Planning Your Visit


Chaperones provide critical support during field trips; they even work alongside museum staff to oversee the activities. Prior to your visit, make chaperones aware of their importance. Also, due to insurance regulations, we cannot allow siblings or children not registered in your class to attend the program.


History Park has several picnic tables and lawn areas to enjoy your lunches.

Buses and Parking

For all school programs please plan on arriving 10 minutes early to unload.

If you are attending a program at History Park:
Buses and cars should unload at the Museum’s group entrance located at 1650 Senter Road. Museum staff will greet your group and provide parking passes to all drivers.

If you are attending a program at the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site:
If traveling by bus, unload at the entrance of the historic sites on W. St. John Street. If traveling by car, park at the Market and San Pedro Square Garage at 45 N. Market Street.

If you are attending History Detectives:
Buses and cars should unload at the parking lot entrance near the Collection Center at 1661 Senter Road (across the street from History Park).

Cancellation and Rescheduling

If you are unable to keep the date you reserved, please email us at as soon as possible to reschedule. Should you choose to cancel your school program, your deposit is non-refundable. In case of inclement weather, we reserve the right to cancel your school program and will notify you as soon as possible. We will make every effort to reschedule your visit.


Museum Education Staff is happy to answer any questions you may have. Call 408.918.1040 or email

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