Convenience: Mall of America® is easy to reach just off interstate 494 in Bloomington, MN (just 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul). School buses and large vans can use the dedicated drop-off/pick-up and parking area at the east entrance where our representatives will greet you to begin your activity.
Variety: Mall of America offers invaluable experiences for field trips: student group programs, retail (520 stores), attractions (theme park, aquarium, miniature golf and more), restaurants (large selection of fast food options) and entertainment (over 400 free events each year; view upcoming events at www.mallofamerica.com and click “events calendar”).
Accommodations: If your trip involves overnight lodging, choose from 38 quality Bloomington hotels within 10 minutes of the Mall. All hotels offer free shuttle service to Mall of America and MSP International Airport. Learn more about discounted lodging packages.
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SCAVENGER HUNT AT MALL OF AMERICA
Head down to Dick’s Last Resort at Mall of America for the ultimate competitive adventure. Test your factual knowledge of the Mall of America with a customized 32-question challenge using iPads to track your answers and take pictures along the way. Scavenger hunts are a popular corporate team-building activity. Groups can stay for delicious meal at Dick’s Last Resort and view their team photos on the restaurant’s big screens. Have some fun with this one-of-a-kind way to see Mall of America.
Pricing: $16.95 per person; $12.95 with purchase of meal
Approximate Length: 60 minutes | Minimum 20
ROSS SVEBACK: CULINARY CREATIONS WITH ROSS
Join Ross Sveback, who went from backyard blogger to lifestyle expert, as he cooks up his culinary creations. From basic techniques and classic “Minne-sohta” fare to European cuisine, you will brush up your cooking skills with a fun-filled, 90-minute class. Discover Ross’s secrets and techniques to entertain and create tasty dishes that will delight family, friends and guests. Ross’s culinary creations have been featured in People Magazine, as well as at Williams-Sonoma.
Pricing: $20 per person
Approximate Length: 60-90 minutes | Minimum 6 – Maximum 24
To book, contact Ross Sveback at 612-590-9256 or email@example.com
SEA LIFE MINNESOTA AQUARIUM
Go behind the scenes at SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium and gain an exclusive look at a day in the life of an aquarist. You’ll discover medical treatments performed on rescued and rehabilitated marine life and how aquarists maintain habitats within the exhibits. Travel above the tanks to see many sea creatures up close and personal. Here, you will meet animals that are new arrivals at the aquarium or others who are receiving special care.
Pricing: $6.99 per person; $5 group rate; $4 school trip rate
Approximate Length: 45 minutes Minimum 10 – Maximum 90
To book, call 952-853-0612 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Presentations: Learn about history and behind-the-scenes business and marketing aspects that go into maintaining the nation’s largest shopping mall and entertainment center. Students are invited to participate in discussion and learn about job opportunities within Mall of America.
Presentations can be customized to meet the needs of your class curriculum including subjects such as fashion, retail, small business, security/law enforcement, engineering, and others.
Time: 60 minutes
Cost: $6.50/person. Includes 2014 Mall of America Coupon book.
*Download your reservation form and reserve your date for presentations and scavenger hunts. Submit your desired program date and time to Samantha Sommers at Samantha.Sommers@moa.net.
MallQuest (Scavenger Hunt): Experience a fun and informative scavenger hunt to find as many correct stores, attractions and products as possible with your classmates in 60 minutes. A fun team-building activity! Scavenger hunts can be in combination with the group presentation or a separate activity.
Time: 60 minutes
Cost: $10.95 per person
Group Presentation/Mallquest combo: $14.95 per student.
*Download your reservation form and reserve your date for presentations and scavenger hunts. Submit your desired program date and time to Samantha Sommers at Samantha.Sommers@moa.net..
Physics Program: How do the seats on the Avatar Airbender ride rotate? How much water is displaced on the Log Chute ride? Participate in hands-on exercises while exploring the laws of physics as they pertain to rides in Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor theme park in the center of Mall of America.
Time: 3 hours;
Cost: free, must purchase 3-hour ride wristbands for a minimum group size of 15.
For more information on the Physics Program, contact MOA Group Sales at (952) 883-8809 or by email at email@example.com.
Youth Group Rates: Save big on group ticket prices for Nickelodeon Universe, Moose Mountain Adventure Golf, Anchor Drop, Ghostly Gangplank and other unique Mall of America attractions.
For more information on group tickets, contact MOA Group Sales at (952) 883-8809 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motor Coach: With thousands of groups visiting every year the mall, they have easy drop-off/pick-up at the east entrance with free bus parking.
Meet & Greet: Groups are welcomed upon their arrival to Mall of America. They are greeted and given a description and history of the mall, along with answering any questions that the group may have. The mall representative then assists them with shopping materials including 2014 Mall of America Coupon Book and souvenir shopping bag.
Mall of America has an opportunity for school and community groups to perform. The MOA music series runs January through mid-November and is available on select days each month. Requests for available performance dates can be submitted to Hannah Kowalski at 952.883.8543 or email@example.com.