So many providers…
So many opportunities…

and so many drawings for FREE valuable giveaways!

Scroll down to see the exhibitor list… AND Drawing Winners (not all are posted yet… you might have to contact specific exhibitors)…
Click HERE to go to the EXPO Information Page

The most common quote by attendees: “I never knew Minnesota had so much!”

Minnesota’s BEST providers are exhibiting at the 2016 MN Field Trip & Activity EXPO on Monday, August 15th at the Minnesota History Center in Saint Paul. Time: 9am – 3pm.

These providers are exceptional and serve all ages… from student/youth to active adult/senior groups.

Meet at least 42 providers new to the EXPO this year! And the ones you know have new programs for you! 

To summarize, the 2016 exhibitors include:
100+ field trip, day trip and travel destinations, events & tours
44 educational performers, assemblies, classes and camps
17 unique fundraising opportunities
24 Minnesota communities with field trip, day trip, tour and travel destinations,
And of all of these…
42 are NEW exhibitors this year! 

Don’t forget! The exhibitors returning this year are coming to introduce their NEW choices and programs… always with creative ways to serve your needs!



• A School Field Trip – PLUS BUS RE-IMBURSEMENT – for up to 60 students, plus teachers and chaperones. The winner will be notified at the EXPO by text.



#1. FREE OFFER: A SPECIAL TOUR FOR TEACHERS – Limited time offer for all educators!
Take Target Field’s unique SPECIAL TOUR FOR TEACHERS during MEA weekend this October. On this “behind-the-scenes” tour of the innovative TARGET FIELD, you’ll learn about their award-winning LEARNING THROUGH BASEBALL K-12 programs that support 11 sets of education standards, and also their unique Sports Marketing Career Program for your high schoolers.
How to get into this tour? Simply RSVP to attend the 2016 EXPO, and then come to the 2016 EXPO Check-In at the front entrance of the History Center, after checking in go to the Target Field Tours exhibit and get signed up!

Target Field Tours and the MN Twins are giving away HUNDREDS of game tickets at the 2016 EXPO. Stop by the TFT booth and claim yours! While supplies last…

#3. FOR SENIOR GROUPS: WIN A PRIVATE “BEHIND THE SCENES” GROUP TOUR AT TARGET FIELD for one group of up to 25 seniors. To be eligible simply RSVP and come to the EXPO! Make sure you CHECK-IN at the EXPO at the front entrance of the History Center, and then stop by the TFT Booth.

#4. FOR SCHOOL GROUPS: WIN A “LEARNING THROUGH BASEBALL” CLASS & TOUR AT TARGET FIELD for one group of up to 25 students. To be eligible simply RSVP and come to the EXPO! Make sure you CHECK-IN at the EXPO at the front entrance of the History Center, and then stop by the TFT Booth.



• FREE PERFORMANCE TICKETS – Youth Performance Company, Northrop at the U of MN, Sidekick Theatre, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Ordway, MN Orchestra, MN Opera, Ballet MN, SPCO, Stages Theatre, Cirque du Soleil at Target Center, Steppingstone Theatre and MORE!
• FREE EXPERIENTIAL TICKETS – Free Field Trip for 60 plus covered bus transportation from the MN Historical Society, Free Field Trip for 30 from the Science Museum of MN, Crayola, Lift Tickets from Afton Alps, Imax Theater at the MN Zoo, MN Zip Lines, National Eagle Center, Sea Life, FlyOver America, MN Renaissance Festival, Valleyfair, Nickelodeon Universe, Northern Clay Center, Free Field Trip for 30 to the MN Zoo, Free Tour for Seniors from Target Field Tours and MANY MORE!
• FREE SCHOOL OR GROUP PRESENTATIONS – America’s Fun Science, Jack Pearson, Learning Through Baseball from Target Field Tours, Arn Kind, Teddy Roosevelt Live!, Pollinate MN, I Know My Way Orienteering Class, and MORE!
• FREE ITEMS FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR GROUP – OR YOU! – Twins Baseball Game Tickets from Target Field Tours, The Learning Jet’s Lego Replica; Native American Culture Camp’s authentic Pipestone Necklaces, SPAM, Target Field Tours’ Autographed Baseballs, World’s Finest Chocolates, Oils & Vinegars from Northfield, a Faribault Woolen Mill blanket, Cheese from the Faribault Cheese Caves, Costa’s Candies from Owatonna, and MORE!

Actually, this is just a small number of many drawings at the 2016 EXPO. Last year there were more than 100 drawings for free field trips, assemblies, performances, overnights, and really unique experiences!

Suggestion for when you’re at the EXPO: Watch your cell phone – exhibitors will be texting drawing winners throughout the day – then go claim your prize!


Click HERE to go to the 2016 EXPO Information Page.
Click HERE to RSVP that you’re coming!



This list of more than 130 exhibitors includes educational & recreational field trip, day trip and travel itinerary destinations, plus performers, assemblies and classes that will come to your facility or group. Continue scrolling for the COMMUNITIES WITH FIELD TRIPS & ATTRACTIONS EXHIBIT participants.

• Action for Healthy Kids Minnesota
Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading not for profit organization committed to ensuring all children are well nourished, physically active, healthy and ready to learn to achieve their full potential

• Afton Alps
Drawings: Enter to win two pair of free lift tickets at Afton Alps!

• Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge
Promoting the Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Conservation Program. This is a standards-based education program designed to spark youth interested in habitat conservation through science, art, math and technology.
Drawings: Junior Duck Stamp promotional items i.e., backpack, duck identification guide, and other giveaways.

