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 other 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. Be sure to visit the animals in the petting zoo! 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: Vary.
 
SCHOOL
Students can take a scenic hayride tour, feed animals in the petting zoo, peruse the Butterprint Prairie Museum, see early farm demonstrations, watch a puppet show, visit educational exhibits, and more. Other activities include pumpkin picking, shelling corn, and making rope the old-fashioned way. Field trips include free pumpkins for the entire group, and a free large pumpkin for the classroom. Registration is required for school groups.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 708-534-8801.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Environmental Studies, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: agriculture, animal science, biology, conservation, culture, food production, history, pioneers.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 6:1.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor and outdoor seating.
Cost: Fee.
 
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 scenic hayride tour of the farm, explore the farm’s nature center, and more.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 708-534-8801.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Environmental Science.
Topics Covered: agriculture, animal science, biology, conservation, food production, hiking, nature.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: Varies.
Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: 6:1.
Registration: Online, Phone, Email.
Food Options: Indoor and outdoor seating.
Cost: Fee.

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