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    Free Dairy Exhibits at the XIT Museum in Dalhart, Texas 

    Free Cheese Tour In Hilmar, California
    Learn how cheese is made. Tour our Visitor Center in Hilmar, California (4 miles off Highway 99 in Turlock), and explore interactive, hands-on exhibits about cows, dairies and cheesemaking. Watch Daisy's moooovie. See employees package the "big cheese" - 640-pound crates of cheese.
     
    Free Admission and Hours
    Self-guided tours of our California Visitor Center are available anytime. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. A fun family adventure. The upstairs exhibit area may be closed Saturday or Sunday after 11:30 a.m. for private events.  

    The Visitor Center is closed on New Year's Day, Easter Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

     Free Guided Visitor Center Tours
    Weekend Tours - 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The upstairs viewing windows and exhibits are subject to closure for special events after 11:30 a.m. until closing.

    Summer Weekday Tours - June - August. Free Guided tours of the Visitor Center offered Monday through Friday at 11 a.m and 1 p.m.

    Family Fun Ice Cream Activity - See dates below for these fun 11 am tours 
    Come create (and eat) your own ice cream. Take the tour followed by the ice cream activity. Join the fun as you "shake, rattle and roll" to create your own homemade individual frozen dairy dessert. Fun for all ages, especially those "young at heart." 

    • Spring break - Monday through Friday
    • Summer tours - June - August, Monday through Friday except July 4 (closed)
    • Thanksgiving hoiday - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday before Thanksgiving and on Black Friday afterward
    • Holiday tours - the week of Christmas and week of New Year's Day.
    • 11 a.m. tour only 
    • $3.00 per participant
    • Sign in at the Peet's Espresso counter at 10:45 a.m.
    • Tour begins at 11 a.m. followed by ice cream activity
    • Reservations recommended for groups of 10 or more, please call 209.656.1196

    Holiday Extravaganza - Enjoy shopping in a beautiful winter wonderland filled with delightful gifts, cheese baskets and packages for everyone. Special events are planned during this time. Check our calendar of events for the schedule.

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