Field Trip Ideas

Great Ideas for Field Trips


National Weather Station in Chanhassen

  • Fall open house with scout badge work tents
  • Private tours of facility
  • Call 361-6670

Stages Theater, 11th Ave North and Main Street in Hopkins

  • Behind the scenes tour and more!
  • On-going  play productions
  • Opportunity for Older Girls to usher!
  • Call 979-1123 (admin office) or 979-1111 (box office)

Chanhassen Dinner Theater, West 78th Street, Chanhassen

  • Live theater, back stage tours and more 
  • Call 934-1525 

Carlson’s Lloveable Llamas – 8380 Cty Rd 10 East, Waconia

  • Adorable llamas to learn about and walk!  This is SO worth it!
  • Highly recommended by several troops
  • Call 442-4244

 PROP Food Shelf – 8080 Mitchell Rd (located in the EP Police Department facility)

  • Hold your own community service/troop food drive any time and donate your items to PROP
  • Call 937-9120

Feed My Starving Children – 18738 Lake Drive East, Chanhassen

  • Assembly line packaging of meals to ship overseas
  • Recommended 2nd grade and up
  • Call 937-2329

Summerwood Residence – located next to St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Chanhassen

  • Make table decorations for holiday’s, sing, visit,  play games, have cookies and juice
  • Residents love having Girl Scouts come and visit!
  • Call 975-9955

 Way Cool Cooking School – 16544 W 78th St, Eden Prairie (in same strip mall as Kowalski’s in EP)

  • Programs designed with Girl Scouts in mind! 
  • Many menus available to choose from
  • $15 per person with $250 minimum
  • Call 949-6799 

 Domino’s Pizza – W 79th Street in Chanhassen

  • Tour the kitchen and prepare your own pizza
  • Call 934-6878 and ask for Manager

Kidz Klips – W 79th Street in Chanhassen

  • Get your hair done by a professional hair stylist; learn about hair care and more!
  • $20 per girl (approximately)
  • Call 934-4560

Empire Beauty School (formerly Scot Lewis) 964 Prairie Center Dr, Eden Prairie

  • Call 906-2117

American Girl Store – 5160 Center Court, Mall of America

  • Loaded with fun opportunities!
  • Shows, bistro etc
  • Anti Bullying program available
  • Call 1-877-247-5223

Champion Ballroom Dance – 550 Market Street, Chanhassen

  • Nice choice for “He and Me”dance night!
  • Call 934-2160

Golf Zone – 825 Flying Cloud Dr, Chaska (Highway 101 and 212)

  • Big Bear indoor mini golf and refreshments
  • Outdoor mini golf (seasonal)
  • $6 per child, $7 per adult  + weekly specials for students
  • Call 445-1500

Moose Mountain Adventure Golf  376 North Avenue , Mall of America

  • Call 883-8777 


Lakewinds Natural Foods – 435 Pond Promenade, Chanhassen 

  • Call 952-697-3366

Burwell House, Minnetonka Mills area

  • Beautiful, historic late 1800’s home restored by the city of Minnetonka
  • See website for tours and summer activities (ice cream social)

 Three Rivers Park District – various park locations in metro area, includes Lowry Nature Center

  • Numerous activities offered at locations around the metro…see website for details

Field Trip Factory online service

  • Helpful site for free local tours of Rainbow Foods and PetCo locations 

Buca Restaurant , Eden Prairie

  • Pizza party in the kitchen!
  • Call 934-9463


Michael’s Crafts, Eden Prairie

  • Crafts, classes and more
  • Call 942-3897

JoAnn Fabrics, Edina

  • GS badge work classes available                 
  • Call 831-5200 

 Archiver’s, Eden Prairie Center Lower level by Target entrance

  • Scrapbboking supplies, card making and much more
  • Call 943-8060

MN Landscape Arboretum

  • Seasonal activities and educators that can come to you!
  • Call 443-1400

MN Zoo, Apple Valley

  • Overnight with the Dolphins, GS day and more
  • Call 431-9200

Underwater Adventures, MOA

  • Overnights or field trips
  • Call 883-0202

Bakken Science Museum

  • Lots of GS connections for badge work and electricity fun
  • Call 612-926-3878

REI, Bloomington

  • Lots of outdoor and sporting opportunities, climbing wall and more
  • Call 884-4315

Gander Mountain, Eden Prairie

  • Hunting, fishing, sports and more
  • Call 944-5422
    Tamarack Nature Center, White Bear Township



    *This 320-acre nature preserve  runs a series of Girl Scout badge programs throughout the year. Program rate is $72 for up to 12 scouts. $6 each additional scout.
    *Girl scout programs include:
    Brownies – Earth and Sky; Eco-Explorer; Watching Wildlife:Pond Study Kit.
    Juniors: Earth Connections; Frosty Fun; Wildlife; Rocks Rock; Sky Search/Starry Skies.
    Cadettes: All About Birds, Wildlife
    *Phone 651-407-5350
    Download the current scout brochure at:

    Crystal Caves
       W965 State Road 29
    Spring Valley WI

    This nearby area has specialized designed workshops to fulfil the Junior Rocks Rock requirement. Program includes hands-on geology workshops plus an interpretive tour of Crystal Cave.
    *Program runs April through October.
    *Reservations required.
    *Cost $20 per participant.
    *Gem Panning available for additional cost
    *Phone 1-800-236-2283
    *Camping also available




Don’t forget to ask your parents about their interests or occupations (current or former).  You may have a chemist, pilot, lawyer, doctor, photographer, or who knows who right in your very troop!  Many parents would love the short term commitment of helping out for one meeting or field trip.

 Remember to look at opportunities around town, too.  Don’t forget about attending local High School girls’ athletic events!   Meet at the Chaska Community Center for skating or swimming!  Call ahead and see if you can arrange a trip to the vet clinic, post office, sheriff’s department, Home Depot, restaurants and more.  Our community has so much to offer!