California Educational Excursions
Afford your child the best chance to learn by taking field trips to different locations that encourage learning and curiosity. The locations listed below are wonderful tools in reinforcing the ideas taught in the classroom while having fun!
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian Art, with a collection of over 17,000 artworks spanning 6,000 years of history. The museum is a public institution whose mission is to lead a diverse global audience in discovering the unique material, aesthetic, and intellectual achievements of Asian art and culture.
Address: 200 Larkin Street (between Fulton and McAllister Streets), San Francisco, CA 94102
California Living Museum
The California Living Museum exists to display and interpret native California animals, plants, fossils, and artifacts to teach a respect for all living things through education, recreation, conservation and research. Located on 14 park-like acres, CALM's zoo features over 80 species of medically unreleased animals. Only animals injured or who cannot survive in their native environment are housed at CALM. Natural exhibits include: an open black bear exhibit, bird of prey exhibit with hawks, owls and eagles, a mammal round that houses bobcats, and several species of foxes, a waterfowl pond with resident mallards attracts spring and fall migrants, deer yard, an underground reptile house, and a contact area with domestic animals. Several endangered species may be seen on exhibit.
The path through CALM takes you through several replicated plan communities. Walk through the "Trees of California". Follow the stream through a riparian habitat. See brilliant flower blossoms in the desert community that belie its usual drabness. The butterfly and hummingbird garden attracts these insects and small birds with ongoing and colorful blooms.
Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA
Chabot Space & Science Center (CSSC)
Mission Statement: CSSC inspires and educates students of all ages about our Planet Earth and the universe.
Its observatory, planetarium, exhibits, and natural park setting are a place where a diverse population of students, teachers, and the public can imagine, understand, and learn to shape their future through science.
Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Mission Statement: To serve the public through the collection, conservation, exhibition, and interpretation of significant works of art from a broad range of cultures and historical periods, and through the translation of these collections into meaningful educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences for the widest array of audiences.
Address: 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Nageles, CA 90036
Museum of Art and History
Mission Statement: The Museum of Art & History is a non-profit educational institution that promotes a greater understanding of contemporary art and the history of Santa Cruz County, through its exhibitions, collections, and programs, for the benefit of residents and visitors to Santa Cruz County.
Address: 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Address: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Sacramento Museum of History, Science, Space, & Technology (Discovery Museum)
Mission Statement: The Discovery Museum of Sacramento is a family-focused educational institution dedicated to enriching the lives of local residents and visitors to the Sacramento region by encouraging the exploration of history, science, and space.
Through development of innovative programs and special events that engage participants in lifelong learning, the Discovery Museum History Center promotes cultural awareness and appreciation of our regional heritage, and the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center promotes exploration and understanding of our world and the universe.
Address: 101 I Street, Old Sacramento, CA 95814
San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park
Mission Statement: The Zoological Society of San Diego is a conservation, education, and recreation organization dedicated to the reproduction, protection, and exhibition of animals, plants, and their habitats.
Address: 2920 Zoo Drive, CA 92101
San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park
Address 2: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027
San Francisco Zoo
Mission Statement: The San Francisco Zoo connects people with wildlife, inspires caring for nature and advances conservation action.
Address: 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, CA 94132