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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The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn – November 21

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Gentle Barn is an educational facility that teaches children about animals in a way that will change their perspective about themselves and the world around them. The Gentle Barn Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers standards-based educational and hands-on experiences for students K-12. Home to over 170 rescued animals, The Gentle Barn educates students through direct interactions with the animals. Students are encouraged to explore issues such as empathy, kindness and responsibility while visiting The Gentle Barn. Only…

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Port of Los Angeles Boat Tour

December 2 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This one-hour educational tour aboard Harbor Breeze Cruises is for 5th grade and up ONLY. The Port of Los Angeles is the leading economic engine for Southern California and the nation. It's known for record-setting cargo operations, groundbreaking environmental initiatives, progressive security measures, diverse recreational and educational facilities, and the emerging LA Waterfront. There is nothing like the experience of pulling up next to a massive containership as it unloads hundreds of containers. At nearly 500 acres, the Port is…

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Field Trip Release

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Starting at 10 am, you will be able to purchase tickets for field trips occurring January through February.

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The International Printing Museum – Tour and Constitutional Convention

December 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Constitutional Convention Tour Who better to arbitrate between students debating one of the great issues at America’s Constitutional Convention than Dr. Benjamin Franklin? Divided into 13 state delegations, students debate the issues that faced the Founding Fathers: representation, taxation, election and the vexing question of slavery. Reading from cards, students participate in the difficult task of resolving the issues that faced our Founding Fathers, ending with their signing of the Constitution. Following the Convention, students…

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December 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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The Nutcracker, Irvine Barclay Theatre

December 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Create holiday memories for your family by sharing the magic of The Nutcracker! Festival Ballet Theatre’s family-friendly breathtaking production features superb colorful scenery and dazzling costumes, which make this age-old tradition sparkle like new. Be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s iconic score as the Sugar Plum Fairy, our heroine Clara, and cast take you on a magical journey to mystical lands. This abridged 1 hour production is perfect for school groups and young children, and exhibits exceptional young talent from across…

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Talent Show & Artisan Boutique

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Orange County, iLEAD OC Learning Center, 2850 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Los Angeles, Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church , 438 E Harvard Road, Burbank, CA 91501 San Bernardino, City of Chino Community Building, 5443 B Street, Chino, CA 91710 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4NuFgTNOtPqTWhLSEYxMGx2Y3RMMFd0cGNkMXVxZ25IT1lr/view

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Career Technical Education (CTE) Options

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join to this webinar to learn more about Exploration's CTE options.

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Legoland

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us at Legoland for general admission plus an hour-long Adventure Bots class! Free parking included. ------------------SOLD OUT--------------------- This field trip is for iLEAD learners and their families only. No refunds available after purchase.

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Nutcracker Ballet at Alex Theater

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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 LA's best Nutcracker for kids and has no shortage…

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Rock Climbing in Joshua Tree National Park 8:30-12:00

January 14, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rock climbing at Joshua Tree National Park! iLEAD learners of all ages welcome to climb. ONLY iLEAD learners will climb, no parents or siblings. No experience necessary and all equipment included. Taught by top-level certified guides. Family members are welcome to watch. Parent/guardian attendance is required. Two climb times - The below ticket is for the morning climb- 8:30 - 12:00. Please see other ticket listing for the afternoon climb 12:30-4. This field trip requires a waiver. Please see waiver…

Camarillo Ranch Tour

Camarillo Ranch Foundation Tour

January 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Make history come alive with an immersive field trip to the historic Camarillo Ranch. Your students will rotate through a series of interactive learning stations as they explore the beautifully restored 1892 Camarillo Ranch House, the renovated 1905 Mule Barn, and the surrounding vibrant gardens. Students discover what life was like on a California rancho at the turn of the last century by learning how to make butter, rope cattle, plant lima beans, and much more. A visit to the…

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Rock Climbing at Joshua Tree National Park 12:30-4:00

January 14, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Rock climbing at Joshua Tree National Park! iLEAD learners of all ages welcome to climb. ONLY iLEAD learners will climb, no parents or siblings. No experience necessary and all equipment included. Taught by top-level certified guides. Family members are welcome to watch. Parent/guardian attendance is required. Two climb times - The below ticket is for the afternoon climb- 12:30-4:00. Please see other ticket listing for the morning climb 8:30-12:00. This field trip requires a waiver. Please see waiver link below…

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Selma’s Pizzeria

January 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Selma's kitchen tour: come tour our kitchen and make one personal pizza each per learner. Then enjoy eating your creation! We know you are gonna love this tour! Parents may purchase food the day of the event. Tickets are $9 and will become available Dec 3 at 10am. Only learners need a ticket - parents do not need a ticket. Learner ticket includes personal pizza and a drink. This field trip is for iLEAD learners and their family only. No…

