Our Family Programs are designed for children with an accompanying adult to have fun and learn together about food, farming, and nature. Check out our upcoming offerings below and join us!
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program
How do vultures soar without flapping their wings? Why don’t vultures fly at night? Can you identify a vulture in the sky?
During this program, we will learn about these beautiful birds and...
Sunday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMFamily Program, Special Event
Come on down to the dairy and meet our spring calves and their amazing moms in our Brown Swiss herd. Take a wagon ride to see the pastures and then see the calves get their afternoon milk....
Saturday, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program, Adult Program
Morning Bird Walk
For birders of all levels. Departs promptly at 7:00AM from Farm Barn back parking lot.
Visit with Live Birds
Saturday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM or 12:30 - 2:30 PMFamily Program
Bring your mud boots for some pond dipping fun! Spring is a perfect time to explore the pond for life and all of the cool critters that live there. We will hike down to the pond and dip in to...
Saturday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMFamily Program
Come face to face with a live owl or hawk. Experience the wonder and learn the mysteries of live birds of prey.
Presentations will be at the entry to Lone Treel Hill trail in back of the...
Thursday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMFamily Program
Tuesday, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PMFamily Program
Saturday, Gates open at 5:00 PM; Show at 6:00 PMSpecial Event
Enjoy this full-length performance that reinterprets classical ballet pieces to tell the story of a Vermont farm from Spring to Fall. Bring a picnic or purchase farm fresh food prepared and...
Friday, 7:30–9:00PMFamily Program
Learn what makes bats so special with a colorful slideshow, then venture out with Barry Genzlinger, also known as Barry the Bat Guy and founder of the Vermont Bat Center, to watch their evening...
Saturday, 1:00–3:00PMFamily Program
A great opportunity to enjoy the colorful, fragrant gardens at the Inn at Shelburne Farms! Go on a treasure hunt then learn to make your own tea bags and enjoy some tea and tasty treats.
Thursday, 6:30–8:00PMFamily Program
Enjoy sitting around a campfire on a warm summer evening, fun activities, and a visit from a live owl with Outreach for Earth Stewardship. Ages 5 and up.