Field Trips

On any given morning at Pinehaven Farm, you’ll see the sights and hear the sounds of children laughing, learning and playing. Offering educational field trips to pre-school and elementary age students has long been a priority for us at Pinehaven Farm. Owning a family-owned farm, we believe it’s important that the heritage and dynamics of agriculture is something that all children have the chance to be exposed to. It just so happens that we’re able to help accomplish that goal in a fun and unique way. We invite you to bring your students to come get lost in our classroom on the farm! 

A Note about Covid-19:
Due to Covid-19 we will be limiting the number of available field trips. Reservations will be on a first come first serve basis. In addition, all students and school staff visiting the farm will be strongly encouraged to wear masks.

**Please note that by visiting Pinehaven Farms Pumpkin Patch, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to Covid-19.**

You can view all of our added safety measures, here

WHAT FIELD TRIPS DO YOU OFFER?

FALL Pumpkin Patch Tour

Offered every weekday from September 28th – October 30th 2020

Cost $7.00-$9.00 Recommended for ages 3-12 years old.
Early Season discount: September 28th-October 7th only $7 per person!

Farm Tour Includes:

This is a teacher guided experience on the farm. Children will take a trolley ride to the Pumpkin fields, pick a pumpkin and visit all the other activities on the farm.

Visit Pinehaven Animals: Now let’s say hello to some live critters. Feed and pet a variety of sheep, goats, donkeys, cows, and even see our emu and peacocks!

Have Fun on the Farm: Play on a variety of playgrounds, jumping pillow, giant slides,  and more!

Lunch: Students may bring a lunch and eat as a group. We have a picnic area for the whole group to sit and enjoy lunch or a snack on the farm.

Pumpkin: Everyone will hop aboard our tractor pulled trolley out to the field and handpick their very own pie pumpkin to take home. **1 Pie pumpkin is included in the price of the tour.

FALL Gem Mining Tour 

Not available for Fall 2020

Cost $10.50 Recommended for grades 1st-6th.

Farm Tour Includes:

Gem Mining Activity: Students will learn that rocks and minerals are a non- living material found in the ground. Students will get their hands wet by panning their “pay dirt” in our Gemstone Sluice. They will take their treasures they find back to the classroom to identify the rocks and gems as a class.

Visit Pinehaven Animals: Now let’s say hello to some live critters. Feed and pet a variety of sheep, goats, donkeys, cows, and even see our emu and peacocks!

Pumpkin: Everyone will hop aboard our tractor pulled trolley out to the field and handpick their very own pie pumpkin to take home. **1 Pie pumpkin is included in the price of the tour.

Have Fun on the Farm: Play on a variety of playgrounds, a jumping pillow, giant slides and more!

Lunch: Students may bring a lunch and eat as a group. We have a picnic area for the whole group to sit and enjoy lunch or a snack on the farm.

Animal Ed-Venture Tour 

Offered select days May 2021 through August 2021

Cost $8.00 Recommended for ages 3-12 years old

Farm Tour Includes:

Visit Pinehaven Animals: Say hello to some live critters. Learn about animal life cycles, basic animal needs, and required habitats. Students will get a cup full of feed and will be able to pet a variety of sheep, goats, donkeys, cows, and even see our emu & peacocks!

Learning: Students will get a book to take back to the classroom to learn about pollination and how honey bee colonies work.

Have Fun on the Farm: Play on a variety of playgrounds, a jumping pillow, giant slides and more!

Lunch: Students may bring a lunch and eat as a group. We have a picnic area for the whole group to sit and enjoy lunch or a snack on the farm.

Gem Mining Tour 

Offered select days May 2021 through August 2021

Cost $9.50 Recommended for grades 1st-6th.

Farm Tour Includes:

Gem Mining Activity: Students will learn that rocks and minerals are a non- living material found in the ground. Students will get their hands wet by panning their “pay dirt” in our Gemstone Sluice. They will take their treasures they find back to the classroom to identify the rocks and gems as a class.

Visit Pinehaven Animals: Now let’s say hello to some live critters. Feed and pet a variety of sheep, goats, donkeys, cows, and even see our emu and peacocks!

Have Fun on the Farm: Play on a variety of playgrounds, a jumping pillow, giant slides and more!

