Comic-Con Museum education center.

The Comic-Con Museum Education Center

Come learn with us!

The Comic-Con Museum’s Education Center offers learning experiences that share, validate, and extend access to the magic of Comic-Con year round. Learning opportunities take place throughout the Museum and in our two makerspaces: the Cox Innovation Lab and the Conrad Prebys Foundation Art Studio.

Cox Innovation Lab

Our Cox Innovation Lab is where technology-driven learning happens. Featuring state of the art equipment including laser cutters, interactive digital displays and high performance computers for graphic design, animation and gaming, the Cox Innovation Lab provides a creative hands-on learning environment where students of all ages experience the joy of the creative process through technology.

The Conrad Prebys Foundation Art Studio

A multidisciplinary hands-on makerspace, the Conrad Prebys Foundation Art Studio hosts art classes, cosplay design workshops, creative writing workshops, game design, and a comics literacy lounge. Join us in this creative space to learn new skills and develop your artistic capacities in a variety of mediums.

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Plan a Field Trip to the Museum

The Comic-Con Museum Education Center offers field trips year-round for school and community groups.

Our staff of professional educators design programming that targets the California Common Core State Standards in STEAM, Literacy, and Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) using components of fan culture such as comic books, graphic novels, film, television, digital and other media.


Our field trip options include:
Comic-Con Museum Makerspace glue gun.
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Comic-COn Museum Makerspace cardboard.

Self-Guided: Education and community groups can take a self-guided field trip through the Museum’s exhibits with optional scavenger hunt

Makerspace: STEAM learning takes the lead with our makerspace educational program add-on where learners explore the technical side of fandom. Learners of all ages might find themselves creating:

  • 3D cardboard art- design templates courtesy of Cardboard Superheroes
  • mechanical Scribble Bots
  • designing games
  • and much more!

All activities are designed to meet the Next Generation Science Standards and California State Literacy Standards related to media production.

Comics 101/Visual Art: When learners read and make comics, they demonstrate powerful literacies! Using comics as tools, learners in our Comics 101 educational program add-on will:

  • create comics
  • look for text patterns in comics
  • read comics
  • and even take one home!

Activities are designed to meet California State Standards in Visual and Performing Arts, as well as K-12 Literacy Standards.


You can also craft a custom field trip experience that meets your learners’ needs

For updated field trip FAQs, please click HERE:


Education Access Fund
Comic-Con Museum drawing comics.

The Comic-Con Museum believes financial constraints should not be a barrier to learning opportunities at the Museum. Our Education Access Fund provides scholarships for qualifying youth and families in San Diego County to visit the Museum and engage in our educational activities. Together, we can share the magic of Comic-Con with all San Diego County learners!

Interested in helping out? To learn more about the Education Access Fund and how you can support learning at the Comic-Con Museum, please contact: ccmgiving@comic-con.org.

Interested in Requesting an Ed Access Field Trip? To learn more about taking a free or reduced-price field trip to the Museum, click here.


Get Involved

We welcome community involvement in our education programs at the Museum. Whether you would like to be kept up to date on the latest education news, are interested in sponsoring an education event at the Museum, or want to explore potential collaborations with us on a panel or special education event, we want to hear from you!

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SCHEDULE YOUR FIELD TRIP

Interested in booking a field trip to Comic-Con Museum for your school or community group? Complete our Field Trip Inquiry Form below to get started.

Field Trip Admission Prices:

  • $10/student (add-on prices may apply depending on the field trip options you select)
  • We allow one free chaperone for every ten students. Additional chaperones are $25/chaperone. 


Schools and groups receiving Title 1 funding may be eligible for field trip scholarships. Scholarships cover field trip admission and transportation costs. Learn more and request a field trip through our Educational Access Program here.