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School & Group Tours

Wilder Ranch offers Ranch Tours or Farm Animal Tours for groups of 10 or more. Reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Call the park for reservations. (831) 426-0505.

Ranch Kids Day

Travel back in time with your 3rd grade class to the early 1900s to find out what it would be like to live on a coastal dairy farm. Ranch Kid Days is a hands-on, immersive, day-long Environmental Studies Program (ESP), in which students in period dress participate in several chores that children would would have helped out with on the farm in the Victorian age. 

The Ranch Kids Day program at Wilder Ranch is a unique interpretive living history program designed for third grade students following the curriculum standards set by the State of California. For more information, view the RKD Program Description.


Reservations are by lottery. Download the Ranch Kids Day Application and follow the Ranch Kids Day Application Instructions. Application are due by 3:30pm on Friday September 1, 2017 in order to enter the lottery. (Postmarks are not accepted.)

Submit applications to:
Wilder Ranch State Park
ATTN: Interpretive Staff
1401 Coast Road.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060