November 2017 Field Trips

Barnes & Noble Store Tour

Monday

November 6, 2017            

10:00 am – 12:00 pm (approx.)

COST:      $5.00 per family

PLACE:    Barnes & Noble – 1315 E. Gladstone St., Glendora, CA 91740

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017 (or until full) 

In this day and age of buying books online and reading on a tablet, brick and mortar bookstores are getting harder to find.  Join us for a tour of the Glendora Barnes and Noble Bookstore.  We will get a tour of the store including the register area, music area, café, break-room, and back-room. There will also be games, scavenger hunt, and craft. (These activities may change)  For the teachers, there is a free educator card. This entitles teachers to 20% off purchases in-store all the time.

For questions: eiefieldtrips@gmail.com

Holyland Exhibition

Monday

November 13, 2017

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

COST:       $3.00 per person   (under 3 free)   PLACE:     Holyland Exhibition, 2215 Lake View Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039 PARKING:  Free – street parking Deadline:  Monday, November 6, 2017 To understand what makes this small museum so special, you first must understand the man behind its inception. Antonia F. Futterer is often compared to Indiana Jones (perhaps unfairly, as it’s rumored that the character is actually based on him; not the other way around).  In the early 1900s, Futterer was struck ill with severe appendicitis. His prayers for a recovery were answered soon after, leading to a strong belief in the Bible. In 1926, his new-found relationship with religion led to a number of expeditions to the Holy Land, culminating in a personal quest for the Golden Ark of the Covenant. Unlike the film hero, Futterer never found the Ark, but he did amass quite a collection of artifacts from Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Cyprus, and Palestine. With a large collection and nowhere to store it, Futterer founded a five-room museum in Los Angeles to house his goods, and they remain there to this day. Items range from small pieces such as 5,000-year-old oil lamps, bottles, coins, ivory and silver Mideastern jewelry, and tapestries to a mummy casket dating back to 600 years before the birth of Christ and a 2,700-year-old sarcophagus. Other highlights include an ancient game table from Damascus featuring 10,000 inlaid pearls and wood from fourteen different fruit trees, and three ears of now-extinct Egyptian corn. In a nice touch, after each tour, guests are treated to a grape drink, some Mandel (almond) bread, and apricot fruit leather imported from Damascus. The Holyland Exhibition is in a two-story corner house that was built in the late 1920’s.  It contains an incredible collection of priceless Egyptian and Biblical items.  The Bible Art and Archaeology Room has stones, shells, and pottery from Nazareth, Bethlehem, and the Jordan River.  Come take a trip to the Middle East via the Holyland Exhibition.

San Gabriel Valley Water Company Plant B6 Baldwin Park Operable Unit tour

Friday

November 17, 2017

10:00 am – 12:30 pm approximately

COST:      $5.00 per family

PLACE:    14104 Corak Street, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (Plant B)

Cross street Big Dalton Avenue, located between Francisquito Avenue and  Dalewood Street.

PARKING:  Parking is on-site at the Plant, enter at through the gate located on the left at the end of Corak Street.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 9, 2017 (or until full) 

Come and learn about how the San Gabriel Valley Water Co. treats the water supply from the Water Resources Manager. We will learn about Air Stripping, Activated Carbon Treatment, the typical ISEP process, and modes of operation.

For questions:  eiefieldtrips@gmail.com

Hollywood Bowl

and Museum Tour

Thursday

November 30, 2017

9:3o AM – 12:00 Noon

COST:      $5.00 per family

PLACE:      Hollywood Bowl

                    2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90068

PARKING:  Free – Park in Lot B

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 16, 2017 (or until full) 

Join us for a tour of the Hollywood Bowl and Museum, complete with a walk backstage and on-stage, when circumstances allow, the tour also takes you on a visit to the Museum as well as to the top of the seating area for a picturesque view of the Hollywood sign. Strolling the grounds during the day, when the Bowl is empty of concertgoers, will give you an unfettered view of the venue’s grand scale.

The Hollywood Bowl Museum hosts a permanent exhibit on the history of the Bowl and features a second floor with a temporary exhibit. Museum guests of all ages can participate in exploring the historical and cultural context of the Hollywood Bowl, the musicians that performed there, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.