Annotated Lists of Missouri Field Trips
Show Me St. Louis – KSDK
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Bonniebrook Gallery, Museum, and Homestead
Bonniebrook is on the National Register of Historic Places. Stroll the grounds, visit a faithful recreation of Rose O’Neill’s Ozarks mansion, and a museum dedicated to the life and works of Rose O’Neill, creator of the “Kewpies.”
485 Rose O’Neill Rd.
Walnut Shade, MO 65771
St. Louis Art Museum
Family Sundays. Drop in every Sunday afternoon anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm for hands-on art activities and a lively 30-minute family tour through the galleries. Each month’s activities focus on a different, family-friendly theme. Print out studies guides before you arrive. Family Tour leaves at 2:30 pm.
St. Louis, MO.
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We provide a place for students to come and learn about themselves and their lives through Churchill, making history relevant to their present and future.
501 Westminster Ave.
Fulton, MO 65251-1299
Gateway Arch Riverfront
Help your children learn about the Old West and the history of St. Louis while having a good time. The $3 National Park Entrance fee is waived for homeschool families, just give them your last name or name of your homeschool. Homeschool groups of 20 or more qualify for group rates and complimentary tickets (buy 19 tickets and the 20th is free). At least one chaperone per 10 students is recommended.
Missouri State Museum
The museum houses an impressive collection of exhibits portraying the state’s natural and cultural history. Museum staff provide tours of the Capitol and also manage Jefferson Landing State Historic Site, including the Elizabeth Rozier Gallery. Free educational tours are available at the Capitol in Jefferson City. Groups of 10 or more can register at [email protected]. The Museum has traveling trunks educators can borrow regarding the Civil War and Lewis and Clark.
First Floor, State Capitol
201 W. Capitol
Jefferson City, MO 65101
National Archives at Kansas City
Now located in a new facility in the Union Station District of Kansas City. Educator Resources of possible interest to youth studying history. Arrange for a docent-guided tour if going with a large group.
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Mark Twain Cave & Campground
“…the cave was but a labyrinth of crooked aisles that ran into each other and out again and led nowhere. It was said that one might wander days and nights together through its intricate tangle of rifts and chasms and never find the end of the cave.” Mark Twain, Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
1 mile South of Hannibal on Highway 79
Missouri Institute of Natural Science
The Museum offers two ways for parents of homeschoolers to expose their children to the study of Natural History: Homeschoolers’ Tours and Homeschoolers’ Workshops. Fossil diggingencouraged.
2327 W. Farm Road 190
Springfield, MO 65810
Shatto Milk Company
Tours of the dairy, processing and bottling facility are available by appointment. Shatto Milk Company schedules tours Tuesday through – Saturday throughout the year.
9406 N. HWY. 33
Osborn, MO 64474
Contact Sherri Shatto at (816) 930-3862.
Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum
The self-guided, accessible museum has many hands-on, how-things-work displays. The displays were created to inspire an interest in engineering and history. Boy Scouts can utilize the museum to meet one of their Inventing and Engineering merit badge requirements. It is located in the 426-acre historic Jefferson Barracks Park which is a 15 minute drive south of downtown St. Louis.
12 Hancock Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Union Station Kansas City
The Station is home to an interactive science center, a vibrant theater district featuring giant-screen movies and live theater, fine restaurants, unique shops, and much more.
30 West Pershing Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Kansas City Zoo
All of our programs that we offer public education teachers are also available for homeschool parents, such as an outreach trunk full of things from Africa or Australia. There’s a zoomobile you could arrange to come visit your park day group. The zoo itself has over 900 animals from 6 continents.
Located in the middle of middle of Swope Park.
St. Louis Zoo
The Education Department offers programs designed to help individuals and families of all ages and abilities learn through experience, involvement and discovery.
One Government Drive
St. Louis, MO 63110
In St. Louis, MO (314) 781-0900. Toll-free: (800) 966-8877
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