Malibu Lagoon State Beach Field Trips

Reservations are required.  Approved K to 12 schools may have parking fees waived.  Parking fees are waived only for K to 12 schools on a principal approved field trip.  All other groups must pay parking fees upon entrance to the Park.  

Education Through Exploration
(3rd - 6th grade)
The children’s education program at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum focuses on youth in elementary school grades. The program introduces students to the park’s extraordinary biological diversity. Specific topics include Chumash Indian culture; ecology; plant, fish and animal life; and environmental pollution. Binoculars and magnifying glasses enhance the visit, which combines the fun of taking a trip to the beach with an opportunity to learn fascinating facts about the natural and cultural history of the Malibu Lagoon. 

Tours of Adamson House introduce students to how a family lived in the 1930s and invite comparisons to present-day life and society. The lavish use of tile and other distinctive decorative elements is also discussed.

Children’s tours are sponsored by Malibu Adamson House Foundation. Call (310) 456-8432 for more information. 

Self-Guided Malibu Lagoon and Beach Exploration
(K - 12th Grades)
Teachers may bring students on their own to Malibu Lagoon and Beach.  An interpretive guide of hike and safety suggestions will be sent upon request. 

Contact the State Park Interpreter:
310/457-8185

Teachers are encouraged to visit the Park prior to their program to orient themselves.

We look forward to seeing you and your students in your park!

California State Parks, Malibu Sector Education & Interpretation Office
39996 West Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California 90265
310/457-8185  FAX No. 310/589-1522

Reservation Information

 Reservations for the upcoming school year start September 1st.  

 Reservation requests must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance.   
 
 Day use parking fees are waived for school groups with approved reservations only.

 Visits are limited to two buses a day to reduce the impact on the Park’s resources.  

 Schools without a reservation maybe re-directed to other locations if the Park is full and pay fees. 

 Chaperones are required and we recommend one adult for every 6-7 students.