School Field Trips

Combining education with entertainment, the Glass Barn is a springboard for showing students how agriculture affects the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the products we use. Designed to fit into any school curriculum, the Glass Barn provides a modern, interactive setting for demonstrating the importance of agriculture through fun and easy-to-understand lessons.

School field trips are scheduled through the Indiana State Fair’s Global Barns Initiative. Email The Barns at thebarns@indianastatefair.com to sign your class up or questions call 317-927-7568. Click here to learn more and to schedule a trip: http://www.in.gov/statefair/barn/

 

Fall & Spring Programs

Farm to Pizza

Designed for Pre K - to 2nd-grade students, this program uses the ingredients on pizza to reveal the origins of what we eat. Students will interact with livestock, work on a mock farm and create their own pizzas. Choose from two pizza options: Option 1 – make an English muffin pizza as one of the 30-minute rotations ($2.00 per person).  Option 2 – make half of 7” pizzas during lunch after other rotations are completed ($5.00 per person). All attending adults will pay the same price as students. Teachers attend for free.

Plants, Animals, and Me

Designed exclusively for 3rd graders, Plants, Animals, and Me will help students understand how plants, animals, and humans are dependent on each other. They’ll complete activities in the greenhouse, visit with animals and learn how humans can protect both fauna and flora. The field trip fee is $2.00 per student. Teachers are free. And additional adults are $2.00 each.

The program will help them understand the complexity of the issues surrounding the biotechnology movement. Students will participate in fun hands-on experiments that will explain key aspects of GMOs using soybeans. The field trip fee is $2.00 per student. Teachers are free. And additional adults are $2.00 each.

 

a boy wearing stripe long sleeve shirt playing with an exhibit at the glass barn

Exploring Biotech

Designed for 4th - to 8th-grade students, this program allows students to participate in fun hands-on experiments that explain key aspects of Biotechnology utilizing soybeans. We have selected experiments and activities for each grade level based on academic standards.  The field trip fee is $2.00 per student. Teachers are free. And additional adults are $2.00 each.

My American Farm

Designed for 5th and 6th graders, students will discover where their food comes from, how farmers care for the land and how science, technology, engineering and mathematics converge in food production. Students will plant seeds as they create living plant necklaces, role-play as farm mechanics, and create their own faux flower pens with important scientific information included on the leaf. The field trip fee is $2.00 per student. Teachers are free. And additional adults are $2.00 each.

Join Our Email List Let's Keep Growing Together
By clicking submit, you agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
Instagram Facebook Youtube Twitter