Pre-Kindergarten - Living History Farms


Learning Excursion trips for schools, home-schools and youth groups connect youth of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences. These curriculum-connected tours are based on both national and state standards in social studies, and other curriculum areas.

Animals in Action Tour

Spring 2017: May 1 - June 1 (Monday-Thursday)

Fees: $6.00 per student; Preschool - Kindergarten, 10-20 children, groups bigger than 20 will require two separate programs.

Tour Length: 1 hour, including travel time to 1900 Farm.

Description: This program is VERY popular and fills quickly. Call early to reserve your spot! Children will see and interact with animals at the 1900 Farm. As they tour the barn and barnyard, they’ll see cows, horses, pigs, sheep, and chickens in their homes on the farm.

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Animals in Action Tour



Summer schools, year-round schools, and school-affiliated summer programs, if you would like to make a reservation for the months of June, July, and August, please e-mail for details.

Schools with a traditional calendar may make reservations for the 2016-2017 school year beginning on August 1st.

Reservations made less than three weeks prior to your visit are not eligible for group tour discounts.


Information to Know

Living History Farms and the Iowa Core Curriculum

Click here to see how these tours fit into the social studies section of the Iowa Core Curriculum.

Program and Tour Policies

Click here to read the policies, including the cancellation policy, regarding scheduling a tour or program.

Living History Farms and Character Counts!

Click here to see how Character Counts at Living History Farms. Living History Farms is a Character Counts! organization. Read about the "Learner's Bill of Rights" and the "Character Counts! Museum Guidelines for Students, Teachers, and Chaperones".

Adult Chaperones

  • Free adults policy: Living History Farms allows 1 adult to come at no charge for every 10 students. The teacher counts as one of the free adults. And we always round up; so bringing 21 students allows you to bring 3 adults (the homeroom teacher + 2 others) at no charge.
  • Adult Fees: $14.00 per person Fall 2016, $14.50 per person Spring 2017
    If an adult is paying separately, they will pay the full admission fee of $15.00 (fall 2016) or $15.50 (spring 2017).
  • 1-1 associates and bus drivers: LHF always allows 1-1 associates and bus drivers to come at no charge with their students. These free adults do NOT count in the ration mentioned above.



Plan Ahead

Stick candyPre-order Worry Free Lunches

Save time and hassle by pre-ordering your lunch from Living History Farms!
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Pre-order souvenirs

Make taking home souvenirs from your visit easy, by pre-ordering stick candy, sarsaparilla, pencils and more! 
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