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SENSORY FIELD trips

Sensory Field Trips

We are excited to introduce Sensory Field Trips—a new pilot program designed for special education schools and classrooms.

These field trips are open to public schools, private schools, and organizations that serve children with sensory sensitivities and those who may benefit from a quieter and more secure environment. Sensory Field Trips are offered on Tuesdays when the museum is closed to the public to reduce noise and stimuli for a more comforting experience. Teachers can also choose from a variety of lesson plans so you can tailor the experience to your students’ needs.  

When?

Field trips are offered on Tuesdays from 10am–12pm 

 

The upcoming available dates are:

May 14

How?

Spots and availability are limited. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. Once we have reviewed your request, we will contact you to schedule your trip! 

 

If you have questions, you can email us at groups@caytonmuseum.org or call 424.416.2448. 

2023 Lesson Plans

MAKING SCENTSIBLE ART | grades PreK–3

(Olfactory) 

Students learn that it can help to be nosy when they explore how their brains process smell through a fragrant art project. Using all-natural powders, children will concoct their own scented paints that they'll then use to create colorful masterpieces that make scents.  

KEEPING IN TOUCH | grades K–3

(Tactile)

Unlike other museums, we encourage exploration through touch! Using different materials with a variety of textures, children will build their own engaging sensory boards and use adjectives to explain how the individual components feel. 

HEAR COMES THE SOUND | grades K–3

(Auditory)

This is a welcome opportunity for students to sound off on listening. Meeting at the intersection of art and music, children are captivated as they draw how an array of nature sounds and different genres of music make them feel. 

SEEING YOUR TRUE COLORS | grades 1–3

(Visual)

Students get to make a hue-ge splash with visually stimulating sensory bottles. Using vivid primary hues, children will identify both primary and secondary colors as they mix them in bottles. They'll also employ different tools like glowsticks and mini flashlights to explore the full spectrum of colors. 

WE LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT | grades K–3

(Proprioception/Vestibular)

Here’s one for the movers and shakers! Students will focus on the different ways their bodies respond to activities that utilize a wide range of motion. From gentle yoga to an exhilarating obstacle course, children love to shake things up during this field trip.  

ABOUT

Fine Print

Actual field trip schedules may vary depending on the arrival of groups. Los Angeles traffic is unpredictable! Please allow ample time for your drive to the museum. If you are late, we CANNOT extend your field trip time, and museum playtime may be shortened.

  • Memberships, discounts and promotions do not apply to Field Trips

  • NO REFUNDS will be granted for groups that cancel within two weeks of the scheduled visit

  • NO REFUNDS will be granted for any child or adult chaperone that has prepaid, but does not attend on the day of visit

  • Any excess funds that cannot be refunded will be considered a museum donation

FINE PRINT

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQ page HERE

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