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Frying Pan Farm Park, Fieldtrips

Fieldtrips and Outreach
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Schedule a Pre-school and K-3rd Grade Fieldtrip

  • Mondays - Fridays
  • Fairfax County schools: $4/student
  • Out-of-county schools: $5/student
  • CALL EARLY for reservations!
    Spaces are limited! Call 703-437-9101.

Frying Pan Farm Park is pleased to offer education programs and guided tours for school field trips and programs. Programs reinforce the Virginia Standards of Learning for the appropriate grade level.

Pre-K through 3rd grade programs use the Farm entrance at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171.

Choose from instructional programs which complement your curriculum:

Preschool Group Tour

Pre-school Group Tour

Our Feathered Farm Friends

Children learn about the birds living at a real working farm in this hands-on experience.

NO out of county fee. $4 per student.

Length: 30 Minutes

Admission to Frying Pan Farm Park is FREE. Kidwell Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park, is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily. Self-guided days are available for pre-school and other groups who would like to explore the farm and park on their own.

Kindergarten: The Milky Way

The Milky Way

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

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

1st Grade: The Farm Family

The Farm Family

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

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

2nd Grade: MOOving the Milk to Town Walk

MOOving the Milk to Town Walk

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.

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

3rd Grade: Simple Machines on the Farm

Simple Machines on the Farm

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.

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

Seasonal Outreach Programs

4th Grade: See Plants Win

  • What do all plants need to win at life? Find out through this outreach program when Frying Pan Farm Park comes to you. A fantastic way to bring 4th Grade science to life, our excellent interpreters visit your site and deliver a 60 minute program to your class!

  • Time: 60 Minutes
  • Standards of Learning: 4th Grade Science 4.4, 4.5
  • Available: January—March
  • Audience: One class of up to 30 kids. Have more than the listed maximum of children per class? Please contact us about pricing options. Have more than 4 classes? Please contact us about scheduling options.
  • Pricing: $150/class (in Fairfax County) or $200/ class (outside Fairfax County). Prices include travel fees and supplies. $125 for each additional class. $175 for each additional class (outside Fairfax County).
  • Book Now: For more information or to reserve a field trip outreach program, please call (703) 437-9101 or email Sherry Bizette at sherry.bizette@fairfaxcounty.gov.
See Plants Win

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Summer Camp Fieldtrips

Summer Fieldtrips
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Bring your campers to the farm! Frying Pan offers specialty fieldtrips programs from June - August

Funny Foxes Hunt and Peck
Hunt the farm for clues to solve the mystery of the fox. Splash through the past in our washtub race relay.

  • Program: 60 minutes
  • Cost: $5/child. Min 10, max 20
  • children
  • Ages: K-6th grade

Superheroes to the Rescue
Campers learn more about the animals that have inspired our favorite superheroes. During a hands-on, interactive presentation, kids discover the special superpowers of spiders, bats, cats and other animals. Campers understand how our super powered animal friends are helping humans survive every day, and how they can return the favor!

  • Program: 60 minutes
  • Cost: $5/child. Min 10, max 35 children
  • Ages: 6-12

Wagon Rides

Include a Wagon Ride to you fieldtrip program!

Add a Wagon Ride to your fieldtrip program This option is only available for Pre-school through 3rd grade fieldtrips, self-guided tour groups, and summer camp fieldtrips.

  • Each ride lasts 20 minutes
  • Group reservations are required
  • Cost is $3 per rider, 2 and older
  • Maximum 25 people per ride

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