• Earth Night

    Earth Night

    Celebrating Art, Music, Movement and Nature

  • UC Master Gardeners

    UC Master Gardeners

    Learn more about our partner

  • Field Trips

    Field Trips!

    Pre-K – 6th grade and nonprofit groups serving children

  • Register for Programs

    Register Today

    Seasonal Camps, Preschool classes, Weekend Programs

Earth Night

Earth Night at Connolly Ranch
Saturday, April 25th from 5pm – 10pm
All ages welcome!
Tickets are $30 adult/$15  children under 14/Free for toddlers age 2 and under

It’s the Earth Day afterparty! Enjoy a rare opportunity to put on your boots and dance under the stars at Connolly Ranch in Napa. Celebrate art, music, movement and nature with live music, farm tours, yoga classes, dance performances, star-gazing and moonlit nature walks for an evening of fun for all ages. Delicious food and wine will be available for purchase during the event.  Onsite childcare available. Proceeds support Connolly Ranch’s community and educational programs.

Recycled Art Workshop

Recycled Art Workshop Series
Farm Animal Art Installation (ages 9-16)
April 4, 11 & 18, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $25 per session

Local artist Tom Walker will lead children in a series of four art workshops culminating with the unveiling of a life-size farm animal art installation made by the kids with recycled materials and found objects. Walker focuses on creating eco-gentle work by utilizing green practices and repurposed materials and on helping others realize their artistic visions. The installation will take place at Connolly Ranch’s inaugural Earth Night celebration on April 25. Sign up for two or more sessions and receive two free tickets to Earth Night!

Summer Camp Registration!

Summer Camp Registration – NOW OPEN
Multiple camps for ages 3-13
June – August 2015

Summer camps at Connolly Ranch offer enticing opportunities for kids to unplug and tune in to the natural world. To keep things fresh, each week brings new topics for ever-changing exploration and fun. New this summer are camps for ages 3-5 (Junior Farmers) and 9-13 (Connolly Ranch Stewards)! Campers will grow, learn and play through creative, hands-on projects, developmentally appropriate activities, hikes, crafts, games, gardening, cooking and more.

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.

Camps
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.

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

Mission

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.