Lunch: Students may bring a lunch and eat as a group. We have a picnic area for the whole group to sit and enjoy lunch or a snack on the farm.

Homeschool Days

2020 Homeschool Days are Friday, May 22nd, Friday October 9th, and Friday October 30th 2020

REQUIREMENTS:

All attendees ages 1 year and older pay the student rate.

All groups must make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance (Link Below).

The balance must be paid when you make your field trip reservation via credit card.

WHAT TIME ARE FIELD TRIPS?

Spring and Summer Field Trips are select days from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Check in times between 9:30 and 11 am. Everyone must depart the farm by 1:30 pm.

Fall Field Trips are Monday-Friday from 9 am – 2 pm starting September 28th through October 30th, 2020.

Reservations are required.

REQUIREMENTS:

All groups must have 1 parent chaperone/teacher per 5-8 students. (For every 8 paid students you will get 1 teacher in for free)

Parent Chaperones are the same price as students. Extra siblings of students are welcome to join your group at the student rate. Ages 1 year and up pay admission.

All teachers and paid school staff must have their School Issued ID to get in free.

All groups must have at least 15 students to qualify. For groups larger than 200 (students and parent chaperones combined) please call or email to make your reservation.

The balance can be paid when you arrive for your field trip or an invoice can be sent out the day of your tour. To make payment, please bring cash, school check, or credit card with you on the day of your visit. The entire group must be paid for in one transaction. Parent chaperones and extra siblings can pay separately on the day of tour via cash or credit cards. No personal checks. Official school checks should be made out to Pinehaven Farm.

*All chaperones MUST be at least 18 years of age.

Read and follow the guidelines in the packet linked below.

 

RESERVATIONS:

 You must make a reservation. Once a field trip is scheduled you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. We require a reservation at least 48 hours in advance! 
 
Still have questions? Check out our FAQs at the bottom of the page!

THANKS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE FARM!! 

Field Trip FAQ’s:

What is a 'teacher-guided' tour?

Our field trips are teacher/chaperone guided meaning as the teacher or chaperone you are leading your students around the farm. Groups will be given food to feed the animals, a time to get on the trolley to go to the pumpkin patch, and other guideline for going about the farm. Groups are allowed to move about the farm as you please either in your class/group or in smaller groups. All groups are required to be in the presence of a teacher or chaperone at all times.

I have a student that has a season pass. Can they use it for our field trip?

A child’s season pass may not be used for a classroom field trip, Monday through Friday, 9am to 2:00pm. This is because the cost of the field trip is for lessons and takeaways like pumpkins and food for the animals.

Can siblings of students attend the field trip if their parent is a chaperone?

Siblings of your student may attend the field trip if they have your permission. If they are age 3 and over they may pay separately with the parent at the Admissions Barn if you prefer not to include them in your count. Ages 2 and under are free, and will not receive a pumpkin.

Will there be food and/or drinks available to purchase?

During field trip hours of 9am -2pm, there will not be food or drinks available for purchase. We do have a candy store that is open select days after 12pm, but selection is limited to candy, snacks, and drinks. We also do not have a drinking fountain on site, so please plan accordingly.

What happens if it rains, or rain is forecasted for the day of our field trip?

The Farm generally remains open during periods of light rain and/or snow. With that in mind, all activities are outside so please instruct your students to dress for the weather, no matter what weather is being predicted. If there is a high probability of heavy storms on the day of your visit, then you may request to reschedule your field trip for another day up to 24-hours in advance of your visit. Please email us with weather related requests to reschedule.

Minnesota State Mandated requirements Reinforced:

Earth Science 1.3.1.2.1- Classify rocks

Earth Science 1.3.1.3.2- Describe differences in soil and rocks. Using a screen to separate.

Earth Science 1.3.1.3.3- Identify earth materials

Life Science 1.4.2.1.1- Animal life needs

Life Science 1.4.2.1.2- Animal Habitat

Life Science 1.4.3.1.1- Animal life cycle

Life Science 1.4.3.1.2- Animal life cycle continued.

Life Science 0.1.1.1- Compare plants and animals

Life science 0.4.1.1.2- Identify external parts of plants