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Agricultural & Rural Life Museum – San Lorenzo Park

Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum has acquired, preserved and interpreted artifacts, equipment and buildings relating to the County’s agricultural heritage. A restored farmhouse, one room school, blacksmith shop and King City’s train depot allows visitors and school children to take a step back in time. Exhibits in the barn trace the development of Monterey County agriculture from Mission Days to the present. The fascinating history of irrigation is recounted in the History of Irrigation Building. Outdoor displays of farm equipment are reminders of how crops were sown and harvested in years past. The museum gives tours for grade school students and their teachers in the spring and fall from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Please call Sharon Turner at (831) 386-0965.

Environmental Education Program – Toro Park
Environmental education fieldtrips are available for grades 1 through 4 between February and May at the Toro Park Environmental Center. Three programs are available including Ohlone Lore and Traditions, Ravenous Raptors and Dinners and Diners. All programs including hiking in oak woodlands and an accessible trail are available. For more information on reservations call 755-4895.

Annual Eagle Watch Tours – Lake San Antonio

Tours for school groups are seasonal and are available in January and February on Wednesday and Thursdays only from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and start from the launch ramp by the Lake San Antonio South Shore Resort Store.

Class Picnics
School groups are welcome to picnic at Toro and Royal Oaks Parks Monday through Friday based upon availability.

Monterey County Parks Dept.
General Correspondence
168 W. Alisal St., 2nd Floor
Salinas, Ca 93901
831.755.4899 (Reservations)
831.755.4895 (Business)
888.588.2267 (Toll Free)

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