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Museums

San Diego Central

San Diego Air & Space Museum

The San Diego Air and Space Museum tells the remarkable story of aviation history, unfolding through significant artifacts of air and space technology. Here, students can see artifacts from Charles Lindbergh, Neil Armstrong, Amelia Earhart, the Wright Brothers, and so many other pioneers in space and aviation. At the intersection of science and engineering, the Air and Space Museum celebrates the social and historical implications of technological advancement. Help to inspire future generations of scientists by celebrating the history and technology behind aviation and space flight. 

For Virtual Field Trip details, click here.

(619) 234-8291

Museums

San Diego Central

San Diego Automotive Museum

The San Diego Automotive Museum tells the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of motorized vehicles throughout its collections, exhibitions, educational programs. Students will gain a comprehensive view of the history and impact of automobiles throughout various eras from this renowned world-class collection. Today the museum stands as a living tribute to the automobile and what it has meant to our culture.

(619) 231-2886

San Diego Childrens Discovery Museum

Museums

North County Inland

San Diego Children's
Discovery Museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is a nonprofit organization providing hands-on educational exhibits and programs focusing on science, art, and world cultures for over 100,000 visitors including children, families and school groups annually. The Discovery Museum partners with the community to develop effective educational programs to support student learning opportunities. Inspiring curiosity, promoting interactive learning, and providing interactive experiences in the arts and sciences are among the many goals of the Discovery Museum. 

(760) 233-7755

San Diego History Center

History

San Diego Central

San Diego History Center

The San Diego History Center displays engaging and dynamic exhibits showcasing San Diego’s cultural heritage and regional history as a prominent metropolitan force in the 21st century. As one of the largest historical institutions on the West Coast, the History Center is dedicated to collecting, displaying, and preserving valuable artifacts from San Diego’s dynamic history. All K-12 education programs offered at the San Diego History Center are designed as an extension of classroom learning, customized specifically to each class with trained docents and professional educators.

For on-site field trip details, click here.

For Virtual Field Trip details, click here.

(619) 232-6203

Museums

San Diego Central

San Diego Museum of Art

The San Diego Museum of Art’s mission is to inspire, educate, and cultivate curiosity through great works of art. As a widely renowned center of artistic appreciation, the museum is dedicated to providing visitors of all ages enriching experiences in the galleries and beyond in the community.Witness famous works by renowned artists from both historical and contemporary landscapes within a diverse collection of European old masters, American art, and works by California and San Diego artists. 

(619) 232-7931

Music and Dance

San Diego Central

San Diego Opera

The Student Night at the Opera Program provides students and their chaperones access to the final dress rehearsal of our mainstage productions. You'll hear the opera stars sing accompanied by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, see the cast and chorus in spectacular costumes, watch the backstage set transformations and, on occasion, be introduced to some of the performers and crew who make the productions possible. As with all San Diego Opera productions, English translations projected above the stage let you follow every detail of the action. 

(619) 232-7636

Music and Dance

San Diego Central

San Diego Youth Symphony

The San Diego Youth Symphony is committed to being a catalyst for community investment in student achievement through music. In its collaborations with educators and community partners, the Youth Symphony provides unique musical education opportunities to students and instills excellence in musical and personal development. The Youth Symphony brings performance to the public by motivating students, promoting collective learning, and broadening cultural horizons. 

(619) 233-3232

Science

San Diego Central

SDG&E Innovation Center

The SDG&E Energy Innovation center provides education, training, and technological advancements in energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. SDG&E’s Inspiring Future Leaders giving initiative supports local STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs and non-profit partners dedicated to the development of the next generation of diverse, prepared and skilled leaders in San Diego and southern Orange Counties. 

(858) 496-7137

Music and Dance

San Diego Central

Spreckels Organ Pavilion

The Spreckels Organ Pavilion remains a renowned center of performance and a significant part of San Diego History. Built in 1914, the Organ Pavilion is deeply rooted in Balboa Park’s history and continues to promote music education and pipe organ music in particular. The Spreckels Organ is the largest outdoor organ in the world and continues to offer free programs of the full range of musical masterworks featuring the world’s greatest organists. 

(619) 702-8138

Museum

North County Coastal

Surf Museum

Opened in August 1956, Star Theatre is a performance base for all of Southern California to enjoy. Recognized as a historic resource, the Star Theatre is one of the few remaining examples from its era.  The Star Theatre hosts a variety of artistic performances and musical productions, as well as educational programs, summer theatre camps, youth show choir, and actors collectives. The Star Theatre is a creative and cultural center where performers can discover tools, tips, and techniques that will hone their skills. 

