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Photography Day

A guest taking a photo


Saturday, September 15
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a day of photography workshops in Iowa’s largest outdoor classroom! Attend classes with local photography, videography, and multimedia experts. Practice your skills as you capture stunning images of our scenic gardens, grounds, and buildings. Catch the action at a historic baseball game at 1:30pm. Amateurs as well as professionals are encouraged to attend. All workshops are included with admission price to Living History Farms.

Don’t forget to bring your camera (and bring your flash if you have one)!


Photography day attendees listen to instructor


Avoid long lines and purchase your tickets and lunch in advance!

Tickets available online August 9, 2018 at 10am – September 13, 2018 at noon. Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors open at 8:30am and the first classes begin at 9:15am. Event takes place rain or shine. No refunds.

  • One Day Pass (Adult 13+) $15.75
  • One Day Pass (Child 2-12) $9.00
  • Two Day Pass (Adult 13+) $25.00*
  • Living History Farm Members Free**

* Two Day Passes allow you to visit on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 at a discounted rate, to practice your photography skills and visit the Farms. Classes will be on Saturday only.

** Members, register  for express check-in at the event. You may also add a pre-purchased lunch, catered by Hy-Vee to your registration.  



Pre-order your lunch for Photography Day, catered by Hy-Vee for $9.00. Includes marinated grilled chicken breast sandwich with condiments, macaroni salad side, bag of chips, and bottled water or soda. Lunches purchased day of will be $9.50, and availability cannot be guaranteed. Add your lunch order to your ticket purchase. Other lunch options:

  • Have lunch at Living History Farms’ Summer Kitchen Snack Shop
  • Bring a picnic lunch
  • Leave the museum for lunch and return (just keep your admission sticker!)


Volunteer Instructors

We are seeking volunteer instructors to be a part of our Photography Day event on Saturday, September 15, 2018. If you’re interested in helping us make this a great event, please fill out this form to tell us more about yourself and your area(s) of expertise.

Photo Day Instructor Interest Form



Interested in presenting your business to event attendees? Vendors are encouraged to bring photography, videography, and multimedia products for attendees to test-drive and purchase, and to promote photography related products or services. There is no cost to be a vendor, but space is limited. Please fill out the form below to let us know about your business.

Photo Day Vendor Interest Form