CURRENT HOURS: Closed for touring, Open by reservation for Programs and Events

Summer Barnyard Readers

visitors interact with horseIt’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!

2020 Season Guest FAQ


Program Dates

Programs will feature different animals of the day. Over the series, you’ll learn about chickens, sheep, pigs, cows, horses, and oxen.

  • Program Pass 1: June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10
  • Program Pass 2: June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8
  • Program Pass 3: July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12, August 19


visitor petting sheep


Program Passes – Save and get 6 programs for the price of 5!

Members save 15% on Barnyard Readers Programs and have exclusive early registration. Become a member

Program Passes (6 programs)$46.75/person$55.00/person
Individual Programs$9.35/person$11.00/person

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

  • Registration for Program Passes opens March 11, 2020 for members.
  • Registration for Program Passes opens March 25, 2020 for non-members.
  • Registration for Individual Programs opens April 15, 2020, if not sold out.
  • Registration for each program closes one week before the program or one week before the first program for passes.

Register for Summer Barnyard Readers


visitors interact with oxen at the pioneer farm

Schedule of Programs

Programs occur from 10:00am-11:30am on Wednesdays or 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


Program Policies

Please read over all of the following information before requesting a reservation.

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