Primrose Farm

 
Experience farm life at Primrose Farm! Explore restored farm buildings, visit with farm animals and agricultural interpreters, stroll through 100+ acres of historic and modern rural landscapes or climb up on a vintage tractor in the fruit orchard. Primrose Farm offers ways to reconnect with the past with drop-in programs, hayrides, demonstrations, and more. The opportunities to learn and play are endless! 
 
Contact Info
Address: 5N726 Crane Rd., St. Charles, IL 60175. Kane County.
 
Tel: 630-513-4370.
 
 
Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 8AM-3PM, Grounds Daily Sunrise-Sunset.
 
SCHOOLS
Visit to learn about animals, history, and what day-to-day life was like on a 1930s dairy farm. Meet chickens, sheep, pigs, horses, and cows, and learn how farmers care for them. A Hands-on History program allows students the opportunity to do chores like gathering firewood, pumping water, churning butter, and mixing feed. The Farm Connections program combines chores with a lesson about farming during the Great Depression, and explores how farmers make use of simple machines in their work. Customize your program for additional activities like animal tours, hands-on milking of cows, gathering of eggs, grooming horses, and more. 
 
Contact Info
Contact: 630-513-4370.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: 5 students minimum, 50 students maximum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-3 hours.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: Picnic area available.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: Animals, farming, history, simple machines.
 
SCOUTS
Scout programs are an hour long. All Scouts can learn how to care for farm animals or go exploring on educational hikes. Girl Scout programs focus on many aspects of gardening, while Boy Scouts may discover the use of simple machinery and the art of tying essential knots. Tractor-drawn wagon rides are available for an additional fee.
 
Contact Info
Contact: 630-513-4370.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-8th.
 
Group Size: 5 scouts minimum, 50 scouts maximum.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: Picnic area available.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science.
Topics Covered: Animals, farming, gardening, hiking, history, simple machines.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Primrose Farm brings living history and science to life for homeschool groups of all ages. Homeschoolers are welcome to design a program for their visit. Opportunities include hands-on milking, feeding the animals, grooming horses, helping with chores and much more. Existing school programs can also be customized to meet the needs of your homeschool group.
 
Contact Info
Contact: 630-513-4370.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: Max. 50 students, min. 5 students.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-3 hours.
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies. 
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: Picnic area available.
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Social Studies.
Topics Covered: Animals, farming, history, simple machines.
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Farm Lesson Plan

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