Itineraries for Learning Trips (PDFs)

Local Trips (In Alphabetical Order)

For Summer

Backstage at Eastlight Theatre, Friday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Behind the Scenes at Busy Corner, Monday, August 29, 12:30  – 4:30 p.m.

BluHaven Farm, Tuesday, July 26, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Camp Big Sky, Monday, June 27, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Caterpillar Research and Development Headquarters, Friday, August 19, 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Epiphany Farms and Twin Groves Wind Farm, Tuesday, August 2, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exploring Human Origins at Peoria Public Library, Tuesday, June 28, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Good’s Furniture, Friday, August 12, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Goodwill Commons, Monday, July 25, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hindu Temple, Monday, August 22, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Hoerr Nursery, Friday, June 3, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Hummingbird Haven, Thursday June 2, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery, Friday June 10, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Mackinaw Winery, Wednesday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Pat Sullivan’s Downtown, Monday, July 18, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Peoria County Coroner’s Office, Thursday, July 14, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center, Thursday, July 7, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Running Central, Monday, June 6, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sculpture Walk, Tuesday, June 21, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Summer Social at Dozer Park, Tuesday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

USDA National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research, Tuesday, August 30, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Victory Acres, Thursday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For Spring

Advanced Medical Transportation, Monday, March 28, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Altorfer, Inc., Friday, April 8 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Area Recycling  (formerly Midland Davis), Friday, April 29, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Behind-the-Curtain at Peoria Players, Thursday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Buehler Home, Wednesday, May 16, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Carl Sandburg’s Galesburg Home, Friday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Caterpillar Inc. Parts Distribution Headquarters, Tuesday, March 29, 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Echo Valley Meats with Dave Alwan, Tuesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Ella Maxwell’s Garden Tour, Friday, April 15, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Enercon Engineering, Inc., Wednesday, March 9, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Homeway Homes, Monday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Hot Iron Blacksmith, Tuesday, April 12, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Hummingbird Haven, Thursday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Jubilee College Historic Site, Wednesday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Kickapoo Creek Winery, Thursday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Komatsu, Tuesday, April 19, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Louisville Slugger Sports Complex, Tuesday, May 31, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Luthy Botanical Gardens, Monday, May 2, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Menold Construction and Restoration, Tuesday, April 26, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Par-A-Dice, Tuesday, March 1, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Pekin Federal Correctional Institution, Wednesday, March 2, 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Peoria Fire Academy, Thursday, March 24, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Peoria Journal Star, Friday, March 11, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Peoria Production Shop, Friday, April 22, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Peoria Riverfront Museum, Friday, March 18, 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Peoria State Hospital Cemetery Walking Tour, Friday, May 13, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Rocky Glen Hike, Tuesday, May 10, 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Rothan Millworks, Thursday, April 7 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Simantel, Tuesday, March 8, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Monday, March 14, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

State Farm Headquarters, Monday, March 21, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Toraason Glass, Monday, April 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Wildlife Prairie Park and the Peoria Regional Learning Center, Monday, April 18, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Regional Trips (In Alphabetical Order)

For Spring

Apple Canyon Hike with Ed Stermer, Thursday, May 12, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Historical Kankakee with Bennett Johnson, Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

History, Arts, and Architecture on Chicago’s North Shore, Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Morton Aboretum with Dave Ballowe, Thursday, April 28, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.