The Zimmer Children’s Museum is delighted to host school groups for students in Preschool through first grade throughout the academic year. Our field trips invite students to explore and play in the hands-on learning lab that is the museum! Classes may also choose from our exciting Enrichment Experiences that weave together the Zimmer’s signature blend of arts-education strategies and themes of social responsibility.
The museum exhibits and the Enrichment Experiences are aligned with California Content Standards and Preschool Learning Foundations for Preschool through 1st grade.
Request a Field Trip
All Field Trips are booked based on availability. To request a date for your field trip, please click the request link below. For additional questions please contact Dominic Fury at (323) 761-8910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. After we receive your request and follow up to confirm, a deposit of $25 is required to hold your reservation. Full payment is due 2 weeks before your scheduled visit. Field Trips for PreK-1st grade students are available Tuesdays & Thursdays from October-May.
Stay & Play
This option allows children to explore the museum and play at their own pace within the various exhibits for the duration of their visit. Field trip groups of 15 or fewer people (children and adults) can be scheduled for any morning that the museum is open – based on availability.
In addition to an allotted time for free play in the museum, this option includes a 30 minute Educator-facilitated, standards-based, integrated arts activity. Enrichment Experience visits are available for groups visiting Tuesday or Thursday mornings beginning October through May.
A. What’s Your Power
Even at a young age, students have the power to make the world better. By comparing real life heroes to superheroes, students explore what powers they each have to make a positive impact on their families, their schools, their communities, and their planet.
B. These Are the Buildings in My Neighborhood
In this lesson students will explore the components of a community and geometry. They will discover what institutions, careers and people make up a community and how communities work together. Students will then collaborate to construct an abstract mural of their community using geometrical shapes.
C. Sense-ational Art
Art experiences that engage multiple senses encourage each student’s development in every aspect of growth. By exploring their sense of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch students will discover new materials and create an original piece of art.
Field Trip Options
9:20am to 12:00pm for groups up to 60 students and 12 adults
9:20-9:30 – Welcome
9:30-11:30 – Museum Play and Enrichment Experience
11:30-12:00 – Lunch
10:20am to 1pm for up to 45 students and 8 adults
10:20-10:30 – Welcome and Intro
10:30-12:00 – Museum Play Time
12:00-12:30 – Lunch
12:30-1pm – Enrichment Experience
Field Trip Rates
Per Student: $5.50
Per Teacher/Adult: The Zimmer offers complimentary admission for up each Teacher and Adult Chaperone for every 5 students. Any additional adult chaperones will be charged $7 general admission.
Enrichment Experiences: $50 add on
Title 1 Schools: $1 per student. The Zimmer is excited to offer subsidized admission of $1 per student for Title 1 Schools. Please specify Title 1 status when submitting a request for field trip.
The required child to adult ratio for play at the Zimmer is 5:1. Additional adults may attend and will be required to pay regular museum admission rates.
Memberships, Discounts, etc.
We highly value our members! However, we are unable to accept memberships as a way of payment for group visits. Also, memberships and discounts do not apply for group visits.
Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to your visit in order for a refund to be issued.
Click HERE to download the Zimmer Children’s Museum Field Trip Information Guide.