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Field Trip Opportunities

Find organizations and businesses that welcome Girl Scout individuals and troops for field trips and events. Reach out to these venues directly to learn about their rates, facilities and programs.

Abamath

11000 Cedar Lake Road,
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Abamath offers computers and robotics programs for girls to learn technology skills while having fun and playing games. The Lego robotics programs are geared to help girls work in teams to accomplish goals and have fun while learning fundamental computer skills.

Learn more about Abamath

American Worskhop

1170 Cliff Road East
Burnsville, MN 55337

Learn, build, and create woodworking projects with American Workshop! American Workshop provides the instructors, curriculum, and materials so all you need to do is show up ready for a great activity. They can helpt girls earn badges such as Cadette Woodworker, assist with the woodworking aspects of any Take Action project and can customize a visit to meet your troops’ needs.

Learn more about American Workshop

Animal Humane Society

Multiple locations in the Twin Cities Metro Area

The Animal Humane Society offers programs for girls to earn patches on animal care, and they provide opportunities for service projects at their facilities.

Animal Humane Society’s Scout Programs

Bloomington Theatre and Art Center

1800 W Old Shakopee Rd,
Bloomington, MN 55431

The Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC) offers Girl Scout classes designed to be cooperative and collaborative educational experiences where girls and professional artists move through a creative experience together. BTAC regularly offers classes that allow girls to work on a variety of badges. Contact BTAC for more information on classes and to schedule tours of their facilities.

Learn more on the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center website.

Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center

2900 19th Street NW,
Rochester, MN 55901

Cascade Meadow offers unique and engaging education programs that support badges and journeys for juniors, (including animal habitats, flowers, gardener, and get moving), as well as for brownies (including senses, bugs, and wonders of water). Contact Cascade Meadow for more information on our programs and to schedule your troop’s next favorite field trip!

Learn more on the Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center website.

Claymate Creations

Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St NE
Studio 151 (Main Box #149)
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Claymate Creations offers Girl Scouts a custom program, instruction and guidance from professional artist, Anjee Emerson. Girl Scouts will plan and design their own unique sculptures, create their pieces and learn about using clay together. The workshops currently offered work toward the Brownie Potter Badge, Junior Jeweler Badge, or the Cadette Comic Artist Badge.

Learn more about Claymate Creations’ programs for Girl Scouts.

Color Me Mine

Eagan, Rochester, and Maple Grove

Color Me Mine in Eagan, Rochester, and Maple Grove have classes for all levels of scouting and badges! Each class receives a lesson on a specific topic based around the Journeys for Daisies through Juniors and paints a related ceramic piece. All classes are $25.00/Child and they will receive a great Color Me Mine badge for their sash or vest.

Learn more about Color Me Mine programs for Girl Scouts.

Como Park Zoo + Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN ‎

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has been an inspirational destination for kids of all ages for over 100 years. We offer a wide variety of programs in a unique setting that allow girls to explore the wonders of nature in a whole new way. We have three options for troops: Do it yourself badge classes are filled through registration with Girl Scouts River Valleys; Smaller groups can join others during our prescheduled Polar Bear Patch programs; Large troops can book exclusive Polar Bear Patch programs on dates that are convenient for their groups.

Learn more about Como Park and Conservatory

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

102 East Crex Avenue
Grantsburg, WI 54840

Crex Meadows’ Wildlife Education programs offer hands-on experiences to guide participants in discovering new concepts in science, math, literature, art, and more through the natural world. Crex Meadows has created programs that allow Girl Scouts to earn badges, including the Brownie Bugs, Hiker, and Letterboxer badges, Junior Camper, Geocacher, and Animal Habitats badges, and Cadette Trees, Night Owl, and Trailblazing badges.

Learn more about Crex Meadows’ educational programs.

Dome Ranch

W2332 County Rd G
Elmwood, WI 54740

Dome Ranch is available as a resource for badge work or Journey books, especially in the areas of animals, cooking (healthy produce), how to eat locally, outdoors, and nature. Tell them what you are looking for and they will do their best to accommodate your badge and journey needs.

Visit Dome Ranch’s website.

Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics

3340 Sherman Ct, Mendota Heights, MN

Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth Orthodontics would like to welcome all Girl Scouts to come explore and have fun! We offer several different options for your Girl Scout to earn badges.  The Girl Scouts will learn how to take impressions while exploring each others teeth. While in our office the girls will feel like Junior Orthodontics while growing and learning in a fun safe environment. Please give our office a call to have your next field trip at our office. Flexible night and weekend options are available.

