Students can learn a lot at local Oxnard, Crops and Critters. You can tour the ranch, a strawberry farm and enjoy tame farm animals like never before. Visitors can then visit the Historic Farm Park where they can see the types of machines and equipments that have been used over the years, seeing how machinery has evolved for ranchers and farmers over time.
The animals found here are retired 4-H animals or they were impounded and in need of homes; they found the best one! This authentic environment allows students and visitors alike an experience like never before. The McGrath Ranch is one of the oldest in the county and helps educate others on all things ranching and farming.
In addition, students can learn about a wide variety of things from the past including:
- How food was stored without refrigeration
- Daily transportation
- Barbers being ‘dentists’
- Saloons being a meeting place for villagers
- Crimes offenders could be jailed for
- And more!
This isn’t just a farm on display for visitors to see. It’s an actual working farm. Students can see how crops are planted and harvested, learn about the different animals and their individual needs and requirements, learn more about the history of Ventura County farms and they’re still vital in this day and age.
Locals and visitors alike have enjoyed Crops and Critters for many reasons. Unlike a petting zoo, kids can safely interact with tame farm animals and make long lasting memories. Both adults and children are going to take away some great information and a great memory after visiting this local attraction.
When scheduling you can choose from a 1.5 or 2 hour tour and also notify the owners of any special considerations you may have, like wheel chair access. You’ll definitely want to take your camera to capture the fun moments between your kids and the farm animals. Goats, pigs, rabbits and more are just some of the animals you’ll see.
Families can visit Crops and Critters on their own; it doesn’t have to be a school function for the kids to take advantage of this great learning opportunity. More family fun can be had by clicking here or visiting an event or function at this local Complex in Oxnard.
Crops and Critters
5011 W Gonzales Rd, Oxnard, CA 93036