hiking along the trails, there are countless opportunities to turn a day at the park into an educational experience. If your family enjoys ATVs, it’s one of only two ATV parks in the Missouri State Park System!
Holocaust Museum and Learning Center
Learn more about the Holocaust at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center Midwestern museum that’s dedicated to providing visitors with information and education. Extensive teaching resources are available and, if you’re going with a homeschool group, tours are available.
Museum of Anthropology
The Museum of Anthropology let’s you explore Native American life in Missouri from thousands of years ago. It also features Missouri's pioneer and rural history.
The world's most comprehensive archery collection is also here for you to explore. There’s an ebook on their main website for you to check out.
Osage Village State Historic Site
Osage Village State Historic Site was once home to a group of Osage that lived here between 1700 and 1775.
Today, Osage Village State Historic Site features a walking trail and outdoor exhibits that help visitors visualize the village and the everyday bustle of this once powerful Indian tribe.
Route 66 State Park
Route 66 has come to stand for American mobility, and spirit of adventure. Route 66 State Park has captured the essence of the highway in its displays and array of recreation options.
Enjoy fishing, hiking, bicycling trails, horseback riding and more. Kid will enjoy learning here.
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Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum
Y’all know that the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum was definitely going to be on the homeschool field trip ideas in Missouri list. The museum offers and inside look into Laura’s life, her family and her home.
They even added Rocky Ridge Pioneer Camp for kids. Kids will enjoy a hands-on perspective to the pioneer lifestyle.
Bootheel Youth Museum
The Bootheel Youth Museum offers hours of educational fun. Kids can stand inside a bubble, write a check at the bank, visit a construction zone, and more.
This Island Mars features over 20 interactive exhibits and an innovative visit to the Red Planet. They even have educational workshops for kids.
These homeschool field trip ideas in Missouri are full of history, science, and more. They will quickly come to life when you spend your homeschool days on a field trip in Missouri.
Be sure to download the plentiful teaching resources and lesson plans available on the websites of your field trip destination, as most places are excited to share those resources with educators.
And, as always, inquire about a homeschool student price when visiting any location!