CURRENT HOURS: Open Oct. 18, 9am-4pm | Open Oct. 17-27 for Family Halloween: Thur/Fri/Sun 5:30-8:30pm; Sat 3:30-8:30pm

Member Benefits

family at the 1900 farmYour membership supports Living History Farms’ mission to educate, entertain and connect people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences.


Membership Includes:

  • General admission for one year.
  • Free admission to special events including Independence Day, Historic Baseball, Grain Harvest, Applefest, Pioneer Wedding, Ioway Culture Day, Victorian Funeral and more.
  • Free Member Morning events offered monthly May-October. Limited quantity; reserve early.
  • Monthly member updates in Friends of the Farms newsletter, with trivia and prizes.
  • Option to add memberships to the Blank Park Zoo and Science Center of Iowa. Visit for details.


Member discounts at Living History Farms:

    • MarketPlace Museum Store – 10% off
    • Snack Shop – 10% offchildren help farmer in fields
    • Historic Skills Classes – 15% off
    • Day Camp – 15% off
    • Historic Dinners – % off varies with dinner selected
    • Living History Farms rental facilities – 10% off
    • Discounted admission for select special events including
      Family Easter, Halloween, and Christmas.


Members-Only Advance Registration:

  • Day Camp
  • Historic Dinners
  • Historic Skills Classes


Member discounts from our Community Partners:

  • Hotel Renovo – 10% off
  • Machine Shed Restaurant – 10% off
  • Spaghetti Works Des Moines – 20% off for up to 6 guests


Reciprocal Agreements:


Purchase or renew your membership here


Questions? Check out our FAQ, email, or call 515-278-5286 x158.