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School and Group Programs


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Bringing your students to the California Science Center is a great way to get your students excited about science. Move out of the classroom and experience the hands-on exhibits – from the shaking earthquake room to Tess, the 50-foot body simulator. And don't miss our free programs that happen daily in the California Science Center. From 15-minute live demonstration shows to experiences at our Discovery Carts and Discovery Rooms, there is something for everyone!

Are you an educator? Make sure to check out the professional development opportunities offered at the Science Center. Learning has never been more fun! Browse below by program, or click here to see what's available for your grade.

Big Lab Field Trips
Make your field trip a memorable learning experience with a Big Lab program! Available for Grades K - 8, all programs are hands-on, complement California State Science Standards and facilitated by a Science Center educator.

Discovery Lab Field Trips
Bring your class for an hour-long, facilitated Discovery Lab program. Classes now available for grades Pre K-K and 6-8.

General Field Trip Information
Planning on bringing a group to the Science Center? Make sure to check out this page for Frequently Asked Questions, Group Reservation and IMAX information.

Home School Days
Join us as we explore science in the Big Lab and adjacent classrooms. Bring your home school student for a fun day of learning at the California Science Center!

Science Fair
The California Science Center hosts the California State Science Fair in May. Check here for more information.

Science on Tour
Bring the California Science Center to your school by scheduling a performance of one of our original educational programs, created to compliment the California Science Content Standards. Make sure to check out our newest program - the Desert Dome!

Scout Programs
Work on badge requirements at the California Science Center! Programs are available for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts.

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