Field Trip in-a-Box

Order a complete class-sized Field Trip, packed in a box, mailed directly to you!
$185/Box, serves a class of up to 29 students.

Scholarships for Field Trips in-a-Box are SOLD OUT for 2022-2023.

Box Contents: 29 sets of supplies for individual projects as listed, 1 for each student + teacher. Also includes virtual access to video lessons, tours, instructions, and a Teacher Guide.

Choose your Arboretum Field Trip in-a-Box: Use the filters below to select a box for your class(es).

Shipping & Timing: Each Box has date options for when Boxes will ship out of the Arboretum. Plan accordingly and allow an additional 4 business days from the date of shipping. Delivery is limited to the continental US. For delivery to states other than MN, WI, IA, SD, or ND, an additional $20 shipping fee will be assessed.

    Supplies: Each Box has supplies for 29 students + teacher, and are intended as 1 set per student. Order enough Boxes to cover all intended students (example: 50 students = order 2 Boxes). 

    • If you have fewer than 29 students, you may divide extras among your class.
    • If you have more than 29 students, order more boxes so that each student has their own set of supplies.
    • Boxes ship to only one address, they cannot go to individual student homes. If students are learning remotely, you can arrange a pickup date/time for students to gather their supplies, or perhaps distribute in tandem timing with the school lunch.

    Pay for your Field Trip in-a-Box We accept Credit Cards, Checks or Purchase Orders. Payment must be received one week prior to the requested ship date, earlier is preferred. If payment is not received one week prior to requested ship date, it will move to the next available ship date. Checks should be written to MLA. Mail checks to: MLA Attn: Terre K, MLA School Services, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska MN 55318. Please note on check memo: Field Trip in a Box

    Plans Change? Contact us ASAP at 612-301-1210 or email [email protected] No refunds if you cancel less than 1 week prior to the ship date.

    Bushel of apples in a basket, Field Trip in-a-Box

    (Grades 1-6) Operation: Apple Pollination Field Trip in-a-Box

    $185/Box. Each box contains (30) sets of supplies, 1 for each student and teacher.

    Select a ship date:
    Ship Monday, September 26, 2022
    Ship Monday, October 10, 2022

    Student holding a bulb from a Field Trip in a Box

    (Grades K-2) It’s a Bulb’s Life Field Trip in-a-Box

    $185/Box. Each box contains (30) sets of supplies, 1 for each student and teacher.

    Select a ship date*:
    Ship Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
    Ship Monday, Dec. 5, 2022

    *This kit must be completed within a month of receipt due to the perishable nature of the bulbs

    microgreens for Food Field Trip in-a-Box

    (Grades 1-3) Grow it, Eat it: Roots to Shoots Field Trip in-a-Box

    $185/Box. Each box contains (30) sets of supplies, 1 for each student and teacher.

    Select a ship date*:
    Ship Monday, Feb. 27, 2023
    Ship Monday, March 20, 2023

    Pollinator Field Trip in a Box

    (Grades K-3) Pollinators & their Habitats Field Trip in-a-Box

    $185/Box. Each box contains (30) sets of supplies, 1 for each student and teacher.

    Select a ship date*: 
    Ship Monday April 10, 2023
    Ship Monday May 1, 2023


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