Frying Pan Farm Park

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park open dawn to dusk. Kidwell Farm open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Facility Hours vary.

703-437-9101
TTY 711

Farm: 2709 West Ox Road; Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia

Yvonne Johnson,
Manager

Frying Pan Farm Park Field Trips

Field Trip Reservations

Kids pouring milkFrying Pan Farm Park offers educational programs and guided tours for school field trips and programs. Programs reinforce grade level Virginia Standards of Learning. Check availability via the link in each section below.

  • Admission to Frying Pan Farm Park is FREE.
  • Kidwell Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Self-guided days are available for pre-school and other groups.

Pre-K through third-grade programs, please use the farm entrance at 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA 20171.
 

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Pre-school Farm Mystery: Who Laid the Eggs?

The Farm Mystery program illustrates how the farmer provides farm birds with food, water and shelter and in return they produce eggs for the family. Participants get a guided tour of the farm birds and guess who laid each of the different eggs in an egg carton.

Fees:
In-county: $4 per student
Out-of-county: $5 per student
Length: 30 Minutes
Pre-school FAQ

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Kindergarten: The Milky Way: A Day in the Life of a Dairy Animal

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

Fees:
In-county: $4 per student
Out-of-county: $5 per student
Length: 30 Minutes
SOL Tie Ins: Science: K.1, K.6, K.7
Kindergarten FAQ

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1st Grade: The Farm Family

Through discussion and hands-on activities, learn about traditional farm family roles and how they compare to modern family roles.

Fees:
In-county: $5 per student
Out-of-county: $6 per student
Length: One hour
SOL Tie Ins: History and Social Science: 1.1, 1.7, 1.9
1st Grade FAQ

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2nd Grade: MOOving the Milk to Town Walk

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.

Fees:
In-county: $5 per student
Out-of-county: $6 per student
Length: One hour
SOL Tie Ins: History and Social Science 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.7
2nd Grade FAQ

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3rd Grade: Simple Machines on the Farm

Explore the farm and discover how six simple machines make farm work easier. Students will get hands-on experience using simple machines.

Fees:
In-county: $6 per student
Out-of-county: $7 per student
Length: One hour
SOL Requirements: Science 3.2, Force/Motion/Energy
3rd Grade FAQ

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Wagon Rides

Tour the whole park in style with a reserved wagon ride. The ride will take you through the farm, into the woods, past crop fields, and back into the farm yard.

  • Length: 20-25 minutes
  • Group reservations are required
  • Fees: $3.50 per person without a program, $3.00 when reserving a program
  • Maximum 25 riders (children and adults) per wagon load

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Funny Foxes Hunt and Peck

Last night there was a fox that tried to break into the farm and cause mischief. Enjoy a farm tour to try and find out which farm animal made a noise loud and scary enough to spook off the fox!

  • Ages: K-6th grade
  • Fees: In-county: $6 per student
  • Length: 60 minutes

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Animal House Party

While the farmer was fast asleep, some of the animals decided to throw a party. When the farmer woke up, there were signs left behind by the party guests. Search for clues and find animal signs to solve the mystery!

  • Ages: K-6th grade
  • Fees: In-county: $6 per student
  • Length: 60 minutes

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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Campers learn about how animals, plants, and soil work together to feed each other on the farm. Activities include soil experiments, spending time in the vegetable garden, and visiting with a farm animal.

  • Ages: 4th-8th grade
  • Fees: In-county: $6 per student
  • Length: 60 minutes

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