Public / Private Schools
Pre School - 6th Grade
2018 FairKids Field Trips will offer old favorites such as The Farm, Mojo’s Wild & Crazy Lagoon and The Big Red Barn while offering new Exhibits including The Museum of Halloween, The Rock Candy Factory, and Esports Gaming World Show. Keeping with our 2018 theme, you will see Route 66 throughout most exhibits as well as our new Get Your Kicks on Route 66 exhibit.
Dates: 9/5, 9/7, 9/12-14, 9/19-21
Times: 9AM – 12PM
*All registrations for 2018 Home School Groups are FairKids are full, please visit us early next year to make reservations for the 2019 FairKids Field Trips.
Curriculum aligns with California Common Core State Content Standards and highlights which exhibitions feature STEAM education. Utilize our Curriculum for pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities. Curriculum coming soon.
The Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) grant, provided by the National Park Service. This grant is available for 4th grade students from Title 1 schools within the Los Angeles County who will be visiting the America’s Great Outdoors exhibit.
In addition Target offers field trip grants click here to apply.
Suggestions for a Successful Trip
- Have your day picked out and sign up by the end of May. The lowest attendance days are at the beginning.
- Start planning your trip and complete the planning in June.
- Start recruiting parents at the beginning of the school year. Have a sign up at Back to School Night. Make sure you have enough parents for 1:3 - 1:5 ratio.
- Have each child wear a wristband with emergency contact information.
- Have teachers/chaperons wear lanyards with contact information of teachers and other chaperones.
- A week or so before the trip, create small groups, assign 1 parent for every 4 or 5 students. This will alleviate the problem of the teacher having to keep track of 20-35 students. Each parent is responsible for keeping track of their small group.
- Stay together as a whole class or even as a grade level. As a whole group you are able to point out what is pertinent to your curriculum. Keep in mind that this information can be used as background knowledge, and can be referred to throughout the academic year.
- Highlight a planned route on the map provided by the Fair. Number each stop and set a timeline to guide you through the trip. Give a copy of this map to every parent in your group. This will keep the field trip focused and on track.
- Have a parent make a large sign on a stick with your name, room #, school, and a recognizable picture on it. When you hold this up in the crowd, it will help your students and parent volunteers follow you more easily.
- Make sure you set clear expectations for your parents. Give a list to parents a few days prior to leaving on the field trip.