• AirMaxx Trampoline Park & Fun Center
AirMaxx offers field trips, after events/lock ins, and park/rec specials in the Twin Cities. We feature trampolines, laser tag, mini golf, a huge arcade and have access to hard courts, indoor turf, and more!
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Albert Lea Area Tourism & Attractions
Find us at the Communities with Field Trips / Convention & Visitor Bureau Exhibit

• Amazing Jeffo
Magic shows & Motivational Speaker, featuring the extraordinary magician, Amazing Jeffo, captures the imagination of all ages. His engaging blend of magic, music and comedy entertains, educates and inspires. Through his performances Amazing Jeffo helps his audience become aware that everyone has a place in the world, and that our talents, abilities and unique perspectives can be offered to others.

• America’s Fun Science
America’s Fun Science offers affordable, hands-on science and STEM enrichment activities to schools, nonprofits, libraries, preschools, community recreation centers, nursing homes/adult care facilities, scouting organizations and parents throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
Drawings: A free 20-minute science/STEM assembly for up to 250 students.
WINNER: Charlotte Rowland, District 197 School-Age Care Facilitator

• American Swedish Institute
The American Swedish Institute is a museum, cultural center with our FIKA cafe, which is a popular destination for ongoing, group and customized tours/school field trips, mixing history with hands on workshops and classes.

• American Workshop
Open to the public woodshop offering field trips, class curriculum, and one on one training.

• Ames Center
Presentations at the Ames Center include cultural events, dramas, comedies, dance and musical acts from local arts organizations and national touring artists.
Drawings: Tickets to a show or concert.

• Ann Bancroft Foundation
The Ann Bancroft Foundation is working to create a world where every girl has a chance to reach her full potential by providing grants, mentorship, leadership development and resource networks for girls K-12.
Drawing: Yes! We will be doing drawings for Ann Bancroft Foundation merchandise such as t-shirts and sweatshirts.

• ARTrageous Adventures
ARTrageous Adventures provides a visual arts studio space for pARTies, camps, workshops and classes for children and adults. We take our programs on the road to schools, community events and other organizations.
Drawings: Sign up to received our quarterly ARTrageous Newsletter and be entered to win a Studio CANvas pack valued at $75. This includes a Studio Drop In pass for a weekend day.

• Audubon Center of the North Woods
The Audubon Center of the North Woods offers day programs and overnight field trip experiences to groups of all ages, with programming in natural history and science, outdoor/environmental education, team-building, and adventure courses.
Drawings: 25% discount for one person off any one of our adult or family programs or youth summer camps

• Bachman’s Fundraising
We provide you with the highest quality Bachman’s product at a discounted rate so you can sell it at a profit for your fundraising drives.

• Ballet Minnesota
Ballet Minnesota offers THREE Special Student Performances of ‘The Classic Nutcracker’ at The O’Shaugnessy in December 2016 and one-two performances of MN Dance Festival featuring a Classic Ballet in the spring of 2017.
Drawings:  ONE FREE performance for ‘The Classic Nutcracker’ at The O’Shaugnessy in December 2016.

• Barn Quilt Tours of Carver County
Barn Quilt Tours, LLC provides full step-on tour guide services for groups & individuals, touring the Barn Quilts of Carver County, MN. Barn Quilt Treasures provides barn quilt gifts and souvenirs. Speaking engagements also available.

• Base Camp
Base Camp Offers unique year-round opportunities in an environment where visitors can engage in team building, rock climbing, ropes courses and archery. Base Camp is conveniently close to Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Drawings: Field trip and group adventure packages.

• Bell Museum of Natural History
As Minnesota’s state natural history museum, our mission is to ignite curiosity and wonder, explore our connections to nature and the universe, and create a better future for our evolving world.

• BG Innovations
BGI is a leading provider of instructional technology. Our mission is to help educaters create interactive and engaging learning environments using instructional technology with the goal of improving student outcomes.
Drawings: We will be giving away a HoverCam T3 document camera that is not only a wonderful live presentation tool, but it also is a scanner and captures audio and video.

• Big Frog Custom T-Shirts
Your home for all custom-designed t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, custom polo shirts, golf wear and more. Perfect for corporate events, schools, teams, family reunions and more!

• Big Fun Show!
Dave Walbridge, Mr. Big Fun himself, has performed for twenty-one years creating unique shows and great memories for groups ranging from schools to river boat weddings, from holiday banquets to huge outdoor fairs.

• Big Thrill Factory
The Twin Cities’ Go-To Place for Fun! Big Thrill Factory is an indoor/outdoor family entertainment center featuring: Bowling, Laser Tag, 3-Story Kids’ Fun Factory, Black Light Ropes Course, Climbing Walls, Arcade Games.
Drawings: Play cards!

• Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau
We are a Convention and Visitors Bureau that markets Bloomington Minnesota as a destination for meetings, tours, conventions and leisure travel. We also produce products such as The Big Ticket attraction pass and lodging packages.
Drawings: Two “THE BIG TICKET” attraction passes.

• Brian Richards, Educational Speaker & Magician
Educational speaker that shares school assembly programs that feature MAGIC, Comedy, tons of audience participation and a strong educational message!

• Bruce the Bug Guy
Bruce the Bug Guy presents educational programs designed for a variety of audiences in different settings; from Bug Birthday Parties and small class-size groups to large events such as Science or Environmental Fairs. A typical program for K-5 audiences is a 45-50 minute presentation to 30 students or less. This program features a dynamic blend of Show ‘n Tell, storytelling, interesting facts and fun hands-on activities, including LIVE critters from the arthropod zoo.

• Brunswick Zone
Bowling, Laser Tag, Arcade, Billiards, Darts, Private Meeting Space, Bar, Cafe. Host your child’s next birthday, group youth event, corporate team building, adult social event, or youth/adult/senior league with us today!
Drawings: Free Bowling Coupon

• Cannon Falls Canoe & Bike Rental
We rent canoes, kayaks, and rafts on the cannon river in southern MN. We also rent bikes to take on the cannon valley trail that runs from Cannon Falls to Red Wing.

• Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
Facilitated and unfacilitated group visits and field trips, daily programming, camps and classes. Indoor and outdoor exhibit galleries for hands-on play.
Drawings: A one-day family pass… Value: $32

• Chinook Book Fundraising
A print coupon book and mobile app featuring hundreds of green businesses near you.
Giveaways: 200 Chinook Book packets will be given away at the GRANT RESOURCES Workshop.

• Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Performing Arts Center that houses 28 non-profits, performance stage and an education studio. We have been serving MN for 5 years and providing educational opportunities for K-12 students and adults through matinees, residencies and workshops.

Drawings: 2 Pairs of tickets to a show during The Cowles Center’s 2016/17 season

• Crayola Experience at Mall of America
With 25 hands-on attractions at Crayola Experience we use chemistry, technology, and color magically combine to create a colorful adventure and bring a child’s imagination to life!
Drawings: 2 pair of tickets valued at $24.99 each.

• Critters & Company
Lyceums on Violence Prevention and Character Development; Using live animals and story telling as a medium. Topics “Teasing: Harassment in Disguise”, “Attitudes that Make a Difference”, “Diversity: The Spice of Variety”.

• Curious Minds
We provide project-play-based developmentally appropriate science and engineering academic classes and in-house field trips by licensed instructors to students Preschool – grade 6, & teacher in-services. We come to you!
Drawing: Inquiry Science Teaching Manual complete with 16 activities (4 in each biology, chemistry, engineering, physics), Each lesson includes teacher-friendly background information, guided inquiry questions, assessments, a materials and book list, reproducibles and more!

• Dakota City Heritage Village
A living history museum with many original historical buildings; our docents show and people experience what life was like in 1900 rural MN through group tours scheduled in advance and some open-to-the-public days.

Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Dazzling Dave, Y0-Yo Master
Dazzling Dave Schulte is a professional yo-yo performer and highly acclaimed champion who has circled the globe since 1998, storming audiences everywhere with amazing tricks, and interactive/exciting shows. He even teaches how to yo-yo!
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Discover Austin Minnesota
So many reasons for all seasons, including the new SPAM Museum!

• DNR Firewise in the Classroom
Young people, as community members and future homeowners, can play a critical role in helping communities reduce the wildfire risk of homes by conducting Firewise Assessments. These assessments of a community are critical to planning and implementing mitigation to prevent homes from loss to wildfire. A community needs to know where its high-risk homes are, and what factors make those homes high risk. Many communities have very few paid staff, and do not have the resources to do an assessment. There is an untapped resource in every community – middle and high school students.

• Down in History Tours / Wabasha Street Caves
Historic Cave Tours and a variety of interesting and educational bus tours, including the Saint Paul Gangster Tour. Also, characters and speakers for hire at your place or ours!

Drawings: Gift Certificate

• Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark
Hotel and waterpark located in Duluth.
Drawings: One night stay at Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark.

• Eidem Homestead
1900 Living history farm providing: tours, traveling trunk, programs/events, rentals, and fall packages
Drawings: 2 free fall packages to be booked within 2 yrs. The fall package is a 2 hr period including 30-min hayride (up to 2 rides) and a bonfire on the grounds.

• End O Line Railroad Park & Museum
Currie (MN) marked the end of the line for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad.   This line was originally supposed to go through to South Dakota but with lines going through Tracy on the north and Slayton on the south, they didn’t see a need to continue the tracks past Currie. The turntable was built in 1901 and was used to turn the steam engines around to head back to Bingham Lake. The turntable is on the National Register of Historic Sites and is the only one left in the state of Minnesota, on the original site, still operable, and always turned by man power – it was never hooked up to steam or horses. Our musuem is a gem full of railroad history as well as early American frontier history. At the EXPO you’ll find us at the Laurie Ingalls Wilder Museum exhibit.

• Fagen Fighters WWII Museum
Fagen Fighters WWII Museum showcases the iconic aircraft all of which are flight worthy and working ground equipment in that epic conflict. It is a tribute to the Greatest Generation.

Drawings: Museum hat and museum shirt

• Faribault Area Tourism
Faribault is a city full of great experiences. We think visitors are often surprised at the choices available to them in Faribault. Faribault is set along the beautiful Lake Country of southern Minnesota. The Faribault area serves as a perfect backdrop for a refreshing vacation or family outing. The relaxed lifestyle and picturesque surroundings draw many people to Faribault. Whether it is our lakes, history, shopping or recreation, they all combine to make Faribault a perfect place to visit. Find us at the Minne RoadTrips exhibit!

• Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
We offer group tours of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to middle and high schools, home school groups, boy and girl scouts, and other community youth organizations. Tours include viewing our cash processing area.

• Feed My Starving Children
We are a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. A perfect field trip of service or mission for schools, churches or groups of any age. Volunteers pack millions of nutritionally-balanced meals every year and we ship them to distribution partners around the world.

• FlyOver America at Mall of America
FlyOver America is the hottest ride to ever hit Minnesota! Feel like you’re truly flying with wind, scents, mist and other amazing effects.
Drawings: Tickets to FlyOver America.

• Fred Keller, The Deep North
I weave my passion for Minnesota history and story into music shows appropriate for all ages and audiences. Using original and traditional song, I offer themed and variety presentations about all manner of Minnesota history.
Drawings: One free 1-hour presentation/show, CDs

• Gamin’ Ride Entertainment & Fundraising
Mobile Video Game Theater-up to 24 can play at one time – The Ultimate Interactive Party Experience called
iDance – a massive Dance Dance Revolution system, more than  100 can play at once • Sumo Wrestling
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Gertens Fundraising
We provide fundraising opportunities for any non-profit group. Our programs include Fall Mums & Bulbs, Holiday Poinsettias & Holiday Greens, Easter-Spring Lily, Spring Bedding Plants & Perennials, and Gertens Plant Cards.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• GiveMN
GiveMN is a nonprofit giving website where donors can give to their favorite nonprofits and schools.

