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Kellogg House school field trip

Kellogg House

A hands-on 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 1-5. $10 per student. 

Heritage Museum Journey in time school field trip

Journey in Time

An extended version of the Kellogg House tour with an additional crafting session and a visit to our blacksmith shop.

Four hours, including a half-hour lunch break.
Recommended for grades 2-5. $15 per student.


Heritage Museum great grandpa's house school field trip

Great Great Grandpa’s House

A hands-on visit to the Kellogg house for our youngest guests.

One hour. Recommended for preschool through kindergarten.
$8 per student (add clothes washing activity for $1).



Heritage Museum gold rush school field trip

Gold Rush

An interactive adventure in the days of the ’49ers. Hands-on activities guide students through the trip to California, life in the gold camps, and the cultural and environmental impact of the gold seekers.
Two hours. Recommended for grades 3-5. $13 per student.
Extended programs are also available to accommodate groups of over 80 participants.


1st Californians & 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 student.

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, and a nature walk.
1.5 hours. Recommended for Preschool, Preppy-K, Pre-K, or Kindergarten. $8 per student.

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

**Minimum & maximum number of participants apply.


Prices effective December 1, 2014

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