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!


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


visitor petting sheep

Program Dates

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

Saturdays, from 10am-11:30am:

May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18, September 1, September 8, October 6, October 20

Wednesdays from 10:30am-11:30am*:
*unless otherwise noted

June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18 (9am-10:30am and 10:30am-noon), July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22


visitors interact with oxen at the pioneer farmProgram 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



  • Registration opens April 18, 2018 at 10am.
  • Registration closes one week before the program.

Register for Summer Barnyard Readers

Member Fees Non-Member Fees
1 adult & 1 child $17.00 $22.00
1 adult & 2 children $22.00 $32.00

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


Barnyard Buddies Pack

Barnyard Buddies Packs

Add a Barnyard Buddies Pack to your registration! Each pack includes an early reader book, a plush animal friend, and a candy stick.

Barnyard Buddies Packs