Crime Scene – Do Not Enter! Something has gone missing at the California Science Center, and we need your help to solve the case! Students will conduct investigations using forensic science techniques like fingerprinting, DNA analysis, and more while they search for the thief. Who’s the culprit? Find out in this mysteriously scientific day of investigation!
Cancellation Policy: All reservations are final. No refunds, credits, date changes, or age group changes will be processed.
What ages are the programs appropriate for?
The program is designed for students ages 5-16. Groups are ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-16. If you feel your child should be in a higher or lower age group, please sign them up for the class you would like them to attend. Jumping up or down more than one age group is not recommended. Class changes will not be accommodated the day of the program.
How many students can be accommodated?
Each class will hold approximately 22 students.
May I drop off my student?
All participants must be checked in by a parent/guardian. After being checked in, students may be dropped off for either the morning or afternoon session. They will need to be picked up by 12:00 noon for the morning session and 3:30 p.m. for the afternoon session.
Is parking included?
Each student's confirmation letter will act as a 15 minute parking pass for pickup and dropoff. Unfortunately, full-day parking is not included in the cost of the program. Parking in Exposition Park is $10 per day. Members receive a limited number of parking vouchers. Please click here to see more information regarding becoming a member.
Are lunches or snacks provided?
No, programs are 2.5 hours long, and do not include lunch or snack time. Participants should plan to eat before or after program times. Food may be purchased at the on-site McDonald's or Rose Garden Cafe.
Where do Home School Days take place?
Check-in will be held in the Big Lab, located on the campus of the California Science Center, in the Wallis Annenberg Building for Science Learning and Innovation. It is about 1-2 minute walk from the main building of the Science Center. Instructors will utilize classroom laboratories, the Big Lab, California Science Center exhibits, and surrounding elements of Exposition Park to support lessons. Parents are invited to check with instructors the day of their session regarding accompanying students during excursions.
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Do we need to bring anything?
No, all supplies for the activities will be provided.
Questions? Call (213) 744-7444 for more information, or email [email protected].