In 2020 many of us had the opportunity to experience what it is like to do work and school remotely. And while sometimes it is harder than working/learning in an office/school, sometimes it’s better! And we want to help you keep the lessons going- even while on vacation!

If you are traveling with kids and want to help teach them some science lessons while in Branson, here are a few of our top suggestions! Some of these you can do from the comfort of your vacation home and others you can do while exploring Branson together!

Fun Branson Field Trips 

  • Silver Dollar City is entertaining year-round, but did you know you can enjoy rides, watch shows, eat delicious treats AND learn while here? Go here to see a handful of the science lessons you can learn while at Silver Dollar City (they’ve broken it down by age).
  • WonderWorks is not only fun for everyone in the family, they also have educational programs! They call themselves the place ‘where physical science meets physical fitness!’ They have fun options for students K-12, so be sure to check them out when in Branson!
  • The Butterfly Palace gives you the chance to learn about butterflies and the rainforest!  It is home to a million butterflies and also has educational videos and more to bring the rainforest to life right here in Branson!
  • The Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery offers the opportunity for visitors to not only see fish but also learn about them, their reproduction process and more! There are also beautiful hiking trails nearby for you to explore!
  • The Branson Aquarium or Springfield Aquarium are both really fascinating and offer a fun learning experience for the full family!


At Home Experiments

  • Did you know there are tons of experiments that can be done using pinecones? We have pinecones all over our properties and there are pinecones all over Branson! So, get outside, find some pinecones and then try these 8 pinecone experiments!
  • Leaves are also a fun item to use in experiments! Check out this page and this page for some fun experiment ideas!
  • Go on a scavenger hunt and see what you can find! You can make a list of items you want to find (mushrooms, leaves, acorns, birds, ants, caterpillars, pinecones, animal prints, etc). Or see what animals can you see, what are they eating, baby and adult versions of an animal, etc! The sky is the limit (literally)!