Student & Youth Groups

Let Santa Ana serve as your classroom. Our city is a hub for fascinating museums of science and history, outdoor parks and attractions, and more opportunities for fun and education in Orange County.

Fun Santa Ana, CA, Attractions

Take a field trip to any of the must-see attractions in Santa Ana. 

Meet some of nature’s most fascinating creatures at the Santa Ana Zoo. It's home to 80-plus species of animals and many attractions, including a Ferris wheel and walk-through aviary.

Get hands-on at Discovery Cube Orange County, where science comes to life in 80 interactive exhibits and STEM attractions, including a hurricane simulator and a space station.

Travel to the past as you explore local museums, like the Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum, once the residence of one of Orange County’s first female doctors. The Heritage Museum of Orange County houses a collection of 19th-century buildings pivotal to the area, including the H. Clay Kellogg House. Rare 20th-century military planes and vehicles are on display at the Lyon Air Museum.

Take gym class up a notch inside American Ninja Warrior Adventure Park at MainPlace Mall. The main draw of this attraction is its 10,000-square-foot inflatable obstacle course.

During your trip, you won’t want to miss the sights and sounds of Downtown Santa Ana, home to street murals, dozens of art galleries, diverse restaurants, and architectural gems.

More attractions await you across Orange County, with theme parks, beaches, and much more! 

Santa Ana Hotels

When it’s time to turn in, you’ll find many hotel accommodations, from Best Western Plus Orange County to Comfort Inn & Suites Orange County, near John Wayne Airport, offering amenities for all ages.