Field TripsField Trip Coordinator: Wanda Collazo
2016- 2017 SCCCHE Field Trip Overview
Activities are for SCCCHE member families & their guests only, unless otherwise noted.
If a field trip fits into your home school schedule then, please join us!
- Please review Field Trip Etiquette and Modesty Guidelines on www.SCCCHE.org, and check weekly SCCCHE email announcements for updates to this listing as well as the SCCCHE google group emails in case of inclement weather.
- Please note that ending times are approximates.
- Please contact Wanda Collazo with any questions. Please send your completed field trip registration and payments to Wanda.
- Please make checks payable to Wanda Collazo unless otherwise noted.
- Include number and ages of attendees.
Consider any payment to be non-refundable. There may be cases when a credit can be given for a future field trip. However, that depends on the specific field trip. To be safe, always assume that no credit will be given.
If you haven’t paid by the deadline, you forfeit your spot and someone from the waiting list can be moved up into your place. Remember that SCCCHE gets the discounts and is committed to these field trips based on those who signed up for the trips. If we cannot honor our commitment at these establishments, then we not only lose the discounted price, but we also lose our credibility and set a bad example as Christians.
We can't wait to see you and your students on the trip!
These events are also listed on the SCCCHE FB page(members only) and will be sent out to the SCCCHE Google Group.
June 5 from 10:00 - 3:oo
- minimum 15 (6 to 1 ratio)
- $9.00 P.P. ($5 additional for rooftop-optional to be paid there)
- Arrive to the museum by 9:50
- Lunch @ 12:30; bring a sack lunch
- parking in lot on 16th Street, $5 cash only
- payment due by May 28
Ideas for Independent Field Trips
A playground for creativity, TechShop is an open-access, DIY workshop and fabrication studio. We are a community-based space where entrepreneurs, artists, makers, teachers, and students come together to learn and work together.
What they offer:
TechShop provides access to instructional classes, events, and over $1 million worth of professional equipment and software at each location. Each of our facilities includes laser cutters, plastics and electronics labs, a machine shop, a woodshop, a metalworking shop, a textiles department, welding stations, and class and conference rooms. Free coffee and fresh popcorn are always available for your enjoyment. Members have open access to design software, featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, and huge project areas with large work tables are available for completing projects and working with others.
Most importantly, you can explore the world of making in a collaborative and creative environment. Our incredible community of members provides inspiration and support for creating projects, and comprehensive instruction and coaching from our engaging staff ensure you have a safe, meaningful, and rewarding experience.
We also offer a number of additional services to help engage people in the act of making. TechShop has developed experience-driven corporate events to bring teams together, youth programming to encourage young makers, prototyping services, and so much more.
Home School Mondays @ the Magic House
On select Mondays from 9:30-11:30 am, home school families and organizations can tour The Magic House when the museum is closed to the public. The two-hour reserved program includes exploration of the museum. The discounted admission rate for this program is $3.00 per person and children under the age of 1 are free. Here is the schedule for the 2016-2017 school year:
Days for the 2016-2017 are finished. Please watch here for 2017-2018 days.
St Louis Science Center Family events
They offer educational opportunities such as Family Med School days and Family Science Saturdays. Below is a link to some more information about these programs.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home
Located in Mansfield, MO. (About 4 hours southwest of Belleville.) Tour the home of Laura Ingalls, author of the Little House Book Series.
Located in Petersburg, KY (About 6 hours east of Belleville.) The Creation Museum presents a "walk through history." Designed by a former Universal Studios exhibit director, this state-of-the-art 60,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life. Founded by Answers in Genesis and Ken Ham.
The state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Eden’s Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings.
St Louis Symphony Orchestra
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has student concerts you can purchase individual tickets for. The concerts are geared to specific age groups but all ages are welcome to attend. The conductor typically gives an explanation of the musician, style, period, etc., then they play a short piece, talk some more, then a longer piece. Concerts typically last an hour. Educator guides are available on the website.
The 2016-2017 year program has concluded. Please watch for dates for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Brussels Free Ferry
The Brussels ferry crosses over the Illinois River and connects Pierre Marquette State Park to the southernmost tip of Calhoun County. For information, call (618) 786-3636.
Underground Railroad Tours
Commemorate the heritage and black history of the Alton region with a tour along the "Alton Route" of the Underground Railroad. There were no railroad tracks or trains present, just the sounds of the footsteps of runaway slaves escaping to their freedom along the tunnels of the Underground Railroad. Located in the free state of Illinois, Alton's riverfront location along the Mighty Mississippi played a vital role in helping slaves make connections to the freedom of the northern U.S. Buried beneath the streets of Alton, remnants of this period in history still exist. There are more than nine Underground Railroad sites located throughout the region.
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
212 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM DAILY
112 N. Sixth Street, Springfield, IL 62701
Public and Research Hours
Monday -- Friday -- 9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday – Closed
10501 Gravois Rd. St. Louis, MO 63123
Grant’s Farm is home to more than 1,000 animals, representing more than 100 different species from six continents. Tours, interpretive programs, petting and feeding zoos and home of the Anheuser Bush Clydesdales.
Endangered Wold Center
Tyson Research Center
P.O. Box 760 Eureka, MO 63025
A private, nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of the wolf and other endangered canids through education, research and captive breeding - offers tours, classes, and hosts annual open house.
The Butterfly House
Faust Park Chesterfield, MO 63017
A tropical conservatory housing more than a thousand tropical butterflies in free flight offering tours, classes, camps, teacher resources, and public events.
Fitz's Bottling Company
Learn the history of this famous company and the history of root beer. Watch as the root beer is being bottled. There’s a special lunch menu to enjoy and when you’re done go outside and walk along the famous St. Louis “Star Search”. Contact Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 726-9555.
Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 Saint Louis Ave St Louis, MO 63106
St Louis City Museum
Mon – Tues 9am till 5pm
Wed – Thurs 9am till 5pm
Fri – Sat 9am till Midnight
Sun 11am till 5pm
St Louis Art Museum
Tuesday–Sunday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday, 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The Museum is open New Year’s Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Tours and Group visits also available.
Museum of Transportation
Available activities vary by day. Please visit the website for more information.