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Program Fees

UC Elkus Ranch is an ideal outdoor classroom for your school or group! Our friendly livestock animals, gardens, historic barns and acres of open space provide the perfect setting for students to connect with nature and learn about environmental stewardship. Day and overnight educational programs are available and a pricing breakdown is listed below. As a certified 501(c)3 nonprofit, we strive to keep our prices affordable for all groups.

Class in chicken coop
Class in chicken coop


  • Preschool: 2 hour ranch tour program (typically 9:30am-11:30am)
    • $8 per person (children and adults), no charge for teachers

  • Kindergarten - 12th Grade:  3 hour ranch tour program (10am-1pm)
    • $10.00 per student, no charge for teachers and adult chaperones.

  • Lunch at the Ranch (2nd-8th grades): 4 hour nutrition program (9:30am-1:30pm)
    • $20 per person (children and adults). No charge for teacher or first 6 adult chaperones.
  • Overnight Program:  (10am-10am)
    • $40.00/student. No charge for adults
      • Morning educational program (10am-12:30pm)
      • Afternoon ranch chores (1:00-3:00pm)
      • Departure at 10am the following day
  • Non-school educational programs (scouts, 4-H, etc.)
    • $15.00 per child. No charge for adult chaperones.

A minimum charge of $100 applies to all programs.

Please contact us if your group requests a time frame outside of the program times listed above.  

Contact Leslie Jensen to schedule your field trip today!
Call (650) 712-3151 or email LKJensen@ucanr.edu