Thursday 23rd of November 2017

Field Trips
Field trips are a great way to enhance your home education program.  

Groupon often features discounts to SeaWorld and other San Diego and Los Angeles attractions.

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March 9 is Free Child Day at SEA LIFE Aquarium in Carlsbad, next to Legoland Click here for the coupon.

March is the beginning of Ranunculus Season at The Flower Fields®. This is a unique coastal outdoor venue that let’s you experience the beauty of a working flower farm overlooking the Pacific Ocean - perfect for a homeschoolers' field trip. There will be an arts and crafts fair in April, so if Carlsbad is a distance for you and you wouldn't be able to go more than once, you might want to wait until April 2/3 or April 16/17. Click the link for a schedule of events. There's a lot going on at The Flower Fields between now and May!

Ruben H. Fleet Science Center presents a live planetarium show on March 2, 2011 that allows families to tour the current evening sky projected onto the giant Space Theater dome. This month's topic is Vernal Equinox. The show is followed by a free outdoor telescope viewing with the San Diego Astronomy Association (weather permitting). Ticket purchase for the planetarium show is not required for access to the outdoor viewing.

Ages: 6 & up Time: 7pm & 8pm Cost: Adults $10.50; Children $9 (under 13)

The Ocean Beach Kite Parade and Festival is on Saturday, March 5, 2011. This is a yearly FREE event that is not to be missed! Participants parade and fly handmade kites at the 62nd Annual Ocean Beach Kiwanis Kite Festival. The family festival features live music, food, craft booths, kite making, and carnival rides. Parade runs down Newport Avenue. Festival takes place on Santa Monica Avenue.

Ocean Beach Recreation Center
4726 Santa Monica Avenue
San Diego, CA

Ages: All Ages
Time: Kite making 9am-12n; Judging 1pm; Food and music 9am-2pm; Crafts 9am-4pm; Parade to beach and kite flying 2pm
Cost: Free

The New Children's Museum is a great place for a field trip. Did you know that Monday mornings, Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings have been designated as Vons Family Fun Time - meaning you won’t have to share the galleries with as many people and you’ll have more opportunities to experience the Museum on your own. Admission is $10. However, once a month - on the second Sunday, thanks to Target, admission is free. The next free Sunday is March 14. Click here for more information.

The Heritage of the Americas Museum is another favorite spot for fields trips. It is located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, California. The museum features the prehistoric/historic art, culture, and natural history of the Americas. There are five wings: Natural History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Art, and Education. Click here for more information.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is always fun for a field trip. For more information call 858-534-7336. Birch Aquarium at Scripps is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037

Visit a Certified Farmers' Markets (CFM) to experience agriculture and buy produce directly from farmers. This is a great way to support small farming operations. There is a farmer's market somewhere in San Diego every day of the week:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Welk Certified Farmers' Market Place (Escondido), for more info, call (760) 751-4193
10:00 am -2:00 pm UCSD/La Jolla CFM at the Price Center (Next to the UCSD bookstore on Lyman Lane and Library Walk for more info, call (858) 534-4248)
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Ocean Beach Certified Farmer's Market
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm North Park Farmer's Market
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Mission Hills Farmer's Market
9:00 am - 1:30 pm Mercato Little Italy Farmer's Market
9:00 am - 1:00 pm City Heights Farmer's Market
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Old Town Saturday Market
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Hillcrest Farmer's Market & Open Air Bazaar
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Third Avenue Certified Farmer's Market & Bazaar
9:30 am - 2:30 pm Point Loma Certified Farmer's Market

This is a partial list. Click here for more Farmer's Markets in San Diego County.