Experience hands-on service learning and STEAM activities in Los Angeles on this three-day tour. Start at the California Science Center to participate in an interactive lab focused on engineering. During the lab, students work in groups to conduct experiments and learn about the engineering process. After, venture to Olvera Street for a scavenger hunt through the Mexican Marketplace. Spend a morning engaged in the local community through a service learning project. Go on a tour of the Columbia Memorial Space Center, where students work with robots as part of a Robotics Lab and experience an interactive space mission simulator. Explore the diverse art communities of Los Angeles with a real working artist to learn local history, techniques and see artwork. On the last day, step out onto Venice Beach to unwind and stroll along the piers of Santa Monica.
In the morning, fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Transfer by motorcoach to the California Science Center to engage in hands-on STEAM learning. Participate in the Roller Coaster Engineering Lab or Egg Drop Engineering Lab to explore how the force of gravity and kinetic energy work with the engineering process. In both lab options, students work in groups to create prototypes and conduct multi-variable experiments. Explore Olvera Street on a scavenger hunt through the Mexican Marketplace, where students discover the history and heritage of the area. Enjoy dinner and check in to the hotel.
Get involved in civic engagement, focusing on humanitarian activities or an environmental service learning project in the community. In the afternoon, venture to the Columbia Memorial Space Center. Go on a guided tour of the science museum and engage in a Robotics Lab. Students learn the basic principles of robotic programming and engineering while using robots to collect rock samples on a simulated Martian mission. While there, go on an interactive space mission simulator as part of the Challenger Learning Center.
Start the day exploring downtown Los Angeles on an arts tour. Enjoy some fun in the sun with free time on the beaches of Venice and Santa Monica, wander Venice Boulevard and Santa Monica Pier. After, depart Los Angeles and begin the journey home.
Note: Activities are subject to change based on availability.
This Los Angeles STEAM teaches students about engineering and robotics through science center visits, labs and immersive learning. Apply teamwork and creative-thinking skills while on a scavenger hunt of Olvera Street. Engage in a hands-on service learning activity, where students assist in humanitarian efforts in local communities. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.
At Experience, we make sure everything is covered – from housing to technology and beyond – to provide the best experience for our students.
Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy corresponding to the destination.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Customized experiences developed by travel experts to promote learning and engagement.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
Tips for bus drivers, guides, Tour Directors and meals.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
A night chaperone is on site to ensure security.
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