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Metro Student Field Trip Program

Metro's Community Education Team is excited to offer the Metro Student Field Trip Program to LA County Schools, grades 1-12. The program provides students, faculty and chaperones access to 21 approved destinations on Metro bus and/or rail service.

Program Overview

  • Online curriculum must be completed before requesting a field trip;
  • Field trips are limited to groups of 40, including chaperones;
  • The student-to-adult ratio is 1 adult per 10 students;
  • Students are limited to one field trip per school year;
  • Field trips are limited to the 28 approved locations only. Custom trips are not offered;
  • No children under five years of age are permitted;
  • No strollers allowed while on field trip;
  • Trips are only available Monday – Friday, 10am to 2pm;
  • Field trip requests must be made three weeks in advance to field trip date and submitted through the online curriculum only;
  • Field trips are first come, first served and are limited to a total of five per day; and
  • All student and adult participants will be issued appropriate fare media to ride the system.

If you are a teacher interested in requesting a field trip for your class, please choose the corresponding class grade below and review all steps of the curriculum. Once you have reviewed all steps, fill out and submit the Field Trip Request Form. Forms must be submitted three weeks prior to requested field trip date. Please allow up to 3 business days for a response from MCE staff.

Curriculum includes:

  • Safety Training
  • Rules and Regulations
  • How to Ride
  • How to Buy Tickets
    (Passes will be mailed one week before approved field trips. However, we ask that you review this page so that you and your students are familiar with how to purchase tickets.)

Online Curriculum

Grades 1-3
Grades 1-3
Visit the Metro Safety Bee site and review the bus, rail and bike safety rules with your students. The Metro Safety Bee site features games and a safety quiz for students grades 1-3.
Grades 4-5
Grades 4-5
Visit the Metro Safety for Kids Interactive site and review the safety rules with your students. The Metro Safety for Kids Interactive site features games, videos and a safety quiz for students grades 4-5.
Grades 6-7
Grades 6-12
Review the Rules and Regulations for Riding the Metro System with your students and take the test.

the entire Trip Request form must be completed in order for your request to be processed. Once Metro receives your completed form, a representative from Metro Community Education will contact you within 3 business days to discuss available field trip dates.

Field Trip Cancellations

For cancelled field trips, you must contact Valarie Harrison-Boyer at 213-922-7211 as soon as possible. Fare media must be returned within seven business days of your scheduled trip (postmarks accepted). Please mail to:

Transit Safety Programs
One Gateway Plaza, 99-13-1
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Metro Field Trip Program currently can accommodate these locations:

1. Walt Disney Concert Hall
2. California Science Center
3. Natural History Museum
4. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
5. Union Station & Olvera Street
6. Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
7. Wells Fargo History Museum
8. Chinatown
9. Audubon Center (Nature Tours / Solar Energy Workshops)
10. Armory Center for the Arts
11. Japanese American Museum
12. Central Library
13. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
14. Los Angeles City Hall / Court Buildings
15. Kidspace Children's Museum
16. Balboa Park
17. Japanese Gardens
18. The Arboretum & Botanical Garden
19. La Brea Tar Pits
20. California African American Museum (CAAM)
21. Cabrillo Beach Museum
22. Norton Simon Museum
23. Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC)
24. 826LA-Echo Park
25. Grammy Museum
26. The Broad
27. Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
28. Santa Monica History Museum