Fairkids Field Trips

Fairkids Field Trips

Fairkids - LA County Fair

Welcome to the World’s Largest Classroom! The LA County Fair invites you to discover something new around every corner.

The FairKids Field Trip Program allows students and teachers to enjoy an interactive educational experience, or what we call A Day Full of Learning Cleverly Disguised as Fun!

Why Fairkids?

  • It’s Free! There is no cost for students, teachers and chaperones – courtesy of The Learning Centers at Fairplex.
  • Opens at 9 a.m. (three hours before the public) for school children to participate in controlled fun and educational activities.
  • Curriculum aligns with California State Department of Education standards. Free and current educational curriculum will be posted so that you and your chaperones can easily educate students through our self-guided tours of the LA County Fair.
    • All LA County Fair exhibits aligned with California State Department of Education standards are open during FairKids Field Trips.
    • Curriculum is grade-level and subject specific so they fit easily into existing classroom goals and objectives.
  • If you're looking to beat the crowd, the first week of FairKids has the lowest attendance

2020 Resources

Coming in 2020

LA County FairKids Testimonials

“My parent/child class attends the LA County Fair every year. It’s a great experience for the children in my class and their parents. We wouldn’t miss it! Discover for yourself all that the LA County Fair has to offer!!!” 
- Montebello Unified School District

“A trip to the fair offers so many experiences and hands on learning in one place!! It’s the highlight of our year!! We are so thankful for this opportunity.”
-Gina Rogers, Primrose Academy

“I have been bringing students to the fair for over a decade and every single time, without fail, the students love the petting zoo. Touching and feeding the animals gives them tremendous joy.”
- Jose D. Gonzalez, East Los Angeles

“Our School loves to go to the Fair each year! I love the fact that the students are learning without even realizing they are learning! The many hands-on exhibits make them feel that they are just having fun!!”
- Kari Scott, LaCrescenta

“Fairkids has been an exceptional field trip for our students to explore hands-on science, technology, literature, art, and history. The quality and variety of exhibits kept students interested and learning.”
- Dawna Tully, Cleveland Elementary

“This was one of the finest field trip I have ever taken my students to. The amount of learning is incredible.”
- Gabriel Garcia, Los Angeles

“Our family attended the 2018 FairKids day as part of our experiential schooling outings, and it far exceeded our expectations! The staff went above and beyond to welcome us and we were amazed by how much of the costs were covered. Our kids had a fun, educational experience that led to many discussions about everything from honeybees, life cycles, birthing of new babies, and much more - as well as character lessons, such as gathering the courage to try new things! We hope to participate again in the future and will encourage our homeschooling friends to do the same!”
- Gabriel Garcia, Los Angeles

Milk Coupon

Free milk for students! Click here for form!

Encouraging Students to Read

The Read to Ride Program is a special reward program for students who read books over the summer. Kids will receive free carnival ride vouchers good at the 2019 LA County Fair Carnival. *Note Carnival rides will not be open during Field Trips. Rides do not open until 12:00pm.

FAQ's

Q. Who can attend the field trips?
A. Any public, private, or home school, grades PK –6th Grade.

Q. What are the field trip dates?
A. The field trip dates are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (excluding the first Thursday and first Friday) of the LA County Fair.

Q. Where is Parking?
A. Parking for buses and accompanying vehicles (parents/chaperones) is at Gate 17 off of McKinley Avenue. Home schools or other non-bus transported schools park at Gate 9, off of White Avenue.

Q. How much does it cost?
A. It's FREE! Parking and admission are free to every participant unless you are bringing more than 2 adults per 1 child, then you must pay full price adult admission for the extra adults. Transportation to the Fair is not covered.

Q. What field trip materials are provided?
A. The FairKids Field Trip Program provides curriculum, maps, free milk coupons, and scavenger hunts. All materials are available under the tabs at the top of this page.

Q. What do I need to bring with me the day of my field trip?
A. The only thing you must bring to the Fair on your field trip date is your email confirmation that you should have received after you signed up.

Q. Is there lunch storage?
A. Lunch storage is available. However, you must bring and pick up your lunches from the location.
Q. How many chaperones can I bring?
A. You can bring no more than 2 chaperones per 1 child. Any additional chaperones will be asked to buy a full price adult admission ticket. 

Q. How can I get involved in this program?
A. If you would like to become a FairKids Ambassador and help out during the LACF, please visit our volunteer website at www.fairplex.com/volunteer. If you would like to donate to this program, please visit our website at www.tlcfairplex.org/donate.