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Presidential Libraries and Museum in Southern California.

Presidents' Day 2018 is coming February 19th. It is a great time to go and visit the local Presidential museum and library. Southern California is home the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA.  Home and birthplace to our former President. It is a great way to learn about history, politics and our government process. At the Richard Nixon Library and Museum, you will find the historical home where President Nixon grew-up, a retired Marine One helicopter, political advertisement of the 1960's and more.  American history is in every room of this Presidential Library and Museum. As you walk through the halls, it is like walking back in time. Exhibits with fashion, a piece of the Berlin Wall, dishes from the personal kitchen of the first lady, black and white photographs and posters that were used in the political race back in the 1960's, all line the rooms. It all reminds us that time does not stop for us and change is just around the corner.  Simi Va

How Field Trips Boost Students’ Lifelong Success

Fostering lifelong success in education is as easy as visiting a local museum, library or cultural center. Family field trips are so important to a child's education because it's a hands-on activity that will remain in their minds forever. It is a bridge that helps young minds to understand what they are being taught in school. The family field trip is crucial in supporting history, math, reading and socializing. Benjamin Franklin said it best, "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." This year foster more family field trips that will help your child better understand what he/she is reading at school. The NEA supports field trips and encourages them as part of a child's education. Please take a minute to read what they have to say on the matter. National Education Association - NEA  Margy Natalie, acting onsite learning manager at the  Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum , agrees: “Field trips gi

Find a Lunar Celebration in Southern California 2018

Southern California offers many family field trip opportunities that help you learn about different cultures and traditions. January through February, Southern California will be filled with lots of Lunar Celebrations the year of the Dog 2018. Shopping malls, libraries, cities, and fairgrounds will decorate with large lanterns and red decorations to bring good luck into the new year.  We share a personal story of our experience along with places where you can go to celebrate this great holiday.  Our first time attending a Lunar celebration was so many years ago at our local library. There was about a handful of people in the community room. The lion dance performers had traveled from Santa Barabara to Rancho Cucamonga(very far). With toddlers, we sat up front to make sure we were able to see. As the drums began to play the noise of people talking went dead listen and all you could hear was the drums. The lion/dragon stepped out and interacted with all the guests. It was impactf

Visiting Museums in Los Angeles in one weekend.

Let's go and explore Los Angeles in one weekend. You will be surprised to find out you can museum hop fairly quickly.  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Art of America's Building, MOCA Pacific Design Center, Peterson Automotive Museum, and Zimmer Children's Museum are just a few museums that are located a short distance from each other in Los Angeles.   You can take the bus, a train or just drive to these amazing places. Food can be found on Trucks outside the museums or cafe shops inside the venues. We recommend packing your own lunch, then, going for a bite to eat for a fancy dinner at a local diner.  The 101 Coffee Shop Mel's Drive-in Hollywood

Find your next adventure on our Facebook.

Field Trip Mom offers a calendar of events on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our blog. We are a great resource for parents, teachers, caregivers and anyone who loves adventure. The Facebook calendar is updated every week with free and non-free events.  All of the events are local.  Join our Facebook page and get free notices on local activities. Field Trip Mom Facebook Upcoming events: Lunar Festival  Temple City Camellia Festival  Bug and Insect  Fair at the NHM  Find more great information on our Instagram and Twitter accounts:  Instagram / Twitter Go ahead and visit our social media channels to help you have a wonderful 2018! Disclaimer: We are PR friendly, please contact us if you have any questions. 

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens

Family field trip to San Clemente's famous, "Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens."   Casa Romantica was built in 1927 as a beach club by Ole Hanson. Mr. Hanson founded the City of San Clemente because he thought it would be a great place to rest while on travel from Los Angeles to San Diego.  This historical place overlooks the beach providing a gorgeous view for visitors. This is a great place to feel and see a little of "Early California History."  Casa Romantica Early California History We had a great experience taking photos of their beautiful gardens. The kids enjoyed sitting by the fireplace and running through the grounds playing as they listened to the ocean. There a great place that you can sit and look out into the Pacific watching for sea life to swim by. We enjoyed the serenity of the place. We are looking forward to returning soon.  Information: Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens 415 Avenida Granada San Clemente, CA

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!  Free Valentine's Day Printable. This is a free gift for you. Use them to make cards, wrapping paper or use your own craft touch. February is friendship month and it is one of my favorite holidays. I love to see someone smile when I hand them a handmade gift with a personalized paper or tags. Valentine's day is only a few weeks away and I hope you get to make lots of fun things with these great designs. " A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow." –  William Shakespeare I am using these as tags for my homemade gifts. I will add pink and red paper to the back of this design and make it a three-dimensional card to go with my handwritten message on the back. Click here to get print this cute design:  Printable Many hearts I will cut this and glue a candy kiss (Hersey) to the paper and secretly make a delivery to my friends. I

Family field trip: Orange picking in the city of La Verne.

Family field trip - Orange picking in the city of La Verne will transport you to the "Citrus Era" of Southern California dating back to the 1800's. La Verne Heritage Park is open from January 6th through March 2018 (while supplies last). The park is open only on weekends. There is no fee to enter and anyone can walk around or enjoy a picnic lunch. Bags of oranges are $5.00, the mesh bags and the picking poles are supplied at the entrance of the park. They also offer a small sample of the current crop.  The facility offers picnic tables to sit to enjoy the surroundings. We sat down for a bit and marveled at the beauty of the place.  The orange trees are beautiful. It is evident that the crop is delicate and strong at the same time because of the age of the trees and delicious fruit. When you visit the farm, you will notice the tree trunks have a smooth, soft look to them. We are astonished at all the history they carry with them. Just beautiful and amazing orange tr

Free admission to popular Los Angeles Museums.

Free for the public museum day event is coming up January 27th and 28th, 2018. Mark your calendars and enjoy free admission to several Los Angeles Museums. Because some museums close on the 28th, the free admission offer can be redeemed on the January 27th, 2018. Some museums require advance sign-up while others will take people until they reach capacity. Please contact your favorite museum to get your ticket. List of the 2018 Participating Museums: Annenberg Space for Photography Autry Museum of the American West The Broad California African American Museum California Science Center General admission only. A timed reservation with a convenience fee is required for Space Shuttle Endeavour. Columbia Memorial Space Center Craft & Folk Art Museum Descanso Gardens Forest Lawn Museum Fowler Museum at UCLA Getty Center Getty Villa Free, timed tickets are required. Visit GRAMMY Museum Hammer Museum Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles