When most teachers think about taking their students on a school field trip, they think of typical locations like the Jacksonville Zoo or the Museum of Science and History. What they may not realize is that there are many other places to go on a school trip in Jacksonville, Florida. Here are three unique field trip opportunities that you may not have known existed.
Aunt Annie’s Pretzel Making
Have you ever visited Aunt Annie’s Pretzels? They have several locations in Jacksonville. What you may not realize is that they are prepared to host a field trip for your students. Children get a demonstration on pretzel making and get to roll their own pretzels. Demonstrations are held in the morning, Monday through Friday before 10:00 in the morning. Each child receives a pretzel and drink. Students are also able to take home an activity book to remember their experience. The cost is $4 per person plus tax. There size of your group must be between five and thirty students. Call to schedule a demonstration.
Peterbrooke Chocolate Making
Peterbrooke on San Marco offers students a chocolate making field trip experience. The tours begin at 10:00 a.m. for students ages 5 and up. During the 30-45 minute tour, students will learn about the chocolate making process, the goals of Peterbrooke, how to mold chocolate, and how to make chocolate covered popcorn. Each student will get a sample of whatever is created. To make this school trip even better, you may want to read a book about chocolate or beans before field trip day. Your group size must be between ten and fifty. The cost is only $1.00 per person. These chocolate making school trips are generally offered between the months of March and August. Just call to schedule your visit.
Murray Hill Art Center Art Classes
Are you looking for a free field trip opportunity that your students will love? Try the Murray Hill Art Center. They allow students to complete two-hour art projects free of charge. The materials are also provided at no cost to you or the students. Some of the available projects include drawing, painting, and crafts. There is also a clay project available, but you need to provide your own clay and come in for multiple sessions. These free classes are available Wednesday mornings after 9:30. The Murray Hill Art Center is also open for school trips every afternoon after 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.