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FIELD TRIPS

OFFERED ON FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER

Please Note: Homeschoolers and virtual learners are not eligible to schedule school field trips. Please schedule to attend on one of our Homeschool & Virtual Learning Days.

How to Schedule

  • Schedule your hayride time online. The hayride takes you to the pumpkin patch, where students will be able to pick a kid-sized pumpkin to take home.  

  • Decide when to arrive. Plan adequately to arrive for your hayride time. IMPORTANT: This is your field trip's only opportunity for a hayride and pumpkin. If your class doesn't arrive on time, we will move to the next scheduled hayride in the morning and unfortunately will not be able to make up your hayride. In some cases, you may want to plan some time on the farm prior to your hayride. We ask that the teacher checks their class in 30 minutes in advance of their scheduled hayride time. Field Trips are only on Fridays in October from 10:00am-1:00pm (please check availability). On average, classrooms spend 2-3 hours at the farm.

Farmstead Field Trips include:

  • Hayride to the patch where each student can pick a kid-sized pumpkin to take home (scheduled time only).

  • Navigate The MAiZE or the Mini MAiZE

  • Visit to our farm animals and honeybees

  • Play on the Corn Poppers, Feed Mill Ropes Course, Slide, and more!

  • We recommend you plan your Field Trip for 2-3 hours

  • Recommended age/grade range is Preschool-5th grade.

Pricing Information

  • $9.50/person (including tax; applies to students, teachers, parents, chaperones, siblings, etc.)

  • Must pay in a single transaction (parents, chaperones, etc. may not pay individually at Field Trip pricing).

  • Minimum of 15 people for a Field Trip (hayride seats reserved only for number you schedule).

  • No charge for children ages 2 and under

  • Annual Passes cannot be used for Field Trips

  • If you are tax exempt, provide a PRINTED copy of a completed ST-101 form that will be kept for our records.

  • Credit card preferred.

Pro Tips for Teachers!

  • Have each student bring a full water bottle marked with their name.

  • Bring an additional disposable water bottle per student (there is not a place to refill water bottles on the farm).

  • Arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to your scheduled hayride time.

  • Buses may unload students near the admission building, then please park in bus parking on the East side of the parking lot.

  • Send one person to the admissions building with a total count of students, teachers, chaperones, and siblings attending in your group. Be prepared to pay in a single transaction.

  • Remember to get a text or email receipt for your transaction!

  • Bring sharpie markers to write student names on the bottoms of their pumpkins.

  • Ask students to wear closed toed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. In October, most students will need long pants, a sweatshirt, and a coat.

PRINTABLE PRO TIPS!

Other Important Information

  • Parking Lot gates open at 9:00am on Fridays.

  • Check-in available starting at 9:30am.

  • Admission Building opens at 10:00am.

  • Seating is available for classes who wish to bring their sack lunches.

  • All attractions are open and some may have an additional charge.

  • Come prepared for an outdoor farm experience: dress weather-appropriate and bring a full water bottle.

  • Students with allergies to an outdoor environment (grass, hay, straw, bees) should be noted and appropriate precautions taken.

  • Educational materials are available for preparation and follow-up to your trip (receive the password upon scheduling a trip).

Classroom in the Corn Learning Series

Hands-on learning experiences are always best when students have been prepared for what they are about to encounter and are able to then discuss what they learned afterwards. We are pleased to offer our Classroom in the Corn learning series to make your field trip more exciting and memorable … as well as a better learning experience.

 

These Teacher Resource Guides are broken into separate grade ranges and each include: activity goals, National Curriculum Standards, preparation required, materials needed, worksheets, and step-by-step instructions.

(Upon scheduling your field trip, you will receive a password to download the curriculum.)

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