School Groups and Day Care Centers:
Glacier Rock Farms welcomes over 10,000 school-aged children each year to their outdoor classroom. Children experience the fun in learning when they spend a day on the farm. We have a hands-on approach to teach the children about each animal in our clean, country environment. They will learn about the animals from a trained tour guide and will have the opportunity to touch nearly every animal. The spring and fall field trips are great for preschool thru third grade classrooms because the tour guide will adapt the tour information to the age and level of your group. For special education teachers; our staff is happy to work with you and your group to make your visit as fun and easy as we can. We can have extra staff available to help with pony rides and getting around the farm. Our hay ride is wheel chair accessible so everyone can enjoy the ride.
Your classroom will enjoy a 15 minute tractor drawn hay ride through the 100 acre farm passing pumpkin patches, corn fields, pine forests and kettle ponds. Your visit will also include a ride on the ponies for each child, hand milking a cow, feeding the goats and learning about over 50 species of animals around the farm. In the fall each child takes a pumpkin home with them. In the spring each child will receive a packet of flower seeds to plant and watch grow.
There are two ways to enjoy the farm. For our first time guests we recommend the “Guided Tour.” With this option you have a trained tour guide with you the entire day to teach about the animals and help the children to touch and handle the animals safely. They will coordinate your visit with lunch times and make sure to get you to all the areas that the children typically enjoy most, even if you only have 90 minutes to spend on the farm. They won’t let you miss something important.
The second way to enjoy the farm is a “Self-Guided Tour.” This option allows you as the teacher to adapt lesson plans and take control of your fieldtrip. There will always be someone in the Dairy Barn, the Little Critter Area and Ponies to help with animals, however the rest of the farm you will experience on your own time at your own pace. There is animal information posted at each pen. These information sheets are also available for download prior to your visit. Follow the link in the side bar to the right.
Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm (advance reservations needed)
Spring Season: Early May – Mid June
Summer Season: Mid June – Mid August
Fall Season: Mid September – End of October
Please check our calendar page for the availability of specific dates while booking your trip. We will post closed dates on the calendar as we receive bookings. Please book early to ensure that you will get your first choice day.
We offer many rate options so that we can accommodate everyone.
Register before April 14th for early spring discount.
Register before September 18th for early fall discount.
2016 Guided Tour Pricing:
Monday and Tuesday $7.25/person
2016 Self-Guided Tours Pricing:
Wednesday only $6.75/person