All Arts & Science Venues

Arts & Science Field Trips Funded by ABX
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Plants and Flowers

North County Coastal

The Flower Fields

For over sixty years, the Flower Fields have transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. Nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers are in bloom from early March through early May, literally bringing these famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring in Southern California.

(760) 431-0352


San Diego Central

Thinkabit Lab - Qualcomm

The Thinkabit Lab provides students with a unique, hands-on STEM experience and exposure to careers they may not know exist, and it provides an opportunity for educators to learn best practices for teaching STEM. In the lab, both students and educators engage in hands-on engineering activities that involve problem-solving, creativity and collaboration. The Thinkabit Lab hopes to inspire new generations of students to be the engineers and developers who will invent the unimagined, inventing amazing new technology that will change the world. 

(619) 691-5170

Plants and Animals

San Diego Central

The Water Conservation Garden

Take an adventure with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ to discover the magic of plants, adaptations, our changing environment, water conservation, and more! The Water Conservation offers both virtual and on-site field trips for grades K-6. On-site field trips include a guided tour exploring The Garden and take-home planting for each student. Virtual field trips include a pre-recorded, lesson-specific video with Ms. Smarty-Plants™, followed by in-person online classroom instructions on four detailed topics.

For on-site field trip details, click here.

For Virtual Field Trip Xperiences,

click here.

(619) 660-6014


San Diego Central

Womens Museum

The Womens’ Museum aims to educate and inspire current and future generations about the experiences and contributions of women by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the evidence of that experience. Since its foundation in 1983, WMC maintains its legacy and passion for preserving women’s history by educating people about women’s experiences and contributions through an active calendar of originally curated exhibits, educational programs, and community events. 

(619) 233-7963

Arts and Culture

San Diego Central

The Mingei International Museum

The Mingei International Museum is dedicated to furthering the understanding of art in people from all eras and cultures of the world. The Mingei collects, conserves and exhibits numerous arts of daily life, from traditional cultures of both past and present. With the goal of inspiring its audiences to realize their own innate creativity, the museum allows students to see art as a universal language. 

(619) 704-7495

Fish and Plants

South Bay

Tijuana Estuary

The Tijuana Estuary provides interactive, hands-on, thematic, bilingual, environmental education to local and regional students and the community, working in partnership with local schools, community groups, and government agencies. The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve has exciting, hands-on education programs for students as well as tours, informative lectures and other outreach opportunities for adult audiences. 

(619) 575-3613


San Diego Central

USS Midway Museum

Experience over 60 exhibits throughout the historic aircraft carrier as well as 29 restored aircraft and take part in Family-oriented activities for all ages! With more than 30 restored aircraft and nearly 10 acres of exhibits and displays, the Midway brings you the most complete cross-section of carrier aviation in the world. From high up on the bridge down to the main engine room, taking you on a unique warship journey that engages the sights, sounds, and aromas of this symbol of American freedom.

(619) 398-8245

Arts and Culture

San Diego Central

World Beat Cultural Center

As a non-profit multi-cultural arts organization, the World Beat Cultural Center is dedicated to promoting, presenting & preserving the African Diaspora & Indigenous cultures of the world through Music, Art, Dance, Multimedia Arts, Education, and STEAM Research. Located in beautiful Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego, California, the WorldBeat Center promotes peace within our San Diego community by providing on-going programs and services that nurture the spirit of children, the elderly, and everyone in between. 

(619) 230-1190


San Diego Central

The New Children's Museum

At The New Children’s Museum, we believe play and art-making promote the skills that our future leaders need: creativity, confidence, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, collaboration and optimism. With an outdoor park, museum installations, a cafe, and interactive educational and artistic opportunities, the New Children’s Museum offers an inspiring atmosphere for learning and engagement, for both children and adults alike. 

(619) 795-1708


San Diego Central

The Timken Museum

At the Timken, students will view esteemed artworks and valued galleries that inspire conversations & creating connections between the past and the present. The Timken’s commitment to fostering engagement and dialogue with the Museum’s internal and external communities makes it a unique center of artistic appreciation. Here, audiences can be inspired and uplifted with enduring manifestations of creativity throughout a myriad of historical eras. 

(619) 239-5548

Marine Science

San Diego Central

Walter Munk Foundation
for the Oceans

Join us as we take your class on a Virtual Field Trip to THE MAP of the Grand Canyons of La Jolla, the world’s largest LithoMosaic educational plaza, featuring 123 life-sized species found just offshore. Discover how Marine Protected Areas help restore the productivity of the oceans’ marine life, how our local seals and harp seals in the Arctic are adapting to climate changes, how plastic pollution impacts the ocean and all living creatures, which species call our local tidepools home and how we can help preserve them, why whales and sharks are important to the ecosystem, and get a diver’s view of the underwater world…or let us know how we can customize a class to meet your needs. Every class is designed to meet grade level common core standards.

Be sure to check out our special offer for Grades 4-6 of a Three-Part Course for the Price of Two Classes!

For Virtual Field Trip details, click here.

Link to a video: THE MAP

(619) 765-1656


East County

Young Actors Theatre

The Young Actors Theatre works to provide a life-changing theatrical experience in a positive environment.  Established in 2002, the Young Actors' Theatre teaches students about creative group dynamics and helps each individual child grow and play at their own pace. Outgoing children find a place to strut their stuff. Shy children find a comfortable, nurturing place to build their confidence and self-esteem! Young Actors’ Theatre offers more than just training for theatre, it offers a theatre experience that lasts a lifetime!

(619) 670-1627