School Tours

Looking for a memorable and meaningful field trip for your students? Our 60-90 minute school tours are led by an experienced docent who will ensure a rich learning experience. Tours are $70.00 per class/group of up to 30 students and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance by phone or by using this form. Guided tours are available Mondays through Fridays. Please call the Education Department at (510) 581-0223 ext. 161 for more information.

Sponsored Tours as well as Scholarships are available for school tours only; please be sure to read through all guidelines before proceeding.

Sponsorship Policies & Procedures
Scholarship Policies & Procedures

MCCONAGHY HOUSE 3rd/5th Grade Tour

Take your students back into the late 19th and early 20th centuries at the McConaghy House. This 1888 farm house offers a glimpse into the daily lives of a middle class family. Students can explore furniture, decorations, entertainment, and cooking that was customary from the Victorian era into the 1930's. Discover how the past differs from the present - everything from corsets to chamber pots. The field trip includes an interactive experience inside Archie's Playroom and old-fashioned games outside. 

Time: 1.5 hours  |  Grades: 3-5

MCCONAGHY HOUSE kindergarten/1st Grade TOUR

This tour experience for younger visitors lets your students experience McConaghy House with their senses – dance in the guest parlor, juice oranges outside, make butter, explore the kitchen and spend time in Archie’s Playroom!

Time: 1 hour  |  Grades: K - 1

MCConaghy House Day of the Dead Tour

This tour uses historic McConaghy House as a backdrop to explore the traditions and history of Dia de los Muertos, with a focus on family, respect and remembrance. Students will learn about the pre-Colombian roots of the Day of the Dead celebration, as well as some of the symbols and imagery still used in modern ofrendas. Tour concludes with a hands-on craft.

Time: 1.5 hours  |  Grades: 3-5


Discover downtown Hayward’s multicultural history through the eyes of four children who once lived in the area. This trip through time features children’s personal stories, historic photos, storefronts, civic buildings, and a walk along the Hayward Fault.

Time: 1.5 hours  |  Grades: 3-5

Ohlone History & CUlture In-class Presentation

One of our trained docents will come to your classroom to give a hands-on presentation about California’s first peoples. This presentation highlights traditional Ohlone lifeways and use of resources, including demonstrations using reproduction artifacts, and explores themes of change and continuity through the present day. Students will end by playing a traditional game.

Time: 1 hour  |  Grades: 2-5



You tell us! We are always looking for ways to improve our educational programs. Your feedback is crucial in providing outstanding service. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey.