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Field Trips are carefully designed to meet the interests, developmental and age level, and academic connections to all learners. Programs have been developed paying close attention to the Next Generation Science Standards with particular emphasis on Scientific and Engineering Practices.
What you need to know:
Scholarships are available to schools that demonstrate an economic need. Most schools qualify based on their schools’ population that is eligible for FRL. Transportation scholarships are also available. A minimum of 55 students per bus is required for scholorship.
Heritage Park is available for picnics before or after your program. The park has bathrooms, drinking fountains, covered pavilions, a small play ground, desert garden and grassy area. Reserving the park is recommended, but not required.
Not a school? Field trips are also available for groups of 10 of more people. Advanced reservations are required. The group discount is ½ price. Request a field trip here.
Remember: K-12 Teachers are always free at the Museum
Just show your Teacher I.D.
Field Trip Programs:
There are three themes for the Learning Safari:
Pre-K and Kindergarten
I Spy the Natural World
This theme introduces and practices early science skills such as observation, compare and contrast, early math, and others. This program also supports receptive language skills, cognitive skills and even motor skills.
Homes and Habitats
This theme introduces students to animals living in a variety of habitats, ecosystems and biomes. The goal of this experience is to emphasize both the commonalities of animal homes and also the great diversity. Higher level thinking skills are practiced through carefully constructed progressions for content delivery through dialogue with students.
This theme tasks students with interpreting the adaptations for animals all over the world and evaluating how they survive in their environment. Higher level thinking is used to make students investigate, analyze, and evaluate the strengths and challenges of a variety of adaptations.
Science Sleuths – Fossil Stories
Fossil Stories is a program designed for older students in which they discover past worlds by investigating fossil evidence. This program combines a gallery experience with a Museum classroom lab experience.
Science Sleuths – Ancient Egypt
In this program students investigate the life of the Ancient Egyptians. Through simulation and role play activities students discover the social dynamics of past civilizations, as well as timeless legacies that have endured for thousands of years.