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Early California History Day

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Knott's Berry Farm Student and Youth Groups Early California History Day
Knott's Berry Farm Student and Youth Groups Early California History Day

Early California History Day

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Early California History Day

February 12, 2020

Step back in time as we travel through California’s early years, and let Knott's Berry Farm be your classroom for a day. This is a special day at Knott's Berry Farm geared towards 4th-grade students studying California History.

Mission Model History

Guidelines for Mission Building Contest

Knott's Berry Farm Early California History Day will hold a mission building contest. Medals will be given to the most authentic and most creative mission. Students may drop off their missions at the Boardwalk Ballroom between 10 am and 12 pm. Contest winners will be announced at 3 pm. Call 714.220.5166 or email for any questions.


  • Missions must be constructed prior to arriving at Knott's Berry Farm
  • The mission must be a replica of one of California’s 21 missions.
  • Maximum number of members per team: 2
  • Dimensions: 3’x 3‘ (maximum)
  • Students may use any type of building materials
  • Missions must include: student name, teacher name, name of school and name of the mission
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Bus Parking Information


Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Parking

Heading southbound on Beach Boulevard, please stay in the left-hand lane and make a left turn on La Palma Avenue, a right turn on Stanton Avenue and a right turn on Crescent Avenue. At Beach Boulevard, make a right turn to head northbound, the entry ramp for the parking lot will be on the right-hand side.

Parking cost * $25.00 per bus/* $ 20.00 per auto. If buses are dropping off students, follow directions given by our Traffic Department on Grand Avenue. Buses will not be allowed to drop off in front of Main Gate. Please note that buses parked in the surrounding businesses’ parking lots or neighborhoods may be towed.

Bus Driver Park Admission

Bus drivers can present their commercial driver’s license at our Guest Relations window to receive a courtesy park admission ticket for the day.

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

Inclement Weather

Please note: In the event of inclement weather or unscheduled maintenance, certain rides may not be available. Programs, venues, dates, and fees are subject to change and/or cancellation.