Think field trips aren't possible right now? Think again. Take your kids, your learning pod or entire classroom on a virtual field trip to these St. Louis Family attractions.
Metro Theater Company:
Take your class on a virtual field trip to see the production And in This Corner . . . Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin. Available for on-demand streaming September 21 through November 6, this production is available for school in the St. Louis area and across the country at no cost. Recommended for ages 8 and up, the play was a hit of the 2015-16 theater season and generated numerous accolades for Metro Theater Company. Approximate run time is 70 minutes. Learn more and set up your virtual field trip at metroplays.org.
Take a tour of Purina Farms from the comforts of your home. Virtually meet all the wonderful animals that call Purina Farms home and the canines who perform as part of the Purina Incredible Dog Team. Hear from the Purina Farms team of pet lovers on the unique characteristics of each pet featured during the field trip and discover interesting facts about their abilities, personalities and care. Watch now!
You can watch trainer tips, incredible performing pets, learn about Pet Education Boxes and Virtual Birthday Greetings at purinafarms.com or follow the hashtag #purinafarmstohome on social media channels.
The Magic House:
The Magic House is offering a brand new interactive learning experience in Virtual Field Trips. With the help of technology, kids from preschool through grade 5 will enjoy a field trip to The Magic House without ever learning their classroom or home. Each session features 30 minutes of live, interactive exploration of a topic and exhibit, specifically designed to align with national and state academic standards. In advance of each field trip, teachers will receive supporting documents to prepare for the fun-filled experience. You can customize your Virtual Field Trip to The Magic House by contacting Shane Strode. Visit magichouse.org for more information.
Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids.
Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making).
Attention parents of preschoolers! Looking for some socially distanced, in-person learning and fun? Visit MADE for Kids, the satellite location of The Magic House for Toddler Tinker Time. Toddler Tinker Time is free for members of The Magic House and free for residents of the city of St. Louis, and $5 per person for others. Includes all-day admission to MADE for Kids.
Need a break from virtual learning screen time? Schedule a family field trip to MADE for Kids! On Friday mornings, a limited number of families will be able to enjoy a special field trip where educators from The Magic House, MADE for Kids will lead them through fun, interactive STEAM learning experiences. Each family will have their own workspace to ensure social distancing, and families are welcome to stay and play after their field trip.