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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.

View the program flyer.

Review the education guide which includes links to videos like the ones below:

An Introduction to Carrillo Ranch

"The Cisco Kid" (with Pancho played by Leo Carrillo)

Review the student checklist.

Important Details: This program is offered free of charge to schools within Carlsbad.  We will begin accepting reservations from Carlsbad schools beginning Tuesday, October 3rd. Reservations will become available to neighboring school districts on October 10th 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 36 students) per day. For reservations, please contact the Cultural Arts staff at 760-602-2084 or email tonya.rodzach@carlsbadca.gov.

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.

The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis on the following dates in 2017-2018:

November:        14, 15, 16, 17, 28, 29, 30

December:       1, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15

January:            16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

February:          1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28

March:              1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29

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.