The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center will celebrate three years of operation with activities, animals, equipment, special guests, and food samples Thursday, July 29 – Saturday, July 31. Guests are invited to visit the discovery center all three days to take part in the festivities.
Abigail Martin, Program Manger, says it’s, “Perfect for the whole family and it’s a great excuse if you’ve never been out to our discovery center!”
Thursday, July 29 is full of fun for the whole family. Dive into the world of Wisconsin potatoes when the Spudmobile visits from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Next, visit with Dr. Jay Bailey, DVM, for an ‘Ask the Veterinarian’ session at 11 a.m. 74th Alice in Dairyland, Julia Nunes, will also be in attendance showcasing Wisconsin’s robust cherry industry. Wrap up the day with a second dive into the veterinary world at 1 p.m. with Dr. Katie Osborne, DVM.
The special events continue Friday, July 30 with more animal visitors, including chickens. Throughout the day, guests will be able to sample food products in the Farm House Store and visit with additional special guests.
The weekend wraps up on Saturday, July 31 with a visit from Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair, Cayley Vande Berg, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. A ‘Taste and Explore Adventure’ is also planned for Saturday. Interested participants are invited to spend the day tasting and exploring Wisconsin agriculture on this one-of-a-kind adventure at Farm Wisconsin and LondonDairy Alpacas. Separate registration is required for the Taste and Explore event.
Farm Wisconsin began solely as a vision of local agriculture community members nearly ten years ago. These early believers spent countless hours of research, exploration, fundraising and planning to turn their vision into a reality. Today, Farm Wisconsin is one of the country’s premier agriculture education destinations and answers the question, “Where does my food come from?”
Since its opening, the discovery center has welcomed thousands of visitors from all around the world, encouraging each guest to explore the wonders of Wisconsin agriculture. Whether a guest is 2 or 92, Farm Wisconsin offer opportunities for all ages to learn about the diversity of Wisconsin’s agriculture community.
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is currently open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursdays – Saturdays. Regular admission rates range from $8 for youth 18 and younger to $16 for adults. Family memberships provide free admission for a year, as well as other benefits, and cost $80. Visit farmwisconsin.org for more information on memberships and events planned all year long.
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, interactive agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. Farm Wisconsin connects visitors’ curiosity to the wonder of Wisconsin farming and provides guests with a better understanding of their food sources and their importance. The center features 10,000 square-feet of hands-on learning opportunities, and a birthing barn where visitors may watch calves being born daily. The center was named to Time for Kids’ World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019.