Youth & Family Programs

Family Field Trips

Filoli is now offering households staff-led experiences in Filoli’s vast Garden and Nature Preserve. Take this unique opportunity to explore art and nature in a safe space or supplement school curriculum with a private family field trip.

Schedule a Family Field Trip

Available weekdays at start times 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

90 minute hikes and experiences

$90 for up to 6 people. Your family may explore Filoli on your own before and after the tour. All Family Field Trips must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance and are subject to availability.

Plein Air Art Exploration

Experience the beauty and tranquility of Filoli while learning to paint plein air, or "in the open air". It is an exhilarating and one-of-a-kind experience to be immersed in art and nature in Filoli's formal Garden and Nature Presreve.

Nature Hike

On this 1.5 mile trek, your family will visit many plant communities on the Estate only accessible with a staff guide, including the newt pond, redwood groves, and oak woodlands. Learn how plants and animals interact in surprising and important ways.

Patterns in the Garden

Children love playing with patterns! Filoli's historic Garden provides abundant examples of natural and human-made patterns: the shapes of shrubs in the formal garden; time observed in the sundial; and sound patterns made by birds.