• Goodhue County Historical Society • Red Wing
We offer guided tours of the History Center which include hands-on activities. Groups may elect a self-guided tour. Outreach programs are available for off-site visits and tours of historic locations within Goodhue County.
Drawings: We will be giving away a gift certificate for 20% off the per person cost of a guided tour or an off-site program (excludes mileage).
WINNERS: Nathan & Jane Wunrow, Saint Paul

A bike tourism media company that produces the Minnesota Bike/Hike Guide. Our annual publication is full of events, maps and travel destinations to help people find their next bike adventure. Pick one up at our exhibit.
Drawings: Bike-related prizes

• HI – Mississippi Headwaters Hostel
We provide clean, safe, comfortable and affordable accommodations for individuals, families and groups in Itasca State Park in our hostel. Steps away from the world-famous Mississippi Headwaters.
Drawings: 3 drawings: 1 free nights stay in a 4 bed private room.

• Historical Experiences by Arn Kind
We are the Field Trip that comes to you. Costumed history presenter makes history come to life for any group of all ages. A wide variety of topics sure to entertain and educate!
Drawings: One 2-hour history presentation of your choice. My speaker’s fee will be waived. Winner only has to pay the mileage from the presenter’s residence in Mankato, MN to the presentation site and back.

• I Know My Way Orienteering
Teach the life skill of map navigation, learning how to make smart route choices combined with having fun, outdoor exercise and the appreciation of nature.
Drawing: On site orienteering session for up to 30 students (includes a map created for the location, e.g., school grounds, small nearby park)
Winner: Virginia Anderson, Pack Committee Chair, Arden Hills

• Imax Theater at the Minnesota Zoo
Movies to Educate and Entertain.
Drawing: IMAX Tickets/IMAX Water Bottle and IMAX Tote package
Winner: Marie Soderlund, Cambridge Middle School

• In the Company of Kids Theatre & Performing Arts School
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• International Wolf Center
The International Wolf Center advances the survival of wolf populations by teaching about wolves, their relationship to wildlands and the human role in their future.
Drawings: 2 tickets for General admission and What’s For Dinner.

• Iron Range Tourism / Mesabi is Magic
Destination marketing organization for Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range communities. Full service planning for groups, including lodging, meals, “extras,” step-on guides, hospitality services and more.

Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Jack Pearson, Musician & Storyteller
I do performances and workshops with music and storytelling using guitar, banjo, fiddle and an assortment of small instruments.
Drawing: A 50% price reduction for my K-6 assembly program.
– Ashley Guthrie, Teacher, St Anthony-New Brighton ISD 282
– Charlotte Rowland, TriDistrict Community Education, Dakota County
– Tarvaras Villagomez, Shoreline ECD Center
– Sue Wittgenstein, St Paul Public Schools
– Julie Lasher, Teacher, Bay View Elementary School, Proctor
– Jamie Mohlin, Scott County
– Mary Beth Dahlheimer, Faithful Shepherd Catholic School

• Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers / Native American Culture Camp
Native American Indian Dance, presentations, and workshop. Learn a little about the Native people of this land from enrolled tribal members tailored to your group’s interests and age.
Drawings: Pipestone necklaces.

• Kevin Hall, the Magic Maniac / Halls of Entertainment
Comedy magician Kevin Hall, was known for years as the premier Minnesota magician.  However in 2010, Kevin (aka the Magic Maniac) opened an office in Las Vegas.  Now you can enjoy his outrageously funny entertainment in Minnesota and Nevada!  Are you looking for a school, scout, corporate, private party or simply the best comedian magician around?
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• KidCreate Studio
Kidcreate Studio specializes in children’s art classes for kids 18 months-12 years. Children create fridge-worthy masterpieces while learning art concepts, techniques and experimenting with different art materials. Both outreach to your facility or group & field trip options are available.

• KidsDance, America’s Interactive DJs for Kids
Kidsdance is America’s interactive DJ service for kids! Kidsdance performances are receiving rave reviews among community leaders, principals, teachers, parents and kids alike. We do the work, you get the credit, and the kids have a lot of fun – Imagine That!
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Landmark Center
We offer a variety of tours of the building for all ages as well as house 2 free wonderful museums on the 2nd floor; The Schubert Club Museum, and The Gallery of Wood Art.

• Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum & Pageant
One of the homesites of the popular author Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove Minnesota. Also find at this exhibit End-O-Line Railroad Museum, and Wheels Across the Prairie – 2 other popular historical museums.
Drawings: Walnut Grove book(s), Geography coursework 94th, 5th, and 7th grade level), miscellaneous knick-knacks

• Learning Jet
This unique learning environment introduces students to STEM activities using multi-modal curriculum and hands-on activities. The Learning Jet is a renovated Boeing 727 cargo jet located at the Downtown St. Paul Airport.
Drawing: A lego replica of the Learning Jet

• Mall of America® / Nickelodeon Universe®
From fashionistas to fun seekers to food lovers, Mall of America has something for everyone with over 520 stores, 60 restaurants, and attractions galore!
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Minne Roadtrips / Faribault, Northfield and Owatonna
We will assist with booking tours in the picturesque towns of Northfield, Faribault and Owatonna.
Drawings: A raffle with the following items from Northfield, Owatonna and Faribault…
– Costa’s Candies from Owatonna
– Oils and Vinegars from Northfield
– Faribault Woolen Mill Blanket
– Cheese from the Faribault Cheese Caves
– F-Town Brewery Beer from Faribault

• Minneapolis Northwest Tourism
Drawings: Minneapolis NW Experiences valued at $200. An overnight stay and Dinner gift card.

• Minnesota Center for Book Arts
It is MCBA’s mission to inspire, develop, and support the next generation of book artists through hands-on educational and experiential means,by linking students’ existing curricula with book arts techniques, tools, and concepts.

