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Big Lab Field Trips



Enhance your field trip with a Hands-On Experience

RampsThe Big Lab is a totally unique, 32,000 sq.ft. space designed for rich, hands-on inquiry science activities. In the Big Lab, students get to roll up their sleeves and experience custom learning materials at one of the four Experiment Platforms. All Big Lab activities are facilitated and emphasize student creativity and science investigation skills. Also, they are developed with with an eye toward the California State Science Education Standards.

Registration for the 2013-14 school year is open!

Big Lab Programs

Each Big Lab field trip activity can accommodate a class of up to 40 students and lasts approximately 75 minutes.

Where's the Air (Grades K-2)
Ladybugs (Grades K-2)
Boats and Balance (Grades 3-5)
Erosion (Grades 4-6)
Roller Coasters (Grades 5-8)

Discovery Lab Programs

Discovery Lab field trip programs take place in classrooms next to the Big Lab, and can accommodate a class of up to 25 students. Discovery Lab programs last approximately 60 minutes.

Why Is Slime Ooey and Gooey? (Grades Pre K-Kindergarten)
How Do Butterflies Get Their Wings? (Grades Pre K-Kindergarten)
Cow Eye Dissection (Grades 6-8)

Register Today!

Call 213-744-2109 or visit the Registration Information page for details about booking a program. All programs must be scheduled at least one week in advance.

Cost: $9 per student, minimum of 15 students

All programs require a $25 non-refundable deposit to confirm your scheduled date and time. The deposit is applied to the cost of your program. Programs include admission to the California Science Center.

Questions? Call (213) 744-2019 for more information,
or email [email protected].


The Platforms of the Big Lab

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Exploration Grove Grove Mega Tower Tower Tower
Exploration Grove Exploration Grove Mega Tower Giant Wall Giant Wall
Exploration Grove Water Works Water Works Water Works Giant Wall
Exploration Grove Grove Grove Big Lab Big Lab

Additional Programs Offered in the Big Lab!

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