Teachers’ Pages

Field Trip Guides

Basic information to reserve and plan your trip to the Western Science Center:

2015-2016 Field Trip Request Form with Field Trip Information & Guidelines  Click here for more information on field trips

Exhibit Content Guide prints on legal-size paper (8.5″ x 14″)

Campus Map for Field Trips

Also check our Special Exhibit page, under the Exhibits tab, for more information on Special Exhibits currently featured at the Western Center.

Media Release

The Western Science Center may photograph and/or videotape children involved in the field trip program for publicity purposes (news media and photos on the website). The Western Science Center will not release any personal information regarding the child. These materials will be the property of The Western Science Center, not to be sold or loaned, and will be used only to promote Western Science Center museum and education programs.


Field Journal

Download our Field Journal form to encourage students to draw and sort animals they will find in the Western Center.


Scavenger Hunts

Download our scavenger hunts to challenge students to find features of the Western Center exhibits that directly apply to grade-appropriate curriculum.

Second Grade Scavenger Hunt Form

Third Grade Scavenger Hunt Form

Fourth Grade Scavenger Hunt Form


The Life on Earth Timeline

Download our geologic timeline as a reference for your visit. Challenge the students to know which geologic periods are represented at the Western Center.


Biodiversity in Ancient Fossils

Fossils from the Diamond Valley Lake site represent the largest assemblage of Pleistocene, or Ice Age, fossils ever recovered in Southern California. Download our chart that shows the extensive diversity of mammalian fossils in Southern California.


Resources for Home Eduactors

Home Educators Directory - http://www.homeEDdirectory.com/

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Phone: 951-791-0033

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Western Science Center

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