ABX Introduces the
Virtual Field Trip Xperience!


To our teachers, thanks for sharing countless stories about the exciting reaction you see from your students when taking a field trip to museums, live theatre matinees, symphonies, aquariums, science centers and zoos to name a few. This past year, we approved 124 grant applications to send 9,317 students on field trips to 59 different San Diego venues.  


After 17 years of funding bus transportation

to the arts and sciences for San Diego

County students, we are changing course to

support you and your students during these

unprecedented times.  The traditional “field

trip on a bus” is on hold. In the meantime,

we still want to bring you the exciting

Field Trip Xperience to your students even

without the bus.


With collaboration and support from several teachers, including two on our board, and seven wonderful San Diego arts and science venues, we are pleased to announce ABX’s Virtual Field Trip Xperience (VFTX).  These are live and interactive workshops (45 to 60 minutes long) that are now available to supplement your school curriculum.  

Visit the “Places to Go” section to see the list of Virtual Field Trip workshops now available.  Once you find a workshop that fits your teaching objectives, then apply for a grant to fund the workshop.  All workshops cost $250 and are designed for a single class to ensure high quality and personal interaction with the workshop leader and your students.  Access to these workshops will be through the appropriate video conference platforms provided by the hosting venue.


We look forward to you sharing your new experience with us as you take a Virtual Field Trip to the arts and sciences.

For those of you that are not teachers but want to support them and their students with quality Virtual Field Trips, your donation to help fund 360 workshops is appreciated. 

ABX announces the
Virtual Field Trip!

Check out the
Virtual Field Trip tab under Places to Go to see what's available.

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“We’re extremely delighted to add ArtsBusXpress to our list of beneficiaries dedicated to the well being of our K-12 students and teachers,” said Foundation Vice President JR Raines.


“These students are future leaders and we must do all we can to continue to inspire them to appreciate the arts and sciences while navigating through these unique times. ArtsBusXpress does just that! I hope others will join us in this endeavor.”


Here's a snapshot of a recent Virtual Field Trip presented by the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans. Click here or the image. 

Ms. Olmeda's K-6 students take

a virual ride on a space ship!

La Jolla Village News

Check out this December 10 article in La Jolla Village News about our Virtual Field Trip Xperiences. We now offer 55 interactive Virtual Field Trips with more venues joining weekly!

ABX Board Member Michelle Gilmore and her colleague Darren Diess, authored Eventology: The Science Behind Nonprofit Fundraising. The book is available at Warwick’s Book Store in La Jolla and on Amazon.


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