When are Field Trips? 

Field trips are available for school groups, October 9th through November 16th, Tuesdays – Fridays, 9 am – 2 pm. We are closed Mondays.

This year’s Homeschooling Days are October 17th and November 14th. Home schools are encouraged to schedule on these dates.

Reservations required for all field trips! Please call 361-772-4718 or make reservations online to book your field trip.

 

What’s Included on the Field Trip?

The Maze – We’ll give you a brief presentation about growing and using corn before entering the maze. Students are presented with “passports” that quiz them as they wander the paths and help them along to the exit.

Hay Ride – Take a tractor-drawn ride around the farm. You will tour the farm and dairy and learn about milking cows and the dairy business. You’ll even have a chance to feed some of our baby calves and cows!

Play Area – This site includes two slides, barrel train, hay jump, corn cannon (each student gets 2 free shots), rat rollers, duck races, mini dairy barn, mini mazes, and 10 minutes on the Frog Hopper!

 

How Much Does it Cost?

Public/Private School Pricing:

  • Students: $6.00
  • Chaperones (1 per 5 students): $6
  • Teachers or teacher aides (2 per classroom): FREE
  • Bus drivers: FREE
  • Additional “tag-a-long” parents or grandparents or other family and friends: $15 (may receive a $1 discount for non-perishable food donation to our local food pantry)

Homeschool Pricing:

  • Students: $6
  • Parent/Teacher (1 per family): FREE
  • Additional family or age appropriate children: $15 (may receive a $1 discount for non-perishable food donation to our local food pantry)

 

Tips for your Visit

Facilities

We have on the grounds restroom (including handicap/family) and hand washing facilities. We’ve also got two covered pavilions with picnic tables for seating. Additional, non-covered seating is available. All seating is first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring a blanket for a picnic

 

Concessions

We offer a wide variety of low-cost food items and drinks in our concession stand. Check the menu for prices. We also offer the “Lunch Box Special” for field trips- one sausage wrap, bag of chips, and drink for $5. Reservations must be made before your visit to the maze. You’re also more than welcome to bring your own sack lunches.

 

Clothing

Remember, this is an all outdoor activity on a farm. Dress accordingly. You’ll want to make sure the kiddos have on good walking shoes and no flip flops or sandals. Sunscreen or hats are also recommended.

 

Weather

We’ll stay open as long as the weather lets us. If it rains, we may have to close. It’s best if you call us before leaving for your trip to check the weather at the maze.

 

Water

Please bring plenty of drinking water for your students. We don’t have any water fountains on the premises; however, we do sell bottled water in the concession stand.

 

Teacher Resources

Links to Cornfield MAiZE™ resources, activities, games, coloring sheets, and more are available in our blog: Read The Rocky Ribbet! Visit now and come back often to see what’s added!

 


News From the Farm

Farm Fresh Goodies

Our family operates a dairy farm too! At Four E Dairy, we bottle fresh unprocessed milk where the cream rises to the top. We also have Italian artisan cheeses and signature yogurt, both made with our milk, available for purchase on the farm. Be sure to bring a cooler with you when you visit the maze!