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

Through an interactive 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 other activities.

2 hrs. Recommended for grades K-3.
$10/person & 10 person minimum.
Extended tour options are available.
Groups over 100 persons may require an increase in tour time due to capacity restrictions. Please contact the Reservations desk for more information.

Journey in Time

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

4 hrs. including a 30 minute lunch break.
Recommended for grades 2-3. $15/person & 20 person minimum.

1st Californians & Rancho Life

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

2 hrs. Recommended for grades 3-4.
$15 per person & 20 person minimum.

Gold Rush

“Eureka!” Students experience the journey to “The Golden State” with hands-on activities that include purchasing supplies, panning for “souvenir gold’ and “traveling on the Oregon Trail.” Wear sturdy walking shoes for this one!

2 hrs. Recommended for grades 4-5. $13/person & 20 person minimum.
Extended tour options are available.
Groups over 80 persons may require an increase in tour time due to capacity restrictions. Please contact the Reservations desk for more information.

Early Exploration & Technology

Without GPS or telephones, how did the early explorers find their way? From boats to the stars to compasses and the telegraph, early advances in technology were instrumental. “E.T. phone home!”

2 hrs. Recommended for grades 4-5.
$15/person & 30 person minimum

Great Grandpa’s House

If you were born a long time ago, what would you and your family be doing? Designed exclusively for our youngest guests, this program encourages exploration and imaginative learning through “old time” activities in the Kellogg House.

1 hr. Recommended for Preschool through Kindergarten.
$8/person & 10 person minimum (add a 15 minute “old-fashioned” clothes washing activity for $1/person).


What will this season bring? Through an analysis of the current season, students explore the gardens in order to develop their observation, language, critical thinking, and fine & gross motor skills. Activities include seed planting, record keeping, storytelling, and an exploratory walk through our natural area.

1 hr. 30 mins. Recommended for Preschool age 3 through grade 1.
$9 per student & 10 person minimum.

Mind Your Manners!

It’s a fun way to learn manners in an old-fashioned setting. This program features a Victorian “tea” party as well as learning how to set a proper table and make introductions, plus dressing in Victorian costumes! It is designed to correlate with the Junior Girl Scout “Social Butterfly” badge.

2 hrs. Recommended for “Junior” level Girl Scouts.
$12/person & 10 person minimum.

Farm Program

 It’s still in the works and no release date has been set. Please check back for details!

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 for an additional $3/person to the following tours:
Kellogg House, Gold Rush, 1st Californians & Rancho Life, and Early Exploration & Technology.

For an overview of where our programs correlate to the Common Core and Content Standards, click here.