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Arkansas Field Trips with Kids

By: Andrea Dillon 

One of the benefits of homeschooling is the freedom and ability to take many field trips and provide real-world experiences for your homeschoolers. Whether it is a visit to a museum, science center, or even a trip to a local post office or fire department, there is something out there to help make the learning fun. Every state has its unique locations that would be fun to visit. We have gathered a list of great places to visit in Arkansas with kids. Find your next homeschool field trip below!  


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Educational Homeschool Field Trips Ideas In Arkansas

Arkansas homeschoolers can get out of the house and into the local communities with a fun day trip in Arkansas.  Out-of-state homeschoolers can take a vacation and pick a few of these educational, fun locations for things to do in Arkansas with kids while you are visiting. 


Music / Art Museum Field Trip Ideas  State/National Park Field Trip Ideas  Science Center Field Trip Ideas 
Historical Site / History Center Field Trip Ideas Aquariums / Nature/ Zoo Field Trips Other Field Trip Ideas 

Music / Art Museum Field Trip Ideas   

 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, and an innovative Art School.”


The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

“The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas serves as a cultural crossroad: engaging, educating, and entertaining through the arts and sciences.”


The Rep

“Our core programming is a year-long season of 5-6 productions, freshly created for our audiences in an intimate, 340-seat theatre in downtown Little Rock. We tell stories that provide entertainment and escape, that help us process the world around us, and that foster a sense of mutual understanding. Unlike most of the ever-present electronic media, the live experiences of The Rep are distinctly theatrical–immersive and shared by the community in a public space outside of individual homes.”



State/National Park Field Trip Ideas 

Get out and into the world with state and national park field trip ideas. Many of these locations hold a variety of history, science, and nature for your homeschoolers to enjoy.  

  • Arkansas State Parks enhance the quality of life through exceptional outdoor experiences, connections to Arkansas heritage, and sound resource management. The system now comprises 52 state parks on 54,400 acres, with 1,800 campsites, 208 cabins, and 5 lodges serving 8 million visitors annually.”

    • Get connected with Arkansas National Parks! “Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year.” 



Science / Natural History Center Field Trip Ideas 

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

“The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas serves as a cultural crossroad: engaging, educating, and entertaining through the arts and sciences.”


Mid-America Science Museum

“The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs.”


Museum of Discovery

“The Museum of Discovery is Arkansas’s premier science and technology center, and our mission to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences.”




Historical Site / History Center Field Trip Ideas 

Historic Arkansas Museum

“Historic Arkansas Museum is home to an historic city block including the oldest building in Little Rock, an 1850s Farmstead, galleries of Arkansas Made art and history ranging from indigenous Arkansans to contemporary artists and artisans.”



Aquariums / Nature Centers / Zoo Field Trips

Alligator Farm And Petting Zoo

“The Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo includes a petting area with emu, pygmy goats and sheep; feed is furnished to all guests. And, the farm not only includes both adult and baby alligators, it is also now home to four types of primates, Arkansas mountain lions, wild ducks, wolves, turkeys, peacocks and more.”


Barnyard Friends & Stables

“Welcome, to BarnYard Friends! Opened in 2006, it is a fun, educational and true petting zoo family experience allowing up-close, hands-on farm animal activity.”


 Little Rock Zoo

“The Little Rock Zoo’s mission is to inspire people to value and conserve our natural world.”


Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

“Situated atop the scenic Ozark Mountains on more than 450 acres, and home to approximately 100 exotic and native animals, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs is one of the largest and most well-respected Big Cat sanctuaries in North America.”





Other Field Trip Ideas 

Magic Springs Theme And Water Park

Theme and water park with thrill ride, family rides, kid rides and water park.





Are you still looking for more ideas for field trips in Arkansas? Check out our event section for  Arkansas day trips and more! If you have an event that you want to share, please add it as well. 


Do you have a location that would make a good field trip in Arkansas? Let me know in the comments below or contact me to get it added! 


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