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Field Trips

Get ready to explore different areas of Purdue’s beautiful West Lafayette campus during your Thursday morning field trip! An adult must accompany each child at all times. For that reason, please select a field trip based on the ages and physical abilities of everyone in your group.

Guide to physical activity levels

Levels of physical activity vary among majors and field trips, so please choose what best suits your abilities. Every attempt will be made to honor accessibility requests made in advance.
  • Low: Takes place indoors with some walking required. Activities will mostly be seated.
  • Medium: Some movement and walking required between classrooms and venues, which may include stairs. Long periods of standing may be required, and outdoor activity is possible.
  • High: Significant movement and physical activity, including walking or hiking outdoors.

Field Trips

Get ready to explore different areas of Purdue’s beautiful West Lafayette campus during your Thursday morning field trip! An adult must accompany each child at all times. For that reason, please select a field trip based on the ages and physical abilities of everyone in your group.

Guide to physical activity levels

Levels of physical activity vary among majors and field trips, so please choose what best suits your abilities. Every attempt will be made to honor accessibility requests made in advance.
  • Low: Takes place indoors with some walking required. Activities will mostly be seated.
  • Medium: Some movement and walking required between classrooms and venues, which may include stairs. Long periods of standing may be required, and outdoor activity is possible.
  • High: Significant movement and physical activity, including walking or hiking outdoors.

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Bands & Orchestras

Activity Level: Low
This tour will introduce you to Hagle Hall, the new home for Purdue Bands & Orchestras,
and give you an up-close look at the “All-American” Marching Band’s Big Bass Drum.

Bechtel Innovation Design Center

Activity Level: Medium
Join Boilermakers on a guided tour as they show demonstrations of various machinery offered in
the design center, and then test your skills in a STEM activity.

Boilermaker Butcher Block

Activity Level: Medium
Go behind the scenes to see the farm-to-fork experience available to Boilermakers on
campus, and enjoy a hands-on learning activity with value-added meat products.

Campus Bus Tour

Activity Level: Low
Ride through campus and hop off for photo opportunities at iconic university landmarks including
the Hello Walk, the bell tower, the Engineering Fountain, and more.

Flower Arranging

Activity Level: Low
Dig into your love of gardening, and let your love for nature flourish by learning
about the “branches” of horticulture and creating your very own flower arrangement
to take home.

Purdue Airport

Activity Level: Medium
Explore the first university-owned airport in the nation as you go through the hangar,
airframe lab, engine lab, dispatch, and simulator building.

Zucrow Labs

Activity Level: Medium
As you tour Purdue’s jet and rocket engine testing facility, you’ll see how engines are
studied, watch the firing of a small rocket motor, and discover how rocket thrust is measured.

Bands & Orchestras

Activity Level: Low
This tour will introduce you to Hagle Hall, the new home for Purdue Bands & Orchestras,
and give you an up-close look at the “All-American” Marching Band’s Big Bass Drum.

Bechtel Innovation Design Center

Activity Level: Medium
Join Boilermakers on a guided tour as they show demonstrations of various machinery offered in
the design center, and then test your skills in a STEM activity.

Boilermaker Butcher Block

Activity Level: Medium
Go behind the scenes to see the farm-to-fork experience available to Boilermakers on
campus, and enjoy a hands-on learning activity with value-added meat products.

Campus Bus Tour

Activity Level: Low
Ride through campus and hop off for photo opportunities at iconic university landmarks including
the Hello Walk, the bell tower, the Engineering Fountain, and more.

Flower Arranging

Activity Level: Low
Dig into your love of gardening, and let your love for nature flourish by learning
about the “branches” of horticulture and creating your very own flower arrangement
to take home.

Zucrow Labs

Activity Level: Medium
As you tour Purdue’s jet and rocket engine testing facility, you’ll see how engines are
studied, watch the firing of a small rocket motor, and discover how rocket thrust is measured.

Bands & Orchestras

Activity Level: Low
This tour will introduce you to Hagle Hall, the new home for Purdue Bands & Orchestras,
and give you an up-close look at the “All-American” Marching Band’s Big Bass Drum.

Bechtel Innovation Design Center

Activity Level: Medium
Join Boilermakers on a guided tour as they show demonstrations of various machinery offered in
the design center, and then test your skills in a STEM activity.

Boilermaker Butcher Block

Activity Level: Medium
Go behind the scenes to see the farm-to-fork experience available to Boilermakers on
campus, and enjoy a hands-on learning activity with value-added meat products.

Campus Bus Tour

Activity Level: Low
Ride through campus and hop off for photo opportunities at iconic university landmarks including
the Hello Walk, the bell tower, the Engineering Fountain, and more.

Flower Arranging

Activity Level: Low
Dig into your love of gardening, and let your love for nature flourish by learning
about the “branches” of horticulture and creating your very own flower arrangement
to take home.

Purdue Airport

Activity Level: Medium
Explore the first university-owned airport in the nation as you go through the hangar,
airframe lab, engine lab, dispatch, and simulator building.

Zucrow Labs

Activity Level: Medium
As you tour Purdue’s jet and rocket engine testing facility, you’ll see how engines are
studied, watch the firing of a small rocket motor, and discover how rocket thrust is measured.

Bands & Orchestras

Activity Level: Low
This tour will introduce you to Hagle Hall, the new home for Purdue Bands & Orchestras,
and give you an up-close look at the “All-American” Marching Band’s Big Bass Drum.

Bechtel Innovation Design Center

Activity Level: Medium
Join Boilermakers on a guided tour as they show demonstrations of various machinery offered in
the design center, and then test your skills in a STEM activity.

Boilermaker Butcher Block

Activity Level: Medium
Go behind the scenes to see the farm-to-fork experience available to Boilermakers on
campus, and enjoy a hands-on learning activity with value-added meat products.

Campus Bus Tour

Activity Level: Low
Ride through campus and hop off for photo opportunities at iconic university landmarks including
the Hello Walk, the bell tower, the Engineering Fountain, and more.

Flower Arranging

Activity Level: Low
Dig into your love of gardening, and let your love for nature flourish by learning
about the “branches” of horticulture and creating your very own flower arrangement
to take home.

Zucrow Labs

Activity Level: Medium
As you tour Purdue’s jet and rocket engine testing facility, you’ll see how engines are
studied, watch the firing of a small rocket motor, and discover how rocket thrust is measured.

Questions? Contact Us!

Office of Special Events
765-494-0900
specialevents@purdueforlife.org