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Plan the best field trip: Suggestions on the top spots to take your students



A space suit designed and used by NASA for testing purposes is on permanent display at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. The space center is featured as one of the best field trip locations for students in Education Week Teacher's online database.
A space suit designed and used by NASA for testing purposes is on permanent display at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. The space center is featured as one of the best field trip locations for students in Education Week Teacher's online database.
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Looking for an exciting field trip for spring semester? Education Week Teacher, an online non-profit news site, has a map that can help.

It lets teachers tag their favorite field trip destinations and write reviews. About a dozen of the field trip spots are located in Southern California. Among them: San Pedro's Cabrillo Marine AquariumBolsa Chica Wetlands Conservancy in Huntington Beach, the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey and  the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. 

"The teacher education department at the Getty Villa is incredible, offering summer intensives, and year-round workshops providing teachers with engaging pre- and post-visit activities on anything from cooking to paper making," teacher Melanie Welsh wrote in her review on the website. 

For a complete list of recommendations, visit Education Week Teacher's website.

You can also add to the database with your own recommendations by filling out its field trip location form or share your favorites with other Southern California teachers in the comments below.