Grade K-3 Options

Children on Hill Farms: Using sources from the past, explore the role of children as productive members of the 19th -century farm family. While learning about the daily lives of children in the past – including chores, school, and play – today’s children will compare and contrast the past with the present.

Delightful Dairy: Learn about all things dairy! Students will dive into the world of dairy by meeting one of our cows and seeing how she is milked, and making butter by hand. We will also meet the farm’s calves, and talk about the life cycle of our dairy cows. 

Grade 3-6 Options

History Detectives: Learn what life in Vermont was like long ago using photographs, letters, and objects from the past. We’ll spend time hands-on with special artifacts from our collections and exhibits and see what we can learn from historic photographs. Students will put on their “history detective” hats to examine primary sources for themselves and present their findings to the group. 

Sheep & Wool: Meet a sheep from our herd and learn how her wool can be used to make warm clothing and fabrics. We’ll talk about the history of sheep in Vermont, how they impacted the environment in the 1800s, and how their wool was processed and used. Students will try some of the wool processing steps themselves and leave with a hand-spun bracelet.

Self-guided touring of Billings Farm & Museum grounds

• 60-minute guided program of your choice
• Guided tour of dairy barn
• Time to play historic 19th-century games
• Self-guided activity packet for exploring the exhibits
• Self-guided access to our barns and gardens
• Self-guided access to our 1890 Farm Manager’s House (please let us know ahead of time if you would like to visit the Farm House)
• Designated lunch area

Pricing: $7.00/student; 1 adult free per 7 students. Any additional adults pay full price (para-educators or aides are not counted in the total)

School Group Policies

  • Safety Policy: As many of our school programs involve close proximity for extended periods of time, we continue to require masks for all school group participants.
  • 1 chaperone will receive complimentary admission per 7 students. Para educators and aides are not included in this total. 
  •  To give students the best experience, we recommend no more than 1 chaperone per 5 students. Additional chaperones will be charged the full price of admission and may not be able to take part in timed programs due to limited capacity in our spaces.  
  • Membership and library passes do not apply to field trips

NOTE: If you are visiting with a youth group not affiliated with a school, view our Youth Group Field Trips page.

Reserving now through June. Contact us for dates available.

Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance and confirmed prior to date of arrival.

Contact: afannin@billingsfarm.org or call 802-457-2355