Kansas February 17, 2016
11 Amazing Field Trips Every Kansan Took As A Kid… And Should Retake Now
A few of my most fond memories of school involved leaving the premise and riding the bus to a new and exciting location. I, of course, am referring to school field trips, (AKA the greatest thing EVER). If you are a Kansas native, you may remember taking some of these epic field trips:
1. Konza Prairie (Manhattan)
What better way to learn about Kansas's diverse ecosystem than by actually experiencing it for yourself?
2. Cosmosphere (Hutchinson)
One of my husband's favorite field trips was learning about science and space at the Cosmosphere...
3. Strataca (Hutchinson)
...and then traveling to the center of the earth to see a working salt mine in person.
4. Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home (Abilene)
Ike loved the Sunflower State, and students love learning about the Kansas legend at this large and impressive museum.
5. Sternberg Museum of Natural History (Hays)
When it comes to learning about paleontology, there is not better place to visit than the Sternberg, which features life-size replicas, fossil collections and even hands-on exhibits.
6. Museum of World Treasures (Wichita)
This educational treasure allowed us all to step back in time to see Egyptian mummies, dinosaurs, sports and military legends.
7. Lied Center (Lawrence)
If you were a choir and/or theater kid (like myself), you probably took in a show here...
8. Topeka Performing Arts Center (Topeka)
9. Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center (Wichita)
10. Monument Rocks (Grinnell)
Geology rocks. (See what I did there?)
11. Kansas State Capitol (Topeka)
Finally, who can forget visiting the historic Capitol building and climbing the 296 steps to the top of the dome?
Which Kansas field trips were your favorite? Let us know in the comments!