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The Farmers' Museum offers a variety of school programs to meet your instructional needs. 


Download our 2018-2019 School Programs Brochure!

Months offered: September, October, April, May
Price: $4.00/student and $9.00/additional chaperone

Months offered: October, November, December, March and April.
Price: $6.00/student and $9.00/additional chaperone

Months offered: May and June.
Price: $6.00/student and $14.50/additional chaperone

Months offered: July and  August Only
Price: $4.00/student and $9.00/additional chaperone

All of the above programs require booking in advance. A group discount can only be guaranteed if prior reservations are made. To schedule a trip, please contact us at or call 607-547-1461 (or toll free at 1-888-547-1450 ext. 461). - See more at: You can also start the booking process online with our School Programs Request Form.

Customize Your Trip!
We want every school and student to have the best experience possible at our Museums. Call toll-free at 888-547-1450 ext. 461 or email to speak with our School Programs staff about which program best suits your students and curriculum needs.

We encourage one chaperone for every 10 children and extend complimentary admission to teachers and additional adults at this 1:10 ratio. There is no charge for 1-on-1 aides that are assigned to a specific student. Additional adults accompanying your student group will be charged an adult group rate, which is $9.00 for tours and workshops and $14.50 for Spring Field Days (which include admission to the Fenimore Art Museum). This adult admission must be included with student admission as one lump payment. Bus drivers receive complimentary admissions as a professional courtesy.

Lunch Space
We do have an indoor lunch space available for use by school groups. Lunches and bags may be stored here while your group is visiting the Museum. This space needs to be reserved, so please make sure to indicate whether you need it while making your booking.

Buses may drop students off in front of our Main Barn. Doors open at 10:00 am, but we do start early for our workshop programs. Buses must park in the Yellow Trolley lot down the road, therefore anything that would be needed during your visit should be taken off of the bus. There are restrooms available at our entrance.

All of our historic buildings are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of our Filer’s Corner School and the 2nd floor of Bump Tavern. For the best experience, leaders of groups with special needs should plan their visit with museum staff by calling 607-547-1461.

Cancellation Policy
We reserve rooms and schedule staff for each school group. Therefore, any cancellations for non-emergency situations must be made 48 hours prior, or you will be billed for the cost of the program. Except in cases of severe storms or flooding, we will run programs in the rain and rain is considered a non-emergency situation. We are not able to schedule rain dates in advance. Please make sure that your students dress appropriately for the weather on the day of their visit, including rain or snow gear if necessary.

If either The Farmers’ Museum, or your school, is unexpectedly closed, you will not be billed and we will do our best to reschedule your trip.