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Field Trips

You can go on a Girl Scout adventure that works for your troop’s schedule!

We’ve made it easy by setting up field trip opportunities with organizations across the council. Simply have your troop leader reach out using the information below, and set up a great trip with your Girl Scout sisters!

Group sizes vary. Contact organization listed for details.

Please note: Cookie Dough, Juliette Program Credits, Munch Money and Scholarship funds cannot be used for field trips.

The Do Space - Omaha

Learn all about the technology and resources at the Do Space, from coding to 3D printing and everything in between! You'll take a 30-minute tour, followed by a 40-minute hands on tech activity. 

Mondays at 10:00a.m.

7205 Dodge St. Omaha, NE 68114  402-819-4022

Cost: FREE

Visit the Do Space Field Trip webpage!

Frozen Yogurt 101 at Menchie's - Altoona

Join the Menchie's team in understanding how Frozen Yogurt is made, take a tour of the shop and learn about food preparation and cleanliness, product management, allergan management, and prep work.

Learn about the Menchie's story and store all while enjoying a yummy treat. Each Girl Scout will earn a specially-designed Menchie's badge and a Mench-Tastic coupon. 

3418 8th St. SW Suite 1, Altoona, IA 50009

Cost: $6/person

Contact Nicolle: Nicolle.McClure@GRXMarketing.com or 515-238-9817

Godfather's Pizza Tour - Omaha

Craving some pizza? Visit Godfather's in Omaha for a hands-on experience in making your own mini pizza, and then enjoy your handmade treat. 

Any Day, 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. or 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

2117 S. 67th Street, Omaha, NE 68106

Cost: $3.50 Per girl-includes tour, making their pizza and a soft drink. 

Each girl will receive their very own Pizza Maker Cerfiticate, which includes a complimentary mini pizza of their choice for a later visit. Adult Chaperones have the option to make their own mini pizza for $3.50 or share a large one topping pizza for $10.

Contact Connie Cajka: 855-437-8646 or email catering@godfathers.com

Hands On Banking - Des Moines

Wells Fargo is focused on the Financial Literacy Initiative which will provide girls the resources and knowledge on how to set goals and become financially responsible when earning and managing money. 

Develop your financial skills through fun and interactive Hands on Banking activities at a Wells Fargo location!

Patches will be mailed after completion of a survey. 

Tuesday-Thursday 

Downtown Wells Fargo, 666 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Cost: FREE

Groups can be 10-15 girls.

Contact BOTH Brooklyn, Store Manager and Megan, Service Manager when scheduling. Megan.Klootwyk@wellsfargo.com; brooklyn.l.enderton@wellsfargo.com

www.handsonbanking.org

Iowa School of Beauty - Des Moines

At the Iowa School of Beauty, Girl Scouts get an evening of getting their hair, nails and makeup done while learning all about health and cleanliness!

Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 8:30a.m. to 4:00p.m., Thursdays from 8:30a.m. to 8:00p.m.

3305 70th St. Des Moines, IA 50322

Cost: $10 

Contact Marcy Eller: 515-278-9939 or marcy@iowaschoolofbeauty.com

www.iowaschoolofbeauty.com

Joslyn Art Museum (For Brownies) - Omaha

Earn either your Brownie Painting or your Brownie Pottery Badge in a workshop that includes gallery exploration and lots of hands-on fun in the art studio. Painting could be earned in 1 session, pottery would need to be done in 2 sessions. Chaperones must be with the girls at all times.

Sundays: 1:30pm-3:30pm for painting; 1:00pm-3:00 pm for Pottery (2 separate sessions must be scheduled)

2200 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68102

Cost: $10 for painting; $17 for pottery (per girl); $0/Adult

Min/Max: 12/24

Contact Tom: tsimons@joslyn.org or 402-661-3860

Learn more on the Joslyn Art Museum website.

Joslyn Art Museum (For Juniors) - Omaha

Earn either the Junior Jeweler Badge or Junior Drawing badge in a workshop that includes gallery exploration and lots of hands-on fun in the art studio. Chaperones are required. 

Sundays: 1:00pm-4:00pm

2200 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68102

Cost: $12/Girl; $0/Adult

Min/Max: 12/24

Contact Tom: tsimons@joslyn.org or 402-661-3860

Learn more on the Joslyn Art Museum website.

Nebraska Humane Society - Omaha

Are you looking to earn your pet and animal-related badges? Get in touch with Nebraska Humane Society today to schedule a workshop time. It’s a 90 minute educational workshop about responsible pet ownership, dog/cat bite safety, and pet overpopulation. Each group will also get a special behind-the-scenes tour of NHS.

Weekdays and Weekends - By Appointment

8929 Fort Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68134 

Cost: $10/Girl; $0/Adult

Contact Tracey: 402-444-7800 Ext. 2396

Quality Marble & Tile - Grimes

Lets talk rocks! Learn where granite comes from and how it is formed into counter tops. You'll talk about the nature of granite and how to take care of it in after it’s made into a countertop for a home. 

Monday - Friday: 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

3900 SE Beisser Dr. Grimes, IA 50111

Cost: FREE; 

Contact Dina or Rochelle at 515-986-5222, dina@qualitymarbleandtile.com or rochelle@qualitymarbleandtile.com

Pioneer Ridge Nature Center - Wapello County

The Pioneer Ridge Nature Center covers all of your fishing, hiking and biking needs. With expert naturalists for guidance, three stocked fishing ponds, and 15 miles of trails, you are guaranteed to have a fun-filled agenda!

Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m., Year-Round

1339 US-63, Bloomfield, IA 52537

Cost: FREE

Contact: 641-682-3091

Sanford Museum & Planetarium - Cherokee

There's so much to explore at the Sanford Museum and Planetarium! From archeology and art, to astonomy and geology, there's something exciting to discover for every interest!  Plan your adventure today. 

Museum hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Planetarium shows occur on the last Sunday of each month at 2:00 p.m. or by appointment to groups of 10 or more, Monday through Friday.

117 E Willow St, Cherokee, Iowa 51012

Cost: FREE

Contact Linda Burkhart: sanfordmuseum@iowatelecom.net or 712-225-3922

Senior Suites of Urbandale

Schedule a visit to meet and spend time with the citizens of Senior Suites of Urbandale. Help them learn or play new games, make a fun craft, help plant flowers, sing carols, or come up with your own idea of something fun to do with the residents! 

4700 84th St., Urbandale, IA 50322

Cost: FREE

Contact Lisa: ldhardee16@yahoo.com or 919-985-9464

Sioux City Public Museum

Schedule a visit to the Sioux City museum for a hands-on exploration of local history. Watch their exciting 15 minute film in the Corn Palace theatre, explore the main gallery (including a scavenger hunt), and search for dinosaur and marine fossils in the 'big dig.' Call ahead and schedule your group tour today!

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Sunday: 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

607 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51104

Cost: FREE

Contact Connie Macfarlane: 712-279-6174 or cmacfarlane@sioux-city.org

Whatta Dish - Des Moines

Want to stretch your creative muscles? Whatta Dish has tons of bisque pottery options ready for you to design and paint: ornaments, keepsake boxes, all types of cups, bowls, plates, and even pet dishes.  Whatta Dish takes care of glazing and firing them, and finished pieces are dishwasher safe. Parties of all kinds welcome; bring food and any type of beverage. 

Tuesday - Friday: 1:00 to 8:00p.m., Saturday: 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m., Sunday: 1:00-5:00p.m.

509 Elm Street West Des Moines, IA 50265

Cost: Varies by designed project

Contact June McKay: mckayjune@aol.com