Drawings: MCBA Youth and Community Programs will offer one free teacher/parent workshop and one free Scout class.

• Minnesota Children’s Museum
We provide children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. We currently offer Museum-to-Go Classes, facilitating 50-minute sessions in one of our curriculum-supporting class topics. Field Trips resume late spring 2017.
Drawings: Free Museum-to-Go Class / Free year-long family membership

• Minnesota History Center / Minnesota Historical Society
An interactive museum with both permanent and changing exhibits, the Minnesota History Center hosts concerts, lectures, family days and other special events throughout the year. The building is also home to the Minnesota Historical Society library and archives, a research destination for schoolchildren, family historians and academics.
Drawings: Free Field Trip for up to 60 Students – plus bus transportation is covered for this, too!

• Minnesota Opera
We offer opera experiences for students of all ages, ranging from special student-invited performances, backstage tours, and opportunities to engage with professional artists.
Drawings: Free tickets to up-coming performances.

• Minnesota Orchestra
We offer orchestra experiences for students of all ages, ranging from special student-invited performances, backstage tours, and opportunities to engage with professional artists.
Drawings: Free tickets to up-coming performances.

• Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Drawings: 2 MN Renaissance Festival admission tickets

• Minnesota Transportation Museum
Interactive, educational family fun exhibits, restoration shop tours, blacksmith shop tours, vintage bus tours, and REAL TRAIN RIDES!

• Minnesota Zip Lines & Adventures
We are an outdoor adventure company. We offer canopy tours at two locations (Henderson and Brainerd) plus kayaking on the Minnesota River at the Henderson site. Come enjoy a 2 to 2-1/2 hour canopy tour today!
Drawings: A anytime gift certificate good for one canopy tour.

• Minnesota Zoo
The Minnesota Zoo connects people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife.
Drawings: Family 4-pack of tickets to the Zoo OR a Free field trip for 30 students.

• National Eagle Center
The National Eagle Center is a world-class interpretive center that is home to non-releasable bald and golden eagles. Visitors experience birds up close along with two floors of exhibits about eagles and the Mississippi River.

Drawing: x1 free admission pass per hour (limit one per person)
Winner: Shannon Hancock, Burnsville

• Native American Culture Camp
Native American Indian Dance, presentations, and workshop. Learn a little about the Native people of this land from enrolled tribal members tailored to your group’s interests and age. Sponsored by Keepers of the Sacred Tradition of Pipemakers.
Drawings: Pipestone necklaces.

• Nickelodeon Universe® at Mall of America®
Whether you are planning for business or pleasure, education, entertainment, birthday parties and even fundraising for your organization, Nickelodeon Universe® offers everything you need to make your next group event one to remember!
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• North Star Museum of Boy Scouting and Girl Scouting
A Scout Museum with educational programs, exhibits and customized events
Drawings: A North Star Museum Mug, stuffed moose plush and an hour of free play time in our Adventures in CampCraft Exhibit

• Northern Clay Center
Northern Clay Center’s mission is the advancement of the ceramic arts. Programs include exhibitions and sales gallery; classes and workshops for children and adults at all skill levels; tours and demonstrations; and various artist services.
Drawings: Northern Clay Center will provide one lucky winner with the opportunity to bring a group of up to 20 people to NCC for a guided tour and potter’s wheel demonstration ($35 value).

• Northfield Area Tourism
Whether you enjoy the arts, history, nature, or shopping, you’ll find multiple outlets for your curiosities. And when you’re ready to relax, you’ll find one-of-a-kind restaurants, live music and theater, and a variety of comfortable lodging options in Northfield. Find us at the Minne RoadTrips exhibit!

• Northrop at the University of Minnesota
Located in the heart of the U of M campus, Northrop invites grades 5-12 to student matinee performances by professional dance companies from around the world with $3 tickets, bus reimbursement, and curriculum support.
Drawing: 30 free tickets for your class to a 2016//17 student matinee!

• Old Log Theater
In addition to main stage productions of contemporary plays and musicals, the theatre also produces children show productions during the summer and holiday season. Over the decades, the Old Log has had a substantial impact on the Twin Cities theatre scene, establishing a reputation for quality productions and featuring many fine actors and actresses who have come from around the country and who are members of Actors’ Equity Association, including such notable names as Nick Nolte, Loni Anderson, Lois Nettleton and Steve Zahn. The Old Log is now one of the longest continuously running theatre companies in the nation. A favorite for school and youth groups to business events to travel tours, senior clubs to social organizations, family reunions to friendly outings.

• Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
The Ordway’s Arts Education and Community Programming connects with thousands each year through performances, classes, and unique engagements designed for learners and participants of all ages
Drawings: Win tickets to an upcoming Broadway show at the Ordway.

• Owatonna Area Tourism
Let Owatonna’s charm draw you in as you stroll the historic downtown, catch a concert or a movie in Central Park, play a game of pickleball, and snack on gourmet chocolates. Watch history come alive at our famous Orphanage Museum, Louis Sullivan-designed bank, and through the murals around town. Enjoy the outdoors by hiking, biking or skiing our trails, and relaxing in Mineral Springs Park.  Whether visiting for business or for pleasure, there are plenty of places to explore. Find us at the Minne RoadTrips exhibit!

• Padelford Riverboats
Padelford Riverboats offers your group everything from 90 minute Fieldtrips to 4 Hour Lunch & Lock Cruises and Private Charters on the Scenic Mighty Mississippi River departing from St. Paul, Minnesota since 1969. Come Aboard!
Drawings: Free Padelford Sightseeing Cruises for 10
10 free students for a school cruise: Tammy Mikkelson, Red Wing Schools
10 free fares for an intergenerational cruise: Jody Schumann, Ebenezer Ridges
10 free fares for a senior/active adult cruise:  Christy Johnson, Ecumen

• Paradise Charter Cruises
Paradise Charter Cruises and Minneapolis Queen offer sightseeing boat cruises, scenic tours and private charters on Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River for groups of all ages. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Skyline and the beautiful Lake Minnetonka area, with options ranging from wedding boat & river cruises, corporate events, birthday parties, dinner cruises and more.

