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.

Summer 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.


HARVEST LUNCH
Posted: 07/23/2014

July 23; August 9 and 28, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Come with an appetite—to eat and learn! We'll harvest our own lunch and enjoy a picnic on the farm.


FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Posted: 07/24/2014

July 24; August 13 and 26, 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.


FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 07/25/2014

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

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


STORY WALK
Posted: 07/28/2014

Every Monday, Memorial Day to Labor Day
Start at The Market and Welcome Center at 10:00 am
FREE admission

Join us for a 1-mile stroll on our trails, stopping to read along the way.


WOODLAND WONDERS
Posted: 07/29/2014

July 29 and August 7, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Join us for a walk to explore woodland habitats. We'll watch some of the creatures who live on the farm and look for signs of animals.


ICE CREAM MAKING
Posted: 07/31/2014

July 19, and 31; August 12 and 20, 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!


TRACTORS & TRUCKS WITH HAYRIDE
Posted: 08/06/2014

August 6, 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.


NATURAL PAPER MAKING
Posted: 08/14/2014

August 14, 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.


SALSA MAKING
Posted: 08/19/2014

August 19, 21, and 27, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

We'll harvest tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, and onions from the garden and make farm-fresh salsa.