Visit Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth’s wesite.

Fish & Richardson

60 S 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Fish & Richardson is please to announce a new initiative with the Girl Scouts of America. Fish has created a program that allows Girl Scouts to earn the Innovation Badge and Intellectual Property Patch, which can be achieved through exploring the topics of inventorship and intellectual property. By guiding participants in exercises in patent, trademark, and copyright law, Fish hopes young women will learn about this field and become interested in what it entails. Contact Fish for more information and to schedule an event today.

Learn more about Fish & Richardson

Great River Greening

35 West Water Street, Suite 201
Saint Paul, MN 55107-2016

Great River Greening leads and inspires community-based restoration of natural areas and open spaces. Take Action opportunities provided by Great River Greening tie into activities and themes found in the Girl Scout Journeys, especially the “It’s Your Planet–Love it!” Series.

Visit the Great River Greening website.

I Am Initiative

South Minneapolis

The I Am Initiative has developed events to help Girl Scout Brownies through Ambassadors earn Journey awards. Their events a teach girls the power of believing in who they are and guiding them to discover their inner strengths.

Learn more on the I Am Initiative website.

Ice Castles

Eden Prairie, MN

This winter, Ice Castles, LLC, will bring a one-of-a-kind experience to Eden Prairie, MN, as it unveils a massive castle made only of ice. The Ice Castle will feature lofty ice towers, shimmering archways, glowing tunnels, narrow slot canyons, glossy stalactites, and frozen thrones – all made entirely of ice. The Ice Castle will begin construction in late November and is expected to be open to the public December 26 through March 2015, weather permitting. Girl Scout groups, with a minimum of 10 people, will receive a discounted rate and a guided tour by an Ice Castle staff member.

Learn more at The Ice Castle’s website.

KidzArt

Various locations in NE Metro

KidzArt workshops make it fun and easy to fulfill creative badge requirements. We come to you with everything needed from artist quality materials to certified instructors and professionally developed curriculum to bring the joy of art to all levels of Scouting. Our unique approach uses the creative process to build self-confidence, teach problem solving skills, and encourage outside-the-box- thinking. Programs target Brownie-Painter and Potter, Junior-Drawing and Jeweler, Cadette-Comic Artist and Book Artist, Senior-Collage and Textile Artist badges. Programs can also be customized to fulfill other Scouting requirements or provide a fun activity for an end-of-year celebration or a team building exercise.

KidzArt website

Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center

15375 Norell Ave N
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Warner Nature Center emphasizes experiential learning in all of its programs, providing Girl Scouts with many opportunities to learn by doing. Warner’s programs are focused on experiential learning by being outside, seeing live animals, and learning by doing hands-on activities. Daisies through Ambassadors can work toward STEM and Outdoor Awareness/Environmental Stewardship badges such as Bugs, Senses, Flowers, Trees, Water, Hiker, Camper, Digital Photographer, Geocacher, and Animal Habitats.

Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center website

Northern Clay Center

2424 Franklin Avenue East
Minneapolis, MN 55406

NCC combines education and hand’s on experience with 2-3 hour workshops. Girls will create and decorate projects with an experienced teaching artist. Girl Scouts are welcome to get a free 45 minute tour of Northern Clay Center as time allows. Great match for the Brownie Potter badge or any badge dealing with creating objects or self expression can be adapted. In addition to workshops at Northern Clay Center, the ClayToGo program can also bring a clay workshop to you.

Visit the Northern Clay Center’s website.

North Star Museum of Boy Scouting + Girl Scouting

2640 E Seventh Avenue
North Saint Paul, MN 55109

The North Star Museum has a large collection of historical uniforms and scouting memorabilia. They also hold regular classes and programs.

North Star Museum’s website

Orthodontics by Hipple

1480 Yankee Doodle Road
Eagan, MN 55121

Orthodontics by Hipple aims to educate in a fun and caring atmosphere. It is focused on creating healthy smiles and good dental habits that can last a lifetime. Girls may choose from a list of different areas of dental healthcare and orthodontics to create their own field trip experience. There is a variety of hands on learning in topics ranging from dental anatomy to dental careers.

Orthodontics by Hipple’s website

Red Cross

The Red Cross has developed several volunteer projects that would make good service work or take action projects for older girls.

Northern Minnesota Region

Email their Volunteer Resources Director or call 612-872-3276.

Learn more on their website.

Western Wisconsin Region

Email their volunteer department to learn more about their needs.

Learn more on their website.

