Connecting kids with nature through farm based environmental education programs.

At Connolly Ranch, kids and families learn about farm life, the role of farm animals, ecology and sustainability, and an appreciation for nature. We teach organic gardening, the sources and benefits of healthy foods and an understanding of how nature works to sustain us. The 12 acre ranch is located just west of downtown Napa.


Second Saturdays
An educational playtime for all ages now available starting April 12, 2014

Little Farmers: parent and child class (ages 0-4)
Playday on the Farm:drop-off program (ages 4-12)
Sustainable Living Series: workshops for adults


Spring Break Camp (ages 3-12): SOLD OUT
March 24-28: Spring Break Camp

Summer Camp Registration (5-12):
June 16 -20: Life on the Farm
June 23-27: Farm to Table
June 30 – July 3: Life on the Farm
July 7-11: Art Exploration
July 14-18: Life on the Farm
July 21-25: Art Exploration
July 28-August 1: Farm to Table
Aug 4-8: Life on the Farm
June 16-August 6: Ecology Play Camp (EPiC) – 2 days/week

Preschool Classes (ages 0-6):
Sounds of Silence (ages 0-2) – Parent and child class
Nature’s Play (ages 2-3) – Parent and child class
Fun Family Fridays (ages 1-6) – Parent and child class
Earthlings Playschool (ages 3-5) – 2 days/week


Click to see a short video about
Connolly Ranch.

Click to see a video of one family's experience at Connolly Ranch. The video was produced a few years ago when Connolly Ranch was still a program of the Land Trust.


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Connolly Ranch has programs year-round for kids and families to experience life on the farm:

- School Field Trips
- Year Round Preschool Programs
- Summer Camps
- Adult education beekeeping

The ranch is not generally open to the public, however we do open for our Family Farm Day (June) and our Harvest Festival (October).

Private field trips to Connolly Ranch are available. The cost is between $100 and $350 depending on the number of children, time involved, activities, etc. Call 707-224-1894 to inquire.

To visit our partner, Master Gardners, click here to learn about their programs.


Support Connolly Ranch through our community sponsors:

- Goosecross wines benefiting Connolly Ranch
- Napa Organics benefiting Connolly Ranch

To become a community sponsor, send an email to:


From Highway 29 in Napa:

Exit at First Steet / Brown's Valley Road. Go west on Browns Valley Road approximately one mile. Connolly Ranch is on the corner of Brown's Valley Road and Thompson Avenue. Enter the ranch on Thompson Avenue.