Field Trips: 1st

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Self-Guided Visit

Pre-K – 12th Grade
Conduct your own self-guided visit any time of year and discover the unique evolution and biodiversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California. Topics to explore with your group include: geology, paleontology, evolution, and ecology. Use our free Exhibition Educator Guides to complement your museum visit. Teachers may preview general admission exhibitions for free with valid identification. Self-Guided Visits do not include special exhibitions.

Fee: $8 per student
Group size: 10 student minimum
Chaperones: We require a 1:8 chaperone to student ratio, but will allow up to a 1:3 ratio. Chaperones receive free general admission.

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Amazing Arthropods

Kindergarten–2nd grade
Arthropods are interdependent on all life and serve an important role on Earth. Compare the life cycles and body structures of insects, arachnids, and crustaceans.
K-LS1- From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Process; 1-LS1: Structure and Function; 2-LS4: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Fee: $10 per student. Classes available Monday – Friday at 9:50 AM and/or 11:30 AM.
Group Size: 25 students per 80-minute class (10 student minimum). Classes may not be combined.
Chaperones: Classroom Teacher and at least three additional adults are required. We will allow up to a 1:3 ratio. Chaperones receive free general admission.

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Cetacean Sensation

1st Grade
Whales have many adaptations for living in an ocean. Examine the structure and function of our ocean cousins and discover how these large sea mammals eat, breathe and travel compared to land mammals. Touch an authentic whale specimen and tune in to the use of sound waves for echolocation and communication.
1-LS1: Structure and Function

Fee: $10 per student. Classes available Monday – Friday at 9:50 AM and/or 11:30 AM.
Group Size: 25 students per 80-minute class (10 student minimum). Classes may not be combined.
Chaperones: Classroom Teacher and at least three additional adults are required. We will allow up to a 1:3 ratio. Chaperones receive free general admission.

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Coast to Cactus: Desert and Chaparral

1st Grade
Explore how plants and animals survive in the desert and chaparral habitats. Make a “Super Desert Survivor” animal and experience a few tricks from plants trying to stay alive under the hot sun.
1-LS1: Structure and Function

Fee: $10 per student. Classes available Monday – Friday at 9:50 AM and/or 11:30 AM.
Group Size: 25 students per 80-minute class (10 student minimum). Classes may not be combined.
Chaperones: Classroom Teacher and at least three additional adults are required. We will allow up to a 1:3 ratio. Chaperones receive free general admission.

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Native Land, Native People

Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Learn how the Kumeyaay Nation relied on their skills and expertise to survive in the San Diego area. Grind acorns for flour, scrape yucca leaves for fiber, and practice your skills to live and thrive and experience what life was like in the 1300s.

Fee: $10 per student. Classes available Monday – Friday at 9:50 AM and/or 11:30 AM.
Group Size: 25 students per 80-minute class (10 student minimum). Classes may not be combined.
Chaperones: Classroom Teacher and at least three additional adults are required. We will allow up to a 1:3 ratio. Chaperones receive free general admission.

Request your visit