(760) 721-6876

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Museums

North San Diego County

San Diego Archaeological Center

The San Diego Archaeological Center is a museum, education, and research facility located in picturesque San Pasqual Valley.  The Center provides a tangible history though interactive exhibits and programs for all ages. Explore the science of archaeology and learn the story of how people have lived in the region for over 10,000 years. 

Experience archaeology firsthand: Our youth education program uses archaeological inquiry to foster understanding of past and present cultures, improve science education, and enhance citizenship education. We offer virtual connections, outreach programs at your location, and field trips to the Center that support current NGSS and HSS content standards.  Schedule your visit today!

For on-site field trip details, click here.

For Virtual Field Trip details, click here. 

(760) 291-0370

San Diego Ballet

Music and Dance

San Diego Central

San Diego Ballet

San Diego Ballet’s mission is to excite, enrich, and entertain its diverse audience through an imaginative presentation of quality classical and contemporary dance. The San Diego Ballet has collaborated with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and San Diego Camarada during their seasons as well as dance organizations such as Culture Shock and others. San Diego Ballet’s distinct choreography redefines what most people would expect from ballet to bring inspired, provocative, and thrilling performances year after year.

(619) 294-7378

San Diego Civic Theatre

Theatres

San Diego Central

San Diego Civic Theatre

San Diego Civic Theatre delivers exceptional performing arts and educational experiences, fosters collaboration and partnerships, and creates an accessible place for all people to enjoy the arts. The Civic Theatre embraces values of diversity and collaboration in its mission to share passion for the arts with its colleagues, partners, and community. Today, the Civic Theatre is the region’s largest and most attended performing arts center and is home to cultural and artistic organizations as well as many other local, national and international groups.

(619) 570-1100

Music and Dance

San Diego Central

San Diego Junior Theatre

San Diego Junior Theatre provides engaging, innovative, high-quality theatre education and productions for children of all cultural heritages, ages, abilities, and levels of interest.
As the oldest continuing children’s theatre program in the country, Junior Theatre provides powerful theatre experiences that provoke and inspire the imaginations of their audience. San Diego Junior Theatre programs create new and innovative opportunities for young people to explore and grow in alternative mediums.

(619) 239-1311

Science, Environment

San Diego Central

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

The San Diego Model Railroad Museum is a space where imagination is beautifully engineered, featuring both indoor and outdoor exhibits and programming for all ages. Spanning over 27,000 square feet of trains, trestles, and tracks, the Railroad Museum is devoted to researching, collecting, preserving, and presenting the heritage of American railroading with scale models of California railroads. 

For on-site field trip details, click here.

For Virtual Field Trip details, click here.

(619) 320-4783

Theatre

San Diego Central

San Diego Repertory Theatre

Located in Westfield Horton Plaza, the San Diego Repertory Theatre promotes a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region. With three stages accompanied by art galleries, the San Diego Repertory Theatre produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul, celebrates artistic virtuosity, and inspires collaboration and understanding amidst the dynamic relationships between performer and audience. 

(619) 544-1000

Zoos and Aquariums

San Diego Central

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
(San Diego Zoo & Safari Park)

We offer both on-site and virtual field trips. On-site self-guided field trips are available throughout the year, with free admission available to in-county schools on most days throughout the traditional school year. Please review the fee/rate calendar for in-county school groups posted on the link below for pricing information. School groups always have the option to add guided bus tour tickets to their reservation for $5 per person.

For in-person details, click here.

For Virtual Field Trip detailsclick here.

(619) 557-3963

Zoos and Aquariums

San Diego Central

Sea World San Diego

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind family experience at SeaWorld San Diego, with awe-inspiring animal encounters, thrilling rides, and amazing shows. SeaWorld San Diego is an ocean adventure unlike any other, with animals, exciting rides, and family-friendly entertainment. From the rush of the ray on the Manta roller coaster to the awe-inspiring and playful dolphins in the Dolphin Days show, there is something for everyone at SeaWorld San Diego-a real, amazing adventure.

