School Field Trip Programs

*Our field trips to Lindsay Wildlife are fully booked for Spring 2024.*

We offer Discovery Kits to bring Natural History and activities into your classroom. Please click here to learn more.

If you would like to be added to the Spring 2024 waitlist if a spot opens, please email [email protected]

Fall 2024/2025 School Year will open at the end of July 2024. Please check back then, or email [email protected] to be notified when it opens.

Summer 2024 Field Trips not offered. Please contact [email protected] to inquire about unguided group admission

Lindsay’s field trip programs utilize grade-specific Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to satisfy specific learning objectives. The programs are described in the table below and organized by grade level.

AVAILABILITY: Tuesday through Friday, from September to May.

START TIME: 10:00 a.m. or 11:40 a.m.        DURATION: 80 minutes

GROUP SIZE: 1-2 classrooms (30 students max per classroom)

COST: $250 for one class, $450 for two classes (must be on the same field trip)

FORMAT: Small groups of 15 or fewer students visit multiple dynamic stations.

*Fully Booked Spring 2024*

Please note that our field trips are geared toward elementary school students. If you have an older audience, please consider scheduling an unguided group admission or a Discovery Kit specimen rental.

School Program FAQ

Questions? Email [email protected]


NGSS Field Trip Programs

Multiple stations of sensory engagement, outdoor exploration, exhibit hall study, and animal encounters!


Preschool & Transitional K

Animal Explorers

Young explorers are introduced to animals. Preschoolers will engage in sensory-motor experiences as they meet animals.

NGSS: While standards are not required at this level, our young scientists will engage in science and engineering practices backed by NGSS methods.


Senses of Survival

Discover the patterns in plant and animal survival through sight, sound, smell, and touch. As we act out animal movements and see what it takes to live in nature, we’ll seek out the ways humans can lend a helping hand to protect wildlife in our own backyards.

NGSS: Fulfills elements of K-LS-1 & K-ESS3.C

Grades 1st - 3rd

Exploring Biological Adaptation

This program investigates ways in which animals’ inheritable physical structures or behaviors may improve their chance for survival and reproduction when environmental and habitat changes occur.

NGSS: Fulfills elements of 1-LS1-A, 1-LS1-B, 1-LS1-D, 2-LS4.D, 3-LS3.A, 3-LS3.B, 3-LS4.D

Grade 2nd- 4th

Habitat Diversity

Students will explore the diversity of plants and animals of three distinct California habitats.

NGSS: Fulfills elements of 2-LS4-1, 3-LS4.D, 3-LS4.C, 4-ESS3.A, & 4-ESS3.B. 

5th Grade

Ecosystem Energy Flow

Through inquiry and activities, we will understand how energy flows through an ecosystem and the important roles played by producers, primary and secondary consumers, and decomposers. From the sun and plants outside to our worm composting bins, the students will experience many levels of ecosystem energy transfer.

NGSS: Fulfills elements of  5-LS1.C, 5-LS2.B, 5-LS2.A, & 5-ESS3.C. 

Please note that masks and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for guests are not required but masks are strongly encouraged. Click here for more information.