Groups of 15 or more will receive a discounted price of $7.00 per person, provided that payment is made in one transaction, unless otherwise agreed upon by management.   


Contact Mark VanBuren at 740-404-8656 or at for prices and options. 


On any given day at Van Buren Acres, you'll see the sights and hear the sounds of children laughing, learning and playing.  We offer fun educational field trips to pre-school, elementary, middle school and high school age students.   Having grown up on farms, we believe it's important that the heritage and dynamics of agriculture is something that all children  have the chance to be exposed to. It just so happens that we're able to help accomplish that goal in a fun and unique way. We invite you to bring your students to come to Van Buren Acres and have fun while learning about agriculture! 

When Are Field Trips?
Field trips are available beginning September 16 through November 1  on weekdays from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m.

This year's Homeschooling Days are Friday, September 20, 2019 and Tuesday, October 8,  2019 and  home schools are encouraged to schedule on that date.

Reservations are required for school field trips.

What's Included In a Field Trip?

A short presentation from one of our "Farm Hands".  We can also tailor a curriculum for your group.   There are plenty of educational opportunities around the farm - from learning how corn and pumpkins grow to learning about the farm animals.

All of the activities on the farm (weather permitting) - which activities include, but are not limited to -  hayride, jumping pillow, putt putt, barnyard jamboree, corn boxes, hay rolls, pedal cars, slides, soybean maze, corn maze and so much more!

A visit with our pig races. 
A visit with our animals.

Schools are encouraged to have the children pack a lunch. We have numerous picnic tables throughout the farm for kids to enjoy their lunch. 

How much does a field trip cost?
Field trip only (no pumpkin) $5.00
Field trip with small pumpkin $7.00
Field trip with gem stone mining (no pumpkin) $7.00
Field trip with small pumpkin and gemstone mining $8.50

The teacher for each class is free. Additionally,  one chaperone is admitted free for every 10 students! Special needs classes will receive a free chaperone ratio of 1 for every 3 students.

Entire group must be paid for in one transaction, unless otherwise agreed to by Van Buren Acres.   Official school checks will be accepted if necessary and should be made out to Van Buren Acres.

Contact Mark VanBuren at 740-404-8656 or e-mail at