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Teachtopia's Los Angeles Field Trip Guide

Where to go on a field trip with your students (or children) in Los Angeles

Adamson House

Historic estate on the beach in Malibu.

23200 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Malibu, CA 90265

(310) 456-8432


Aquarium of The Pacific

Large Aquarium in revitalized Long Beach

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 590-3100



Large garden with peacocks and more

301 North Baldwin Ave. Arcadia, CA 91007

(626) 821-3222


Autry National Center (Museum of the American West)

Western History (cowboys Native Americans, and art)

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 667-2000


Balboa Park's (Lake Balboa) Japanese Garden

An oasis built around a water reclamation facility

6100 Woodley Ave.

Van Nuys, CA 91406

(818) 756-8166


Battleship IOWA

An adventure through history on an engineering marvel.  Includes a scavenger hunt and an introduction to STEM for organized field trip groups.

250 South Harbor Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90731

(877) 446-9261


California African American Museum

A large collection of African-American History

600 State Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037




California Science Center

Large donation based science museum

700 State Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90037



Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Smaller aquarium with tide pools and a large touch tank.

3720 Stephen White Drive San Pedro, CA 90731

(310) 548-7562


Chumash Indian Museum

Museum  focused on an indigenous group in California.

3290 Lang Ranch Parkway
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

(805) 492-8076


Descanso Gardens

Large garden with a train.

1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

(818) 949-4200


Disney Youth Education Series at Disneyland

Educational programs with the Disneyland park with options that include physics, leadership, and animation.

1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802



Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion

Environmental Center adjacent to Dockweiler Beach. Teaches about water and solid resource management.

12000 Vista Del Mar

Playa Del Rey, CA


(310) 648-5363


Exposition Park Rose Garden

Nice path between the natural history museum and the science Center

701 State Dr.

Los Angeles, CA  90037

(213) 765-5397


Getty Center

Mammoth art museum overlooking Los Angeles

1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California

(310) 440-7300 http://www.getty.edu

Grand Central Market

Unbelievable produce prices in the hear of downtown Los Angeles

317 S. Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 624-2378


Griffith Park Observatory

Large remodeled museum in  the mountains of Griffith Park

2800 East Observatory Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

 (323) 664-1181


Huntington Library and Gardens

Large garden, museum, and library with artifacts.

1151 Oxford Rd.

San Marino, CA 91108

(626) 405-2100 http://huntington.org/


Japanese American National Museum

Japanese American history on the West Coast.

369 East First St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 625-0414


Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A Space exploration and research institution operated by California Institute of Technology and NASA.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Drive

Pasadena, California 91109

(818) 354-4321


Kids World

A hands-on STEM infused field trip which introduces students to machines, properties of gas, and physics.

618 Lindero Canyon Rd. Oak Park, CA, 91377



La Brea Tar Pits

(Page Museum)


5801 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 934-7243


Leonis Adobe

A Spanish home of the past as well as the Plummer House.

23537 Calabasas Rd Calabasas, CA 91302

(818) 222-6511


Los Angeles County Museum of Art  (LACMA)

A very large Art Museum recently expanded.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 857-6000 http://www.lacma.org/

Los Angeles Zoo

LA’s own zoo.

5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 644-4200


Madame Tussauds Hollywood

Wax museum with famous sports and entertainment figures. The museum has an education program that is approved by the National Curriculum as well as on the approved field trip list for LA schools.

6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 798-1681


Moorpark Zoo

Small zoo focused on teaching college students. Animal shows and animal encounters.

7075 Campus Road Moorpark, CA 93021

(805) 378-1441


Museum of Tolerance

A music focused on the Holocaust and that promotes racial and ethnic tolerance.

9786 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

 (310) 553-8403


Natural History Museum

Large museum  with a children's area.

900 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

(213) 763-DINO


Orcutt Ranch

Old agricultural area in the West San Fernando Valley.

23600 Roscoe Blvd.

Canoga Park, CA 91304

(818) 883-6641


Pacific Asia Museum

Asian art and culture museum.

46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101

(626) 449-2742


Petersen Automotive Museum

Largest automotive museum in  Los Angeles County

6060 Wilshire Blvd.(at Fairfax)

Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 930-2277


Ronald Reagan Library

Dedicated to the life of Ronald Reagan.

New Air Force One exhibit.

40 Presidential Dr.

Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 522-2977


San Fernando Mission

One of the many Mission that Father Sera found up and down California.

15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd.

Mission Hills, CA 91345

(818) 361-0186


Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

Very small aquarium at the base of the pier.  Run by Heal the Bay.

1600 Ocean Front Walk Santa Monica, CA 90401



Skirball Cultural Center

Jewish Museum. Permanent Noah’s Ark exhibit for children.

2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

(310) 440-4500


Southwest Museum

A music focused on Native Americans.

234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065

(323) 221-2164


Stagecoach Inn Museum

Hotel from the pioneer days. There is also an old schoolhouse, Chumash Ap, nature trail and guided tours.

51 South Ventu Park Rd. Newbury Park, CA 91320

(805) 498-9441


Star ECO Station

Environmental education and exotic wildlife rescue center

10101 Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

(310) 842-8060


Travel Town

Train museum in Griffith Park.

5200 Zoo Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

(323) 662-5874


Watts Towers

Famous Sculptures in the heart of Watts.

1765 East 107th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90002

(213) 847-4646


Wildlife Waystation

A home for wildlife that can’t live on their own.

14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Road Angeles National Forest, CA 91342

(818) 899-5201


William S. Hart Park and Museum

A large park and museum.

24151 San Fernando Rd. Newhall, CA 91321

(661) 254-4584