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School Field Trips

School Field Trips

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

Tour Length: 2-3 hours
Tour Cost: $10-$12/person
Recommended for grade: Pre-K – 2nd Grade

Offered Select dates in September & October

This is a teacher guided experience on the farm

  • Ride out to the patch and pick your own pumpkin
    *1 pie pumpkin included in field trip cost
    *This is the only scheduled activity during your stay. A plastic bag will be supplied to each child for carrying their pumpkin.
  • Play on the many play grounds and fall attractions
  • Pack your own bag lunch or a snack to enjoy lunch outside
School Field Trips

NEW! Farm Ed-Venture Field Trip

Tour Length: 2- 2 1/2 hours
Tour Cost: $11/person
Recommended for grade: K – 6th Grade
Offered select dates in May & June 

This is a guided tour around the farm

  • Plant a Seed: Each Student will learn how to plant and care for a seed which they will take home to watch grow.
  • Take a trolley ride around the farm and learn the Life Cycle of Pumpkins
  • Other Activities: Meet our farm animals, play on our Sky High Slides, Barn Yard Play Ground, or Jumping Pillow.
School Field Trips

Field Trip Add-Ons

Add any of these Add-On options to your Farm Ed-Venture Field Trip 

  • New this year! Prospector Gem Mining (2lbs): Each child will receive a bag of mining rough to pan in our sluice and an ID card to take home to identify their treasures. Please allow an extra 30 minutes to your farm stay to complete this activity.
    $4 extra per person. 
  • Water Bottle. We will supply water bottles for students who did not bring any or enough.
    $1 extra per person.
  • Pack your own bag lunch or snack and enjoy lunch outside at the farm.
    {No Fee}

Field Trip Information

School Field Trips

Field Trip Times

  • Check-In times run from 9:30am-10:30am.
  • For Spring and Summer Field Trips, all attendees must depart by 1:00pm. See FAQ below for sample schedule of events. 
  • For Fall Field Trips, all attendees must depart by 2:30pm. See FAQ below for sample schedule of events. 

Reservations

Reservations are required. Once a field trip is booked through our website, you will receive a confirmation email with further instructions. We require a reservation at least 72 hours in advance.

Requirements

  • All groups must have 1 parent chaperone or teacher per 8 students. For every 8 paid students, you will receive 1 FREE teacher or school staff member. School ID required for all school staff.
  • All groups must have at least 20 paid attendees to make a reservation OR pay a minimum of $150.
  • The balance of your field trip can be paid when you arrive the day of your visit. To make payment, please bring cash, school check, or credit card on the day of your visit. Any over the phone payments are subject to a 4% transaction fee.
  • All parent chaperones and any extra siblings MUST be payed for as part of the school payment. Please print off, fill out, and bring the Payment Form linked below to facilitate Check-In at the farm. 
  • All chaperones MUST be at least 18 years of age.
  • Cancellation Policy: If a field trip is canceled within 4 days of the field trip and a reschedule date is not made, the school/organization will be charged $150. If a reschedule date is not available due to availability in Pinehaven’s Schedule, the amount will be waved. 

Field Trip Documents

Please read and follow the guidelines in the packet linked below. If your school has its own parent permission slip, you do not need to fill ours out. However, ALL chaperones and school staff must read the chaperone guidelines and fill out the chaperone form and turn in with check-in paperwork.

Payment Form

Please print, fill out, and bring the payment form linked below for check-in at the farm.

School Field Trips

Homeschool/Co-Op Groups

2024 Fall Homeschool Day TBD

Requirements

  • All attendees ages 1 year and older pay the student rate.
  • All groups must make a reservation at least 48 hours in advance.
  • The balance must be paid when you make the reservation online.

Field Trip FAQ’s

Spring & Summer Field Trip Schedule of Events

The Schedule of events for Spring and Summer Field Trips is as follows:

Schools will be split into groups of 30-35 people upon arrival. Groups will spend their first hour at the farm learning about plant life cycles, planting a seed, and taking a trolley ride around the farm.

After the first hour, you may spend the rest of your time doing the following at your own pace:
*Eating lunch at the picnic tables
*Visiting our farm animals
*Playing on the swing sets
*Playing on the tube slides
*Jumping on the Jumping Pillow (as our staffing allows)
*Prospector Gem Mining ADD-ON option. Please allow an additional 30 minutes to your stay to account for time at the Gem Mining station. Groups will be given a time frame to be at the gem Mining station when you arrive at the farm. 

The Schedule of events for Fall Field Trips is as follows:

When you arrive at the farm, each teacher will be given a trolley ride ticket with your class time to ride the trolley to pick a pumpkin. This will be scheduled sometime within your farm stay and takes 20-30 minutes.

The rest of your time at the farm can be spent doing the following at your own pace:
*Eating lunch at the picnic tables
*Visiting our farm animals
*Playing on the swing sets
*Playing on the tube slides
*Jumping on the Jumping Pillow (as our staffing allows)
*Playing in the Corn Pit
*Playing on the Zip Lines
*Taking pictures at our many fall photo opportunities. 
*Playing on the various other farm attractions.

Our fall field trips are teacher/chaperone guided meaning as the teacher or chaperone you are leading your students around the farm. Groups will be given 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.

We do require you to have the teacher/chaperone form signed and filled out to hand in to us when you arrive. The purpose of this form is for teachers and chaperones to know and acknowledge their role and responsibilities while attending Pinehaven Farm for a Field Trip.

 

The parent consent form that we provide can be used if you do not have your own. If you have your own, we do not need a copy.

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.

During fall 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.

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.

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.

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