Eureka Experience Interpretive Programs
Individual and Family Gold Panning Lessons at Bekeart's Gun Shop
Gold Panning lessons are available on Saturday and Sundays from 10 am till 3 pm or Tuesday through Friday as space allows between school or tour group reservations. Recreational Panning is still allowed in the river. Check with The Gold Discovery Museum for details.
Visitors will get the opportunity to pan for real gold in troughs set up for teaching the proper technique. Fun for all ages! Lessons are given through out the day. 45 minutes for lesson and panning and can keep any gold they find. The program is $7.00 per person, large group rates are available. Supplies will be provided for use while you are panning in park troughs. Once you have found gold you can purchase a pan and try your luck in the South Fork of the American River in our designated area near where James Marshall discovered gold in 1848.
Located at Bekeart's Gun Shop accross from park museum.
For more information contact Eureka.Experience@parks.ca.gov
Eureka Experience Group Programs
Your group can enjoy a real California Gold Rush Experience while panning for gold and finding gold near the site of the Gold Discovery. The poke program offers a program where students get to make a leather pouch to store their precious treasures. Wagons Ho gives your group the experience of loading a real wagon with supplies needed for the journey to head out west.
Program Pricing for 2012-2013
Groups of 10 or more:
Gold Panning Lessons $6 per student
Poke Program $6 per student
Wagons Ho $150 per group up to 30 people
Gold Discovery Tour $60 per group up to 30 people
For reservations or info call (530) 622-3069 or email Eureka.Experience@parks.ca.gov
Environmental Education Programs
Environmental education programs are given by the American River Conservancy ARC located within Marshall Gold Discovery SHP at the historic Kane House. Environmental Education (This link will take you to ARC's website for information on programs offered within the park.)
Junior Ranger Program
We now have a Junior Ranger Program that is available for school groups and visitors.
If you are a teacher and would like to participate please click on the link below which will take you to our Gold Discovery Park Association's website where you can download and print off a copy of the booklet. You can either use it just in the classroom or you can print them off for your class to bring on their visit to the park.
Visitors who would like to partcipate can pick up the booklet at the museum for no charge and explore our park using the Junior Ranger booklet. After completion you may purchase a Junior Ranger patch at the Mercantile for $2.00.
For further questions on the Junior Ranger Program please contact Eric Sage at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 622-3069.