Events & Excursions

To inquire about an excursion, please contact the Community Services Department at 562-989-7330. You can also stop by the Community Services Office at 1800 E. Hill Street (Signal Hill Public Library), during regular business hours.

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Bowser MuseumBowers Museum

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Santa Ana, CA
Depart: 9:30 am   Return: 5:00 pm
Cost: $20 per Resident / $25 per Non-Resident 

Registration begins December 5th.

Join us for a day at the Bowers Museum and discover the museum's permanent collection, which includes more than 100,000 objects, and features notable strengths in the areas of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, Native American art, the art of Asia, and Oceania, & California plein-air painting.  Tickets include entry to the specific exhibit to Gua Pei: Art of Couture.

Trip cost does not include lunch.  There are cafes on site for an additional fee.

* COVID requirements subject to change: The City of Signal Hill adheres to all COVID-19 policies and regulations that the Department of L.A. County Public Health has put in place.  Face coverings are strongly encouraged during the bus service.

Aquarium of the Pacific2.docxAquarium of the Pacific

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Long Beach, CA
Depart: 9:30 am   Return: 4:45 pm
Cost: $23 per Resident / $28 per Non-Resident 


Join us for a day at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific! This is a public aquarium on a 50-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach and it is situated across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction. Come explore more than 100 aquatic exhibits, including 19 major habitats. Exhibits feature sea otters, sharks, sea jellies, frogs, and more. Participants must return to the bus at 4:15 p.m. for departure.

Please note lunch is not included. There are additional cafes onsite or restaurants nearby to purchase food and beverages on your own. Trip cost does not include lunch. There are many lunch spots to enjoy around the waterfront and Pike area. 

* COVID requirements subject to change: The City of Signal Hill adheres to all COVID-19 policies and regulations that the Department of L.A. County Public Health has put in place.  Face coverings are strongly encouraged during the bus service.

Please note...

If an excursion is sold out, be sure to call the Community Services Department at 562-989-7330 and put your name on the waitlist. When openings become available, Signal Hill residents will be called before non-residents on the waitlist. Please do not show up on the day of the excursion unless you have been instructed to do so.

Guests who are already signed up and can no longer attend should notify the Community Services Department as soon as possible to allow people on the waitlist to be called. Guests who can no longer attend are not able to choose who will replace them on the excursion. Those on the waitlist will be given priority.

Excursion Information

Trips must be paid in full at the time of registration.  Individuals may sign up for themselves plus one additional person.  No telephone reservations will be accepted.  Payments can be made:

  • In person: by check, cash, or credit card at the Community Services Department, 1800 E. Hill Street, Signal Hill
  • Online: by credit card (Active Adult & Senior Services - Online Registration)
  • By mail: Checks should be made payable to CITY OF SIGNAL HILL and mailed to: 1800 E. Hill Street, Signal Hill, CA 90755.  Trip reservation will not be made until check is received.

Registration is non-transferable.  Individuals who can no longer attend must notify the Community Services Department as soon as possible so that individuals in the waitlist may be called.

Waitlist: Trips that fill up will have a waitlist. All waitlisted residents will be called before non-residents.  After residents have been contacted, waitlisted non-residents will be called in order starting with number one.  Do not send a check or come in to pay for the excursion unless you are contacted by Community Services staff and told a spot is available for you.  Checks received after an excursion is full will be returned to sender.  Waitlisted individuals who show up on the day of the excursion and are not registered will not be allowed to board the bus.

Parking: Parking for excursions is available in the lot next to the Library, in front of the basketball courts, on the south side of Hill Street.

Parking

Departure: Please arrive in front of the Signal Hill Public Library, 30 minutes prior to departure time. Departure and return times may be adjusted due to circumstances beyond our control.

Motorcoach Special Requests: Our excursions' seating is based on a priority system: residents first, any person with a handicap, then non-residents, and is based on when payment is received.  We do our best to accommodate special requests, but they are not guaranteed.  When registering, please notify us if you use a wheelchair or other mobility aid.

Excursion Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund on any excursion you must contact the Community Services Department at least ten business days prior to the excursion. An administrative fee of $5 will be charged on ALL cancellations. If cancellation is made less than ten business days prior, no refunds or credits are issued. Because we are required to repay for the excursions, we are unable to provide a credit or refund for a cancellation within 10 business days of an excursion.  Last minute cancellations must have a doctor's note to receive any refund.

Illness on Trips: If you are feeling ill please notify the escort immediately. Please do not leave the group without notifying the escort. A travelling kit is essential, though what you choose to put in it depends on your own individual needs. Please be advised city staff cannot dispense any medications.