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Visit the California Science Center


Admission to permanent exhibits at the California Science Center is always FREE (note, there is a $25 booking fee for groups of 15+) and now is a perfect time to go! From the Space Shuttle Endeavor to aquariums and hands on activities in the ‘creative world,’ there is something to satisfy all interests at every grade level.

The Science Center does not offer bus scholarships, but is easily accessible via the Metro-Expo rail line. From central LA, take the Metro-Blue line to Pico station, then transfer to to the Expo line towards Culver City and get off at the Expo/USC station.

For more information about planning your field trip to the Science Center, see their official field trips page.

Exciting New Exhibits @ the NHM: ‘Becoming LA’ & Nature Labs

This summer, the Natural History Museum opened a new, 14,000 square foot exhibition called ‘Becoming Los Angeles’. The permanent new exhibit features six sections that tell the history of Los Angeles from the time of Spanish contact to present day.

The Museum also has an exciting new nature lab. Here, kids learn about plants and animals through interactive displays and live exhibits.

If you’ve never been to the Natural History Museum, or haven’t visited in a while, now is the perfect time to go! For all the information you need to plan your class visit to the NHM, see our field trips page here!

Exciting Opportunities for Teachers and Students at the NHM

Stegosaurusf00216The Natural History Museum is offering an array of programs and events this fall. They’re offering workshops on science notebooking and Common Core standards as well as lectures, trainings, and a “make and take” workshop to help get you and your students using your school (and the Museum) as a biological field site doing project-based learning.

For Teachers:
Science Notebooking
Saturday October 5, 8:30-12:30
Learn how observing writing and drawing can help incorporate and support Common Core Standards in your classroom! E-mail for more on how to register.

Schoolyear Wildlife: A Makers Workshop
Saturday October 12, 9:00-1:00
Hear about how NHM biologist study urban wildlife (mountain lions in Griffith Park? Bugs in our back yard?) and how they capture their data. Then learn to make and use tools to document wildlife at your school. RSVP with name, phone and e-mail at; subject line: Schoolyard Wildlife Registration. One name per registration please.

iNaturalist Drop-In Training
Saturday October 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
Drop in anytime to get one-on-one training and help with NHM educators on how you and your students can contribute to existing research projects in iNaturalist, or create your very own! No registration required.

For Students:
Our L.A. History
Saturdays November 2,9, 23 and December 7, 2013
PJ_BQ043_becomi_G_20130820203157.1Where is your place in LA? This drawing course for grades 9-12 is based on our new exhibit, Becoming L.A., and guides students in creating art that reflects both their personal history and the history of L.A. Taught in conjuction with Ryman Arts, this opportunity is free and requires a commitment to attend all four classes. To register e-mail

Introduction to Music Production Course for High School Students at the Grammy Museum! Starting Oct 4th

music production, eccla, los angeles, field tripThe GRAMMY Museum will be offering a six-week long Introduction to Music Production Course for High
School Students 9th-12th grade. The program starts on October 4, 2013 and runs until November 8, 2013 (Friday’s from 4pm-5:30pm).

Students will learn the fundamentals for creating, arranging, editing, and mixing using a Digital Audio Workstation (also known as DAW). Students will also engage with industry professionals to discuss the process of Music Production. At the end of the six-weeks, each student will have completed an original instrumental to showcase what they have learned throughout the course.

The Cost of this six week session is $75 for Museum Members and $100 for non-members. Scholarships are available for qualified students. For more information please email the GRAMMY education department.

Click here for the flyer
Click here for the registration form