February Field Trips

♥♥♥All ages are welcome to these events.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Field Trip Coordinator: Michele Landrum via email at tnminc@gmail.com.  Ideas and advice for field trips are always welcome.  Thanks!

Mellow Mushroom

Date:  Friday, February 7th

Time: 10:30 am – 12 pm

Location: Daphne, AL

Cost: Children: $7 (includes 5” pizza & drink)

Adults: Varies according to order

Registration: Via email to coordinator: tnminc@gmail.com, payment day of tour (cash/card)

Deadline to register: Day of tour

This yummy tour begins with a look at the kitchen & ovens while learning all about how pizza is prepared.  Next, each child will be able to make & enjoy eating their own pizza.  Parents can order off the menu for lunch.


Discover Columbus’ Ships

Date:  Wednesday, February 12th

Time: 11am

Location: Perdido Key, FL – The Oyster Bar Restaurant & Marina

Cost: $5 pp, ages 2 & up

Registration: Via email to coordinator: tnminc@gmail.com, payment day of tour via CASH

Deadline to register: Day of tour

During the tour you will learn what life was like aboard a ship in the 15th century, about Columbus’s many voyages, the mechanics of the ship, life aboard today, and much more. 


 The Niña – Most Historically Accurate Columbus Replica Ship Ever Built 
The Niña is a replica of the ship on which Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on his three voyages of discovery to the new world beginning in 1492.  Columbus sailed the tiny ship over 25,000 miles.  That ship was last heard of in 1501, but the new Niña has a different mission.  We are a floating museum, and we visit ports all over the Western Hemisphere. 
Pinta – Our Second Columbus Replica Ship 
Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours and has a 40 ft air conditioned main cabin down below with seating. Pinta is available for private parties and charters. 
Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world. 

Mobile Carnival Museum

Date: Friday, February 14th

Time: 9:30 –10:30 am

Location: Mobile, AL

Cost:  $2 pp, ages 3 & up

Registration: Via MRCS Registration Form @


Deadline to register: Friday, February 7th

This tour “highlights the history of Mardi Gras in its true birthplace – Mobile, Alabama.”

You will:

  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of carnival.
  • See firsthand the intricate designs and artistry of majestic crowns, scepters, and robes of Mardi Gras monarchs.
  • Discover the art of costume design and float construction.
  • Browse a pictorial gallery of historical photographs dating back to 1886.
  • Experience a behind the mask view of the street party by climbing aboard a rocking float.
  • Become a costumed youth rider in the Little Mystics Den.
  • http://www.mobilecarnivalmuseum.com/


Infinity & Stennis Space Centers

Date:  Friday, February 28th

Time: 11 am – 2 pm

Location: MS/LA line @ 1-10

Cost: $5 pp, ages 4 & up

Registration:  Via MRCS Registation Form


Only include payment for each person attending the trip.  Payment for the optional Flight Simulator will be made by you, directly to Space Center via cash or credit card.

Deadline to register: Friday, Febraury 21st

This fantastic trip involves the 72,000 sq. ft INFINITY building  in which we will “enter a world where discovery truly is endless.” Some of the things to enjoy are:

  • Outdoor exhibits such as the colossal F-1 rocket engine, a tsunami buoy, and a U.S. Navy riverine training boat
  • Looking at the stars in the Space Gallery
  • A real rocket engine test
  • Exploring life aboard the International Space Station
  • A mesmerizing journey at Science on a Sphere by exploring the tracks of hurricanes, the surface of the sun or Mars, and more
  • A free, guided, behind-the-scenes bus tour of Stennis Space Center
  • http://www.visitinfinity.com/visitor-info/

For an additional $4: Omega Flight Simulator: “High-Tech Thrill Ride”

The ‘ISC – OMEGA Flight Simulator’ is 6.5 feet high, 9.5 feet wide and 25 feet long, holding up to 15 passengers and offering an HD big screen experience. This high-tech thrill ride is supported by 6 degrees of motion which is the same technology used for training professional pilots.