River Bend Nature Center

1000 Rustad Road
Faribault, MN 55021-0186

River Bend Nature Center offers knowledgeable staff naturalists that can help Girl Scouts discover, enjoy, understand, and preserve the incredible natural world that surrounds them, while earning achievements for scout advancement. The River Bend Nature Center offers programs that allow Girl Scouts to earn badges, including the Brownie Bugs, Hiker, and Letterboxer badges, Junior Camper, Geocacher, and Animal Habitats badges, and Cadette Trees, Night Owl, and Trailblazing badges.

Learn more on their website.

Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America

Mall of America
120 E Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425

Girls at all grades/levels can fulfill the requirements of the “It’s Your Planet–Love It!” Journey at the Sea Life Aquarium.

Sea Life Aquarium’s Scout Programs

Science Explorers

620 Mendelssohn Ave North Suite 161
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Science Explorers provides high-quality science and art education programs to children aged 3–14. They have prepared events and activities for Girl Scout Daisies through Cadettes to work on STEM, Healthy Living and Outdoor Awareness badges.

Learn more on the Science Explorers website.

Scott Spinks: Children’s Illustrator + Writer

Twin Cities Metro and Southern Minnesota

Scott Spinks, a Children’s Illustrator and Writer, provides programming for Girl Scouts working on the Junior Drawing badge and the Cadette Book Artist and Comic Artist badges. His hands-on courses are customizable to the needs of individual troops, and can be held in most locations in Central or Southern Minnesota.

Learn more on his website.

S.T.E.M. Bunnies

2401 E Old Shakopee Rd,
Bloomington, MN 55425

The kid-created S.T.E.M. Bunnies program reinforces grade-appropriate concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Volunteer Instructors, Rabbit Breeders and Apprentices (Grade 6-12) will guide girls to experience “hands-on, minds-on” learning together while observing, playing with and taking care of bunnies.

S.T.E.M. Bunnies website

Three Rivers Park District

Various locations in West Metro

Three Rivers Park District is a park system in the west suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area of Minnesota. The name “Three Rivers” comes from the parks’ geography, situated within the watersheds that flow into three significant rivers to the region: the Mississippi, the Minnesota, and the Crow. Three Rives Park District offers a variety of programs that compliment various badges and activities in STEM and Outdoor Awareness. Girls may participate in hands on experiences such as geocaching, archery, kayaking, skiing, fishing, and snowshoeing.

Learn more on their website.

Twin Cities Environmental Education Consulting, LLC

Twin Cities Metro Area

TCEEC offers quality, hands-on environmental and natural sciences educational programs focusing on Minnesota natural history. Programs and activities can help girls earn various Brownie-Ambassador naturalist badges, such as Bugs, Flowers, Trees, Sky, and Water.

TCEEC is currently accepting registrations for SciGirls Citizen Science: Birding. Citizen Science is all about everyday people gathering scientific data and submitting reports to help out the scientists who can’t possibly be everywhere all the time to record this information. During this 8 session program, girls will learn the basics of bird identification and recording the number and species of birds seen at a given time.

Learn more about Citizen Science or other Girl Scout programs on TCEEC’s website

Vertical Endeavors

Vertical Endeavors-Minneapolis and Vertical Endeavors-St. Paul are full-service indoor rock climbing gyms offering special discount days for Girl Scouts troops.

Learn more on their website.

Way Cool Cooking School

The Way Cool Cooking School welcomes Girl Scout troops for sessions to help them learn cooking skills while working on badges. They have sessions prepared to help Brownies earn their Snacks Badge, Juniors earn their Simple Meals Badge, and Cadettes earn the New Cuisines Badge and Eating for Beauty Badge.

Learn more on their website.

Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry offers Girl Scouts the opportunity to experience hands-on learning through outdoor adventure. Scouts and their families may register for any of our scheduled public trips throughout North America. Customized trips can also be coordinated for individual scout troops. Wilderness Inquiry provides everything needed for a safe and enjoyable experience, including trip planning, certified guides, meals and quality gear. Girl Scouts can earn badges in the naturalist, outdoors, and adventure series.

Wilderness Inquiry website

Wisconsin Historical Museum

The Wisconsin Historical Museum offers a variety of badge workshops for Boy and Girl Scouts. These workshops are planned and developed according to the specifications of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout handbooks.

Workshops are scheduled at various intervals throughout the year, and we can schedule special sessions for groups of five or more for Cub Scouts and ten or more for Girl Scouts.

Email their Museum Education Department, or call 608-264-6557, for more information or to schedule a workshop.

Learn more on their website.