Student Tours

School Tours

Our school tours are fun, engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences for schoolchildren of all ages. Our unique environment invites students to fully experience the history of early California. Museum tours are designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers by addressing local, state, and national history and social studies standards and frameworks. Each tour is age-appropriate and relevant to classroom curriculum.

When students arrive at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, they are asked to step back in time, to the year 1784, when Juan Jose Dominguez was given the first land grant in California.

Our volunteer docents conduct tours on Tuesday through Friday mornings all year round. All school tours start at 9:30 AM and can accommodate up to 60 students (max) per day. We also offer a covered picnic area where students can enjoy their lunches after the tour.

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Traveling History Trunks

The “Traveling History Trunk” provides teachers a full kit including reproduction artifacts and a slideshow lesson plan that provide students a rich understanding of daily life on one of Southern California’s great cattle Ranchos from 1784-1920. Our lesson plan includes a list of the California state standards that are achieved in the lesson, comprehensive teaching “how-to” guides to see how to apply the traveling trunk, a slideshow to complement the traveling trunk materials, and more.

To check out a Traveling Trunk, please call the museum at (310) 603-0088.

The trunks are sent out on a first come, first serve basis.  From time of order, please allow 2 weeks.  A teacher is allowed to keep a trunk for a 2-week period, then it must be brought back to the museum. 

We are prepared with lesson plans for second grade through fifth grade. 

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Student
Tours

School Tours

Our school tours are fun, engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences for schoolchildren of all ages. Our unique environment invites students to fully experience the history of early California. Museum tours are designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers by addressing local, state, and national history and social studies standards and frameworks. Each tour is age-appropriate and relevant to classroom curriculum.

When students arrive at the Rancho, they are asked to step back in time, to the year 1784, when Juan Jose Dominguez was given the first land grant in California.

Our volunteer docents conduct tours on Tuesday through Friday mornings all year round. All school tours start at 9:30am and can accommodate up to 80 students (max) per day. We also offer a covered picnic area where students can enjoy their lunches after the tour.

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Online Fun

For Teachers

Request a tour or access our learning center.

Traveling History Trunks

The “Traveling History Trunk” provides teachers a full kit including images, examples of maps and reproduction artifacts that provide students a rich understanding of daily life on one of Southern California’s great cattle ranches from 1784-1920. The “Curriculum Guide” includes five integrated, comprehensive units that focus on the history of the Dominguez family and their influence on California history with a focus on the mission & rancho period.

To check out a Traveling Trunk, please call the museum at (310) 603-0088 or request a trunk online @dominguezrancho.org.

The trunks are sent out on a first come, first serve basis.   From time of order, please allow 2 weeks.  A teacher is allowed to keep a trunk for a 2-week period, then it must be brought back to the museum.

Word Match

Enhance your class field trips to the Dominguez Rancho with the printable Dominguez Rancho Word Match that can be handed out in the classroom

Crossword Puzzle

Spring 2024 - FULLY BOOKED

Hello Teachers, We are currently fully booked for 2024 Spring school tours. We are accepting Waitlist requests. If a school cancels their tours, we will call the schools on the waitlist accordingly. To join our waitlist, please fill out the Google Form Link below. We encourage you to book school tours in advance as far as our booking system allows! Reminder: We do have our Traveling Trunk available for teachers to bring the Rancho to the classroom! Call us to know more. Thank You!

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