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Fall Barnyard Readers

squashHarvest and Holidays

The seasons are changing on the farms, and so are the routines! Once again, it’s time for fall on the farms! Our Fall Barnyard Readers programs focus on the harvest routines and holiday traditions of living on a farm. Together with your 3, 4, or 5-year old, gather to read a book or two about the featured theme, then board a tractor-drawn cart (in September & October) or a horse-drawn wagon (in November & December, weather permitting) for a ride to the farm.

At the farm, learn more about the theme you’ve just read about, and participate in hands-on activities. Reminder, dress for the weather, as the program takes place both indoors and outside.

 

kids with applesSchedule of Programs

Programs occur once a month September-December on Wednesdays from 10:00am-11:30am.

September 18, 2019 – Apples
October 16, 2019 – Pumpkins and Squash
November 20, 2019 – Thanksgiving on the Farm
December 18, 2019 – Christmas on the Farm

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 (September and October) or the Conference Center (November and December) to begin the program.

September and October:

  • Introductions; stories, crafts, activities
  • Restroom break; walk to tractor carts and travel to the farm
  • Activity at the farm
  • Board tractor cart and return to Visitor Center
  • Depart

horse drawn wagon drops off visitors in the 1900 farm barnyardNovember and December:

  • Introductions, do activity
  • Horse and wagon ride to 1900 Farm (weather permitting)
  • Read story, tour house and barnyard
  • Back to the Conference Center; activities and crafts
  • Depart

 

Registration Info

Program Policies

Please read over all of the following information before registering for this program.

Policies: Please read our program policies, including the cancellation policy, program info, and more.
Fall Barnyard Readers Program Policies

 

Tickets

  • Members receive a discount! Not a member? Purchase or renew your membership today!
  • Registration for Program Passes begins for members on August 1, 2019 at 10am.
  • Registration for Program Passes begins for non-members on August 14, 2019 at 10am.
  • Registration for individual program tickets begins for members on August 22, 2019 at 10am.
  • Registration for individual program tickets begins for non-members on September 5, 2019 at 10am.

Register for a Barnyard Readers Program

Member Non-Member
Program Pass (4 programs)
1 adult & 1 child
$58.65 $69.00
Program Pass (4 programs)
1 adult & 2 children
$85.00 $100.00
1 Program
1 adult & 1 child
(Available starting August 22 at 10am)
$19.55 $23.00
1 Program
1 adult & 2 children
(Available starting August 22 at 10am)
$28.90 $34.00

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