Family Programs

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! 

Pre-registration required except where noted.


 

  • May
    5

    Dairy Day at the Farm!

    Sunday, 1:00–4:00PMFamily 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. This...

  • May
    11

    World Migratory Bird Day with Outreach For Earth Stewardship

    Saturday, 7:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    Join Outreach For Earth Stewardship for World Migratory Bird Day, an annual global celebration of migratory birds! This year's theme is Protect Birds: Be The Solution To Plastic Pollution. Morning...

  • May
    18

    Water Critter Wonders

    Saturday, 9:30–11:30 AM or 12:30–2:30PMFamily 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'll hike down to the pond, dip in to look...

  • May
    18

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30PMFamily 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...

  • May
    25

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    1

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    8

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    15

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    18

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    20

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    22

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    25

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    27

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jun
    29

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    2

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    4

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    6

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    9

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    11

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    13

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    16

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    18

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    19

    Bats In The Barn

    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...

  • Jul
    20

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    21

    Farm to Ballet Performance

    Sunday, Gates open at 5:00PM; Show at 6:00PMSpecial 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...

  • Jul
    23

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    25

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    27

    Garden Tea Party at the Inn

    Saturday, 1:00–3:00PMFamily Program

    Join us  in enjoying the colorful, fragrant gardens at the Inn at Shelburne Farms! Go on a treasure hunt, learn to make your own tea bags, and enjoy some tea and tasty treats....

  • Jul
    27

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Jul
    30

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    1

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    3

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    6

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    8

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    10

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    13

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    15

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    17

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    20

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    22

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    24

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    27

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    29

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Aug
    31

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    3

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    5

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    7

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    10

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    12

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    14

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    17

    Raptors in Residence

    Tuesday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    19

    Raptors in Residence

    Thursday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    21

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Sep
    28

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Oct
    5

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Oct
    12

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...

  • Oct
    19

    Raptors in Residence

    Saturday, 1:00–1:30 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...