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! School Groups 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.
Request a Field Trip
Field Trips for PreK-1st grade students are available Tuesday and Thursday mornings from October-May. All Frield 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 non-refundable deposit of $25 is required to hold your reservation. Full payment is due 2 weeks before your scheduled visit.
Field Trip reservations are now OPEN
Field Trip Rates
Per Student: $5.50
Per Teacher/Adult: The Zimmer offers complimentary admission for each Teacher and Adult Chaperone for every 5 students. Any additional adult chaperones will be charged $7.50 general admission.
Enrichment Experiences: $50 add on
Title 1 Schools: The Zimmer offers subsidized admission of $1 per student for Title 1 Schools as part of our commitment to ensuring all children have the opportunity to play and learn together. 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. PLEASE NOTE: We have limited space for adults outside of the 5:1 ratio. Please contact Dominic Fury at (323) 761-8910 or email email@example.com if you are planning to bring extra adults.
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. Memberships, admission discounts or promotions do not apply for any group visits.
Come with a group and let the children explore the museum! Groups of 25 or fewer people (children and adults) can be scheduled to visit any day of the week that the museum is open - based on availability, and groups with a 1:3 adult to child ratio may play at their own pace within the various exhibits for the duration of their visit. For groups larger than 15 with our required 1:5 adult to child ratio may be asked to follow a rotation schedule through the museum to allow for a more comfortable play experience among all museum guests.
In addition to an allotted time for scheduled 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
9:30-11:00 - Museum Play
11:00-11:30 - Enrichment Experience
11:30-12:00 – Lunch
9:20 Stay & Play
9:30-11:30 - Museum Play
10:20am to 1pm for up to 45 students and 8 adults
10:20-10:30 Welcome and Intro
10:30-11:00 - Enrichment Experience
11:00-12:30 Museum Play Time
(Option 2 groups can get to Museum earlier to have a snack before starting their field trip.)
10:20 Stay & Play
10:30-12:30 - Museum Play
*Actual group visit schedules may vary depending on the arrival of groups. As you know, Los Angeles traffic is unpredictable! Please allow ample time for your drive to the museum. If you are late, we CANNOT extend your field trip time. Your play time will be shortened.
Take a piece of the museum home with you from our new GIFT SHOP! Your child has the opportunity to experience a real store! Our fun and educational toys, games and books starting at 50 cents, including discounts for field trip participants. Allowing your child to purchase their own special item is an excellent chance to introduce lessons in basic math, budgeting and independent decision-making, all while supporting our non-profit organization!
Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to your visit in order for a refund to be issued. NO REFUNDS will be offered for groups that cancel within two weeks of a scheduled visit. NO REFUNDS will be offered for any child or adult chaperone that has prepaid, but that does not attend on the day of the visit.
Click HERE to download the Zimmer Children’s Museum Field Trip Information Guide.