Field Trip Zone

  • Bug Fest

    The annual Bloomington Bug Fest at Hilltop Gardens on the campus of Indiana University is the most fun you can have on six legs (or eight… or two!).

  • Vertical eXcape Climbing Center

    The Friday Zone takes a field trip to the Vertical escape indoor climbing facility in Evansville, Indiana to learn how to safely enjoy the sport of climbing! Learn about grips, gear, and technique as we talk to kid experts.

  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park

    Hop and jump and have fun at the trampoline park Sky Zone Evansville!

  • Angel Mounds State Historic Site

    Learn about this awesome park and the history of the native Americans that lived in Indiana long ago.

  • Lake Rudolph at Halloween

    Check out the haunts, the costumes, and the amazing creativity of campers at Lake Rudolph Campground's annual Halloween event in Santa Claus Indiana.

  • Hoosier Outdoor Experience: Atlatl

    Learn about the Native American hunting tool, the atlatl. We learn about how this spear-throwing assistance device was used to bring down big game from a distance and try it out ourselves.

  • Egg-Drop Helicopter

    We're at the Indiana Science Olympiad's Rotor-Drop event! Check out one team's design and see if their egg gently floats to the floor.

  • FIRST LEGO League

    Go along with us as we rock some robots with the Hoosier Girlz FLL team and IndianaFIRST!

  • Amphibian Dip-net Hunt

    In this field trip, you can learn about the difference between a reptile and an amphibian, and where to find them!

  • Aerial Arts

    The Friday Zone visits WonderLab and reach new nights in this fun filled field trip!

  • Fort Wayne Firefighters’ Museum

    The FridayZone visits the Fort Wayne Firefighters' Museum and along with the many artifacts on display, the Museum also teaches fire safety to young and old alike.

  • Backyard Rollercoaster

    The Friday Zone pays a visit to the legendary twin coasters of John Ivers. Watch as we learn the story behind these awesome rides and experience them along with us as we take our cameras on-board!

  • Demand Command Baseball

    We visit Demand Command Baseball in Ellettsville, IN to get tips from former MLB players on improving our game. Check out some of the awesome technology in use, including a virtual pitcher!

  • Exotic Feline Rescue Center

    On this Friday Zone Field Trip we visit the big cats of the Exotic Feline Rescue Center located in Center Point, Indiana - home of over 200 big cats including lions, tigers, leopards and more!

  • Midwest Reptile Show

    Join The Friday Zone crew on a Field Trip to the Midwest Reptile Expo at the Indiana State Farigrounds in Indianapolis! We see pythons hatching, frozen rats, superworms, and tons of snakes and lizards!

  • Cyclocross Kids at BloomingCross

    We talk with kids at the 2012 Bloomingcross Race at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington, IN to find out about this awesome sport, its bikes, and its challenges!

  • The World’s Largest Ball of Paint

    Take a Field Trip to Anderson, Indiana to visit the official Guinness Book of World Records' largest ball of paint!

  • Eagle Watch at Patoka Lake

    This Friday Zone Field Trip takes us to Patoka Lake in Birdseye, Indiana. Emily joins kids and park naturalists as to learn about raptors of all types and try to spot eagles in their natural environment.

  • Link Observatory

    This Friday Zone Field Trip takes us to the Goethe-Link Observatory near Martinsville, Indiana. We find out how this building came to be and a couple kids join Taylor to look through the telescope.

  • Horse Dentistry

    This Friday Zone Field Trip takes us to a local barn to visit with a young horse owner as a vet stops by to check her horse's teeth! Learn about horse teeth, the tools of equine dentistry, and why dental care is so important.

  • Bloomington Stormwater Management Tunnels

    This Friday Zone Field Trip takes us underground! See where those manholes and street grates lead as we make our way through the stormwater system with the City of Bloomington Utilities.

  • WonderLab Aluminum Pour Event

    This Friday Zone Field Trip takes us to Bloomington's WonderLab Children's Museum for their "aluminum pour" event - scrap metal melted down and poured into molds carved out by kids and adults.