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Make your field trip an experience to remember

At Wonders of Wildlife we believe students should enjoy more than just a trip away from school. We believe in creating inspirational experiences that last a lifetime. Our dedicated team of designers have worked diligently to bring education elements to each of our immersive galleries, through videos, dioramas, and more. Students will experience the thrill of touching stingrays at the bottom of a sunken shipwreck and have sea stars at their fingertips. With the help of our passionate team of educators, staff, and volunteers your students are guaranteed to have a great time while learning about the beautiful and complex world we live in. Schedule a Field Experience Today!

Please submit your request today. To avoid congestion with the general public, please plan your visit for a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. There will be limited entry for education groups on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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  • Combo Ticket

    Includes Aquarium EdVenture & Wildlife Galleries

    Share the wonder of nature through an inspirational journey around the world celebrating people who hunt, fish and act as stewards of the land and water.

    • Student:
    • Chaperone:
    Chaperone Ratio
    Pre-k – 1st Grade: 1 adult per 5 students
    2nd grade – High School: 1 adult per 8 students
    Minimum of 10 students required
  • Aquarium EdVenture

    Includes Only Aquarium EdVenture

    Dive in to a world-class aquarium adventure featuring 1.5 million gallons of freshwater and saltwater habitats teeming with 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds.

    • Student:
    • Chaperone:
    Chaperone Ratio
    Pre-k – 1st Grade: 1 adult per 5 students
    2nd grade – High School: 1 adult per 8 students
    Minimum of 10 students required
  • Wildlife Galleries

    Includes Only Wildlife Galleries

    Fully immersive wildlife galleries transport you to the wildest places on earth in an exciting and educational trip showcasing the history of the conservation movement.

    • Student:
    • Chaperone:
    Chaperone Ratio
    Pre-k – 1st Grade: 1 adult per 5 students
    2nd grade – High School: 1 adult per 8 students
    Minimum of 10 students required

Conservation EdVentures & Extravaganzas

Field experiences prior to the opening of Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium will be in the John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center. Please choose from the following:

Conservation EdVenture

  • 3 - 4 live animals
  • 1 hour for students 1st through 12th grade
  • 30 minutes for students Pre-K through Kindergarten
  • Touchable artifacts
  • $3 per student

Conservation Extravaganza

  • 3 - 4 live animals
  • 1.5 hours for students 1st through 12th grade
  • 1 hour for students Pre-K through Kindergarten
  • Touchable artifacts
  • 3 (10 minute) activity stations for students 1st through 12th grade
  • 2 (10 minute) activity stations for students Pre-K through Kindergarten
  • $5 per student

Age-Geared Programing

  • Pre-K - Kindergarten

    On the Move: Children will discover the different ways that animals get around and even have a chance to move just like them!

    Forest Friends: Let’s hike through the Ozark’s dominant habitat and find out what parts of the forest are alive and what parts are not.

    Animal Introductions: Learn what makes reptiles, birds, and mammals unique.

  • 1st - 2nd Grade

    Paws and Claws: Discover the different ways animals use their feet.

    Growing Pains: Join us for an adventure into the world of metamorphosis as we discuss animal life cycles.

    Animal Appetites: Explore the fundamentals of the food chain as we have an up-close encounter with live predators and prey.

  • 3rd - 4th Grade

    Nature's Niches: Uncover dynamic relationships found in North America's diverse ecosystems.

    Stayin' Alive: Investigate why animals look and behave the way they do as we discuss some amazing animal adaptations.

  • 5th - 6th Grade

    The Resource Connection: Explore the valuable resources found in Ozarks' forests, caves, and waterways.

    Vertebrates Have Class: Examine the process of scientific classification, from its history to its importance in organizing the world's vertebrate species.

  • 1st - 6th Grade

    Discovering Nature with Lewis & Clark: Learn about the many contributions Lewis and Clark made to the biological world

    Wild Nights: Find out who comes out when the sun goes down as we learn about nocturnal animals and their special sensory adaptations.

    Show Me Wildlife: Take a trip through Missouri's diverse habitats and discover some of the wildlife that lives in the Show Me State.

    The Slimy and the Scaly: Learn about the unique characteristics and life cycles of amphibians and reptiles and how to distinguish between them.

    Wonders in the Sky: Let's travel into the wild blue yonder and meet the different kinds of animals that fly!

  • 7th - 12th Grade

    The Human Factor: Learn how humans have impacted wild animal populations in both negative and positive ways.

  • Lab Programs

    Lab programs will provide a challenging arena in which middle and high school students are engaged in more advanced topics. During this program students will perform an in-depth dissection of one of the specimens listed below.

    • 2-3 live animals
    • Touchable artifacts
    • 5th grade through High school
    • 1.5 hour program- Frog, squid, owl pellet or sea star
      • $10 per student plus specimen cost
    • 2 hour program- Rat and Shark
      • $15 per student plus specimen cost
  • Conservation Cases

    Conservation Cases contain lessons for Pre-K through 5th grade students. These educational resources include valuable information from partnering organizations such as Missouri Department of Conservation, the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society and the Southwest Herpetological Society. They are available to check out for a maximum of 2 weeks for a low rate of $5, and include the following topics:

    • Birds
    • Reptiles & Amphibians

For questions contact the education department at:
Phone: 888-222-6060
Email: gregistration@wondersofwildlife.org