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Community Field Trip Websites

To enrich their children's experiences, families are encouraged to participate in a variety of field trips. Below are links for possible field trips which are not Mountain Oaks sponsored activities. Some offer "Homeschool Days" so check the websites.
 
CALIFORNIAMUSEUM
Click here for Homeschool Day information.
 
National Parks - Free Days
Click here to see all of the Free Entrance days in the National Parks.  
 
Every Kid in a Park Pass for 4th Graders 
Click here to get your free park pass.  
 
Environmental Education Programs in California State Parks
This website describes what resources are available at each state park.  Some of the resources include Natural History Field trips, Cultural History Field Trips, Environmental Studies Programs, Junior Rangers Programs etc.  Click here to visit this website and plan a field trip to one of California's many parks!
 
California State Parks Field Trip Guide
Click here for "Explore! Play! Learn! Connecting student groups with their local California state parks"  This 36 page guide details contact information, resources and programs available at various California State Parks as well as providing vocabulary lists, activities and games to do with students before, during and after a park field trip. A copy of this guide is also available in the San Andreas library.
World of Wonders Science Museum in Lodi - Click here.
 
Learn about energy, electricity, magnetism, sight and more at the World of Wonders (WOW) Science Museum in Historic Downtown Lodi, where hands-on exhibits stimulate discovery for all ages. If you've ever been to the San Francisco Exploratorium, then you know exactly what the World of Wonders is.... a fascinating, motivating and fun place where children and adults can learn about the world around them through science!

 

CuriOdyssey (Formerly Coyote Point Museum) - Click here

This is an ideal field trip destination in San Mateo. Interactive exhibits, amazing live animals, and high-quality educational programs – all on a personal scale – provide your students with an unforgettable up close science experience.
 
Sacramento Zoo - Click here
 
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Click here.
  
California Academy of Sciences -  Click here.
The Academy is free to everyone on selected Sundays throughout the year. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis, and early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand.  Check the website for the next free day.
 
Exploratorium - the Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception - Click here.
  
Calaveras Big Trees 
Click here for Teacher's Guide for Calaveras Big Trees.  It has lots of fun activities.
Railtown 1897 in Jamestown - Click here.
 
Crocker Art Museum - Click here.
 
Powerhouse Science Center - Click here.