Tours And Field Trips
Make your visit historic!
Offer your tour group or students a unique visit to The Kern County Museum. Self-guided and docent-led tours are available to accommodate your group needs and desired experience.
(School Tour Day)
California History Day
Friday, February 21st | Thursday, April 2nd | 9:00 am check-in
Step back in time to the first European explorers to visit this area and the settlers that followed them. Enjoy guided tours of some of our exhibits and educational hands on stations that focus on California history. This tour has been specifically designed to support the 4th grade student’s learning of our state’s early history. However, the education provided on this day can cross over to other grade standards. No minimum or maximum participants required.
(School Tour Day)
Living History Day
Friday, March 27th, 2020 | 9:00 am check-in
Join us as we learn about the chores, crafts, and fun that made up life on the frontier. Trained docents will lead tours in some historic buildings and educational hands on stations that focus on westward expansion. This tour has been specifically designed to support the 5th grade student’s learning. However, the education provided on this day can cross over to other grade standards. No minimum or maximum participants required.
Native American Life
Experience the Native American Life’s religious beliefs, customs, and how they adapted to their natural environment. The Native American Life artifacts are presented in a lecture accompanied by an acorn grinding. Maximum: 100
Black Gold: The Oil Experience
This indoor and outdoor exhibition tells the story of oil, from its formation, through its discovery and many extraction techniques, to its ultimate use throughout our lives. Enjoy a guided tour by trained docents with profound knowledge in the oil industry. Maximum: 45
Tour inside three prominent historical family homes. The beautiful two-story Victorian style 1891 Howell House, the early 1900’s, Lopez family and Hill family house, and the Metcalf House. Get an up close and personal tour of their history and lifestyle lead by a trained docent. Not conducted during summer. Maximum: 36
A costumed docent will take you on a journey back to the 1880s. An hour of “class time” in the historic Norris School provides an opportunity for your group to learn about the lessons, customs, and manners of the 1880s. Not conducted during summer. Maximum: 52
Lori Brock Discovery Center
This self-guided tour features discovery of science through hands on play. Maximum: 100
(Self-guided OR Guided Tour)
Explore 16 acres of 50 genuine and recreated structures of Kern County History. Maximum for Guided Tour: 60
California History Day and Living History Day (School Tour Day)
- 2 1/2 hours duration
- No minimum or maximum.
- 1 adult per 5-10 children recommended.
- $8 per child/student (age 5-12)
- Chaperones/teachers are free for this tour.
We have many schools across Kern County who utilize our museum for educational learning and experiences. Please consider donating to a school in need so that we may reach all students, no matter the circumstance.