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 2014 Family Education Programs
Spring 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.


NATURAL PAPER MAKING
Posted: 04/10/2014

April 10, 15, 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.


FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 04/11/2014

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 and help us collect eggs and milk cows.


FREE STORY HOUR
Posted: 04/14/2014

Every Monday, 10:0011:00 am
Open to all ages
Location: The Market and Welcome Center

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


FELTING FOR KIDS
Posted: 04/17/2014

April 17, 23, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Learn how to turn sheep’s fleece into felted-wool items.


THE JOY OF CHICKENS
Posted: 04/19/2014

April 19, 22; May 1, 28, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market and 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!


WIND OVER WINGS
Posted: 04/21/2014

April 21, 1:00–2:00 pm in the Mt. Washington Room at The Commons
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Meet birds of prey and animal rehabilitator Hope Douglas. Hope will bring a saw-whet owl, American kestrel, great-horned owl, and Eastern screech owl.


SOIL, SEEDS & SPROUTS
Posted: 04/24/2014

April 24, 29; May 10, 15, 21; June 11, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person

Come learn how to start your own garden. We’ll talk about soil, composting, and companion planting.


SHEEP SHEARING
Posted: 04/26/2014

Saturday, April 26, 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Open to all ages
$5 per person includes
• Trolley ride
• Sheep-shearing demonstration
• Spinning demonstration
• Hands-on carding and spinning

Join us at The Market any time between 10am and 3pm for a trolley ride to our Hill Farm to learn all about sheep farming.

Learn how we shear sheep and turn the fleece into roving, yarn, and then hats, mittens, and sweaters! We'll also have ewes and lambs to learn about. This is a great program for families and kids of all ages.


FROGS, FISH, & FUN
Posted: 05/08/2014

May 8, 14, 20, 29, 10:00–11:30 am at the Big Pond
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Explore life around the farm pond looking for amphibious friends and learning about their habitat.


FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Posted: 06/03/2014

June 3, 12, 14, 25, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Meet the farmyard animals up close and personal, and learn how we care for them. We’ll feed the pigs, goats, sheep, and cows, and collect eggs from the chickens.


TRACTORS & TRUCKS WITH HAYRIDE
Posted: 06/18/2014

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

Join us for a hayride down to the Valley Farm to learn about the different types of tractors and machines we use.


ICE CREAM MAKING
Posted: 06/19/2014

June 19, 24, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Let’s learn how to make ice cream! First, we’ll visit our dairy cows and learn where the milk comes from to make this yummy frozen treat!