(619) 222-4732

Spreckels Theatre

Theatre

San Diego Central

Spreckels Theatre

Located in the heart of the downtown Theatre District on Broadway, The Spreckels Theatre opened its doors in 1912. Since then, the historic Spreckels Theatre has hosted world-renowned soloists; top theatrical productions; star attractions; touring acts; international companies for music, theatre, and dance, and even the circus productions. San Diego’s cultural performance companies and great performances from the world stage have all graced this elegant venue for over 100 years. 

(619) 235-9500

San Diego Art Institute

Arts and Culture

San Diego Central

San Diego Art Institute

The San Diego Art Institute aims to encourage artistic development and to offer creative resources for aspiring artists, as Balboa Park’s contemporary cultural institution. With inclusivity and collaboration as its core values, the San Diego Art Institute gives access to interactive programming, high-quality exhibitions, and educational curriculums for thousands of visitors. Students will be exposed to cultural and creative enrichment and an appreciation for artistic diversity within a contemporary landscape. 

(619) 236-0011

San Diego Botanic Gardens

Plants and Flowers

North County Coastal

San Diego Botanic Gardens

The San Diego Botanic Gardens’ mission is to inspire people of all ages to connect with plants and nature. The Gardens work actively to enable people to learn about plants and food sources and their vital role in our lives and in the natural environment. Through the gardens’ cultivation of biodiverse plant ecosystems, classes can experience fun and friendly community gathering spaces that foster delight and curiosity.

(760) 436-3036

Farms, Animals, and Plants

North County Coastal

San Diego County Fair

You’ll leave the ordinary world behind the minute you step into this magical sweet spot overflowing with opportunities to truly savor summer with the excitement of a wide-eyed kid. Whether it’s sampling chocolate bubbling from a fountain, soaking up the glittery ocean views from atop the Ferris wheel, discovering how nature’s sweet fruits grow and ripen, or enjoying the Fair’s golden-ticket entertainment, your toughest decision will be choosing what to indulge in first!

(858) 755-1161

Museums

San Diego Central

San Diego Maritime Museum

The mission of the Maritime Museum of San Diego is to serve as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world. The Maritime Museum strives to preserve the traditional knowledge, skills, and folk culture of the enterprise of the sea. Students can learn about how the maritime enterprise has touched and continues to influence our daily lives through innovative and engaging educational programs, exhibits, publications, and cultural events. 

(619) 238-1233

Museums

San Diego Central

San Diego
Natural History Museum

The San Diego Natural History Museum aims to inspire a respect for nature and to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits. Located in Balboa Park, the Natural History Museum is a distinguished resource for environmental education that promotes an understanding of the evolution and biodiversity of southern California. The Natural History Museum’s key values of collaboration, community identity, and public engagement make it a unique educational resource that appeals to all ages. 

(619) 232-3821

Music and Dance

San Diego Central

San Diego Symphony

As a leading arts organization, the San Diego Symphony offers a creative learning opportunity in a concert format especially for elementary and middle school students as a field trip experience! Teachers and students are invited to attend these 50-minute concerts at the Jacobs Music Center designed to introduce schoolchildren to the transformative world of classical music. With tickets are only $5 per person, the San Diego Symphony is dedicated to providing music to a wide range of audiences. .

(619) 235-0800

Fish and Plants

North County Coastal

San Elijo Lagoon

Whether you are a runner, hiker, birder, photographer or painter, San Elijo Lagoon provides natural solace and recreation. One of San Diego’s largest wetlands, this 979-acre reserve is primarily a shallow-water estuary, formed where the Escondido and La Orilla Creeks meet the Pacific Ocean. The Nature Center features museum-quality interactive exhibits that interpret the history and development of the ecological reserve, as well as the plants and animals that thrive on site. 

(760) 634-3026

Music and Dance

San Diego Central

Southern California Ballet

Founded in 1983, the Southern California Ballet is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the joy of dance into the community through dance education, outreach programs, and public performances. Students will be inspired through enriching dance entertainment and the exploration of performance art. Southern California Ballet offers multiple daytime performances as part of its Outreach program for school groups to experience classical ballet for just $5 per ticket. 

(858) 674-1006

Theatre

North County Coastal

Star Theatre

Opened in August 1956, Star Theatre is a performance base for all of Southern California to enjoy. Recognized as a historic resource, the Star Theatre is one of the few remaining examples from its era.  The Star Theatre hosts a variety of artistic performances and musical productions, as well as educational programs, summer theatre camps, youth show choir, and actors collectives. The Star Theatre is a creative and cultural center where performers can discover tools, tips, and techniques that will hone their skills. 

(760) 721-9983