Gold Rush Program

4th Grade Gold Rush Living History Program

NOW Accepting Reservations for 2023/24!
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California Gold Rush Living History Program

2 1/4 Hour Hands-On Learning Experience

Located in Santa Clarita

Learn about the history of the Gold Rush in your own backyard, not to mention the place where gold was first discovered in California. The first documented discovery of gold in California occurred in 1842 when Francisco Lopez, then a resident at Rancho San Francisco (Later known as Newhall Ranch), found the placer deposits in Placerita Canyon right here in Santa Clarita.



Students will:

  • Stake a Claim & Pan for GOLD!
  • Meet with an Assayer
  • Make butter in a mason jar
  • Learn about rocks and minerals
  • Make a candle
  • Make adobe bricks
  • Learn to live like an early settler
  • Play pioneer games & MORE!
  • 2.25 Hour program, Start times:9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m., and 12:30 p.m


Gold Rush Program

Book TODAY!  Our Calendar is Filling Up!!!

AM Program Rates 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.  OR 10:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. $17.00 Per Student

PM Program Rates 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. $16.00 Per Student

Chaperones are $9 each.
Teachers are FREE!

*Base price before extra activities

Ask about special transportation prices from Brooks Transportation

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Meets Social Science Content Standards 4.3, 4.3.3, 4.3.5,4.4,4.4.2,4.4.3,4.4.4

Meets Earth Science Content Standards (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b and 5c); Investigation and Experimentation (6a)

Reserve your classes trip today or call 661-257-0266


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