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California History & Art Program

The California History and Art Program at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park has been created to introduce appreciation for art, a unique Carlsbad historical site and a cultural icon. This free program is offered to fourth grade students on a first-come, first-served basis for specific dates from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and will reach program objectives through the following program activities:

  1. Pre-visit information and videos for classroom teachers.
  2. Exciting field trip and guided tour of the historic rancho.
  3. Hands-on art project inspired by the beautiful grounds of the Leo Carrillo Historic Park.

Program Information

All reservations can be made by filling out our California History & Art Program reservation form- available beginning October 2nd.

The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis on the following dates in 2018-2019:

November:        6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 27, 28, 29 30
December:       4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20
January:           15, 16, 17, 18 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
February:          5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28
March:              5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28

Important Details

  • We will begin accepting reservations from Carlsbad schools beginning Tuesday, October 2nd. This program is offered free of charge to schools within Carlsbad.
  • Reservations will become available to neighboring schools on Tuesday, Oct. 9th for a fee.
  • Schedule your field trip early and have an alternate date(s) in mind in the event your first choice is not available.
  • A maximum of 50 classrooms will be accepted, only one class (up to 40 students) per day.
  • Each classroom is responsible for providing transportation to and from Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, however, limited bussing grants may be available to Title I schools.

Questions? Contact the Cultural Arts Office at 760-602-2090 or arts@carlsbadca.gov

The California History and Art program at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is partnership of the City of Carlsbad’s Parks & Recreation Department, Library & Cultural Arts Department and the Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc.