Educational Programs and Field Trips for Children

St. Louis County Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a wide variety of programs to area school children. Students are introduced to the natural and cultural history of the St. Louis area through costumed interpretation, hands-on activities, nature hikes, slide presentations, etc. Program topics range from the Revolutionary War to the Louisiana Purchase to Water Ecology. Many of these programs were designed to match specific Show-Me Standard and Grade Level Expectations. History related programs and tours are available at Faust Park, Jefferson Barracks Historic Site, and Daniel Bissell House, as well as the Museum of Transportation and Laumeier Sculpture Park. In addition, Park Rangers will, at times, lead groups on nature oriented tours.

 Each of the St. Louis County Parks that offers education programs is unique, and each program is custom tailored to showcase and educate about these unique treasures and features. For that reason, please contact the facility directly for more information on a particular program including:

· When and where the programs are available

· Recommended grade level of students

· Minimum or maximum group size

· Current prices

· Booking a reservation for your class

· Discussing special needs

Following are facilities and contact information for educational programs and field trips in St. Louis County Parks:

Faust Park Home of Faust Historic Village and Thornhill Historic Site
15185 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63017; 314-615-8FAU (8328)

Jefferson Barracks Historic Site

533 Grant Road, St. Louis, 63125; 314-544-6224
Jefferson Barracks

Daniel Bissell House

10225 Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis, 63137; 314-544-6224
General Daniel Bissell House

Museum of Transportation

3015 Barrett Station Rd., St. Louis, 63122; 314-615-8MOT (8668)
Museum of Transportation

Laumeier Sculpture Park Education Center

12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills, MO 63127; 314-615-5ART (5278)
Laumeier Sculpture Park

Parks & Recreation programs and facilities are available for people of all abilities. Please let us know if there is an accommodation that would make a program accessible to you or your group by calling the site of your planned visit directly. For hearing impaired, call 800-735-2966 (Relay Missouri)

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Park Closings:

Lone Elk Park periodic lane closures, Mon - Fri to repair the roads. There will be times when the entire Bison Area will be closed