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The Reptile Zoo – 10:30

January 17, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

If it hops, wiggles, crawls, or gives your mom the chills you'll find it at The Reptile Zoo!!! Every presentation is specialized to focus on the educational and environmental aspect of these exotic animals from around the world including various snakes, frogs, lizards, bugs etc, and will include hands on experiences with 10-15 reptiles. Children 3 and under do not need a ticket. You are welcome to stay after the presentation to explore other exhibits. Tickets are $11 and will…

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The Reptile Zoo – 11:30

January 17, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

If it hops, wiggles, crawls, or gives your mom the chills you'll find it at The Reptile Zoo!!! Every presentation is specialized to focus on the educational and environmental aspect of these exotic animals from around the world including various snakes, frogs, lizards, bugs etc, and will include hands on experiences with 10-15 reptiles. Children 3 and under do not need a ticket. You are welcome to stay after the presentation to explore other exhibits. Tickets are $11 and will…

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The Reptile Zoo – 12:30

January 17, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

If it hops, wiggles, crawls, or gives your mom the chills you'll find it at The Reptile Zoo!!! Every presentation is specialized to focus on the educational and environmental aspect of these exotic animals from around the world including various snakes, frogs, lizards, bugs etc, and will include hands on experiences with 10-15 reptiles. Children 3 and under do not need a ticket. You are welcome to stay after the presentation to explore other exhibits. Tickets are $11 and will…

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Tesoro Adobe Historic Park

January 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Take a tour of the Tesoro Adobe that was built and owned by noted western film actor, Harry Carey, in the 1920’s and 1930’s. During Carey’s prolific film career, he is credited with at least 233 movies; the western elite including John Wayne, William S. Hart, and Gary Cooper visited Tesoro Adobe. Make your own adobe brick along with other hands-on activities, then stay for lunch at their picnic area. The tour will start at 9:30 am. Tickets are $2…

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Chinese American Museum

January 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This guided tour of the Chinese American Museum will explore the culturally-rich history, culture, and contributions of Chinese Americans in the context of an ever dynamic continuum of American history and culture. Following the tour of the museum, learners will participate in a hand-on lantern building workshop. Lanterns are very symbolic in the Chinese culture, as they represent a “lighting of the way,” literally and metaphorically. Tickets are $10 and will become available Dec 3 at 10am. Learner funds may…

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Escape Theatre’s Annie – Santa Clarita

January 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Tomorrow, Tomorrow... it's only a Day a-way! Enjoy over 300 talented youth and teens in ESCAPE Theatre's production of the beloved musical Annie! With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts! Per venue, only ONE adult per family. Tickets are $13 and will become available Dec 3 at 10am. Learner funds may be used to purchase learner tickets only for this event. Parent/sibling tickets must be purchased using a credit card. This field trip is…

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Queen Mary- The Ellis Island Experience

January 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Queen Mary docents will lead a role-playing exercise that transports students back in time and simulates an ocean crossing aboard the Queen Mary’s older sister, the Mauretania. A brief film sets the stage for interactive role-playing simulation of what it was like for immigrants coming to the United States through Ellis Island. This field trip is for 4th grade and up, but younger siblings are welcome to attend. Everyone in attendance must have a ticket. Parking is $20 at the…

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Past Field Trips

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Nov
December Field Trip Release

Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce that our next field trip release (through the iLEAD Exploration website) will be on Tuesday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m.

Posted in: Field Trips, Monday Message,
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30
Oct
Field Trip Reflections

iLEAD Exploration learners have enjoyed learning while participating in some exciting field trips. Here are a few highlights: California Science Center-Dog Exhibit: Families from across three counties bravely fought through traffic to come together to learn about dogs and their…

Posted in: Field Trips, Monday Message, Uncategorized,
Tags: field trips, homeschool program, ilead exploration,
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25
Sep
Fall Field Trip Release

The next field trip release is here! Starting this Tuesday, October 1, log into your Hub account at 10 a.m. and choose your next adventure!  

Posted in: Field Trips, Monday Message,
Tags: fall field trip, ilead exploration,
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22
May
Field Trip Fun

One of the final field trips for this school year was to Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest. iLEAD Exploration learners enjoyed a tour of Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest, along with a boat ride through the Newport Beach marina where they saw…

Posted in: Family Fun, Field Trips, Monday Message,
Tags: field trip, ilead exploration homeschool,
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