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Learning Is Pure Fun at the L.A. County Fair With Education Around Every Corner

POMONA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/20/12 -- School is back in session and the L.A. County Fair offers a fun and interactive curriculum with educational exhibits around every corner. Whether learning about marine biology while petting stingrays with the family, or learning about some of the world's greatest innovations at GENIUS, the Fair makes learning fun for kids and kids at heart.

At GENIUS: A Celebration of American Innovation, discover history, life science, physics, biology and more as you travel back in time with some of the world's greatest inventors. See a replica of George Washington Carver's classroom on wheels that he used to teach farmers about horticulture or see Thomas Edison's version of a 1920's recording studio using phonograph cylinders. Also in this exhibit, guests can see a 1903 Wright Flyer, Ford Model T's built during the early age of assembly lines, talk to Benjamin Franklin about electricity innovations, and view Steve Jobs' more than 300 U.S. Patents on a larger than life iPhone display.

Just across the way, journey on an underwater adventure as you learn about the mysteries in the Ocean at Stingray Island. In a 17,000 gallon salt water tank, guests can get up close to stingrays, sharks and Horseshoe Crabs, then head to Sandbar Beach to meet Ollie the octopus, and Mille and Max the Moray Eels. And don't forget to check out the live lobsters, oyster beds and shrimp schools at the sustainable seafood gardens.

For a well-rounded education, include the arts with Rock of Ages, a hands-on learning experience that takes guests through the history of rock and roll. See the evolution of music from records to 8-track tapes to CDs and today's MP3s. Fairgoers can also test out their musical skills on Fender guitars or get their feet moving on a large floor piano.

Eager to go on a learning adventure at the Fair? The FairKids Field Trip Program allows students in pre-k through eighth grade to experience the Fair's fun curriculum for free. Based on California State Standards and open to public, private and home school students, visit the FairKids website to learn more.

Fun for the whole family, the L.A. County Fair runs through Sept. 30, 2012 and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Stay up-to-date and find weekly promotions online at lacountyfair.com, facebook.com/lacountyfair and on Twitter @lacountyfair, or start planning with the new L.A. County Fair free mobile app, available in the App Store (iOS) and in Google Play (Android).

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