The California History and Art Program at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park . The California History and Art Program at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park ignites student imagination as they learn California history. This half-day field trip provides a window into the past with hands-on lessons that reveal the experiences of the people who lived on this land: Luiseño Indians, homesteader of European descent, and a Hollywood star recreating a Spanish Rancho. A creative art project hosted by the division of Cultural Arts reinforces the experiences and introduces art appreciation to the students.
This award-winning program is offered free of charge to fourth grade classes located within the City of Carlsbad. Schools outside of Carlsbad may be able to attend for a fee. The program is provided on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to Carlsbad schools, and is offered on specific dates (below). The program runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and includes the following activities:
Pre-visit information and videos for classroom teachers.
Exciting field trip and guided tour of the historic rancho including hands-on experiences, including the popular corn grinding, tortilla making and – of course – eating! The tour is being expanded this year to include the newly restored Stable.
Hands-on art project inspired by the beautiful grounds of the Leo Carrillo Historic Park.
The California History and Art program at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is a partnership of the City of Carlsbad’s Parks & Recreation Department, Library & Cultural Arts Department and the Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc.