Field Trips and Service Projects

iLEAD’s epic community building and planning team sets us apart! With over 100 field trips and service projects planned throughout the year, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy! By listening to our families’ suggestions, a wide variety of field trips and service projects have been planned for each region we service.

Another exciting benefit to homeschooling are the special discounts and/or events offered by local businesses, museums, or other entities to independent study families.

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California African American Museum Tour: All Grades

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

TK-6th graders: Join us for a docent led tour of the California African American Museum. The tour will include the permanent collection or a current exhibition. After the tour learners will participate in a hands-on craft or activity. If you are driving, CAAM is at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard, just west of the 110 Freeway. Please note that the parking lot entrance is at 39th and Figueroa. Please put that cross section into your maps search…


Silverado Nursing Home Halloween Visit

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us for Halloween festivities at the Silverado Tustin Hacienda Memory Care Community in Tustin. Learners will parade in their Halloween costumes while residents pass out peanut free candy. Learners will then be able to interact with the residents!


Graber Olive House Tour

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a tour of the historic Graber Olive House as it pulsates with the activities of grading, curing, and canning olives! This institution has been around since 1894, and is the city's oldest business, as well as a historical site. Both parents and students need a ticket. Limited parking is available in the parking lot and additional spaces are available in the surrounding neighborhood. There is a grass area for picnicking if you choose to do so afterwards!


Advanced Rehab Center of Tustin Halloween Parade

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Please join us in a Halloween Parade with the patients at the Advanced Rehab Center of Tustin. All ages welcome! Come in your Halloween costume, parade through the facility, and show off a talent if you choose! No scary costumes please.


Santa Monica Pier’s Heal the Bay Aquarium

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come Explore the small aquarium under the pier and ride the carousel afterwards! Join other iLEAD families anytime between 2 and 2:30 pm on Nov. 2, 2017 inside the aquarium! We will stay until around 3:30. No limit on adult to student ratio. Families can show up anytime between 2 and 3 to meet up with other iLEAD families! The aquarium is small so it should be easy to find one another! *FAMILIES PAY AT THE DOOR* Ages 0-12 Free with paying…


Bolsa Chica State Beach Clean Up

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help keep our beaches clean! Learn about Marine Debris Awareness and have a safety talk with beach officials. We will then clean up the beach! The entrance gate is located between Warner Ave and Seapoint St at an unnamed signal we colloquially call "Center Signal". Can't join us? Here are DIY Instructions: Get gloves and bags and pick up trash along the beach. You can also watch videos on the importance of keeping our beaches clean.


Japanese Gardens Meet Up at CSULB

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our iLEAD community for a peaceful visit to the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens at CSULB. We'll stroll the gardens, explore the landscape and feed the fish together! This is considered a FREE meet up and a great way to meet other iLEAD families in the area!   Parking Instructions: Short term spaces (if available) in Parking Lot 16, directly across from the Garden, has 8 short term parking spaces indicated by green striping. Enter license plate number into small…


Yakult Factory Tour

November 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come join us for a tour of the Yakult Factory! You will learn about probiotics and get to see how the factory makes, fills, and seals the probiotic drinks in their factory. No food, drinks, or taking pictures/videos allowed. Cost is $2 per attendee (iLEAD learner or adult/sibling). Minimum age 5 to attend.

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Hart Park Animals & Picnic – Santa Clarita

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us at Hart Park in Santa Clarita to enjoy seeing and feeding the animals! If you're interested in feeding the animals bring a couple quarters to buy the animal food. Also, bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic and the grassy fields for the kids to play on.    

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DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Reserve your spot to meet us at the Valley Performing Arts Center for the DIAVOLO: Architecture in Motion for iLEAD learners GRADES 9-12 ONLY (not suitable for siblings and younger children). All attendees (parents and students) must have a reserved space so please RSVP for number of people in your party. "Diavlo: Architecture in Motion" is a spectacular performance! This includes one of the semi-finalists in America Got Talent!! A truly remarkable show! Check them out online....amazing!!! Dancing and architecture…

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James Storehouse Thanksgiving Service Project

