The 24th Street Theatre presents Enter Stage Right, a wildly fun, sophisticated & action-packed program designed to excite students and get them on the edge of their seats, while teaching the California Visual and Performing Arts Standards. The program features movie star Jack Black in interactive video, and also touches on math, history & language arts. A teaching artist also […]
The African American Fire Fighter’s Museum is the only freestanding museum dedicated to African American firefighters in the United States. This small museum is located on Central Avenue in historic Fire Station #30, one of two segregated stations in the city from 1924-1955. AAFM features historical fire-fighting artifacts and memorabilia including an antique truck, pictures, […]
The Annenberg Space for Photography is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area. The Space does not feature permanent exhibits; exhibits change every 4 to 6 months in order to appeal to a wide variety of audiences. There is also a “Reading Room,” filled with books to educate visitors about the art […]
The Armory Center originated as the education department of the Pasadena Art Museum in 1947. Today, it offers 20,000 square feet of space for galleries, workshops, studios and performances. K-12 field trips are offered 9:30-11:30 AM Tuesday-Friday. Teaching Artists lead students on a tour of our contemporary exhibitions and into the studio to create hands-on art projects. Prior to […]
The Autry National Center is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. The Autry offers docent-led tours and lessons on Western history for student groups Tuesday-Friday. Programs are available for students in grades K-12 and meet California Academic Content Standards. A complete list […]
The California African American Museum focuses on the art, culture and history of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the Western United States. The Museum has a permanent collection with contemporary works as well as traditional African art. Docent-led tours are offered Tuesday-Saturday and can be scheduled by calling the phone number listed above. Teachers can […]
The California Science Center has a variety of exciting science exhibits, on topics such as ecosystems, biological science, space and technology. General admission is free; however, there are additional fees for groups and special programs. K-8 teachers can also make reservations at the Big Lab, a 32,000 square foot space designed for hands-on, inquiry science activities for […]
The Craft and Folk Art Museum offers exhibits with pieces ranging from local to global, and traditional to contemporary. CAFAM is the only museum in Los Angeles exclusively showing craft and folk art, working to recognize emerging artists and make art accessible to all audiences. Guided exhibition tours for K-12 students are available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The Fowler Museum at UCLA explores global arts and cultures with an emphasis on past and present works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas. The mission of the Fowler’s Education Department is to strengthen global arts and humanities education by helping to increase understanding of our world’s cultural and artistic traditions. […]
Described as “a celebration of the power of music,” the GRAMMY Museum highlights the history and current use of recorded sound. Exhibits are highly interactive and visitors can simulate recording sessions, experiment with mixing sound, listen to historic recordings and much more. The GRAMMY can accommodate up to 200 students at one time […]
The Griffith Observatory offers a free school program exclusively for fifth-grade students. This two-and-a-half hour program features a planetarium presentation, interactive demonstration at the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater and a guided tour and discussion in the exhibit galleries. (See the program brochure for more details.) The Observatory also offers resources on their website for activities […]
The Hammer Museum at UCLA features art and artists that inspire change and frame the world in a new perspective. K-12 teachers can request a guided visit led by a UCLA Student Educator. Self-guided visits are also an option for high school classes. Teachers of middle school students and older are eligible to […]
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles houses “pre-20th-century European paintings, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, and decorative arts; and 19th- and 20th-century American and European photographs.” The art, however, is only part of the attraction. The Getty grounds feature interesting architecture, wonderful gardens, and incredible views of the city and the ocean. School visits to the Getty are free […]
The Getty Villa is located in Malibu and is fashioned after an ancient Roman villa that was buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Its collections includes Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan art from 6500 B.C. to A.D. 400. School visits at the Getty are free and can accommodate up to 120 students. Educators can […]
The Japanese American National Museum is devoted to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans. The museum is home to artifacts, textiles, art, photographs, and oral histories dating back to the first Issei (Japanese immigrant) generation, as well as home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s-50s. K-12 student groups can visit the museum […]
The L.A. County Arboretum and Botanic Garden is a unique 127-acre botanical garden and historical site that includes Native American, Rancho Period and late 19th-century treasures. They offer concerts, tours, educational activities and other events that cater to a variety of audiences. The onsite Arboretum Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, […]
With 100,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. School tours at LACMA are led by trained art docents, who engage students in active looking and discussion focusing on a select number of works in the collection. Teachers […]
At LAMOTH, students learn Holocaust history through artifact based tours and dialogue with Holocaust survivors. These educational programs are free and available for 4th-12th grade students. LAMOTH will also work with teachers and schools to personalize a program that best serves visiting students. See the Education Programs brochure for more details. Teachers are encouraged to visit the […]
The Los Angeles Zoo creates an environment for recreation and discovery, inspires an appreciation of wildlife through exhibits and education, ensures the highest level of animal welfare, and supports programs that preserve biodiversity and conserve natural habitat. LAUSD and federally recognized Headstart schools receive free admission.
Founded in 1979, MOCA is the only museum in Los Angeles devoted exclusively to contemporary art. It is committed to the collection, presentation, and interpretation of work produced since 1940 in all media, and to preserving that work for future generations. Self-guided tours are free; staff-led tours, available for 3rd-12th grade groups, cost $8 per […]
9341 Venice Boulevard Culver City, California 90232 The museum is easily reached by public transportation. MTA bus lines 33,733 and 436 all stop at the Museum’s main entrance. Museum website
The Natural History Museum is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States. It aims to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds with a collection that includes nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and covers 4.5 billion years of history. General admission and programs are free to students, […]
The Norton Simon Museum houses a massive collection of European, South Asian and Southeast Asian art, including pieces that date back more than 2,000 years. Visitors can also walk through the beautiful Sculpture Garden, an opportunity for students to explore art and nature alongside each other. Staff-guided tours can be scheduled for grades 5-12. These tours are held in […]
Located in the heart of metropolitan Los Angeles, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits is one of the world’s most famous fossil sites. Visitors can see Ice Age fossils — including saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths — from 10,000 to 40,000-year-old asphalt deposits. Reservations can be made online for school field trips.
The Peterson Automotive Museum displays a rotating collection of historic vehicles of all different shapes, sizes, models, makes and purposes. The Peterson is currently relaunching their educational and field trip programs. For more information, visit their list of programs and scroll down to “teacher & student programs.” Title I schools are eligible to apply for the Robert […]
The Skirball Cultural Center seeks to explore connections between Jewish heritage and American democratic ideals. The Skirball offers a variety of grade-specific programs, performances and film screenings for K-12 students to explore topics such as history, the performing arts, civil rights, archaeology, civic responsibility and community . See the field trip FAQ for more information.
The Theodore Payne Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding, preservation and use of California native plants. The Foundation sits on 22 acres of canyon land in the San Fernando Valley, with a full-service native plant nursery, seed room, bookstore, art gallery, demonstration gardens and hiking trails. They offer field trip programs for K-12 students, as […]
The mission of the Travel Town Museum Foundation is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. They support the restoration, operation and interpretation of the historic railroad equipment at the City-operated Travel Town Museum in Griffith […]
The Fisher Museum houses a permanent collection of some 1,800 objects including 19th century American landscapes; 16th and 17th century Northern European paintings; 18th century British portraiture; and 19th century French Barbizon paintings, as well as 20th century works on paper, paintings and sculpture. The Fisher also features exhibitions of local, international and emerging artists. The museum […]
The Pacific Asia Museum is one of the few U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific islands, and includes a garden inspired by the classic gardens of China. School visits at the museum feature a guided tour of the museum’s galleries and an hour-long workshop led by a […]