Field Trips

We welcome school field trips and preschool groups!
**9/26/2017 Update – All morning Fall Field trip spots for 2017 are now booked.  We have limited afternoon field trip spots available.**

Fall Field Trips
In 2017 we have a plant life cycle field trip and an animal field trip.

Plant Life Cycle Field Trip Rotations:

1. Picking a pumpkin
2. Path through the corn where there are educational poster boards teaching how a plant grows, how a plant makes food and where food comes from.
3. Hay Ride
4. Free time in the hands on activities area including meeting farm animals
5. Story time

Animal Field Trip Rotations:
1. Picking a pumpkin
2. Educational animal tour
3. Hay Ride
4. Free time in the barn yard activities area
5. Story time

Washoe County School or Private School Field Trip Rate
The field trip rate for a Washoe County School or Private School to the Pumpkin Patch is $5.00 per person (including students & parent chaperones) Teachers and aides are free.
This field trip includes a small pumpkin, animal tour, barnyard activities, story-time, and hay ride. (a $9.00 value)  These activities are organized into 5 rotations and are supervised by a farm employee.  The field trip is approximately 1 1/2 hours.
We are able to accommodate up to 125 students plus about 50 adults at a time for the school field trips.
We have a large grass area and a covered pavilion that is available for use to eat lunch at no charge for school groups by arranging ahead of time with Farm field trip scheduler.  We also rent this area for private parties.

Preschool/Day Care/Homeschool Group Rate
The group rate for a preschool or day care is $6.00 per person (child or parent). These groups must be scheduled at least one week in advance to receive this group rate.
Only one day care/preschool teacher is free (the organizer).
This rate includes a small pumpkin, hayride, and barnyard activities. (an $8.00 value)
The preschool/daycare groups will start with a hayride, then an organized animal tour if they wish. After that it is self guided, and a ticket will be given per person to redeem for a pumpkin when the organizer is ready to do so.

The minimum number of paid children required to get this group rate is 10. (Children under 2 are free)

Note: The plant field trip is not available for preschool/daycare groups at this time.


Spring Farm Field Trips
We host farm field trips during the month of May where the children will get a fun and educational tour of the farm animals. You must  have 15 or more in your group to schedule a spring field trip.

Basic Spring Farm Field Trip –  Children will be able to see and learn about adult and baby animals, take a hay ride, and enjoy various activities in the barn such as butter making,  story-time and a seed planting activity.  Since we are a working farm, children will also see the farm in our pre and mid planting phase, much different than in the fall when crops are mature and being harvested.
The spring farm field trip is $5.00 per person (child/adult), and lasts about 1  1/2  hours.

Honey Bee Spring Farm Field trip   – This field trip will include the animal tour, hayride, storytime and seed planting, and include a special rotation with our brother and farm Beekeeper! It lasts about 1  1/2 hours
The cost is $6 per person (child/adult) if you have 60 or more in your group
The cost is $7 per person (child/adult) if you have 30 -59 total in your group

Note: The Honey Bee field trip is not available for groups under 30 people 

You must schedule groups at least two weeks ahead of the arrival date and time slots are limited.  Please email us at to schedule your field trip.




Forms of payments accepted: Credit Cards, Cash, Local Checks
We have a no pet policy, marked service dogs are permitted.