Let us be your classroom outside of your classroom. Over 10,000 students are served annually with these fun instructional field trips.

During a Paradise Park field trip students participate in four educational activities from the list below and also receive one hour of creative play time in the children’s edutainment center, foam factory and mini golf.

Alphabet Mania (Pre-k thru K)

Letters are the building blocks of our language. This field trip focuses on students having fun with the alphabet while they enjoy all of the unique educational environments created in our Children’s Edutainment Center.

Students will enjoy learning in the following creative stations to:

• Build an edible coconut tree in the children’s cooking area and then enjoy eating the letters while engaging in alphabet talk.
• Build a coconut tree made of letters.
• Organize the alphabet into the correct order, match upper and lower case letters and build words at our interactive themed station.
• Participate in a variety alphabet games to reinforce letter recognition and memory skills.

Animals on the Farm (Pre-k thru K)

All the animals on the farm visit Paradise Park. Recognize farm animal and their sounds along with the animals important to us while using position words to build your own farm are incorporated in the curriculum.

Students will enjoy learning in the following creative stations to:

• Use music and puppets to learn farm animals and their sounds in our performance area.
• Fill a barn with farm animals using stamps and counting strategies.
• Practice position, classification, and following directions while creating a barnyard of animals.
• Identify the living conditions of various farm animals while creating an edible pig pen in our interactive cooking area. It makes food…fun!

Colors, Patterns, Shapes, & Sequences (Pre-k thru K)

Young students will enjoy this fun field trip that imprints the basics of education. Appreciate the learning environment throughout our Children’s Edutainment Center while our teachers reaffirm the concepts taught in the classroom.

Students will enjoy learning in the following creative stations to:

• Use patterns to create different sequences using fruits, animals, sandwiches, and colors.
• Recognize colors while identifying and using basic shapes to create a story in our performance area.
• Make ABC patterns to take home using a combination of colors and shapes in the art studio.
• Create a “shapes & colors cookie” while counting how many of the learned features are present in our interactive children’s cooking area.

Dinosaurs (pre-k thru 4th Grade)

Millions of years have helped shape our planet and dinosaurs dominated Earth for many of those years. This educational discovery lets students travel through the Jurassic period and features numerous options for a great field trip of hands-on learning.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations for their students to:

• Make a fossilized dinosaur egg, name dinosaurs, or construct a dinosaur skeleton from assorted bones in the art studio.
• Discover new and interesting facts of the Jurassic period as our Earth was evolving and serving as the home of dinosaurs in the performance area.
• Build and eat a “tar pit” complete with edible dinosaurs in the children’s cooking area.
• Construct dinosaur skeletons from the fossil remains found in Paradise Park’s tar pit.
• Draw a “How to Name a Dinosaur” book, complete with fun facts and unique attributes.

Ecology (1st thru 7th Grade)

Earth is our home and we need to take care of it. Teachers focus on using our educational play areas to help our young learners identify bones, understand the concept of adaptation and discover the details of animal environments.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations for their students to:

• Discover the effects of water pollution in our water play area.
• Make an awesome art project from reused items in our art studio.
• Fill the biomes with plants and animals.
• Observe adaptations of invertebrate and vertebrate animals.
• Explore how water becomes polluted and effects of water pollution on the animals living in and near the water.
• Explore lake, river, and ocean environments using our water table in the water play area.
• Learn about the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle during interactive activities throughout Paradise Park’s environment.
• Work through the details of building a landfill and then understand the importance of caring for our environment while making a delicious layered snack in the interactive cooking area.
• Create the Arctic Ocean with an edible polar bear in the Children’s interactive cooking area.

Fall Harvest (pre-k thru 2nd Grade)

The farm is a great place to appreciate every harvest. Most kids never get a chance to experience life on the farm, so we celebrate with bountiful fun as the students take a hayride and learn about all the activities that take place on the farm.

Students will enjoy learning in the following creative stations to:

• Enjoy an adventurous hayride adventure and sing songs through our 15-acre park that has been themed to appreciate the beauty of fall on the farm and gather your mini personal pumpkin.
• Make an scientific pumpkin to take home.
• Discuss the history of the campfire while you take an imaginary ride with our teachers on a wagon train. Make and eat your own s’mores too!
• Learn about the crops we grow and the role scarecrows play on the farm while building a scarecrow.

Fatal Vision (5th - 10th Grade)

Drugs and alcohol drastically change a person’s behavior. This field trip is geared towards sharing an awareness of the negative effects that drugs and alcohol abuse can produce. We focus on teaching young teens about the senses they lose when they abuse drugs and alcohol, while educating how students create dangerous situations when they lose control of their faculties.

Students will use Fatal Vision Simulator Goggles to:

• Perform a variety of gross motor skills, along with cognitive activities, to gather and record data as it relates to interpreting the results of alcohol and drug impairment.
• Perform a series of simple activities with daytime vs. nighttime, moderate or high impairment goggles, and then compare those same activities without goggles.
• Summarize the experiences of the field trip and share the results to determine the potentially fatal consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.

