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Brightspark’s International Student Tour Options

December 26, 2017

Planning a student trip requires hours of booking hotels, organizing chaperones and crafting an itinerary that combines education and excitement. Combine these tasks with the additional wrinkle of international travel, and you’re given a challenge [...]

Give your STEM Students an Out-of-This-World Experience

December 12, 2017

As a center for space technology, Huntsville, Alabama, has for decades attracted some of the best and brightest minds from around the country and the world. In 1970, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, then known as the Alabama Space and Rocket [...]

STEM Programs at the Birthplace of Amusement Parks

November 2, 2017

Finding a field trip venue that has both educational value and entertainment can seem impossible, but Luna Park makes the task easier. It is one of the amusement parks located in Coney Island, New York, which is considered the birthplace of the [...]

Meet History Face to Face at Madame Tussauds

October 24, 2017

Planning student field trips is hard work. Figuring out where to take your students and how to keep them engaged in the subject material is a demanding task in and of itself. As the instructor you want to keep the trip fun while also being [...]

Outdoor Adventures in Northern California

September 6, 2017

The city of Redding makes a perfect base of operations for educational tours in one of the most beautiful regions of Northern California. Teachers can provide their students with an unforgettable experience that includes geological treasures, [...]

Blue Man Group Offers Thrills and Spills to Schools

August 29, 2017

Educators are constantly seeking ways to inspire students, spark their imagination and encourage their creativity. It might seem strange to turn to a trio of blue men to accomplish this, and yet, Blue Man Group offers students a fun, carefree [...]

360 CHICAGO Offers Group-Friendly Thrills at 94 Stories

August 29, 2017

More than just an observation deck, 360 CHICAGO is a high-altitude experience perfect for groups of all ages and interests. The entire 94th floor of the John Hancock Center is host to numerous cultural events and houses activities to entertain your [...]

Mind-Boggling Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Adventures

August 24, 2017

Since Robert Ripley first displayed his collection of bizarre events and unusual items at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has become a household name, attracting more than 12 million visitors per year at various [...]

Country Music Hall of Fame: Now Starring Student Groups

August 24, 2017

Taylor Swift. Sam Hunt. Carrie Underwood. Chris Stapleton. Miranda Lambert. Maybe you’ve heard of them? They’re some of country music’s most popular artists, and if your student group loves country music, they’ll surely fill you in on the [...]

Gatlinburg, The Year-Round Student Travel Destination

August 24, 2017

Gatlinburg is eastern Tennessee’s playground, a place where the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains is augmented by a slew of manmade activities. Its Christmas festivities might be legendary, but that’s only a few weeks out of the year. [...]

Why Take Your Students to Lake George?

July 25, 2017

There’s a lot students can learn about science and nature from a textbook. But the lessons that stick with them are the ones that take place outside a classroom setting. The ones that give them a hands-on, real-life lesson that they can apply in [...]

Astounding Attractions for Students at Mall of America

March 29, 2017

Hearing the words “Mall of America®” will most likely bring to mind one thing in particular: an extravagant shopping trip. With no state sales tax on clothing or shoes and over 520 stores to browse through, Mall of America in Bloomington, [...]

5 East Coast Brightspark Tours with Students in Mind

January 30, 2017

Planning a student trip is never easy. You often want to visit a large city with plenty of historic and cultural attractions, but those can often be the most expensive. Brightspark Travel, a Chicago-based tour operator, has crafted a series of trips [...]

Curiosity Takes off at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

December 20, 2016

We are lucky to live in the most exciting and dynamic time for space exploration, with new discoveries and missions making their way via mainstream media into homes around the world. The next decade will bring new challenges and incredible findings [...]
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