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Frying Pan Farm Park, Fieldtrips

2709 West Ox Road • Herndon, Virginia 20171 • 703-437-9101

Schedule a Program

  • Tuesdays - Fridays
  • Fairfax County schools: $4/student
  • Out-of-county schools: $5/student

Reservations are available for school field trips, featuring interpretive programs for kindergarten through 3rd grade. Programs reinforce the Virginia Standards of Learning for the appropriate grade level. Choose from instructional programs which complement your curriculum:

  • Pre-school Group Tour
  • Kindergarten: The Milky Way: A Day in the Life of a Dairy Animal
  • 1st Grade: The Farm Family
  • 2nd Grade: Mooving the Milk to Town
  • 3rd Grade: Simple Machines on the Farm

Admission to Frying Pan Farm Park is FREE. Kidwell Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park, is open 9am - 5pm daily.

Self-guided days are available for pre-school and other groups who would like to explore the farm and park on their own.

CALL EARLY for reservations! Spaces are limited! 703-437-9101.

Preschool Group Tour

Frying Pan Farm Park is now offering a guided tour program for preschool groups. Children may participate in a guided tour where we visit all the animals and try to solve a mystery.

Programs are a half hour and are $4/child.
Add a 20 minute wagon ride for only $3/rider. (Maximum 30)
Call the Visitor Center to schedule your tour today! (703) 437-9101


The Milky Way

Milk a model cow and meet a farm animal. From babyhood to milking, learn what life is like for dairy animals.

Grade: Kindergarten
Length: 30 Minutes
SOL Tie Ins: Science: K.1, K.6, K.8; Health and Wellness K.1

Farm Family Program

Through discussion and hands-on activities, learn about traditional “Farm Family” roles and how they compare to modern family roles.

Grade: First Grade
Length: One Hour
SOL Tie Ins: History and Social Science: 1.1, 1.7, 1.9

MOOving the Milk to Town

Walk in the boots of a dairy farmer. Getting the milk from a dairy farm to the consumer’s table is discussed. Students learn the process, then get to act it out during a hands-on game while exchanging money along the way.

Grade: Second Grade
Length: One Hour
SOL Tie Ins: History and Social Science 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7

Simple Machines on the Farm

Come explore the farm and discover how six simple machines make our work easier. Students will also get hands on experience using some simple machines.

Grade: Third Grade
Length: One Hour
SOL Requirements: Science 3.2, Force/Motion/Energy


Download pre-tour packets for interpretive and self-guided tours.

Interpretive Program Packet (large file: 1.4Mb)

Self-guided Tour Packet (large file: 1.4Mb)
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