Seasonal Sessions

(Prices vary; see each description for details)

 

Alabama State Standards for Education objectives are listed below each program. Please click here to see details of each objective.

2024 Field Trips

A Day at Landmark Park

Customizable and Standards Based Field Trip

Jan-May and August-Dec

  • Boardwalk Scavenger Hunt
  • Planetarium
  • Ag Museum
  • Farm Tour
  • Lunch and Playground

Spring Break for Families

Dates: March 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Join us at the Park during this week of vacation from school.  Take a walk on our ever changing boardwalk and nature trail, explore the wonders of space in our planetarium, tour the State of Alabama’s Agricultural Museum, walk back in time to life on the farm of 1890, enjoy a wagon ride in the sun, plus have lunch and ice cream with us at The Martin Drugstore. Hands-on activities from 10:00 – 11:00 in the Interpretive Center.

Earth Day Week Celebration Week: Exploring and Protecting Our Planet

Dates: April 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Join us as we celebrate our amazing planet! History of Earth Day and  Hands-on activities, planetarium program, boardwalk and nature trail scavenger hunt customized for each grade level.  Lunch will be available by pre-order or individually or bring your own picnic. 

Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Recommended age: Pre K – 5th Grade
Cost: $12 per student; $6 per adult. Lunch and ice cream packages available.

Alabama State Standards for Education: SCI. K.3.1, K.3.3, K 4.3, K.4.4, K.5.1, K.5.3, K.5.4, K.6.1, K,6.2, K.6.3, SCI 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, SCI 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.7.2,2.7.3, 2.7.4, SCI 3.11.1, 3.11.2, 3.13.4, SCI 4.12.3, 4.12.2, 4.15.1, 4.15.3, 4.15.4, 4.15.5, SCI 5.8.3, 5.8.4, 5.8.5, 5.8.6, 5.8.7, 5.9.1, 5.10.1, 5.10.2, 5.12.1, 5.12.2, 5.13.3, 5.13.3

Life of a Bee

Dates: May 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Where would we be without bees?  Join us for great information about bees provided by bee professionals and bee related arts and crafts.  We will enjoy snack time and a presentation about the health benefits of honey.  Our Master Gardeners will fill us in on the types of flowers that attract bees and how to plant them.  Take home a plant that will make bees happy at your house.  Lunch and ice cream are available at the Martin Drug Store or bring your own picnic and enjoy our playground.

Harvest Heydays

Dates: October 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Your class will enjoy an educational program full of fall harvest fun at Harvest Heydays! We will have many other fall-related educational activities such as cotton picking, peanut stacking, and hayrides. Fun will be had through hands-on activities and new inspirations for learning. Every student will explore and enjoy picking their own pumpkin to take home.

Program Length: 4 hours (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Recommended age: Pre K – 5th Grade
Alabama State Standards for Education: Objective SCI.K.4.3, SCI.K.5.4, SCI.2.6.1, K.2.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1

Fall Living History

Dates: November 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 

Let’s go back in time to the farm life of the 1890’s.  Students will dress for the period as we enjoy a simpler time.  Tour the farm and meet the heirloom animals that thrive at the park.  Doing chores in Waddell House reminds us that there was plenty to do for everyone on the farm.  Master Gardeners will keep you busy in our kitchen garden.  Making fresh butter is easy!  We will enjoy it with lunch back at the house.  Horse-drawn buggy rides and plenty of farm fun await…y’all come see us!

Cost: $15 per student

Christmas Past

Dates: December 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13

Thinking of Christmas the way your grandparents described it to you? Students can experience some of the same activities and emotions of this very special season with cider tasting and story-telling by the fireplace. The children will also be invited to play parlor games and construct old-fashioned crafts they may take home with them. Due to the hands on nature of this program, groups are limited to approximately 30 students per session.

Program Length: 1.5 hours ( 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 11:00-12:30 p.m. time slots available)
Recommended age: PreK-6th Grade
Alabama State Standards for Education: Objective K.2.1, 2.1.1