Field trips are an excellent way to provide hands-on experience for students in order to reinforce science concepts and skills taught in classroom settings. Below you will find a list of the three best field trips for elementary students in Dale, Henry, Houston, and Barbour counties in Alabama.
Overview: The park provides a 135 acre outdoor classroom for students of all ages and many areas of science.
Grade Levels: Kindergarten through 5th or 6th grades
Outdoor Classroom Activities: Programs offered include: Wiregrass Farmstead, Radical Reptiles, Valuable Vertebrates, Seasonal Stars and Stories, The Little Star That Could.
Seasonal Sessions: Harvest Heydays, Fall Living History Week, Christmas Past, Aerospace Adventures, Alabama: Legacy and Traditions
Location: Dothan, Alabama – on U S Highway 431
Contact: Education Department
Monday – Friday from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. at 334-794-3452 or fax at 334-677-7229
Costs: Will vary depending on the program; see web page
Web Link: Landmark Park | Hwy 431 North, Dothan, AL | 334-794-3452
Army Aviation Museum
Overview: Houses a collection of helicopters and airplanes that trace the development and usage of aviation by the army.
Grade Levels: from 3rd grade to 5th or 6th grades
Exhibits: Army Aviation Hall of Fame, The Wright Stuff with replica of Wright brothers’ Model B military flyer, Dust-off-When I Have Your Wounded using helicopters during Korean Conflict, and Operation Desert Storm
Location: Fort Rucker, Alabama between the cities of Enterprise, Daleville, and
Ozark and is easily accessible from U S Highways 84 and 231.
Contact: U. S. Army Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc. at 334-596-2508
Web Link: U.S. Army Aviation Museum | preserving the Past… for the Future
Overview: The zoo contains over 275 exhibits of wildlife, various fresh and salt water fish, reptiles and insects found in North America. You will see over 500 animals from five different continents
Grade Levels: Kindergarten to 5th or 6th grades
Activities and tours for students: Included are: a general tour, behind the scenes tour, general museum tour, and design your own tour.
Location: south off Northern Blvd. between Lower Wetumpka Road and Coliseum Blvd. – address is 2301 Coliseum Parkway, Montgomery, AL
Cost: The web page has detailed information with discounts for school groups.
Web Link: City of Montgomery : Zoo-Mann Museum