HMOC offers hands-on, minds-on educational programs for all ages. Elements of both the Common Core and California Content Standards are utilized. For more information or to reserve your tour, please call our Tour Reservations Department at (714) 540-0404, x-222 or contact us via email at

Kellogg House

A tour of the historic 1898 Kellogg house. Students learn what life was like in the 1890s by playing with vintage toys, doing laundry, making butter, dressing up in Victorian costumes, and participating in other activities. The Kellogg House was designed by Hiram Clay Kellogg and was built in 1898 and was moved to the Museum grounds in 1981. It is now used for hands-on educational programs that serve nearly 18,000 school children each year.

Two hours. Recommended for grades K-3. $10 per/person & 10 person minimum.

Journey in Time

Students journey back in time by building on our Kellogg House program with a visit to our working blacksmtih shop, featuring members of the Orange County Blacksmith Guild, as well as a craft “quilt” project.

Four hours, including a 30 min. lunch break.
Recommended for grades 2-3. $15/person & 20 person minimum.

Great, Great Grandpa’s House

Designed exclusively for our youngest guests, this program encourages exploration and imaginative learning through memorable activities within the Kellogg House.

One hour. Recommended for Preschool through Kindergarten.
$8/person & 10 person minimum (add clothes washing activity for $1).

Gold Rush

Students can experience the journey to “The Golden State” by participating in interactive workshops and activities including panning for our “souvenir gold.’

Two hours. Recommended for grades 3-5. $13/person & 20 person minimum.
(Extended Gold Rush options:  2.5 hrs, $15/person; 3.5 hrs, $17/person).

1st Californians and Rancho Life

Students can explore the lifestyle of native Californians and Rancho settlers through artifacts and activities that focus on foods, homes, tools, and social customs.

Two hours. Recommended for grades 3-5.
$15 per person & 20 person minimum.

Mind Your Manners

A fun way for Scout groups to learn manners in an old-fashioned setting. The program features a Victorian “tea” party as well as setting a formal table, making introductions, and dressing in Victorian costumes.

Two hours. Recommended for grades 2-4, $12/person & 10 person minimum.

Change of Seasons

Through a comparison of Seasons, students develop skills in observation, language, critical thinking, and fine & gross motor while enjoying our outdoor nature area. Activities may include seed planting, record keeping, storytelling, & a nature walk.

One hour. Recommended for preschool/Preschool through 1st grade.
$8 per student & 10 person minimum.

Remember When…

Designed for Adult visitors, take a walk down memory lane as a docent guides you through our historic home.

1 hr. 15 min. tour w/o lunch, $8/person & 10 person minimum;  2 hr. 15 min. tour w/lunch, $25/person & 15 person minimum

A Blacksmith Option can be added to the following tours for an additional $3/person:  Kellogg House, Gold Rush, and 1st Californians & Rancho Life.

The calendar below shows the current* availability of Heritage Museum’s field trip programs/tours. All programs are shown for the days on which we offer them.

The following codes are added to the program names to show their status:

    • (no code) – program is fully available
    • SO – program is Sold Out
    • PB-[number] – program is Partially Booked. The number indicates the maximum number of spaces AVAILABLE for students AND chaperones, all inclusive. Your group must be able to arrive at a time that coordinates with a prior booking. We encourage you to help other groups by sharing dates.
    • CALL – has restricted time and/or capacity restraints due to other bookings. Please call for availability. Great Grandpa’s House is tricky to schedule, so please call to check availability.

Although they are not tracked on this calendar, 2-Hour programs (Kellogg House, Gold Rush, and First Californians) can be scheduled in the early afternoon on most weekdays (typically beginning around noon) and on most weekends. We especially encourage Home School groups and Scout groups to book afternoon programs or weekends. For the latest “up to the minute” calendar information, please call (714) 540-0404, x-222 or x-233.