Calling all teachers, school administrators, childcare providers and homeschool parents… Schedule your Primrose Farm field trip today! Meet the animals, examine simple machines, milk a cow or try your hand at baking biscuits on the woodstove – the possibilities are endless!
All programs are written in conjunction with curriculum standards, topics and teacher recommendations.
To receive the below rates, groups must bring a minimum of 5 paid participants. Depending on the program, Primrose can accommodate up to 50 participants at a time. Teachers and school aides are free and, for every 6 paid students, 1 chaperone is included for free. If groups bring extra chaperones, they’re required to pay the student rate.
For more details or to schedule your program, call 630-513-4370.
Take a trip out to the country and learn about the animal residents of Primrose Farm. This pre-K to 2 field trip deals with chickens, sheep, pigs, horses and cows; how farmers raise animals and what we get in exchange.
45 to 60-minute program
RES/NR $2 per student
History is more that facts and dates on a page…learn by doing! Join Primrose Farm staff for a day of discovery about children’s roles on a 1930’s working dairy farm. Try your hand at stacking firewood, scrubbing laundry, hauling water, mixing feed, or churning butter.
RES/NR $5 per student
Farm Connections program is a small group visit to a working 1930s dairy farm geared toward state 4th grade curriculum standards. Participants get a glimpse at what life was like for families on an Illinois dairy farm during the Great Depression, try their hands at some chores, and discover how farmers took simple machines and designed the agricultural implements that made their work possible.
RES/NR $5 per student
Interested in something a little different?
See our custom program page for additional offerings!
Want to add something special for your students? For only $2 per student, we can provide a private 30 minute tractor-drawn wagon ride around the fields and fencerows. A great opportunity to unwind before heading back to school!
Looking for a classroom activity to pair with your field trip? Fertilized chicken eggs from our flock of rare Columbian Wyandottes are available for classroom hatching projects each spring. Only $5 per dozen eggs. Plus, we gladly accept return of chicks hatched out of our eggs if they need a home after brightening your classroom. Sign up early for a “Farmyard Friends” tour and have your whole class accompany their chicks back to the farm.