Edmonton Day Trips, Field Trip Ideas, School Trips, Group Outings and Company Picnics
Looking for ideas for school groups, daycare children, Girl Guide and Boy Scout groups etc., here are some suggestions. Also if you are bringing a sports team or band to the city you may have some extra time for a fun and educational trip. Group bookings should always be made in advance.
Alberta Aviation Museum
Come discover how Northern Alberta's rich aviation history was made. Over 30 aircraft on display, flight simulators, exhibits, kid's activities and more.
K-12 programs. Call to custom design a full or half day field trip. Grade six "Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight" available.
Phone 780-453-1078 for details.
Experience parliamentary democracy at work in Alberta. Tours of the Legislature Building and Interpretive Centre can be tailored to your class or group with topics including levels of government, public policy or the role of elected representatives. There are other programs like Mock Legislature, which is a program with role-play for Grade 6 students that gives students a chance to experience first hand the parliamentary process. Other programs available. Call for details.
10800- 97 Avenue
Art Gallery of Alberta
The Art Gallery of Alberta's School Programs build bridges between viewers and artwork, strengthening the connection of art to life. Through interactive explorations of exhibitions, an array of studio opportunities and dynamic full-day programs, AGA School Programs relate artwork to students in an engaging and meaningful way.
2010 School Programs begin on Feb.22, 2010 in our new building on Churchill square. Check out current programs or book your school program online today at: http://www.youraga.ca/education/school-programs/
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 2C1
Devonian Botanic Garden
Devonian Gardens, Edmonton © EK
Beautiful outdoor gardens and indoor display of succulents, tropical butterflies, and orchids. Authentic Japanese Garden. Children and family courses. Garden/Plant oriented gift-shop.
Treat your class to a unique outdoor experience. Choose from various curriculum-based environmental programs, including; ponds, insects, plants, forest, animals and more.
Located 30 minutes from downtown Edmonton. Hwy 60, 5 km north of Devon
Edmonton Corn Maze
Visit Edmonton’s original corn maze where our huge, mind-bending corn maze will keep you guessing! Each year we unveil a new and exciting maze design and look forward to getting thousands of visitors lost. This years maze design promises to provide an amazing aerial view as well as a challenging maze. Though the correct pathways can be walked in under 30 minutes, most directionally-challenged visitors – adults and children alike – will require about one hour to travel through the maze of more than 5 km of twists and turns and 85 decision points.
To find the maze, take the Anthony Henday to Lessard Rd (approximately 45th ave). Turn west on Lessard Rd. Turn left onto 199st at the t- intersection and continue south to 23rd ave. Turn right at 23rd ave and continue 5km west. The maze is located on the southside of the road. www.edmontoncornmaze.ca/location/
Fort Edmonton Park
It’s living history at its best at Canada’s largest living history park! Four eras are featured: 1846 fur trade, 1885, 1905 and 1920’s. School and group programs can include activities dealing with fur trade, native people’s and pioneer life, history and more.
Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive
The Muttart Conservatory, located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley is Edmonton’s premier horticultural attraction. It features four beautiful glass pyramids.
The Muttart was recently renovated and reopened mid 2009. New programming space was added. All school programs have been redeveloped and include hands-on activities.
New cafe and gift shop available.
9626 96A Street
Prairie Gardens and Greenhouses
Prairie Gardens & Greenhouses © EK
Birthday and small group parties. Wagon rides, petting farm, old-fashioned farm fun, campfire hot dog roast, Great Prairie Corn Maze in fall. Located near Bon Accord, 25 km north of Edmonton.
Prairie Gardens tour guides will provide an enjoyable, educational tour especially designed for preschool, kindergarten or grade 1.
Country BBQ, Campfires and Hot-dog Roasts
Royal Alberta Museum
One of Canada’s most popular museums. Full range of exhibitions and activities for all ages. Some of the galleries include Wild Alberta, the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture and the Natural History Gallery, which includes the Bug Room, usually a hit with the kids.
12845 – 102 Avenue, Edmonton
Rutherford House, Edmonton © EK
Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site is the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford.
In 1911, A.C. Rutherford and his wife Mattie moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus.
Today, this restored and furnished post Edwardian home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.
11153 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton, Alberta
(780) 427-3995 or 422-2697 to book
Telus World of Science - Edmonton
Telus World of Science © EK
A variety of school field trips available based on different grade levels. Imax and Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre, visit five themed exhibit galleries, interpretive programs and labs.
Special programs for Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and Special Interest Groups are also available.
11211-142 Street, Edmonton
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Ukrainian Village © EK
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village provides interactive and authentic historical experiences depicting early settlement of Ukrainian immigrants in east central Alberta. Themes include Prairie Lifestyle and Great Achievements, Citizenship and Identities, Celebration and more.
25 minutes east of Edmonton on Hwy 16 (near Elk Island National Park)
University of Alberta Museums
University of Alberta Museums has collections which are accessible to the public and may be used to enhance school and family programs. For more information about each collection and how to book your visit please visit http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/VisitUs/MuseumLocations.aspx
West Edmonton Mall
Sea Lions Show, WEM © EK
West Edmonton Mall has various activities for groups and teams.
Marine Life Education Programs and Camps. Discover West Edmonton Mall’s fascinating marine life. Discover marine life and animals in Sea Life Caverns and Sea Lions Rock. West Edmonton Mall’s African penguins can also visit your classroom. Did you know the penguins have starred in a Hollywood Movie!
Attractions like Galaxyland and World Waterpark. Bring your group to one of the attractions. Group rates are available. Just play for the day or learn about physics on the rides. New indoor interactive water play area was added in spring 2008 to the waterpark.
School Bands and other performing groups etc. should call for details if interested.
Check back for more information to come on Field Trip/Group Trips.
See also Edmonton Birthday Parties
Edmonton Kids http://edmontonkids.com/Attractions/Day-Trips