School Programs - Los Ninos

School Programs

2019-20 School Programs

The Signup fo California Native and Mexican Hands-On Programs for 3rd and 4th grade students please click the links below each program description. If you have any further questions please email or call 831-676-7361.

Native Rumsien (Hands-on) for 3rd grade level

Cost: $275 per class.


Mexican-California (Hands-on) for 4th grade level

Cost: $300 per class. 


Demonstration Field Trip Program

If you were unable to obtain a school reservation for the Hands-On Programs, this is an excellent alternative.

Due to the high demand for visits to the Custom House and Pacific House by elementary schools, Monterey State Historic Park is pleased to offer a Custom House/Pacific House demonstration field trip for elementary classes.

This program is offered during the school week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons during the school year. The program covers California Native Indians pre-European contact, Spanish and Mexican periods, although topics may be customized to the group. Students will see acorn grinding, Native American hunting techniques and practice thier hunting skills before walking to the Custom House for a talk about the Hide and Tallow trade and a scavenger hunt.

Reservations can be made by using the link below. Please follow-up by contacting our school program coordinator at or by calling (831) 676-7361.

Cost: $75 per class.


Please note: This program is not recommended for students younger than Grade 3. Museum guidelines become difficult for younger students to follow and interpretive content may not be appropriate for younger learners. 

Transportation Funds Available for Title 1 Schools
Your school may qualify for all or part of your bus transportation costs to bring your class to our History Hands-On Programs. Please contact the phone or email above for more information.

Adult (College-age) Group Tours

Tailored tours of historic houses and gardens 
Please call (831) 649-7172 for fees and information or email

Los Ninos de Monterey 2019 
Summer California History Program

The best California history class there is!
Students learn in a safe, supportive, active environment with trained instructors. Kids find out that learning history is fun as they participate in a hands-on educational experience. 
Session One: June 17 - 21, 2019
Session Two: June 24 - 28, 2019
Description: California History Camp for students entering 3rd-6th grades.  Parents have the option of enrolling children in either of two one-week programs.
Cost: $145 per child. 
Contact our school program coordinator by emailing  

Program description and registration form:    Link to form


Note: Classes may be canceled if minimum enrollment of 10 students is not reached by May 30, 2019

To enter essay contest for scholarship:

 Download Essay Contest Form Here (Essays must be written by students with financial need. Essays will be judged by Board of Monterey State Historic Park Association. Winners will receive full scholarship to Los Ninos week-long program. Download form for specific directions.)