Washington, DC is the ultimate classroom. The students will enjoy experiencing our government first hand when they visit the U.S. Capitol Building, White House and Supreme Court. They will also be inspired by their trip to the Smithsonian, the Newseum, and the Spy Museum. And the students will most certainly be awed by the various monuments and memorials including Jefferson, Lincoln, Iwo Jima, Roosevelt, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
NEW YORK CITY
New York City is certain to gain student enthusiasm! Whether amazed by
the towering architecture or energized by the the pace of people, students will soon realize that the Big Apple is a city like no other. Theater, music, art, business and diverse culture make a tour of New York City an experience students remember for a lifetime. The highlights include a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, a walk in Central Park, the stunning view from the Empire State Building at sunset, the night life of a Broadway Show, and a group photo taken in famous Times Square.
WALT DISNEY WORLD®
There's no better place to bring your classroom to life than Walt Disney World. Disney's Youth Education Series is the classroom with interactive classes taught by specially trained Disney facilitators. These hands-on, reality-based seminars transport students through the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, enhancing classroom text books. Your students will test the laws of Physics down a ride on Space Mountain, study the history of our nation by meeting our forefathers through animatronics, and engage in a better understanding of career choices from business to acting. Of course, some of the biggest highlights will be enjoying world-famous rides such as Twilight Zones Tower of Terror and Expedition Everest Legend of the Forbidden Mountain.
Boston provides students an opportunity to walk in the steps of Paul Revere and John Adams. They will hear the speeches of the Sons of Liberty while touring the Freedom Trail with their very own 18th Century Costumed Guide. Boston also offers excellent educational opportunities to tour the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides herself), Minuteman National Historic Park, New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, and Walden Pond. Of course, the students will also get to learn about the literary powerhouse of Thoreau, Longfellow, and Emerson in the city they most called home.
Philadelphia is the birthplace of our nation that served as out first Capital. An educational tour of Philadelphia will allow students the opportunity to visit the Franklin Institute, Independence National Historic Park (which is made up of Carpenter's Hall, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, Liberty Bell), Christchurch, Franklin Court, Betsy Ross House, and the U. S. Mint. The students will also have the chance to run the stairs in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art which were made so famous by Rocky's "Gonna Fly Now" run. An additional day trip to Valley Forge or the Amish country are also excellent included possibilities.
Colonial Virginia offers students the tremendous opportunity to experience the colonial period from a southern perspective. They will tour the Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown Victory Center and the various historic battlefields. The students will also have the chance to tour Shirley Plantation, the oldest plantation in Virginia. A quick bus ride over to Charlottesville will even allow the students the opportunity to tour Thomas Jefferson's beautiful home, Monticello.
Chicago provides Midwest students world-class art, science, and natural history both in their prestigious museums and their historic streets. The most popular educational and fun destinations include the Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Technology, Adler Planetarium and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The highlights also include the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Architecture RiverCruise, the "Untouchable" Gangster Tour, and the Sears Tower. The excitement continues with a trip to Wrigley Field to see the beloved Cubs play a major league baseball game while stopping along the way to take a picture with the statue of Chicago's favorite athlete, Michael Jordan.
OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a fun educational destination for North Carolina students. The historic venues students will have the chance to visit include the Tryon Palace which is the first permanent capitol of the colony of North Carolina; as well as Fort Macon which is the most visited state park in North Carolina; in addition to the Wright Brothers Memorial and Museum, the Roanoke Island/Lost Colony, and the North Carolina Aquarium for that exciting scientific component.
Charleston, SC offers your students exceptional learning and educational opportunities. Touring the home of the first theater building built in America features the South Carolina Aquarium, the Charleston Harbor Ferry Tour, Patriots Point, and a walking tour of historic Charleston herself including Battery Waterfront, Council Chambers, Ante Bellum House and Fort Moultrie.