As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, Heal the Bay is prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons and staff. We are following all LA County Department of Health guidelines and the “Safer at Home” order in Los Angeles. Originally, we planned to open our field trip reservations by May, but due to the uncertainty of this pandemic, we are waiting for more concrete plans. As of now, we project to have an update on the status of our reopening soon and will make this information public when we have more details from the City and County of Los Angeles. In the meantime, the Education Department is hard at work developing online resources for students and teachers to utilize and enjoy. Stay tuned for more information on our efforts coming soon! Contact Kelly with any questions. READ OUR FULL NOTICE
Heal the Bay Aquarium offers one-of-a-kind field trips, and they can be booked online easily.
Teachers, please view our available dates and times, book a field trip reservation, and cancel/reschedule your trip up to 3-weeks in advance of your booked date. You can also now pay online by credit card, or mail in a check (made out to Heal the Bay). If you are interested in booking or canceling within 3-weeks, please call us for availability. If you would like to see a monthly view of our availability, visit: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17045283&template=monthly
We have adjusted the start time of the morning field trip to 10am to accommodate for traffic and when buses are able to leave schools. Due to this adjustment, we have a strict end time of Noon for the morning field trips.
The Education team at Heal the Bay Aquarium is currently re-examining our curriculum to better fit this new program structure, as well as to highlight how our curriculum supports and aligns with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Visit our Key to the Sea page to learn more about that program.
Title 1 Grant Stipend Interest: We do still offer grant funding for the field trip and a bus stipend (transportation reimbursement) for qualifying Title 1 schools. When you make your reservation, there are two questions on the form where you can indicate you are interested in the class and/or bus stipend, and then choose the “Pay Later” option at the end of the form. Someone from our Education team will follow up with you to let you know if we are able to award the stipend to your class. As of 8/26/19, we are waiting on more grant funding, but it is recommended that you reserve your interested date and time now.
Morning Field Trips: We are mostly booked for our morning trip time from 10am-12pm, except for a few around the holiday breaks. If you’d like to guarantee a trip time, we have plenty of space for our afternoon field trips from 12pm-2pm (note: the aquarium opens to the public at 12:30pm, but the classroom will be closed for field trip only). Make a note or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d need to adjust the end time and curriculum to leave early. If you’d like you can sign up for our Morning Field Trip Waitlist.
If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to reach out by email email@example.com or call 310-393-6149 x106.