Bringing a group to the farm opens endless opportunities for both fun & education, and we can cater and adapt to the needs of your specific group. If you are looking for something specific and you do not see it here please give us a call.
Long Acre Farms has worked with a certified teacher to correlate our field trips with the NYS Standards in a variety of curriculum areas. Please feel free to call us with any additional questions you may have - we'd love to host you!
To book your date or get more information, fill out our reservation form.
Add-on Options Available:
Each team gets their own map of the maze and learns how to navigate the paths following a predetermined journey. Teams carry a flag and use map reading skills to find 8 key checkpoints and the way out.
Availability: Sept & October on Tuesdays & Fridays between 9am and 3pm. Cost: $7.00 per student (minimum of 20) Or include the Back 40 Activity area for $10.00 per student.
Teachers Complimentary & Chaperones 1:5
A Long Acre staff member will guide the group through a “stalk talk” explaining how the maze works and setting goals and expectations for each group. Each team of 4-6 will receive a blank game board to complete. Along their journey, the teams will work together to find mailboxes that will complete the maze map and Kernels of Knowledge to complete that year’s themed puzzle.
Availability: Some dates in August available- contact us for more information. Available in September & October on Tuesdays & Fridays between 9am and 3pm
Cost: $7.00 per student (30 student minimum in August, 20 student minimum in Sept & Oct.) or include the Back 40 Activity area for $10.00 per student.
Teachers Complimentary & Chaperones at a 1:5 ratio.
The Animal Track Maze is designed for smaller children. The goal of this maze is for the children to look for animal tracks, use a crayon to get rubbings of the tracks they leave to discover who stole the Farmer's Pie. They are animal detectives for the journey! $6.00 per person ages 2 and up.
After a short discussion on the different types of rocks, gems, and minerals each student will get a bag of ore that they can use at the sluice. They may keep all of the gems and minerals that they find. A take-home brochure is provided so the lesson can continue at home
Availability: Monday-Friday, May-October
Cost: $6 per person (4-5 ounces of gems) or $11 per person for a rubies and emeralds bag (10-11 ounces of gems); Teachers and paid staff are complimentary
Ages: grades 3-adult
Includes Gemstone Panning and Rope Making activities
Each student will go home with 4-5 ounces of gems, a classification brochure, Dig Into Rocks booklet and get a neckless with a gemstone cage.
We will transform your students into Jr. Prospectors as they learn about how rocks and minerals are formed and the difference between the two. Using their own screen and bag of ore, they will sift through the rough at our sluice to uncover their gemstones. Each student will receive a classification brochure and Dig Into Rocks booklet to continue the learning at home.
Each student will have a hands on part in creating their own neckless with a cage attached to hold their favorite gem. The student will use the hand crank to turn their own rope and then get a chance to be the rope guide operator for a classmate.
The timing for this program will depend on the number of students. There is a minimum of 10 students for this program.
Availability: Monday-Friday, May-August
Cost: $12 per person; Teachers and paid staff are complimentary.
Ages: Grades 3-8
The Back 40 Adventure is our exercise and imagination area with over 10 different activities and attractions that will excite the mind and body. This is a self-guided, unlimited play area.
Availability: The Back 40 is available for school/rec groups Monday-Friday May-October.
Cost: $5 per student. Teachers and paid staff are complimentary. Parents and Siblings must purchase wristbands.
1 hour program
Children will demonstrate problem-solving by following clues in a scavenger hunt.
Children cultivate an awareness of the five things a plant needs to survive.
Children show interest and curiosity in what a plant needs to grow.
Class will join a Long Acre Farms teacher on a scavenger hunt for the 5 clues they need to discover what a plant needs to grow. Children will build a bracelet along the way using the 5 clues. Class will end with hands on planting of a seed that each student takes home.
Cost: $7.00 per student; 10-person minimum. Teachers and paid staff are complimentary. Parents and Siblings are $7 each or Include the Back 40 Activity area for $10.00 per student
Ever been asked where milk comes from? Now you can show and tell! We will dress a teacher up like a cow and talk about all the important parts of a cow and what happens to the milk after the cow makes it. Students will milk our pretend cow, Bessie, Meet our goats and then each student will get a chance to make their own sundae. The program also includes our interactive dairy game, where students learn to classify what is a dairy product and what is not.
Availability: Monday-Friday May-August
Cost: $7.00 per student; 10 person minimum. Teachers and paid staff are complimentary. Parents and Siblings are $7 each or include the Back 40 Activity area for $10.00 per student.
Ages: preschool-1st grade
Little Farmer Pumpkin Tour
There are two options for this program: A) Self-Guided B) Guided. Each reservation will be given a scheduled time for their educational hayride when they receive a reservation confirmation. Educational hand-outs will be emailed to teachers with their confirmation as well.
Includes access to our Courtyard, Pumpkin Land, Friendly Goats, Nursery Rhyme Land, Finger Fun, Animal Tracks Maze and a scheduled educational Hayride. Each paid admission gets a small pumpkin and small gourd (from the designated area) to take home.
Students will join a Long Acre Farms staff member in the Red Barn for a lesson on the life cycle of a pumpkin and a brief story time. Groups will then have access to our Courtyard, Pumpkin Land, Friendly Goats, Nursery Rhyme Land, Finger Fun, Animal Tracks Maze and a scheduled educational Hayride on their own. Each paid admission gets a small pumpkin and small gourd (from the designated area) to take home.
Ages: This program is appropriate for 3 years-1st grade
Availability: Wednesdays and Thursdays in September & October. Note: This program fills up fast because we have a limited number of reservations that we can take per day, so it is best to book as soon as school is back in session.
Cost: Self-guided tour is $6 per student. Guided tour is $7 per student. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend at the student rate. Please collect payment ahead of time and pay in one transaction
Time: Plan for 1 hour and 15 minutes