CURRENT HOURS: Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–4p.m.

Field Trip Checklist

Follow this checklist to ensure a successful field trip visit!

Review our curriculum connections to learn how Living History Farms tours and programs support the Iowa Core social studies standards.

Learning Excursions curriculum connections
Exploration Programs curriculum connectionsbutter churn

  Select your preferred date, with at least 2-3 alternatives. (Thursdays and Fridays fill quickly.)

  Receive approval from your administrator and confirm that transportation is available. Please note, we cannot hold a date while you work on these details.

  Determine if your school is paying for admission, or if you need to apply for grants. You may pay with a credit card, purchase order, or check from your school or organization. For questions about payment, contact our finance department at

  Review the amount of time required for your preferred tour. The longer you stay, the more you can see.

  Complete a request for a reservation form online. You will receive an email stating that your request has been received. This is not a confirmation of your reservation date or time; it is only confirmation that the request has been received.

Learning Excursion Field Trip Request Form
Exploration Program Field Trip Request Form

√  Your reservation will be confirmed within 5 business days via email once we have confirmed your date is available. This email will confirm the date, time and program/tour choice, as well as any other details. Don’t see it? Check your spam folder.

  Approximately 3 weeks prior to your visit, you will receive a leader’s guide with necessary and helpful information for your tour or program. Please share this information with all of the teachers/leaders attending.

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