October 2017 Field Trips

Long Beach Airport Tour



October 2, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COST:      $5.00 per family (5 yrs. & up)

PLACE:     Long Beach Airport

4100 Donald Douglas Dr., Long Beach, CA 90808

PARKING: Validated (take a ticket and get it validated after tour)

Registration Deadline: September 25, 2017 (or until full) 

Long Beach Airport offers guests a behind the scenes glimpse of aviation operations, aviation history, classic architecture and mosaic artwork.

Airport tours, which can vary depending on the status of daily operations, include the terminal building, fire and rescue, and a walk through the historic exhibit, which pays tribute to many of Long Beach’s aviation legends, such as how the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor delayed the opening of the airport terminal, or how aviation pioneer Calbraith Rodgers made his way from New York to Long Beach in 1911.

Tours generally run 90 minutes. Please note that shoes are required as attendees will be walking on asphalt and uneven surfaces.

The Pearl Fishers

LA Opera


October 4, 2017

5:00 pm

COST:      $8.00 per student, $15.00 per adult

-Or- enroll in Opera Class – $100.00 per year per family (Wed. at 4:30–5:30pm at EiE)   (no more than 1 adult to 1 student ratio)

PLACE:    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

PARKING:  Music Center Garage – $9.00 (please check price)

There is a mandatory meeting Wendesday, Sept. 20, 2017 from 4:30-5:30pm.

Deadline:   Until full

 A beautifully detailed staging, complete with stunning special effects, brings a rare and exotic story to life. Soprano Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera’s favorite leading ladies, returns as a veiled priestess with a hidden past, pursued by two lifelong friends and romantic rivals. The complicated triangle pushes forbidden love into a final struggle for life and death, until a nearly forgotten secret saves the day.

The ravishing score, an early treasure by the composer of Carmen, features a rapturous duet for the two rivals that has become one of opera’s all-time greatest hits.

In French with projected English translations.

For questions: eiefieldtrips@gmail.com


by Giuseppe Verdi

LA Opera



October 12, 2017

5:00 pm

COST:      $8.00 per student, $15.00 per adult

  • -Or- enroll in Opera Class – $100.00 per year per family
  • (Wed. at 4:30-5:30pm at EiE)   (no more than 1 adult to 1 student ratio)

PLACE:     Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

PARKING:  Music Center Garage – $9.00 (please check price) 

There is a mandatory meeting Wendesday, Oct. 11, 2017 from 4:30-5:30pm.

Deadline:   Until full

 As an aging king descends into madness, his bloodthirsty daughter begins a reign of terror, leaving a defenseless populace to battle for freedom from their oppressors. A monumental opera that made Verdi a national hero, Nabucco boasts a bold score that goes straight to the heart, highlighted by the immortal chorus of the Hebrew slaves.

In Thaddeus Strassberger’s production, the towering biblical drama is exquisitely presented as it might have been staged at its 1842 premiere at Teatro alla Scala. Plácido Domingo continues his astonishing exploration of the Verdi baritone repertory with his portrayal of the title role, with one of today’s brightest stars, Liudmyla Monastyrska, making her company debut as the king’s terrifying daughter, Abigaille.

In Italian with projected English translations.

For questions: eiefieldtrips@gmail.com

Columbia Memorial Space Center


October 13, 2017

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

COST:      $4.00 per person (no refunds)

PLACE:    12400 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, October 5, 2017 no exceptions (or until full) 


The Columbia Memorial Space Center is the only space science learning center in the Los Angeles area dedicated to hands-on robotics and boasts LA’s only Challenger Learning Center.  During your visit, you will learn about Downey’s place in the exploration of space flight, from the Apollo capsules to the Space Shuttle Orbiters.

During our trip, we will go through the 1st & 2nd floor exhibits, the LEGO Robotics Lab, and a movie screening (a space science movie produced by NASA or the American Museum of Natural History).  After the tour, you may bring your lunch and enjoy it in their backyard picnic area.

For questions: eiefieldtrips@gmail.com

LA Opera’s Open Door Days


Monday, October 16, 2017 (to be confirmed)   

9:15 am to 12:00 pm (to be confirmed)   

COST:         Free

PLACE:        Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

PARKING:   Music Center Garage – $9.00

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 13, 2017

Elementary school students (K- 7th), explore the historic Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through an interactive performance in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall followed by a behind- the-scenes tour of the opera house. Open Door Days invites the students to become a part of the story as we celebrate the many performers and audience members who have made the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion such a magical place.

Meet in front of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  We suggest you plan to arrive at the Music Center no later than 9:15 am in order to park and walk up to the Plaza.  Remember downtown traffic! The performance lasts approximately 45 minutes and is followed by a 45-minute tour of the Opera House.

Park under the Music Center for $9 or take the Metro to Grand Park, which is across the street from the Music Center.  The program will end at about noon.  Have lunch on the Plaza or in lovely Grand Park before you go home.

For questions: eiefieldtrips@gmail.com

ChocXO Bean to Bar

Chocolatier Tour


October 20, 2017

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

COST:      $ 9 per student (6 – 11 yrs.); $11 per adult (12 yrs. & older)

(children under 6 not allowed)                   

PLACE:     9461 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618


Deadline:   Friday, October 6, 2017 (Must have 15 people)

A 1 hour full factory tour that includes samples of the full chocolate making process, going back into the factory and three tastes from our chocolate case.

A member of the ChocXO team walks participants through the chocolate making process from the bean to the bar.  You’ll walk along our educational wall and see a scale model of a cacao tree, learn how chocolate is fermented and dried, then view the ChocXO factory to find out what happens next. This in-depth look is as educational as it is delicious.  Participants will sample raw cacao pulp, cocoa nibs, cocoa liquor, and, of course, the finished product of chocolate bars, filled chocolates and chocolate bark.

We require closed toed shoes for all participants. 

Due to safety regulations, we do not allow children under the age of 6 into the factory.  Children of all ages must be closely supervised.Please avoid the use of heavy perfume as it may affect the taste of our chocolate!

Picture Day


October 23, 2017

1:00 pm – closing

COST:      varies

PLACE:     EiE large classroom

Come and have your picture taken and student and teacher ID made by our photographer.  This can also be a wonderful opportunity to take pictures for your Christmas season.

Please fill out a Field Trip Voucher or email us that you will be attending.

America’s Teaching Zoo


October 30, 2017

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COST:      $4.00 per person

PLACE:      Moorpark College

7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA

PARKING:  $2.00 Please allow a minimum of 20 minutes to find parking as the zoo is located on a college campus and can be busy during the week. A $2.00 parking permit will need to be purchased for each personal vehicle.  Purchase permit at lot M, then continue on to the Zoo parking lot.

College Map: http://www.moorparkcollege.edu/college-information/directions-maps-and-transportation

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017 (or until full) 

You will see a 40 minute educational animal performance followed by a guided tour of the zoo.

You might keep your eyes peeled as you walk the grounds of America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. You might spy students strolling with a pig, escorting a donkey, or chaperoning a parrot around the pastoral 5-acre zoo.

Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) program teaches all aspect of zoo animal care. The EATM program at Moorpark College is really the only “hands-on” program that teaches you how to train exotic (and domestic) animals. They focus on and specialize in several areas:  Animal Training, Wildlife Education & Zookeeping. The EATM Program can be considered a Vocational Program – which means part of our larger focus is that they train people to find jobs in the animal field.  We help students/graduates find employment.