Educational Tours

U.S. Bank Stadium offers educational tours for grades K-12. Tour programs cover Sustainability/STEM and Career Paths in venue management and at the stadium. All tours include classroom activities and physical tour of this iconic structure.

Careers at U.S. Bank Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium has developed an educational program to provide students ages Kindergarten through 12th Grade the opportunity to visit and learn about curriculum revolving around U.S. Bank Stadium. The career curriculum focuses on a digital presentation that includes facts, figures, and statistics of stadium management. Students of all learning styles are engaged through activities and discussions in the classroom. At certain grade levels, a guest speaker from SMG can assist with a Q & A session regarding a topic of interest if requested. 

Sustainability at U.S. Bank Stadium

The stadium is constantly working to minimize its energy, water, and waste rates. For the Sustainability Education Tour, students will learn about these initiatives and how they contribute to lessening the carbon footprint of U.S. Bank Stadium as a whole. For waste diversion, students will learn about the process of creating a zero-waste stadium, what happens to recycled and compostable materials once it leaves, and ways in which the stadium minimizes waste. The guide will discuss the ways in which the stadium can reduce energy usage and will teach strategies for the student to implement in their daily lives. Finally, students will learn how the stadium manages its water, and how U.S. Bank Stadium tracks and develops ways to minimize usage. The information in the session can be tailored to the audience and age range. 

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Chaperones & Prices

Chaperones work with the U.S. Bank Stadium team to assist in the students’ experience, in order to provide the most productive and educational tour visit. Below is the chaperone-to-student ratio:

  • Grades K-3: one (1) chaperone per eight (8) students
  • Grades 4-8: one (1) chaperone per ten (10) students
  • Grades 9-12: one (1) chaperone per fifteen (15) students

Price: $10 per student with one chaperone included in the above ratios. If extra chaperones join the tour outside of the chaperone-to-student ratio, they will have to pay the adult rate. For example, if there are 12 students on a tour in Grades 4-8 with two chaperones, one chaperone will have to pay the adult rate.

Please read over the chaperone expectations below with your chaperones before arriving to U.S. Bank Stadium. Thank you for your cooperation!

  • Chaperones must be at least 21 years of age
  • Every chaperone and teacher has signed a consent form (same as students)
  • Chaperones must and execute all disciplinary actions with their students
  • Chaperones are to be engaged in all education content
  • No photos should be taken until prompted by the U.S. Bank Stadium Tour Team
  • Chaperones must stay with your group during the entire visit
  • Assist with lunches when prompted by U.S. Bank Stadium Tour Team
  • Assist with bathroom breaks when prompted by Tour Guides
  • Refrain from using cell phones during lessons (both chaperones and students)
    • If there is an emergency, please have ur team support in getting you the space needed to take the call/text
  • Support U.S. Bank Stadium Tour Team
  • Chaperones and teachers are responsible for the overall safety of students throughout U.S. Bank Stadium

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FAQ

What grade levels do the programs cover?

Our programs cover kindergarteners through 12th grade. We are flexible with adjusting for college programs too.

What subjects do the programs cover?

Sustainability/STEM, and Career Paths at U.S. Bank Stadium.

How do schools receive an opportunity for an Educational Tour?

To qualify for a field trip, schools must complete an Educational Tour Request Form online and upon approval will be scheduled for our field trip.

What time does the program start?

Our earliest field trip can begin at 9:00 am for the 2-hour program, with the latest start time being 1:00 pm.

Do teachers and chaperones have to pay for the Educational Tour?

Teachers do not have to pay for the tour. Additional chaperones above the required number of chaperones do have to pay our adult rate.

Can I bring more chaperones?

You can bring more chaperones than required at the cost of each chaperone.

How does U.S. Bank Stadium support transportation for the tour?

Buses can park on 7th Street between Chicago and 11th Avenues.

Will the Minnesota Vikings be present on the Educational Tour?

Due to the schedule of the team, players and coaches are not regularly at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Do all tours go onto the field?

The field is on our tour route, but all routes are subject to change due to what is going on in the building.

How will I know if my application was accepted?

Following your submission, you will be notified by email to confirm or find another date that works for your tour.

When will I receive educational tour information after the initial application has been confirmed?

You will receive additional tour information 2 weeks prior to your scheduled tour. At this time, your payment is also due.

Testimonials

“This tour far exceeded my expectations.” – Jane

“Even my Packer fan students want to go back!” – Evan

“Useful, everyday knowledge that kids are able to share with others.” – Luke

“Thank you so much for the great tour today. Our students (and staff) really enjoyed hearing about the different career opportunities at U.S. Bank Stadium. They also really enjoyed the tour. Their highlight was definitely running onto the field. (As a Packer fan, I was even impressed with that (: ) Overall it was a great day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!” – Stephanie

“Very cool to see and I made a lot of memories! Thank you!” – Shelby

“This was the best experience I have had in Minnesota!” – Cal