Fun & Educational Field Trip Ideas For Elementary School Students

San Diego is a beautiful city home to numerous picturesque beaches and captivating coastal landscapes. San Diego is also a very kid-friendly city that caters to a broad and diverse range of interests and subjects. Wherever your children’s interests may be in, you’re sure to find the perfect place in San Diego that will provide them with deeper insight, engagement, inspiration and of course, loads of fun!

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From the fine arts, including classical, contemporary and folk art, to science and natural history to the best whale watching San Diego tours, San Diego offers an abundance of fun-filled options for children.

Here’s a list of kid-friendly places in San Diego County that are ideal for fun and educational field trips for elementary school students.

1. Barona Cultural Center & Museum – Lakeside
As San Diego County’s first museum on an Indian reservation dedicated to the perpetuation and presentation of the local Kumeyaay-DiegueƱo Native culture, the Barona Museum offers a unique educational journey for visitors of all ages.

2. Bates Nut Farm – Valley Center
Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center provides families the opportunity to spend time on a working farm. At this beautiful farm, you will learn how the farm transformed itself from a groove of walnut trees to a full fledge retail business today.

3. Butterfly Farms – Vista
Butterfly Farms share their knowledge about butterflies with in-depth educational tours of their vivarium and grounds. Educational Workshops are held Monday through Friday beginning at 10am, with the last workshop being held at 3pm. The educational workshop lasts approximately 1 hour.

4. California Pizza Kitchen Behind-the-Counter CPKids Restaurant Tour – San Diego County
Every kid gets a thrill discovering how things work. A free VIP-style restaurant tour at CPK is a unique opportunity to step behind the counter and see what happens in the busy kitchens. Kids will love learning the secrets about pizza making from the experts in a hands-on pizza demo.

5. Sightseeing tours
A hop-on hop-off tour is a great way for school children to explore some of the most popular spots in San Diego. For more than 25 years, Old Town Trolley Tours has taken visitors through the city, exploring Old Town, Gaslamp Quarter, Embarcadero, Balboa Park, Coronado and more. That’s for the city. For an even more thrilling San Diego sightseeing tours experience on a boat, field trippers onboard a Next Level Sailing yacht will have the chance of a lifetime watching whales and even spot feeding them! Students will obtain up-close breathtaking views of one of the largest animals on the planet, the Blue Whale, a severely endangered mammal.

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