Field Trips at the Junior Center of Art and Science

Field trips at the Junior Center of Art and Science. Connect to art and science in new ways by visiting the Junior Center with your classroom. School tours at the Junior Center include:

  •  Artist-led tour of our work on display
  •  Inquiry-led group discussion
  •  Hands-on making activity led by a Junior Center instructor


General Information

  • Our tours support Common Core State Standards by encouraging critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Tour group capacity up to 32 students.
  • Chaperones required (one per ten students recommended.
  •  Cost is $5 per student with a $100 minimum.
  • Tours are available: Wednesday through Friday at 9:30am.
  • Students may bring a lunch to enjoy on our deck after the tour. We ask students and chaperones to clean up after enjoying lunch!

Exhibition Calendar

September 13, 2016 – December 13, 2016

This exhibit will explore the culture of California Native Americans through displays of their tools, baskets, food, games, hunting techniques, shelter, and creation myths. Students will enhance their awareness of Native Americans through an exhibit tour, demonstrations, play with authentic games, and an interactive art project crafted from native materials.

January 31, 2017 – April 28, 2017

This exhibit will highlight a selection of the many contributions that African-American inventors and scientists have made to American society. The featured inventors are credited with the creation of items we see around us every day such as the traffic light, the elevator, the fountain pen, and much more. Historical and contemporary inventors will be represented.

"I can't imagine teaching about Native Americans without seeing your marvelous exhibit and having the children experience a lesson with one of your talented docents. Thank you!"

Andrea Weidkamp Wildwood Elementary School Piedmont, CA


"The Junior Center of Art and Science is a fabulous educational resource for families and schools."

Luanda Wesley Lum Elementary School Alameda, California