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Long Beach museum addresses decline in school field trips

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The Museum of Latin American Art's new bus transports students from Anton Elementary School to the museum on Friday morning, Sept. 26.
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The Museum of Latin American Art's new bus transports students from Anton Elementary School to the museum on Friday morning, Sept. 26.

As museum field trips decline, museums are concerned. The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach acquired a bus in hopes that it will help student attendance.

Field trips, once a signature of the school experience, are declining in many school districts.

This trend is causing alarm among museum directors.

In Long Beach, one museum is taking an innovative approach to solving the problem as KPCC’s Mary Plummer reports. 

Related: Long Beach museum looks to buck trend of declining student field trips

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