Big River Journey

Big River Journey is a premier field trip program for Grades 3-5 focused on the Mississippi River within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area! Students view and learn about the river through onboard educational activities while cruising on a modern Padelford riverboat. Students choose to participate in three of five activity stations, including learning about aquatic invertebrates, river birds, stewardship, geology, and ecosystems. The National Park Service, Mississippi Park Connection, and other park partners host the program.

• September 20-22, 27, 29
• October 4-6, 11-13

• Fee for NON-Title I Schools: $12/student
• Fee for Title I Schools: $8/student
• Adults are free (maximum of 10 per trip)


  • To register, click the following link and follow the instructions:
  • A deposit of $100 is due at the time of the registration (this is refunded if the final
    payment is completed on time)
  • The registration and deposit deadline is Wednesday, September 14
  • The final payment deadline is Friday, September 16.
    Schools will be separately invoiced via email for electronic payment of final costs and attendance numbers (please note that deposit and date of the field trip are forfeited if payment is not made by the final payment deadline)

For more information, contact the following individuals:

Big River Cruise School Trip in MN

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