• Pavek Museum
The Pavek Museum offers a wide variety of field trip options including our Broadcast Workshop and Electromagnetism Workshop, as well as Saturday morning DC/AC electricity courses for kids!

Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Pinstripes • Edina
Pinstripes is a large event venue that includes a made from scratch kitchen, bar, two story bowling alley and six lanes of bocce ball. Great for all ages!
Drawings: Will be offering free brunch and bowling for up to six people!

• Plymouth Playhouse
The Plymouth Playhouse, formerly the Radisson Playhouse, was the brainchild of entrepreneur Curt Carlson and Old Log Theatre’s Don Stolz.  Located in the Radisson Plymouth Hotel, now the Ramada Plymouth,  it was conceived as a meeting facility during the day for corporate events, and a live theatre at night.  Possibly the most comfortable theatre in the Twin Cities, the Radisson Playhouse opened in a blizzard in January of 1974 with Woody Allen’s comedy, “Play It Again, Sam” starring local celebrity, Nancy Nelson.  Since then, the name changed to the Plymouth Playhouse when the Radisson Plymouth was sold. Home of the famous HOW TO TALK MINNESOTAN, THE MUSICAL and CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, the Plymouth Playhouse remains dedicated to fostering new Off-Broadway style American musical comedies with many new ideas and titles to come.

• Pollinate Minnesota
We work with honey bees; we love them as a tool for teachers, learners, organizers and advocates.  We love them not only because their accidental labor is critical to our access to healthy, nutritious foods and the sustainability of our food supply, but because their work highlights the interdependence of life in ecosystems.
Drawings: Free Pollinate Minnesota Visit! I will bring my program of honeybees and the modern day science, policy, and media story of pollinator decline to your classroom with our interdisciplinary STEM lessons. $120 value, mileage not included.

• Pottery Museum of Red Wing
The Pottery Museum of Red Wing is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich and colorful story of Red Wing’s clay industry.
 More than 6,000 vintage pieces covering over 13,000 square feet on exhibit.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Pros of the Rope
We offer jump rope classes and 
school programs that unite children and parents in enthusiasm, accomplishment and fun. POTR delivers programs for ages 3-adult that are designed to restore footwork, improve coordination and grow confidence through one of America’s oldest pastimes… jumping rope!

• Radisson Bloomington Hotel / Water Park of America
Located just half a mile from Mall of America and adjacent to the expansive Water Park of America, the Radisson Hotel Bloomington by Mall of America is ideal for any fun-filled group visit (any age!). Relax in a spacious room with bunk beds for the kids, spend the day splashing away at Minnesota’s largest indoor water park, and finish up with a delicious meal from the on-site Split Rock Grille—all without leaving the property. Ready to shop until you drop? Take our complimentary shuttle to the 500 stores at the world-famous Mall of America.

• Red Wing Area Tourism
The Red Wing Visitor & Convention Bureau provides consultations, itineraries, and welcome packets. We assist with planning and provide recommendations to maximize the visitor experience. Call us today to plan your adventure.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Robots-4-U
Our education camps and classes focus on technology, robotics, and art. From summer camp programs to our classes in partnership with diverse schools & groups, we combine a desire to learn S.T.E.A.M with a fun and dynamic environment for groups of all ages. Drone classes are now available, too!

• Root River Trail Towns Tourism Area (9 Cities)
Root River Trail is Southeast Minnesota’s premier recreational trail system with 60-miles of scenic paved fun, amid 300-foot bluffs and nine bike friendly Trail Towns to give you a taste of the trail.
Drawings: A one night stay at the Andor Wenneson Inn, Peterson MN, This beautiful B&B Inn was built in 1904 along the tracks of the Southern Minnesota Railroad, now the beautiful Root River State Bike Trail. Also a meal for 2 at the Burdey’s Cafe in Peterson.
WINNER: Loudi Rivamonte, Recreation Supervisor, City of Eagan

• Roseville Visitors Association
Drawings: A $50.00 gift certificate for Rosedale Center

• Running Aces Casino & Racetrack / Trout Air
For senior and active adult groups: Card room gambling with Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker, Trout Fishing and dining, Live Harness Horse Racing, Dining at Trout Air Tavern, Live Music, Comedy Shows, tournaments and more!

• Rush Creek Golf Club
Rush Creek Golf Club offers golf lessons, clinics and golf on our championship and par 3 course that is great for groups of all ages. Let us customize an experience for your group!
Drawings: Mac Nine Golf Passes

• Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra presents transformational chamber music performances in over 14 venues throughout the Twin Cities metro area. The SPCO is renowned for its artistic excellence, versatility of musical styles and adventurous programming.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Sauk Centre Area Tourism
Sauk Centre features group tours in Literature, Science, Agriculture and Manufacturing. From Sinclair Lewis to Baseball Bats and Cows to Cheese Curds. Hemker Zoo and Ericksons Petting Zoo nearby

Drawings: Sauk Centre Historical Blanket, CD and Book

• Science Museum of Minnesota
The Science Museum of Minnesota provides resources for educators including field trips, outreach programming, and professional development. Our standards database and educator guides help educators plan fun and educational experiences.

Drawings: A general admission field trip for 30 students.

• Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium at Mall of America
With an amazing 300 foot ocean tunnel, 30 display tanks and thousands of sea creatures, SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium is the perfect stop for fun! To get any closer you would have to get wet!
Drawings: 4 tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium.

• Sheltered Reality
Percussion group that uses music and education to motivate audiences to make positive changes in their lives and the lives of others. Uses Steps of Success to teach personal empowerment and character building.

