Enhance the Museum experience for your class by adding a
specialized, in-depth learning program to your field
Each program includes a standard field trip tour and a
presentation on a California-centric topic for an additional fee.
Appropriate for a wide range of grade levels from elementary
through high school, the programs align with State standards for
history, social science and visual arts.
Aligning with standards on history for 4th grade, the 31st Star specialized learning program includes a docent-led Museum tour of the “31st Star” exhibit followed by a multimedia presentation outlining California’s road to statehood, beginning with the Spanish discovery of California and continuing through the Bear Flag Revolt and the state’s admittance to the union as the thirty-first star.
In partnership with Esquire IMAX Theatre and the State Capitol
Museum, the California Trilogy Tour provides a unique look at
California, bringing the state’s history, arts and culture alive
and leading students to discover California’s unique past,
present and future.
The 3 hour program includes a 1 hour self-guided tour at the
Museum, along with a screening of “Wild California” at Esquire
IMAX® Theatre and a self-guided tour of the State Capitol.
Developed by the Soil
Science Society of America and designed by the
National Museum of Natural History, this traveling
exhibit explores soils and the cultures that connect us to them
through interactive displays including cartoons, movies, art and
more. Students learn how soils sustain our world and why without
them life as we know it would not exist on specialized field trip
tours aligned with state science standards for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th
and 7th grades available from May 1, 2014 through March 29, 2015.
Experience life in a WWII internment camp with the Museum’s in-depth learning program, “Time of Remembrance.”
Students explore citizenship, constitutionality and the concept of redress as they are led through a tour of the Museum’s “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII” exhibit by a formerly-interned Museum docent. Following the tour, students are assisted with completing the Time of Remembrance Activity Sheet by the Museum’s first floor gallery guides.
To prepare students for this thought-provoking, powerful program, teachers are provided with a free resource packet.