Family Programs

Kitchen Goodies and Gifts Family Program Our Family Programs are designed for children with an accompanying adult to have fun and learn together about food, farming, and nature. Check out our upcoming offerings below and join us! 

Pre-registration required except where noted.


  • Feb

    Forester for a Day

    Saturday, 10:00AM - 12:00PMFamily Program

    Put on a hard hat, watch a forester fell a tree, and learn the importance of trees in our lives.  Then, work in the woodshop to make a wood product for your home. Please make sure to dress...

  • Mar

    Maple Sugaring Celebration

    Sunday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us Sunday for a day full of celebrating all things maple! 4-H Pancake Breakfast 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, $8/adult, $4/child McClure Center for Education, Farm Barn Start your day with some...

  • Mar

    Play Date! Spring on the Farm

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PMFamily Program

    Call up a friend! Meet wiggly worms, burrow underground like a woodchuck, tap a sugar maple, along with so many other activities at your own pace and schedule. Seating and tables available if you...

  • Apr

    Sheep & Shear Delights

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us anytime between 10AM and 1PM to celebrate sheep and all that they provide us.  Watch a sheep get its yearly haircut!  After the sheep is shorn,  you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Apr

    Buzzing with Vermont's Native Bees

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program

    Come learn about Vermont’s very own native bees! You'll learn how to create a beautiful world for these un-BEE-lievable insects in your own gardens and build a bee nest box to take home. This...

  • May

    Dairy Day at the Farm!

    Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event

    Come on down to the dairy and meet our spring calves and their amazing moms in our Brown Swiss herd!  Take a wagon ride to see the pastures, then see the calves get their afternoon milk....

  • May

    International Migratory Bird Day - Helping Birds Along The Way

    Saturday, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    A morning bird walk for birders of all levels starts at 7:00 AM (for ages 10 and up). The day continues with visits from Outreach for Earth Stewardship's live bird abassadors...

  • May

    Water Critter Wonders

    Saturday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 12:30 - 2:30 PMFamily Program

    Bring your mud boots for some pond dipping fun!  Spring is a perfect time to explore the pond for life and all of the cool critters that live there. We'll hike down to the pond, dip in to...