The California Trail Interpretive Center is excited to host your next field trip! Our free education programs follow Nevada Education and Common Core Standards. Programs are offered year-round. Plan on a minimum of 1 1/2 hours for staff-led programs.

Program itinerary:
Introduction – 15 minutes
Staff-led hands-on stations – 1 hour total
Wrap-up 10 minutes
In addition to staff-led programs, classes may partake in self-guided tours of the exhibits, outside encampments, and the Donner Theater, either prior to or following staff-led programs. Allow 40 minutes for these activities.


Outdoor programs will be held during cold, non-rainy weather. Please make sure students are dressed appropriately -coat, hat, gloves, warm shoes.

In the event of rain, outdoor programs will be substituted with an indoor program.

All programs are subject to change without notice.

For more information, please contact Thomas Valencia at, or call 775-738-1849.

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