CURRENT HOURS: Events and Programs are cancelled thru April 30 and offices are closed; Employees are working remotely and available by phone and email.

Barnyard Readers Preschool Programs

EFFECTIVE 3/18/2020: Our March-April Barnyard Readers program is cancelled while we practice social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to follow the recommendations and guidelines provided by government and healthcare officials and make program updates accordingly.


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


girl doing crafts at Flynn MansionSpring Barnyard Readers (March-April)

Together with your 3, 4, or 5 year old, listen to the tale of Alice in Wonderland, first published in 1865, in the historic setting of the Flynn Mansion. Then tour the house and participate in hands-on crafts and activities relating to the story.

Spring Barnyard Readers


visitors interact with horse

Summer Barnyard Readers (Available May-October)

Together with your 3, 4, or 5 year old, listen to a story or two about a farm animal and participate in a special activity in the Visitor Center. Then, take a ride on our tractor-drawn cart out to the farm to see the animal of the day, and take a look around the barnyard!

Summer Barnyard Readers


horse drawn wagon drops off visitors in the 1900 farm barnyardFall Barnyard Readers (September-December)

Together with your 3, 4, or 5-year old, gather to hear a book or two about harvest routines and the holiday traditions of living on a farm. Then take a ride out to the 1900 Farm to participate in hands-on activities related to the day’s theme.

Fall Barnyard Readers