Student Walking Tour FAQs | Los Angeles Conservancy

Student Walking Tour FAQs

Have a question about our student tours? Read our FAQs.

How big can my student group be?

Student Walking Tours can accommodate 12 to 15 students per docent, with a maximum of 45 students per group. Please note that at least one designated adult chaperone is required for every 12 students. One free chaperone ticket is provided for every 12 students taking the tour. For groups with more than 45 students, contact Bruce Scottow at bscottow@laconservancy.org.

How far in advance do I need to schedule? 

Student Walking Tours are subject to availability. Booking at least four weeks in advance is recommended. 

What days and times are Student Walking Tours offered? 

Student Walking Tours are offered Monday through Saturday. Sunday bookings may be possible (subject to availability). If you are interested in a Sunday tour for your students, note this on the online form or contact Bruce Scottow at bscottow@laconservancy.org with inquiries. 

How long are the Student Walking Tours? 

Student Walking Tours are approximately two hours. Tour length can be adjusted on request. Please note this information in the special requests section of the online form.  

What do Student Walking Tours cost? 

Student Walking Tours cost $10 per student. A 12-student minimum, or $120.00, is required.  One free chaperone ticket is included for every 12 students.

Limited scholarships for groups needing assistance are available. To inquire about these scholarships, please check the appropriate box on the Student Walking Tour form required for booking. 

Conservancy tour docents do not accept tips. Additional donations, however, are accepted on behalf of the Conservancy. 

Where should we park?

Motor Coach Parking - Motor coach parking in Downtown Los Angeles is very limited.  We suggest contacting Classic Parking, the operator of The Music Center's garages at (213) 972-3477 to explore available options. Additionally, we can offer suggestions for motor coach drop-off and pick-up points convenient for your itinerary. 

Automobile Parking - Public parking garages and surface lots are available on weekends for a flat rate of about $5-$7 per car. Parking on weekdays may be significantly higher. 

Are tours accessible by public transportation?

Metro Rail - As an alternative to parking downtown, all of the tour itineraries are convenient to several Metro Rail stations. Historic Downtown launches from Pershing Square which is within one block from the Red Line's Pershing Square stop. Union Station may be accessed from serveral metro rail and public bus lines. Check out metro's trip planner if you plan to take public transit. Metro Rail offers student discounts. Additional information is available at https://www.metro.net/riding/fares/

Where can we eat lunch?

Downtown offers a wide variety of restaurant options. We’d be happy to suggest a list of eateries to match your group’s size, itinerary, and budget. Additionally, picnic or “brown bagging” options are available. Explore the possibilities of Grand Park, Biddy Mason Park, Pershing Square, the food court at California Plaza, Olvera Street, and Grand Hope Park (FIDM). 

What other things can I do with my student group downtown?

The Music Center
Chinatown
Chinese American Museum
Olvera Street
Italian American Museum of Los Angeles
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Little Tokyo
MOCA
Japanese American National Museum

The Music Center offers free or inexpensive self-guided Disney Concert Hall Tours (ages 10 and up).

Also, explore these links to Discover Los Angeles http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/ or http://www.discoverlosangeles.com/explore/guides#pane_310