School Field Trip Programs

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Lindsay is proud to continue its new lineup of field trip programs for the 2021 -2022 school year! We went straight to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for each grade level and designed new programs 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 11:30 a.m.        DURATION: 80 minutes

GROUP SIZE: 1 classroom

COST: $220 per class

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



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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 and/or a VIPeek Encounter.

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 & ESS3.C

Grades 1st - 3rd

Exploring Biological Adaptation: Live!

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. Activities include testing different bird beaks for a variety of food items and “hunting” toy mice that are hiding in our outdoor habitat.

NGSS: Fulfills elements of 1-LS1-A, 1-LS1-B, 1-LS1-D, LS4.D, LS3.A, LS3.B, 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, LS4.D, LS4.C, LS4.D, LS1.A, LS1.D, ESS3.A, & 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  LS1.C, LS2.B, LS2.A, & ESS3.C.