2020 Youth Group Programs
Billings Farm & Museum is an operating dairy farm and a museum of Vermont’s rural culture. The programs are 40-60 minutes in length and include playing historic games and a make-it-and-take-it craft or a make-it-and-eat-it snack!
Dates: April 13 – October 31, 2020; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Group: Youth groups of 10 or more
Fee: $7.00/youth; 1 adult free/7 youths. Additional adults: $10 each
Lunch: Bring your own picnic. The dairy bar sells ice cream, drinks, and snacks.
Register online or call 802-457-2355.
Please choose one of the following programs:
Greet a Goat
Meet one of our adventurous goats and learn about the role they play on a farm. Paint a goat stencil as a souvenir.
Making Ice Cream
Everyone gets to turn the crank as we make this dairy treat for all to enjoy. Please add a $15 supplies fee.
Look for and identify pollinators in our Education Garden. Plant a seed to help bring pollinators to your home, and make a bee-themed craft.
Children on Hill Farms
Experience the life of a child long ago by using the tools and toys of the time. Stencil a memento to take home with you!
Up Close With a Jersey Cow
Meet one of our Jersey cows up close and help churn cream into butter. Learn how we care for her and why her body is uniquely designed to produce so much milk.
Meet Our Sheep
Meet one of our ewes and feel her thick wool, rich with lanolin. Work with her wool to make a wool bracelet to remember your visit.
During your visit explore on own:
• The Dairy Farm: the cow barn, calf nursery, trophy room, milk room, horse barn, chicken barn, small animal barn, and sheep pen.
• The 1890 Farm Manager’s House: explore the farmhouse through the eyes of nine year-old Agnes Aitken, who grew up in this home; discover her world with our scavenger hunt – can you find the ice skates and bear paws?
• Vermont Farm Life Exhibits: a self-guided adventure that follows the seasonal cycle of the farm year and includes plowing, planting, haying and harvesting. Don’t miss the general store, Ben’s Water Tub film, and ice harvesting footage.
• Daily Afternoon Milking: 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
• The Walking Trail: a gentle one-mile loop through the farm field and along the Ottauquechee River.