Homeschooling preschoolers: ideas for field trips

Here are some ideas for field trips for preschoolers:

The Zoo.

The Discovery Kids Museum.

The Museum of Science and Industry (it's very hands on and our children have loved going)

The Botanical Gardens - who doesn't like flowers! Just be prepared to stop and sniff every flower with a preschooler! :)

The beach.

A farm.

Families of faith will enjoy the Creation Museum in Kentucky/border of Ohio. It's only 5 hours from Chicago.

In the fall an Apple Orchard.

Berry picking at a u-pick.

An Aquarium. (We have the Shedd Aquarium here in Chicago)

Contact a local bee keeper and ask him to give a presentation to your preschooler/preschool class.

That's all I can think of right now. What can you add to the list?

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
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01/23/14
8Theresa Gould
We do and I want to take the children to some since it's been awhile since we've gone to any of them, except the Field Museum. Our older kids went in November with my husband. I want to go while my husband is home and doesn't have to take days off. Just have to plan...
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    8Theresa Gould
    Can't believe I forgot the library. Our children love the library!
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      01/24/14
      8Theresa Gould
      You know we've never actually gone to an amusement park with our children? Other than Busch Gardens in Florida when the three older girls were three and under.
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        9Michelle Fritch
        Great list Theresa. I don't homeschool but I have taken the kids on field trips to different places. We've been to the zoo, a pumpkin patch, an apple orchard and have other things we could do but it's been so cold outside that we haven't done much outside. Can't wait for the weather to break so I can take my kids to different places to have some family fun.
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          8Theresa Gould
          We've taken our children to a planetarium at the Creation Museum, but not to Alder Planetarium in Chicago.
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            01/24/14
            This is a great list on its own, Theresa! You could invite other moms of preschoolers to join in as well...and have "lotsa" fun in these special outings!
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              01/25/14
              My kids loved the Local Library too when they were younger because of the Story times.
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