November 15

We will be dropping off Thanksgiving dinners, starter kits, full sized toiletries to help children in Foster care and group homes at James Storehouse in Newbury Park. From cribs to college, James Storehouse supports children in foster care and those aging-out of foster care by providing resources that will ease transitions and improve living conditions. James Storehouse encourages awareness and motivates community participation in support of children in foster care.  Here are some ideas for donations: Thanksgiving bag: $15 Gift…

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Project Linus – Blanket Making Service Project

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Project Linus provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Please join us at the Learning Center at SCVi to make no-sew fleece blankets together! Each person or family will make one blanket, and fabric will cost $18 per blanket. Families will pay when they RSVP, the EF will purchase fleece fabric, and the EF will…


The Nutcracker at Alex Theater

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ticket sales for this event will close October 23. This stunning ballet is performed at the beautiful Alex theatre in Glendale and is a perfect "first trip to the ballet" for a school aged child! Boys, girls, and learners young, and old will be genuinely impressed by this show, which is for kids, by kids; all the performers are between age 5 and 18 and they are simply oozing with talent! This lavish show has been hailed by RedTri as…

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Wildlife Waystation

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come to the park to discover Wildlife Waystation! They provide sanctuary and healing for exotic and native wildlife animals in need of help. Touch and feel wolf fur, camel hair, peacock feathers and check out some interesting animal skulls. Please bring a towel to sit on. We will be on the grass. If you would like to join us for lunch after the presentation, bring your lunch to eat at the park.


The Nutcracker at the Irvine Barclay

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ticket sales will close for this event November 27. Festival Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker, part of Children’s Invitation to the Ballet, was specially designed to introduce elementary and junior high school students to the beauty of classical ballet and music. The company’s lavish one-hour, narrated rendition of The Nutcracker returns to the Barclay. Celebrate the season with our heroine Clara, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and a cast of hundreds as they take you on a magical journey to…


The Nutcraker at the Lancaster Performing Arts (LPAC)

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ticket sales will close for this event Nov. 6. Travel with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince as they conquer a ferocious army of rats, travel through a magical snow storm, and arrive at an enchanted castle made of confections. Tchaikovsky’s musical masterpiece celebrates the joy of the season in this classic Christmas story. Celebrate the annual holiday tradition of the world’s most popular ballet with the Antelope Valley Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. ALL attendees require a ticket for this…

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Clean up at Lake Castaic

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Take a walk along the lake and pick up trash to help keep the lake clean and beautiful! Join us as we serve our local community! Enter Castaic Lake at the Lower Lake entrance and let them know you are there for "Clean up the Lake". Please wear tennis shoes! 


Bob Baker Marionettes

December 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ticket sales for this event will close November 14. Holiday Spectacular at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater Join us for the Holiday Spectacular at the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theater in downtown Los Angeles! This annual family favorite stars over 100 exquisitely designed marionettes in vignettes that depict a trip to Santa's Workshop, the eight days of Hanukkah, and other seasonal scenes. Everyone age 2 and up needs a ticket for this event. Street Parking is available, but limited. We…

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Griffith Observatory Meet Up

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a hike, picnic, and visit to Griffith Observatory! Those who wish to do the 1.2 mile (up-hill!!!) hike to the Observatory will meet at the playground on Fern Dell Drive, across from Trails Cafe at 10:30 to hike up together. If you want to skip the hike, just pack a picnic lunch and drive up to the Observatory parking lot and meet us on the lawn at 11:30 to eat lunch before heading in to the Observatory…

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America’s Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College

December 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ticket sales for this event will close November 17. Get an up-close look at alligators, tigers, geckos, emus, snakes, lemurs, ocelots and more, when you visit America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. Part of the school's Exotic Animal Training and Management Program, this five-acre zoo is home and habitat to nearly 200 fascinating exotic animals. Enjoy a quiet, low-key environment, while getting a fun and educational look at some of nature's rarest and most beautiful creatures. Included in General Admission…


AstroCamp: 5th-8th grade

March 12, 2018 - March 14, 2018

We have an exciting learning opportunity for our 5-8th grade learners..... ASTROCAMP! Let your space explorer enjoy two nights in Idyllwild focusing on astronomy and space exploration. They will train like NASA astronauts, look into the cosmos through telescopes, and enjoy the many STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs. The total cost per iLEAD learner is $225 and you can choose to pay out of pocket or pay using your funds! Please be sure to choose the correct ticket type. 14…

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