• Shoreview Community Center / Tropics Indoor Waterpark
The Shoreview Community Center is a great place for field trips. We have the Tropics Indoor Waterpark and Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground that will entertain any group for the day.

Drawings: We will be giving away one Family Pass to the Shoreview Community Center.

• Sidekick Theatre
We are a professional theatre that produces shows for adults and children in the Twin Cities and in Washburn, Wisconsin, near Bayfield.
Drawings: A free field trip for up to 30 students to attend our 2016 holiday children’s show, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER.

• Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
We are an indoor Trampoline Park for all ages and we offer an array of services that include: Open Jump; hosted Birthday parties, Nonprofit/Tax-exempt events, Sky Fitness, Sky Fitness, Field Trips, Sky Camp, GLOW parties and Dodgeball
Drawings: 2 Free classroom field trips for up to 30 students (either Plymouth or Oakdale location).
• Erin Roeske, Kaposia Education Center, South St Paul
• Vicky Dotterer, Kid’s Place, St Louis Park Schools

• SparkPoint Innovations: Earth Orbit Expo
SparkPoint Innovations brings authentic, interactive in-school science adventures to students in schools from kindergarten through 8th grade using captivating inflated models of the earth to bring difficult science concepts to life.

Drawings: $200 off a program

• St James Hotel • Red Wing
Historical hotel in the heart of Red Wing.Three onsite restaurants from casual to gourmet, coffee & ice cream shop. 67 comfortable guestrooms. On-site shopping and Ski Jump Museum. Group activities available.Off-street motor-coach and bus parking.
Drawings: Overnight accommodation in our of our Victorian guestroom, lunch and breakfast for two at the Veranda. Valid until 08/31/2017. Based on availability at the time of reservation.

• Stages Theatre Company
We are a theatre for young audiences that empowers young people to change their world through theatre, education, and performance.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit

• Steele County Historical Society
The Steele County Historical Society provides education through rotating exhibits, workshops and special events at the Steele County History Center, and hands on demonstrations in the Village of Yesteryear.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• STEM Bunnies
Providing educational hands-on programs with BUNNIES! Aligns with Minnesota State Standards in science and math.
Drawings: Chance to win free Bunny event at your site! Value $350

• SteppingStone Theatre
SteppingStone Theatre presents a four-show mainstage season tied directly to classroom curriculum in St. Paul, MN.
Drawings: Win a field trip for your classroom to see one show on the mainstage season.

• Sustainable Safari
We have live animals to assist us in our programs for groups of all ages – on our site or at yours. We offer full school and group programs that can be done during or after school hours for parent involvement. At these presentations, we will bring and display many animals from all over the globe, and present them in a manner to reflect there area of origin. We also offer video teaching to support our global sustainability and stewardship mission.

• Target Center
We are home of the NBA Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA Minnesota Lynx, and we offer a 12-month entertainment schedule that includes sporting events, family shows, concerts and more!
Drawings: 4 tickets to opening night of Cirque du Soleil – TORUK – on September 29 at the 7:30pm show.

• Target Field Tours
During your guided 90-minute tour to Target Field, you’ll see areas of the ballpark guests normally don’t see. These spaces may include the press box, clubhouse, dugout, suite level, Metropolitan Club and many more.
Drawings: Signed baseballs from former and current Minnesota Twins players AND BETTER YET… HUNDREDS of Game Tickets to EXPO attendees! Plus 2 BIG drawings and a Special Tour for Teachers…

• Team Quest & Retreats – True Friends
At Team Quest, we believe everyone deserves the chance to discover the greatest parts of themselves. We share this belief through intentional programming designed to challenge by choice, and reach new heights. Team Quest provides fluid programs from an Odyssey (3-4 hours) to a weekend retreat. Come out to our natural setting at Camp Eden Wood, Camp Friendship or Camp Courage to witness team building like nothing you’ve seen before. Add meals, meeting space, and overnight lodging for the ultimate retreat experience.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Teddy Bear Band / Rich and The Resistors
Teddy Bear Band! Award winning, nationally recognized, developmentally appropriate music for young children since 1985! The Resistors! Incredible variety of music for ALL Ages! Senior events, conventions, weddings, MN VIKINGS House Band. 2 + musicians!

Drawings: Teddy Bear Band CDs. Live performance discounts

• Teddy Roosevelt Live!
Teddy Roosevelt live is nationally regarded for bringing our 26th President to life. From senior programs to parks and naturalist events to scouting and schools, your audience will be enthralled with Roosevelt’s story and life lessons!
Drawing: Win Teddy speaking at your location! A voucher good for one speaking event of up to 100 people at your location. Due to popularity, timing is dependent on availability!

• Textile Center of Minnesota
FIELD TRIPS: Teaching artist-led make-and-take fiber art projects with interactive tour
TOURS: Discover America’s national center for fiber art
EXPERIENCES: Tour plus hands-on dyeing or felting to create take-away textiles!
TRAVELING classes and school programs!
Drawings: Membership to Textile Center, a national center for fiber art. Youth Fiber Art Guild Kits: Textile Center own custom fiber art making kits, for 9–11 year-olds, but fun for beginners of all ages.

• Trollhaugen Outdoor Recreation
In addition to offering ski and snowboard opportunities, Trollhaugen offers 10 lanes of tubing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails in winter as well as our summer zip line tours and our unique challenge course. All ages are invited to be challenged!

• Trout Air at Running Aces Casino & Racetrack
You catch the fish then we will clean and cook it just the way you want it!  No reservations needed to fish! You will have the option to take home the fresh fish, have us clean the fish before you take it home, or we will clean and cook it for you; it’s up to you! A true Minnesota experience… close to home!

• U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service / Jr Duck Stamp Program
Promoting the Minnesota Junior Duck Stamp Conservation Program. This is a standards-based education program designed to spark youth interested in habitat conservation through science, art, math and technology.
Drawings: Junior Duck Stamp promotional items i.e., backpack, duck identification guide, and other giveaways.

