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Time4Learning Demos

Iowa Field Trips with Kids

Annotated Lists

Field Trips In Iowa
List for teachers.

Civic Resources

Metro Waste Authority Tours of the Landfill and Recycling Facility
In Des Moines is partnering with Environmental Concern, Inc. to make a wetlands workshop available to educators (of all kinds) in Iowa. Tours of the Metro Park East Landfill are available as part of MWA’s education programs.


Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
Take a ride on historic train. Enjoy learning about the history of railroading at the Iowa Railway Museum. Thomas the Tank Engine™ returning to Boone September 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, 2007. Boone, 800-626-0319

Effigy Mounds National Monument
Today, over two-hundred mounds are preserved intact here; thirty-one are effigies in the shape of bears and birds found along hiking trails offering magnificent views of the Mississippi River. 151 HWY 76, Harpers Ferry, (563) 873-3491

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
The future president was born in a small, two-room cottage in 1874. Today the Birthplace Cottage, along with other historic buildings associated with his early childhood in West Branch, is the centerpiece of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. West Branch. (319) 643-2541

Natural Science

Blank Park Zoo
Inspires an appreciation of the natural world through conservation, education and recreation. 7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, (515) 323-8383

Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science
A one-stop opportunity to explore the history and environments of the Mississippi River Valley and faraway places too. 1717 West 12th St., Davenport, (319) 324-1933


Grout Museums: Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
This interactive science center provides fun hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life. 322 Washington Street (street address), 503 South Street, Waterloo, IA 50701, (319) 234-6357

Science Center of Iowa
SCI is dedicated to providing a variety of interactive classes and activities that engage families and friends as they embark on a journey of discovery. 4500 Grand Ave., Des Moines, (515) 274-4138

Science Station
A science and technology center which provides entertaining learning experiences that inspire and stimulate the imagination. 427 First Street, SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1808, (319) 366-0968

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