The Agriculture Museum is a Great Location for a Class Field Trip!

Classes are invited to take educational tours where students will explore new agricultural learning stations inside the Ag Museum galleries.

The stations will focus on plant growth, seasonal produce with simple recipes, local farmers, and the work of farm workers.

Students can also discover the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits about Ventura County agriculture, explore themed garden beds, sit on an Oliver tractor, dress up like a farmer, play our electronic match the crop game, and more.

Select from the Ag tours in Santa Paula below, or find out more about our group and school tours at our Ventura location.

Three Kinds of Visits for School Groups

Guided: Structured Field Trips Kindergarten through 8th grades

We offer standards-based, active-learning field trips for Kindergarten through 8th grade students. These visits are led by our Education Coordinator and Museum Docents who will work with your students in small groups.

When

Monday-Friday
90 minutes (9:30-11:00 am)
Guided visits need to be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

Students will visit three interactive stations during the tour with an activity geared to their grade level where they will use their math, science, and deduction skills throughout the museum. Students will see our real beehive, plant a seed to take home, explore themed garden beds, and participate in a five senses taste testing.

Program Cost

• $5 per student
• Chaperones are free

Guided: Museum Student Visits

Visit all the current exhibits at the Museum. Groups will be greeted by docents stationed in the Museum galleries to answer questions and interpret the exhibits.

Program Cost

• $3 per student
• Chaperones are free

Self-Guided: General Interest Student Visits

You may choose to bring your group on a self-guided visit. Museum exhibits have labels and interpretive text that will allow you to work with your students as you tour the exhibits. We encourage you to schedule your self-guided visit in advance to ensure there are no conflicts with other groups or events.

Program Cost

Rates Vary for Scheduled or Non-scheduled Visits

Scheduled Visits

• $1 per student
• $1 per chaperone

Non-scheduled Visits

• $1 per student
• $4 per chaperone

To Register for a Tour

1. Select the type of program
2. Download and complete a registration form.
3. Send completed forms to the Ag Museum • Fax: 805.525.0484 • E-mail: mgately@venturamuseum.org

A limited amount of tour scholarships are available.

For more information, contact Megan Gately, Director of Education and Outreach: mgately@venturamuseum.org  • 805.653.0323 x300