Summer Field Trips

summer experiences for your group

School is out, so lets put those books away and learn through nature play!


The Great Plains Nature Center is accepting field trip requests this summer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning June 1st through July 31st! The start time for your field trips can be scheduled for any time within the window of 8:00am to 11:30am on your desired date. Please select field trip date at least two weeks from the date you submit your request, to allow staff to prepare for your visit.

Our field trips consist of a naturalist-guided excursion into Chisholm Creek Park, complete with a nature hike, wildlife watching, and an outdoor game.

Students aged 1st grade and up will be with our naturalists for an hour-long outdoor adventure. Kindergarten and Pre-K groups will be with a naturalist for approximately 30 minutes; this program will consist of a story and live animal.

We look forward to your visit!

Note: We encourage your students to dress appropriately for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and sunscreen!


Cancellations and Policies

We reserve the right to turn away unscheduled groups if our building capacity is already full. Rain or shine, plan to be outside.

If you have questions about our programs, please contact or call 316-683-5499.