Funding for San Diego Field Trips

Please Fund a Field Trip Today!

Just $350 gives up to 60 students a virtual, on-site, or in classroom

Field Trip Xperience.

ArtsBusXpress is a non-profit organization that funds on-site, outreach, and virtual field trips for TK-12 San Diego County public and charter schools. We extend, enhance and enrich Student Learning by connecting teachers and students to arts and science programs not found in the classroom. We introduce students to STEAM content used in the real world and careers never imagined before.  

Your online application now offers you a choice to request funding

for a field trip with or without the bus! 

Welcome Comic-Con Museum!

ABX adds Comic-Con Museum to our list of Places to Go.   It opened in the former Hall of Champions site located at Balboa Park next door to Muni-gym.  Spider-man exhibition is now open. Click here for more details.

ABX and ICA team up for a special program for TK-12 students!

ABX and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) are pleased to announce a special Field Trip Xperience called Explore and Make funded by the Linda Brandes Foundation.  Over the next three years, ABX and ICA will work together to bring 1,800 students to ICA locations in Balboa Park and in Encinitas for an in-depth tour of the galleries, and a hands-on related art activity led by a teaching artist. Learn more about this amazing contemporary art field trip. Funding is available directly on the ABX website. Apply here!


Welcome Back Teachers!

ABX is proud to fund more Field Trip Xperiences that connect your students to arts and sciences for FY2023. This includes funding for on-site field trips, virtual programs, and now ... outreach programs, bringing the venue "live" to your school.

Over 100 local arts and science venues are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your TK-12 students to visit them. Visit the “Places to Go” on our website to explore the over 100 San Diego museums, theaters, discovery centers, botanical gardens, marine, and animal habitats to supplement your in-classroom STEAM education.  

Mueller/Bayfront Charter School enrolls all teachers in ABX Pre-Paid Field Trips for the second year in a row.

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San Diego Refugee Tutoring School explore the outdoors

San Diego Refugee Tutoring School students enjoy a hot hike on a Poway Lake field trip funded by ArtsBusXpress.

Read more here.

50 7th graders from Longfellow K-8  Spanish Immersion Magnet School visited the Japanese Friendship Garden
28 4th graders from Lemon Ave Elementary School visited the San Diego Maritime Museum
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"The students learned about the travel and/or hardships families endured on their trip aboard a ship.  They also learned about geology, how supply and demand affected the trade industry, and we learned and sang some fun sea chanteys. I am truly grateful to have received this support and the opportunity to take my students on a field trip this year! "

~ Michelle Chomas, teacher

32 6th graders from Leonardo Da Vinci Health Sciences Charter School saw
a musical at Casa Del Prado
Meet Julia McMeans,
ABX Executive Director

ABX is delighted to welcome Julia McMeans aboard the ArtsBusXpress to lead our team in the years ahead.  Julia brings an abundance of knowledge and success in fundraising and developing educational programs for the K-12 community from her experience at the Penn Museum in Philadelphia and the San Diego Model Railroad Museum.  She looks forward to meeting you! Learn more.

"Students sketched an animal, a plant, and an inanimate object in the Japanese Friendship Garden, and later in the Rose Garden and the Cactus Garden for comparison. They also visited the San Diego Museum of Art and sketched an object of their choice from the Asian, American, and European collections. Students loved their field trip and learned about the intersection of artistic design and culture at each place visited. It was a great trip and we are so grateful for the transportation."
~ Kimberly de Berzunza, teacher

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