• Urban Boatbuilders
Mission: To empower youth to build the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life through the building and use of wooden boats. This includes building a foundation, providing purpose, readying for life, experiencing success and enjoying the results.
Drawings: A hand-carved canoe paddle.

• Valleyfair
Valleyfair can offer your group a “Best Day of the Year” experience with rollercoasters, thrill rides, a waterpark, and live entertainment. Outings can be tailored to fit your needs and budget.
Drawings: Field trip for 15 tickets and additional smaller items.

• Vertical Endeavors of Minneapolis, Saint Paul & Duluth
Indoor Rock Climbing Facility that offers 4 types of climbing to a variety of skill levels.
Drawings: A raffle for the chance to win a certificate that can be redeemed at Vertical Endeavors.

• Village of Yesteryear
The Village of Yesteryear (by the Steele County Historical Society) offers hands-on demonstrations and educational tours.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Visit Saint Paul
Saint Paul’s official convention & visitors bureau.

• Visit Winona
Winona’s official convention & visitors bureau.

• Wabasha Street Caves / Down in History Tours
Historic Cave Tours and a variety of interesting and educational bus tours, including the Saint Paul Gangster Tour. Also, characters and speakers for hire at your place or ours!
Drawings: Gift Certificate

• Water Park of America • Radisson Bloomington Hotel
Your school or youth group will love the thrilling rides, slides, and rafts at Water Park of America. Our incredible variety of attractions offers endless hours of entertainment for kids of all ages, and that includes parents! Find out which water park rides will help create those memorable moments at Water Park of America. Adjacent to the Radisson Bloomington Hotel – perfect for trips that include overnights!

• Way Cool Cooking School
Cooking school for kids and adults.

• Wells Fargo History Museum
Enjoy a fun-filled, hands-on experience at the Wells Fargo History Museum. Experience the glimmer of gold, travel by stagecoach, sending messages by code, and more, including an 1863 stagecoach. Admission is always free. Reserve today.

Drawings: Stop by and play a game and take home a prize.

• Wheels Across the Prairie Museum
A memorial to those hardy pioneers who stayed with this often wild land. We collect the big wheels from all facets of their lives, agricultural, railroad and automotive…plus all the little wheels, which helped this country grow and prosper. Located at the Laurie Ingalls Wilder Museum exhibit.

• Wild Mountain & Taylors Falls Recreation
Welcome to Wild Mountain/Taylors Falls Recreation, offering a tradition of year round outdoor FUN! Nestled in the scenic St Croix Valley near the historic river town of Taylors Falls, MN you are minutes away from a vast array of fun and exciting activities from winter skiing to summer cruises on the beautiful St Croix River.
Drawings will be held at our exhibit.

• Winona Tour Boat
Take your group on Winona’s newest group activity… get close up and personal with history and natural river wonders as your group cruises the mighty Mississippi River in Winona!

• The Works Technology Discovery Center
The Works is a museum of engineering. We inspire the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem-solvers! Our exhibits and programs engage kids in science, technology, and engineering, and make learning memorable and fun.
Drawings: A 4-pack of tickets

• World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraising
World’s Finest Chocolate is the value in Fundraising!
Drawings: Chocolate!

• Worthington Area Tourism & Attractions
Worthington is a community, know for its friendliness, located in the southwestern Minnesota on Interstate 90. Visitors will find a variety of attractions, field trips, day trips, very popular events, restaurants and lodging for overnight stays.

• YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
We offer Outdoor Education Programs.

• Youth Performance Company
Youth Performance Company’s programming includes productions, classes, in-school residencies, community appearances, and leadership development.
Drawing: We will be offering free tickets to our upcoming season of shows with 3-4 drawings throughout the EXPO! 


Here is a list of Minnesota communities with LOTS TO DO, and who offer the free travel services of their local convention & visitor bureaus from throughout the entire state. Stop by this special exhibit and talk with travel experts who will share surprising information about these communities, and can help you use the free travel services of local “CVB’s” (sometimes called “VCB’s” or “Visitor Associations”) to help you prepare for visits to their area. CVB’s know everything about their area, and they are also can help you connect with other CVB’s – and your itinerary will benefit as a result!

Make sure you pick up a bag for EXPO literature, their visitor guides and quick-reference flyers that list their attractions, field trips and local travel opportunities.

Names in the list below in “bold” have exhibits at this year’s EXPO. Visit them in-person!

• Albert Lea CVB – SE MN
Bloomington CVB – Twin Cities Metro
Discover Austin Minnesota CVB – SE MN
• Eagan CVB – Twin Cities Metro (ask about touring the new Vikings facility in Eagan!)
Faribault CVB (part of the Minne Roadtrips consortium) – SE MN
• Fergus Falls CVB – NW/Central MN
• Inver Grove Heights CVB – Twin Cities Metro
Iron Range Tourism CVB – NE MN (comprised of the numerous cities of the Iron Range, including Chisholm, Eveleth, Virginia and numerous others)
Minneapolis Northwest Tourism CVB – Twin Cities Metro
Northfield CVB (part of the Minne Roadtrips consortium) – SE MN
• Owatonna CVB (part of the Minne Roadtrips consortium) – SE MN
Red Wing VCB – SE MN
Root River Trail Towns – SE MN (Harmony, Preston, Fountain, Lanesboro, Whalan, Peterson, Rushford, Rushford Village and Houston make up the 60 mile trail system)
• Roseville Visitors Association – Twin Cities Metro
Sauk Centre CVB – Central MN
• Shakopee CVB – Twin Cities Metro
• St Cloud CVB – Central MN
• Tour Minnesota Association, Minnesota Group Travel Association
Visit Saint Paul – Twin Cities Metro
Visit Winona – SE MN
• Worthington CVB – SW MN


Click HERE to go to the 2016 EXPO Information Page.
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