A historic working farm is the perfect place for children to learn while having fun. We have developed two types of field trips at our farm that students love.
- Each fall over 6,000 local students visit our farm for a hayride to the pumpkin patch and a trip to the fun hands-on activity area. The Fall field trip is geared for pre-school age children through first grade.
- Each spring we offer hands-on educational field trips geared for children from first through fifth grade.
FALL FIELD TRIPS
Please contact us if you would like more info concerning fall field trips.
Each class must have 20 minimum paying customers to 30 maximum paying customers. Class numbers should include one teacher.
Available each week day in October, by appointment only.
9:30-11:00 or 11:30-1:00
$6 per student and parent (teachers free)
- Crazy Maze
- Activity Centers
- Grain Troughs
- Hayride to the pumpkin patch, where everybody gets a pumpkin!
Open Mondays in October (1-29), 9:00 - noon.
No reservations required, self-guided. $6 for children and adults, ages 2-65. Pumpkins are extra, prices vary. Check the Pumpkins page for a list of activities.
SPRING FIELD TRIPS
- Appointments available in April and May
- $6 per student and parent (teachers free)
- Two class minimum (15 students per class minimum)
We have developed twelve exciting centers for you to choose from. The number of centers you choose depends on the number of classes you bring. If you bring five classes, you may rotate through five centers. Each center lasts about 30 minutes.
- Archeology - Students carefully dig through layers of dirt to discover bones and arrow points as they learn about the pre-historic sites on the farm.
- Architecture - Students will discover how the older buildings on the farm were constructed. Teams will build with Lincoln logs and learn about old tools.
- Mapping Skills - Each class will be divided into groups and given a map, compass, and directions, which they must follow to retrieve items of nature.
- Bug Hunting - Each class will be divided into small groups and sent out with tools to collect and identify live bugs.
- Planting - Students will view growing plants and learn about the different parts. Each child will plant a seed in a cup to keep.
- Math on the Farm - Students will help figure the cost of farm projects.
- Pizza Fun - Learn of the role of today's farm through one of America's favorite foods.
- Obstacle Course - Large motor skills will be tested as students climb, jump, run, and have fun on the farm.
- Hayride - Take a hayride through the farm and feed the cows while learning of the importance of a farm in today's society.
- Nature Trail - Walk through open fields and wooded areas by the West Harpeth River and discover how the earth recycles itself.
- Tennessee Grains - Learn about corn, wheat, and soybeans and where you'll find them in the grocery. Do you know what grains are found in crayons?
- Centers Barn - A hands-on activity area for younger students.