Our Programs

The Museum’s exhibition program provides opportunities for students to experience many of California mandated educational requirements. Free downloads are available for teachers to prepare students for their educational experiences within the Museum.

Two-week advance notice is required for all tours and outreaches. School Tour days are: 
Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Special tour dates and times are available upon request. Please call (909) 395-2510 for more information and ask for the Curator of Education.

Ontario History on the Go!

An exciting one-hour program can be brought to your classroom! Ontario History on the Go is an educational local history program about the founding and early history of the City of Ontario from the substantial to the early substantial.

History comes alive in your classroom through a Museum educator or docent’s interpretation of hands-on teaching materials including historic photographs, artifacts, and games. Included in this outreach program is a packet of follow-up activities for your class. A school may reserve more than one session per day when scheduling outreach programs.

School Field Trips

All field trips include a docent-led tour of the Museum’s permanent local history exhibitions, temporary special exhibits, a hands-on craft, or other learning activities. Advanced materials include teacher background materials, student worksheets and helpful hints for a successful field trip.

Email [email protected] to request a docent led tour.

The Field Trips & Education Programs brochure provides an overview of the Museum’s exhibitions for the school year and information on how to schedule and prepare for a successful field trip. The 2017-2018 edition is below! To receive a copy, send a request to [email protected] or call (909) 395-2510. We hope to see you at the museum soon!

Field Trips & Education Programs

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Become a Docent!

The Ontario Museum of History and Art is looking for people who enjoy local, regional and California History, as well as Art History and appreciation. The cornerstone of the docent program will be learning information to lead tours through the museum’s two permanent exhibits, “Road Ways” and “Gem of the Foothills.” 

Training topics will vary each week giving the docents a broad view of the information needed to conduct fun and successful tours. If you have a friendly, enthusiastic character and are willing to speak to groups of people, particularly children and young people, this program is for you!

Training sessions will take place at the museum beginning in May of each year. Program completion is expected in June of each year with a docent graduation. Training sessions will meet on the first three Wednesdays of each month from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Museum’s Council Chamber.

Please call (909) 395-2510  for more information!