The following is from http://www.griffithobs.org/school.html:
Nearly 133,000 fifth-grade students and over 4,300 teachers from over 1,850 schools around the region have participated in the Observatory’s School Program since reopening. Now, we are pleased to announce the Observatory School Program for the 2012-13 school year.
For the fifth year, Friends Of The Observatory (FOTO) is generously sponsoring the Observatory’s school program. If you’d like to help FOTO in its mission of supporting the Observatory and its visitors, please click here.
WHO: Fifth-grade students ONLY. As with the programs from 2007-12, this year’s School Program is open exclusively to fifth-grade students. The content and activities are aligned with the California State Board of Education Content Standards for fifth grade. Only fifth-grade classes will be considered for visits as part of the program this year. Thanks to FOTO, there is again no charge for students to attend a program this school year.
WHAT: A two-and-a-half hour program with exhibit, building, and theater experiences. The program uses the Observatory’s telescope, exhibit, and building content as well as programs in the Samuel Oschin Planetarium and Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon theater. Museum Guides and Observatory Lecturers will guide students in standards-based learning experiences using our unique facilities. Each component of the program is designed to complement the others and to support the fifth-grade education standards. Click here for a two-page brochure which describes the program in more detail.
WHEN: Most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The school program is offered from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The first program will be Wednesday, October 3, 2012, and the final program of the year will be Thursday, June 6, 2013. There will be no programs during the weeks of winter break (December 17 – January 4).