Most of the locations will be in or around the Kansas City area but I will try to feature other cities and states as well. If you have any suggestions for places to feature on Field Trip Friday send me an e-mail (cutting coupons in kc at gmail dot com) with the name of the location and a link to the website.
Our first Field Trip is the Harry S. Truman Home in Independence, MO.
Cost: $4.00 Adult, Children 15 & under FREE
This field trip was very educational and a lot of fun. Not only did Connor get to see the home of a US President but he also got to see how people lived in the past. He especially liked touring the kitchen and the rotary phone. This field trip is ideal for children ages 5 & up but younger children would probably enjoy and learn from it as well.
Since the home is run and operated by the National Parks Service their is a Jr. Ranger program. The booklet is available to download here or you can pick one up at the Visitor's Center. There are 2 different books available, one for ages 5-8 and one for ages 9-12. Connor really enjoyed completing the activities in the book. Once complete, your child can turn it in at the Visitor's Center and a Park Ranger will have them take an oath and give them a badge and certificate.
There is a special page for teachers here. It includes field trip planning and curriculum materials.
(That is Connor, me & Aunt Jan in front of the Truman home)
Books we read before the Field Trip:
Go here to see all of the Field Trip Fridays.