October 2018 Field Trips

School House Rock Live

Lewis Family Playhouse


October 5, 2018       

10:15 am to 12:30 pm (approx.)


  • $9.50 per person
  • Ages 3 and up, no lap seating!  


  • 12505 Cultural Center Dr.
  • Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
  • PARKING:  Free

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2018 (no exceptions)


School House Rock Live

 Originally adopted and Produced for Stage by theater BAM, from the series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe. Based on an idea by David McCall.  Book by Scott Ferguson, George Keating and Kyle Hall.  Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tom Yohe. Directed and Choreographed by Art Manke. Musical Direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright.

What’s old is new again, as the pop culture phenomenon based on the Emmy Award winning 1970’s Saturday morning cartoon series comes to life on stage!  Thousands of kids learned history, grammar, math and more through the clever, tuneful songs, and we’re excited for a whole new generation to discover how much fun education can be.  This fast-paced musical is perfect to be shared with the entire family!

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Drum Barracks

Civil War Museum


October 9, 2018             

 11:00 – 12:30 (approximately)


  • $6.00 adult
  • $2.00 students


  • 1052 N Banning Blvd
  • Wilmington, CA 90744

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in one of two remaining structures of a once thriving 22 building, 60 acre military post.  The front side of the building would have faced 16 acres of parade and drill grounds. The Junior Officers’ Quarters has two separate entrances and was originally built as a duplex with no doors connecting the two halves; interior doors were added at a later date.

Each of the barracks building held a company of soldiers, which consisted of approximately 100 men.  As many as 7,000 Union troops passed through the Drum Barracks between 1861 and 1871

Union Army headquarters for Southern California located in Wilmington, the Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining original wooden building of the 22 structures built as a military post during the Civil War in the Los Angeles Area. Drum Barracks, named after Lt. Col. Richard Coulter Drum, Adjutant General of the Department of the Pacific in San Francisco, Served  theCalifornia and the Arizona territory from 1861-1871.

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LA Opera’s Open Door Days


October 15, 2018          

9:15 am to 12:00 pm 

COST:         $5.00 per family

PLACE:       Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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

PARKING:   Music Center Garage – $9.00

Registration Deadline: Thursday, October 11, 2018

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.

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Seabiscuit Tour

Santa Anita Race Track


October 18, 2018           

9:15 am to 11:00 am

(must be on time, we cannot wait for you) 

COST:      $5.00 per family


  • Santa Anita Park
  • 285 W Huntington Drive
  • Arcadia CA 91007
  • Please meet at tram

PARKING:  Gate 8 off of Baldwin. Go Left at the fork to the guard shack, they will direct you where to park. Meet by the hedge.

Deadline:   Thursday, October 11, 2018 (or until full – 40 max)


Board the Seabiscuit Tram near Clockers’ Corner and take a tour of The Great Race Place. The Seabiscuit tram will take you to the stable area, receiving barn, and the Paddock Gardens. Plus, see Seabiscuit’s original stall and barn, areas used during the filming of the movie Seabiscuit, and meet the equine star of Seabiscuit, Fighting Furrari, who played the primary role in the film. Not only that, you will also visit the jockeys room, silks room, saddling paddock, the walking ring with its topiaries and statuary, and the carriage horses in their home under the Grandstand. You will also learn everything it takes to get a racehorse ready to race. This is truly a unique experience!!

Enjoy breakfast at Clockers’ Corner before this fun tram ride – they start serving at 7:00 am.

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Norton Simon Museum

European & American Highlights


October 22, 2018         

10:30 am – 12:15 pm


  • $5.00 per family
  • (5th grade or 10 years and older)       


  • Norton Simon Museum
  • 411 W. Colorado Blvd.
  • Pasadena, CA 91105
  • PARKING:    Free

Deadline:     Monday, October 1, 2018 (or until full) 

Oranges and a Rose and three portraits by Rembrandt. The Museum’s 18th-century collection ranges from Grand Tour views by CanalettoThe Norton Simon Museum’s collection of European paintings and sculpture is among the most distinguished in North America. It spans the Renaissance to the 20th century and includes the finest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pictures on the West Coast. From intimate oil paintings to gold-ground altarpieces, the 15th-century European collection represents both North and South. Pictures by Botticelli, Giorgione and Raphael contribute to rich 16th-century Italian holdings. Baroque highlights of the 17th century include Zurbarán’s magisterial Still Life with Lemons, to Rococo decorations by Fragonard. Penetrating portraits by Goya, Ingres and Vigée-Lebrun round out the assembly of Old Masters.

A superb Impressionist collection includes pictures by Manet, Monet and Renoir. Degas alone is represented by more than 100 works. Among the Museum’s 20th-century highlights are paintings by Picasso, Matisse and Kandinsky, as well as strong German Expressionist holdings. Modern European sculptures—from Rodin to Hepworth—are displayed in both galleries and gardens.

Families may stay in the museum to see the rest of the collections since we will be in the Museum when it opens at 12:00. If you wish to leave to go have lunch, just go to admissions and let them know that you are with EiE and had a school tour earlier.

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