Preregistration required. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Offered six days a week, March through November (weather permitting), these exciting classes give participants a chance to hand-milk a Jersey cow, gather eggs from the chicken coop, groom a draft horse, help with afternoon chores and more.
Participants of all ages are welcome! Anyone wishing to enter any of the class areas is required to pay the class fee. Face coverings are required for all classes except Feed the Goats and Feed the Chickens. No refunds will be issued for no-shows. As our classes involve live animals, they are subject to the availability and cooperation of said animals. In the event of a class cancellation, participants will be contacted by Primrose Farm staff and issued a refund.
|Hands-On Milking||9am; 9:20am; 9:40am||Every Wed & Sat||Spring, Summer, Fall (through October)||$6|
|Chicken & Egg||11am; 11:20am; 11:40am||Every Wed & Sat||Spring, Summer, Fall (through October)||$6|
|Hold Your Horses||2pm||1st & 3rd Sat||Spring, Summer, Fall (through November)||$6|
|Feed the Animals||2pm||2nd & 4th Sat||Spring, Summer, Fall (through November)||$6|
|Feed the Goats||10am; 10:15am; 10:30am; 10:45am||Every Tues||Spring, Summer, Fall (through November)||$2|
|Feed the Chickens||10am; 10:15am; 10:30am; 10:45am||Every Thurs||Spring, Summer, Fall (through November)||$2|
* The St. Charles Park District seasons are as follows: Winter – January 1 to March 31, Spring – April 1 to May 31, Summer – June 1 to August 31, Fall – September 1 to December 31. Please note, however, that Primrose Fall drop-in programs conclude prior to the end of the standard Fall season. Hands-On Milking and Chicken & Egg ends the last Wednesday or Saturday in October and the other programs end the last Wednesday or Saturday in November.
Spend your morning with the Primrose cows! Meet these lovely ladies and discover what goes into dairying – the breeding, raising and milking of dairy animals. Then get up close and personal with one of the ‘fresh’ cows and try your hand at milking.
Chicken & Egg:
See, hear and touch the Columbian Wyandotte chickens that call Primrose home and help gather farm fresh eggs straight from the nest. All pickers take home a share of the eggs collected!
Hold Your Horses:
Crazy about horses? Here’s your chance to mingle with some gentle giants – the Primrose Farm Belgian draft horses. Explore basic grooming techniques and learn about equine care practices. Do you have a child who would prefer a smaller animal? We can groom our donkeys or goats as well.
Feed The Animals:
Please feed the animals! It’s not often that you’ll hear this said to visitors at a farm. Get a unique, behind the scenes opportunity to help care for the farm’s residents. Interact with the various livestock and discover how their specialized diets vary throughout the year.
Feed The Goats:
Get up close and personal with goats! Stop by the office for a feeding stick and some delicious goat treats, and you will be on your way.
Feed The Chickens:
Great for young children to get hands-on experience! Stop by the office to pick up a feeding stick and marvel as the chickens flock to you and your feed.
Please note – most Animal Adventure programs will not be cancelled due to weather. Instead, farmers will make necessary accommodations in an effort to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants. We do reserve the right to cancel due to extreme weather including but not limited to snowstorms, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. We also cancel drop-in classes when they conflict with special events or livestock needs.