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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 busing grants may be available to Title I schools.
  • Due to the tour being outdoors, the Leo Carrillo Staff will contact you if we need to cancel for rain.  If you have any concerns, please call Lisa Scott Jones at 760-476-1678.

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 a partnership of the City of Carlsbad’s Parks & Recreation Department, Library & Cultural Arts Department and the Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc.