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 $350 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. 

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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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April 1, 2020 - ABX announces that 37 grants awarded for field trips that were canceled due to the pandemic will be honored through next fiscal year ending June 30, 2021.

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March 7, 2020 – Ms. Homer’s class sees live performance of “Ferdinand the Bull" at Classic4Kids.

March 11, 2020 – Ms. Strong’s class visit to Washington DC.  Conference canceled but the true meaning of “life-changing experience” prevails.

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