• After-School Program

    NEW! After-School Program

  • Second Saturday

    Second Saturdays

    Every second Saturday of the month, programs for ages 3-13

  • Harvest Festival
  • Register for Programs

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    Seasonal Camps, Preschool classes, Weekend Programs

  • UC Master Gardeners

    UC Master Gardeners

    Learn more about our partner


CONNOLLY RANCH’S 2015 ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL was a day of fun and outdoor adventures for almost 1,100 visitors!

Kids and adults spent our biggest visitors’ day ever at Connolly Ranch! They met the farm animals, visited the gardens, hiked on the woodland trail, planted trees, watched birds, or just relaxed, pulling up a straw bale and having a picnic in the grove. This FREE special event was held in partnership with local community nonprofits. We thank them, Judd’s Hill (donated wine), The Model Bakery (donated cookies) and our visitors for a memorable day!



November 23-25, 2015

Fall brings cool mornings, bright orange pumpkins, campfires and so much more. Come play and learn with us during your fall break!

Junior Farmers: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ages 3 – 5

Life on the Farm: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 5 – 9

Connolly Ranch Stewards: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 9 – 13

Register here!



Ecology Play Club (EPiC)
After-school program
Grades: 1-5
Wednesdays 12 – 5 pm, beginning Sept 2

After school on early release Wednesday is a great opportunity for kids to explore nature, be active, experience farm-life and also get some homework done. During Ecology Play Club (EPiC) students will enjoy fun, hands-on activities that strive to cultivate children’s connection to the environment, inspiring a genuine understanding of how and why we promote clean, healthy habitats for all living things.
Register here for sessions throughout the entire school year and check out discounts!

What we do

Preschool Programs

Connolly Ranch preschool programs provide nature-based, tactile, interactive and experiential activities that promote age-appropriate growth and development for young children in the Napa Valley.

Children’s Programs
Connolly Ranch offers classic early childhood education in an alternative play-based format fall, winter, spring and summer, and all programs operate rain or shine. Some programs are drop-in, while others run as part of a series.

Adult Programs
Connolly Ranch presents sustainable living workshops on the second Saturday of each month, featuring experts on organic gardening, beekeeping, composting and canning.

Family Programs
Connolly Ranch offers variety of farm-based environmental education programs, including Sounds of Silence, Nature’s Play and Fun Family Fridays, that provide perfect a fun way to spend time with your little one. Walk-in Wednesdays are the ideal opportunity for the whole family to enjoy time at the Ranch.

Our one-week day camps change weekly (Life on the Farm, Art Exploration, Farm-to-Table Cooking and Ecology Play), so children may attend more than one camp and learn different things each week. Camps are also offered during spring and winter break. Our new one-day School Holiday Playdays provide fun activities that brighten any holiday.

Field Trips
Connolly Ranch offers engaging, hands-on educational programs designed to meet California state standards for each grade level. Watch as science, language arts, history, physical education and nutrition come to life while your students are having fun learning.

Upcoming Events

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At Connolly Ranch, kids and families learn about farm life, the role of animals, ecology, sustainability, and an appreciation for nature. We teach organic gardening, the sources and benefits of healthy foods and knowledge of how nature works to sustain us. Connolly Ranch serves over 5,000 kids each year through preschool programs, seasonal camps and field trips, serving many underserved schools.

With a mission of connecting kids and families to nature through farm-based education, Connolly Ranch aims to encourage the next generation of environmental stewards.