Force, Motion and Simple Machines (1st thru 7th Grade)

Making science fun as students “climb into” the principles of force and motion. This educational curriculum takes advantage of our facility to explore science while enjoying a wide selection of our different attractions. Applying scientific concepts will help students understand the importance of science in our lives.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations, or combine activities from another field trip with this field trip topic, for their students to:

• Use balanced and unbalanced forces to climb the rock wall.
• Enjoy making an edible gravity treat while predicting and testing gravitational pull.
• Predict and test friction from a variety of surfaces that may surprise you…
• Test students’ hypotheses of pulley systems and learn how to calculate the mechanical advantage.
• Calculate your horsepower while learning about force, power, and work. Then compare how well you match up to this standard form of power measurement.
• Discover the effects of momentum on moving objects on the tools our team has created to help all students grasp this concept.
• Use a variety of on-site pulley systems to share with your students. Use these unique teaching tools to physically move some of the classmates and determine the mechanical advantage of each pulley system.
• Explore the relationship among wheel and axle, wedges, screws, and inclined planes and identify their applications in our daily lives at the simple tools station.
• Move a weight using inclined planes of various lengths and determine the mechanical advantage of each inclined plane.
• Make cookie diagrams using one of the three classes of levers and then eat the levers in our interactive cooking area.
• Lift weights using all three lever systems and determine the efficiency of each lever system.

Five Senses Fun (pre-K thru 2nd Grade)

Preschool and elementary students learn what makes our bodies work. All of our senses help us become aware of how everything affects us each day. This field trip focuses on the work our body does, even when we don’t know it is working, through fun and creative activities.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations for their students to:

• Explore the senses while making an edible snowman.
• Construct an “optical illusion” art project and learn about the eye and how vision works, as well as how the brain is “fooled” with an optical illusion.
• Construct Mr. Potato Head with what he needs to use the five senses and then go on a “listening walk” with him to learn where sounds evolve, how the ear works, and identify the sounds while using listening skills.
• Take turns smelling, listening, and touching items using their sense of smell, sound and touch. Students will also recall the other senses through the use of our sensory boxes and tactical equipment.
• Explore the senses, using scented and colored play dough.

Geography Games Geography (1st thru 5th Grade)

Understanding directions and finding your way is a very important skill to have throughout your life. This featured field trip helps students apply mapping and wayfinding skills throughout our 15-acre park which combines geographical learning with fun. Through utilizing the unique teaching tools our educators have constructed on site, they will help all students better understand the principles of geography.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations for their students to:

• Draw a map of Paradise Park with a directional legend.
• Use a map of Paradise Park to find suggested mapping points throughout our facility.
• Observe the cardinal ordinates during a creative cooking activity in the interactive cooking area.
• Demonstrate the settlement of new territories with a grid of population and then display the population density within the grid.
• Design a grid of the rock wall and then climb the wall following the grid pattern the students created.
• Build a map of the United States with regional produce common to a state and then display the products grown.
• Travel to California in 1849 and pan for gold using our interactive panning stream.
• Make a map of Missouri or Kansas using grids, legends, and cardinal points.
• Complete a map of the Kansas City area while learning the historical significance of locations.

Math Counts (pre-k thru 7th Grade)

Math is the basic tool use throughout the world. Our field trip focuses on applying mathematical concepts and incorporating them into real life situations.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations for their students to:

• Make cookies, count the number of each item used, and then determine the cost of each cookie.
• Collect descriptive data and display the data on graphs after scaling our 24’ tall rock climbing wall.
• Count money, select and pay for items.
• Sort goods, count selections, and use math skills to determine the total price of different grocery items.
• Build circles, squares, and rectangles using triangles and other shapes to reinforce geometric math concepts.
• Identify geometric shapes within Paradise Park while participating in a geometric scavenger hunt around our 15-acre indoor and outdoor park.
• Measure length, width, perimeter or area using various mathematical units and devices in the mathematical station.
• Form patterns with food, money, animals and stamps.
• Our younger students, practice basic math by creating a number book.
• Construct pie, line, bar, and pictographs during a creative interactive activity at the “math counts” station.
• Problem solve using addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or averaging when given fun mathematical situations.
• Explore facets and vertices of geometric solids using characteristics objects.

Matter Matters (1st thru 7th Grade)

Science is fun especially when matter changes phases (states of matter). Students will explore the relationships of density and other factors to states of matter.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations for their students to:

• Create an edible snack using 3 states of matter and change in densities in our children’s cooking area.
• Explore the densities of gases, liquids and solids.
• Test and organize substances by density at the student-friendly activity station.
• Discover the mysteries of gases along with their mass and density.
• Use density to find gold and learn the trials of a gold miner in our unique panning stream that is filled with resources to discover.
• Explore properties and mass of gas .

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils (K thru 7th Grade)

Earth is home to numerous rocks, minerals and fossils. Formations and fossils help us learn how the Earth has developed. Our educators share examples found to bring the earth’s highlights into a great learning environment for your students.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations for their students to:

• Learn the laws of geology while creating a simulated sedimentary rock formation complete with fossils, earthquakes and volcanoes.
• Observe the differences between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks using the rock cycle.
• Classify common minerals using scientific geological techniques at our mineral station.
• Assemble a geological cross-section of sedimentary rock layers simulated with different foods in our children’s cooking area.
• Watch sedimentary rock layers change into an edible igneous rock.
• Learn the history of the gold rush and then pan for rocks, minerals and fossils at our panning stream. Each student can select 3 artifacts to take home from their field trip.

Spring Planting: A plant's life cycle (pre-k thru 2nd Grade)

Plants are a highlight in the spring, and we bring it right to our park with spring planting. This field trip focuses on the basics of botany and plant life. Enjoy the beauty of spring and learn how our seasons create life.

Students will enjoy learning in the following creative stations to:

• Make a “kid-friendly” take-home planter of three different plant seeds while learning about the parts.
• Make an art project of a dicot seed. Learn the parts of a seed and what a seed needs to complete a plan’s life cycle.
• Learn about the needs of soil, water, oxygen, and the sun’s heat that allow a seed to thrive in nature. Dissect a seed to find the growing parts of a plant’s seed. Also, complete the story of a plant’s life cycle.
• Learn about worms, dirt and the seeds needs while making a delicious snack in our one-of-a-kind children’s cooking area.

Stuffee’s Healthy Habits (pre-K thru 6th Grade)

Stuffee is one of our main features in our Children’s Edutainment Center (CEDC). Stuffee helps us teach about the basic organs and functions in our bodies. Our 7-foot tall science mascot allows all of our students to open him up and find all his organs. Students learn the shapes, locations and functions of each of Stuffee’s organs and how they relate to one’s overall health.

Students will enjoy learning in the following creative stations to:

• Stuffee will be used to introduce the digestive system in our performance area.
• Learn healthy eating habits by making a healthy snack that incorporates the basic food groups in our interactive cooking area.
• Learn about food groups while creating a healthy rainbow in the art studio.
• Plan a balanced breakfast, lunch and dinner using food replicas for a healthy day of eating in our pretend grocery store.
• Choose a meal and identify the 6 food groups. (This activity is geared for older students who may already know the basic organs and functions in our body.)

Weather and Seasons (K thru 7th Grade)

Weather can be exciting especially the basics principles of how weather occurs. Weather is always changing in order to create the environment that helps all of us and creates the conditions to let our planet thrive.

Teachers may select up to 4 of the following creative stations for their students to:

• Learn how clouds are named and make “cumulus cloud cookies” in the interactive cooking area.
• Draw today’s weather map and become the meteorologist to predict tomorrow’s weather.
• Learn the symbols and concepts of a weather map and meet the weatherman’s friends in the educational weather station: thermometers, barometers, measuring devices and more.
• Explore the factors necessary to form tornadoes and hurricanes.
• Watch the water cycle happen and make a cloud at your desk.
• Make a “four seasons” apple tree diagram.
• Use rain gauges to record the rain fall on the fictional town of Paradise City.
• Determine the effect of earth’s tilt on seasons and explore the reason for each season and the changes we all see every year.


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Pricing information

Morning Educational Field Trip is $9 per student (plus tax).
Afternoon Educational Field Trip is $8 per student (plus tax).

Are you on a tight budget? We offer 3 months with featured pricing!

Educational field trips that occur during the months of December,  January and February  will receive a discount, reducing the cost to $8.00 per student on morning and afternoon educational field trips (plus tax).

Teachers and assigned adult chaperones (1 per 4 students) are free-of-charge during educational field trips. Wristbands will be mailed for teachers and assigned chaperons prior to the event.  Additional adults attending will need to pay $3.99 plus tax and be wristbanded before the field trip.  Please note that students owning a Paradise Park Family Adventure Pass may not use it for educational field trips, groups, or special events admission and must pay the field trip fee listed. A Missouri state tax exemption letter for non-profit organizations must be received at least two weeks prior to your visit to avoid being charged sales tax. These forms may be faxed to (816) 246-5233.

A structured educational field trip requires added resources, activities and staffing; therefore, we do require a minimum fee of $200 to constitute an educational field trip.


Full payment is expected on or before the date of your visit. A final headcount is required at least 5 days prior to the event for proper planning purposes. Guest Passes will be made available to any students that are absent from school on the day of the field trip. These passes are good for a FREE return visit to the CEdC with their parents.  We encourage the field trip coordinating teacher to contact the Manager on Duty on the day of your event. The manager will process the payment, provide your receipt and any Guest Passes as needed for your absent students. Your final invoice will be based upon your final declared headcount confirmed at least 5 days before the event.

Check a date for availability and pricing by contacting our Group Events Department at (816) 246-5224, ext. 105 to book an educational field trip or fill out the inquiry form.