Itineraries for Learning Trips (PDFs)

Local Trips (In Alphabetical Order)

For Fall

Architecture & Garden Walk with Dan Callahan, Thursday, September 1, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Alliance Wheel, Friday, September 2, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Bradley Spotlight:  An Inside Look at Bradley’s Global Communication Center, Friday, October 28, 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Caterpillar Mapleton Foundry, Monday, October 17, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Catholic Diocese of Peoria and St. Mary’s Cathedral, Monday, October 10, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Costco Wholesale, Tuesday, September 27, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

CSE Software and Simformotion, Monday, September 19, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Dream Center Peoria, Thursday, September 29, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

EP!C, Monday October 3, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

FOLEPI Floatmaking, Thursday, November 10, 9:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Historic Canton and Spoon River Anthology, Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Historic Metamora, Tuesday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hot Iron Blacksmith, Tuesday, October 4, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Islamic Foundation of Peoria, Friday, October 14, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

J.H. Benedict Company Inc., Friday, October 7, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joan’s Trophy & Plaque Company, Thursday, October 20, 8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

LG Seeds Quality Assurance, Thursday, September 22, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Louisville Slugger, Wednesday, September 7, 11:15  a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Midwest Food Bank, Tuesday, November 1, 11:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery, Monday, November 7, 12:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Pekin Hospital, Friday, November 18, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Peoria County Jail with Sheriff Mike McCoy, Thursday, October 6, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Peoria Disposal Company and Peoria County Landfill, Friday, September 9, 9:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Peoria Police Department, Monday, September 12, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Peoria Warehouse District with Michael Freilinger, Friday, September 23, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Proctor Recreation Center, Monday, October 24, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Sculpture Walk Peoria, Tuesday, September 6, 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Special Event with Dr. Michael Wiant “Discovering the Terracotta Warriors,” Wednesday, November 9, 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Studios on Sheridan with Jeremie Draper, Friday, October 21, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Nature Conservancy at The Franklin Research Farm, Friday, September 30, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Thyme Restaurant with Travis Mohlenbrink, Tuesday, November 15, 9:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 

Toraason Glass, Friday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Thursday, October 27, 11:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

WEEK NEWS 25, Thursday, October 13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wheels O’ Time featuring the Silver Streak, Wednesday, September 14, 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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, Thursday, September 15, 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.

Regional Trips (In Alphabetical Order)

For Fall

Baseball & Beer in Chicago with Ray Picl Sr., Thursday, September 8, 6:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Fair Oaks Farm, Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Historic Pontiac, Tuesday, October 11, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Michael Wiant and the Terracotta Warriors at The Field Museum, Monday, November 14, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

For Summer

Chicago Nature Center with Rhonda Feree, Thursday, June 30, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Festival 56 and Princeton, Wednesday, July 20, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 – 11:45 p.m.

Nachusa Grasslands Hike, Friday, August 5, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sanfilippo Foundation Collection, Wednesday, August 17, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Scott Air Force Base, Thursday, June 9, 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.