Photo of student panning for gold. Students get hands-on lessons in early California history by panning for gold.

4th Grade History

Sly Park’s California History Program allows students to learn history through experiential education. Our California-credentialed teachers guide your students through our many activities designed to maximize your time and peak student interest.

  • Students are engaged with our Cedar Bark House and enjoy Native American Story Telling in our Planetarium and Native American Interpretive Center.

  • Students enjoy gold panning and grinding rocks at Park Creek.

  • Students hike and explore on the Park Creek and Mormon Emigrant Trails.