Farm Chores: Animals!
Goats and sheep and chickens, oh my! Join us for a unique, behind-the-scenes opportunity to help out at the Blandford Farm. Assist with livestock chores – feed and water the animals that call the farm home – and then help gather fresh eggs straight from the nest. If time allows, candle eggs and learn all about chicken development. All helpers take home a share of the eggs collected!
Notes: No need to plan ahead; just drop-in to participate. Check-in starts at the Blandford Farm 30 minutes before the listed start time. Look for the “Farm Programs” signs in the farmyard space between the large red animal barn and the barn playscape. The first 10 people to check-in are guaranteed spots; more spots may be available on a first come first serve basis.
Member Caregiver or Child: $5
Non-Member Caregiver or Child: $8
2 and Under: Free (registration still required)
Each registered child is required to have a registered adult accompany them for this program.
This program will take place at Blandford Nature Center Farm located at 3145 Milo Street NW, Grand Rapids MI 49504. Please note there are NO BATHROOMS AT THE FARM. The nearest bathrooms are at the Blandford Visitor Center, a 10-15 minute walk or 2 minute drive away.
Please Note: This program will take place indoors and outdoors. All participants ages 2 and up will be required to wear masks for indoor portions of the program and outdoors when/if social distancing between groups is not possible. In the event of severe weather, the program will be canceled and participants will be notified of their refund options.