Butterprint Farm

 
Visit Butterprint Farm for a fun day of farm activities and learning experiences. For more than 25 years, Butterprint Farm has offered school and scout groups the chance to learn about the farm’s rich history and wildlife preservation through the educational facility. Butterprint Farm features a petting zoo, a nature center, a 20th-century restored farmhouse that houses the Butterprint Prairie Museum, and more. Animals on the farm include goats, pigs, ducks, donkeys, and many others. Field trips are available on weekdays in late September through October.
 
Contact Info
Address: 24936 S. 80th Ave., Monee, IL 60449. Will County. 
 
Tel: 708-534-8801. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 9AM-6PM. 
 
SCHOOLS
Students can take a hayride tour of the farm, feed animals in the petting zoo, peruse the Butterprint Prairie Museum, see early farm demonstrations, watch a puppet show, visit educational exhibits, and more. Activities include visiting the farm’s animals in the petting zoo, pumpkin picking in the pumpkin patch, shelling corn, and making rope the old fashioned way. Field trips include free pumpkins for the entire group and a free large pumpkin for teachers to take home. Registration is required for school groups. Learn more about field trips.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Sandy Banks. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 6:1.
 
Registration: Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: Indoor and outdoor seating.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: Agriculture, animal science, biology, food production, pioneers, history, conservation, culture.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on Hiking, Nature, Animal Science, and a variety of other badges at Butterprint Farm. Scouts can enjoy hiking the farm’s nature trails, meet and feed farm animals in the petting zoo, take a hayride tour of the farm, explore the farm’s nature center, and more. Learn more about activities at Butterprint Farm
 
Contact Info
Contact: Sandy Banks. 
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. 
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 6:1.
 
Registration: Phone, Email.
 
Food Options: Indoor and outdoor seating.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BAGDES IN: Environmental Science.
Topics Covered: Agriculture, nature, hiking, animal science, biology, food production, conservation.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

The average American may eat 125 pounds of potatoes each year, but corn is actually America's number one field crop, providing ingredients for cereals, peanut butter, snack foods and soft drinks. Use a trip to an agricultural farm to find out where our fruits and vegetables come from. ... Continue