Summer Barnyard Readers - Living History Farms

Summer Barnyard Readers

barnyard readers

It's storytime with the animals at Living History Farms!

Do you know a 3, 4, or 5-year-old that loves stories about farm animals and living on a farm? If so, then this 90-minute reading-based, activity-filled program will be perfect for them!

Begin by reading a book or two about the day's featured animal and participate in an activity in Living History Farms' Visitor Center. Then, board a tractor-drawn cart for a ride to the animal’s home at one of the farms. Meet and interact with the animal of the day, and take a look around the barnyard. After your visit, hop back on the tractor-drawn cart for a ride back to the Visitor Center.


Programs occur from 10:00am-11:30am on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or (new!)* Saturdays.

In general, the schedule will be as follows for each individual program. Please arrive on time so the program may begin on time. Meet at the Visitor Center to begin the program.

  • Introductions; read stories and do activity at Visitor Center
  • Restroom break; walk to tractor carts and travel to the farm
  • Visit the animal of the day, and tour the barnyard
  • Board tractor cart and return to Visitor Center

With each Program Pass, you'll learn about sheep, chickens, pigs, cows, horses, oxen and wagons.

Pass 1 - Wednesdays, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/12

Pass 2 - Thursdays, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13

Pass 3 - Thursdays, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Pass 4 - NEW!* Once a month on Saturdays, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7

* After requests from working parents who were unable to come with their child during the week, we've added new monthly Saturday sessions of our Barnyard Readers Program. Thanks for helping us improve our program with your feedback!


Registration Info

Before you register, please review our program policies. Summer Barnyard Readers Policies >

Register for Barnyard Readers >

Individual Program registration opens April 12, 2017 at 10am, unless sold out.

  Member Fees Non-Member Fees
1 adult & 1 child $14.00 $17.00
1 adult & 2 children $22.00 $25.00

**If additional adults or children attend, they will be required to pay regular museum admission fees.**


Barnyard Buddies Packs

Barnyard Buddies pack
See all of the Barnyard Buddies Packs available to add on to your registration. Each pack includes an early reader book, a plush animal friend, and a candy stick.

Barnyard Buddies Packs >


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