The Bowers Museum enriches lives through the world's finest arts and cultures.

    Our hope in Bowers Education is that all of our visitors leave the museum feeling engaged, enlightened and motivated to further explore this amazing world we live in, share their positive experiences with their varied communities and come back with renewed interest and excitement in the arts and the human experience.


    Go back in time at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes! Explore Los Angeles' Main Street in the 1920s. Examine similarities and differences to your neighborhood and community today!!


    History of San Gabriel Mission and Museum: 20 minute overview presentation in old mission following with a walking tour of the other buildings and grounds.


    Docent-led Tour

    A Day of Discovery at Descanso Gardens: Beyond the Bell Office of Outdoor and Environmental Education, in collaboration with the Descanso Gardens Education Office, proudly offers A Day of Discovery at Descanso Gardens. Students will investigate several of California’s native habitats; draw correlations between living and non-living components, and record observations in journals provided. Highlights include:

    • Earth and Life Science core curriculum (data driven content)
    • Inquiry Cycle based
    • Field Study focus promotes Cooperative Learning, Instructional Conversation, and Academic Language Development
    • Opportunity for students to connect classroom curriculum to the natural environment – brings classroom learning into the real world!
    • Builds background knowledge

    As Southern California's premier children's museum, Kidspace offers almost four acres of interactive learning environments with age-appropriate programs and activities for children in Pre-Kinder through 8th grade.

    Children can experience the thrill of climbing indoor and outdoor structures, meeting live animals, interacting with a dozen hands-on exhibits about physics in an outdoor setting, enjoying a cooling arroyo, an erosion plain with plenty of sand play and even get muddy in our mud play area.

Connected Learning

Beyond the Bell believes that learning is most successful when the full array of educational resources available in communities, in-school and out-of-school, in libraries, in museums, faith based institutions, community-based organizations, non-profits, the public and the private sector are made visible and accessible to young learners.

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Quality Experiences

In collaboration with community partners, the Beyond the Bell Branch of the Los Angeles Unified School District ensures that all children and youth in the District have access to high quality, safe and supervised education, enrichment and recreation programs that engage and inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day.

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Students and Parents

Beyond the Bell believes every child and youth should have a safe place to be in the presence of a responsible, caring adult with engaging activities that support achievement and promote social, emotional and physical development.

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The Los Angeles Unified School District Beyond the Bell Branch is partnering with dozens of organizations throughout the city to provide eligible students with fun and enriching field trip opportunities during the LAUSD Summer School Program. Through the Extended Learning Opportunity Summer (ELOS) program every participating student will attend a field trip with his summer school class. Summer school teachers will be spending part of the instructional day on content related to the field trip location assigned to their students through reading supplemental materials, developing projects, and completing pre and post visit activities. Even if your child is not attending one of the Beyond the Bell ELOS eligible schools, you and your family can still explore and learn on your own this summer by visiting museums, aquariums, zoos, nature and science centers. Visit our website and find educational resources and supplemental reading materials to enhance your child’s learning experience.