Pineland Farms' 5,000-acre property offers an inspiring classroom for people of all ages. Much of the learning takes place in our forests, fields and farmyards. Through hands-on participation visitors will have the opportunity to explore their connections to natural and agricultural resources and the community of Maine.

Family Programs

Photo © Erika Hemphill

Family programs at Pineland Farms engage children and adults of all ages in fun-filled educational opportunities throughout the farm.


Programs are $5 per person. Please purchase your tickets at The Market and Welcome Center. All programs are at the Education Barn at the Family Farmyard, unless stated otherwise. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to buy tickets and get to your program. Program participants receive a 10% off coupon to The Market and Welcome Center.

Winter 2015 Family Education Programs
Fall 2014 Family Education Programs

Ask about our season passes for only $100! (for families of up to 4)
Enjoy unlimited participation in family programming and self-guided tours.


SATURDAY SCHEDULING
Posted: 01/01/2015

We’ve scheduled some programs on Saturdays, to make it easier for families with school-age children to attend.

Chatty Chickens—January 17
Udderly Amazing Cows—February 14
Maple Sugaring—March 21


[NEW!] WINTER WEDNESDAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 01/28/2015

January 28, February 25, March 25, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 2–5
$5.00 per child (adult chaperone or parent required)
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Join us for a new family play date. We will open our classroom, share some hands-on activities and give children and their caregivers a place to enjoy each other's company in self-guided play.


FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 01/30/2015

Every Friday, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Explore life here on the farm. We'll collect eggs, milk a cow, and help feed the farmyard animals.


STORY HOUR
Posted: 02/02/2015

Every Monday, 10:00–11:00 am
Open to all ages
Free Admission
Location: The Market and Welcome Center

Join us for an hour of good books and meeting new friends. We will provide a light snack.


UDDERLY AMAZING COWS
Posted: 02/05/2015

February 5, 11, 14, 17, 26 and March 3, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Try your hand at milking a cow! Join us to explore the dairy barns and learn about Holstein cows and how we care for them.

 


SPARKS' ARK
Posted: 02/16/2015

February 16, 1:00–2:00 pm
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market and Welcome Center
Location: Mt. Washington Room at the Common

Meet Josh Sparks of Sparks’ Ark and the array of wild animals he rehabilitates.


Chatty Chickens
Posted: 02/18/2015

February 18, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Meet our chickens, and learn how to feed and care for them. We'll collect some eggs and have a look inside to see where chicks start out.

 


Natural Paper Making
Posted: 02/19/2015

February 19 and March 18, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Learn about trees and what we can make from them. We'll handcraft paper with recycled materials and items from the natural environment. 


MAPLE SUGARING
Posted: 03/11/2015

March 11, 12, 17, 21, 26, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

It's time to collect the sap from our maple trees and turn it into delicious maple syrup. We'll learn how this naturally sweet treat is made!


SAVE THE DATE! 5th Annual Farmyard Opening
Posted: 05/23/2015

Join us for the 5th Annual Farmyard opening on Saturday, May 23 (rain date, Sunday, May 24)