Family Farm Fun!
All remaining Family Farm Fun! programs have been canceled due to the resurgence of COVID in the region. We will return to virtual programs shortly. Please watch for announcements when we will present our virtual program schedule.
See schedule below
Parents are encouraged to bring their young children to The Farmers’ Museum on Tuesday and Thursday mornings this July and August for a new educational program, Family Farm Fun! Each day, kids explore the Museum’s historic village and working farm, meet new friends, and make lasting memories. Stories, songs, special guests, games, and craft activities will impart a sense of our rural heritage and the bountiful natural and cultural resources we enjoy. While best suited for children ages 4–8, children of all ages will find enrichment in this program.
Parents and children meet in the Louis C. Jones Center in the Museum’s Main Barn at 11:00 a.m. Appropriate dress is recommended for the weather, as each program will include a guided walk through the Museum grounds. The program will end at approximately 12:30 p.m. We encourage parents to RSVP by registering via Eventbrite or by contacting Michelle Bosma, Manager of Youth Programs (email [email protected] or telephone 607-547-1414). This program is provided free of cost to museum members and retired career military. Non-members will be charged for regular museum admission. Through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five family members are admitted free, through the Blue Star Museum program.
COVID-19 Guidelines: Vaccinated visitors are no longer required to wear face masks either indoors or outdoors. Unvaccinated visitors must continue to wear face masks while inside buildings.
Family Farm Fun! Schedule (Subject to change pending severe weather):
August 10th & August 12th – Become familiar with elements of the wild landscapes that surround us. On Tuesday, August 10th, we will read Wild Tracks! A Guide to Nature’s Footprints by Jim Arosky and create wild bird mobiles. On Thursday, August 12th, we will embark on a scavenger hunt to identify the wilderness of weeds, mammals, birds, and bugs throughout the museum, and we will finish with an historic children’s game.
August 17th & August 19th – How do farmers help us to grow? Discover the many types of American farmers and the foods that they produce. Gain a sense of traditional American cuisine. On Tuesday, August 17th, we will read Farm by Ned Halley and create a fruity flower food craft. On Thursday, August 19th, we will embark on a scavenger hunt to identify foods produced by our farmers and their families throughout the museum, and we will finish with an historic children’s game.