Tennessee Curriculum Standards:
Our Life Science education topics complement state curriculum standards 1 through 5 through exploration of our natural world.
Save Time and
Save time by pre-ordering before your field trip visit and have lunches ready to pick up at your assigned lunch time.
It's not just for kids...Teachers, parents and chaperones love the convenience too!
We offer pizza, hot dogs, PB&J's and chicken tender meals. Ordering is easy. Download the form, submit your order to us in advance of your visit, pay online and you're done!
Concessions will be open, cooked to order, for those wishing to purchase food on-site at the time of your tour.
Spring Field Trip Programs
Bring your class to Lucky Ladd Farms for a day full of fun and educational adventures! Educational program choices for Spring tours are listed below:
Are You My Mommy? (Grades Pre-K, K & 1)
Compare how baby animals are alike yet different from one another; then match the babies to their mothers and examine their similarities.
Flower Power (Grades K, 1 & 2)
Identify the parts of a flower and determine what it needs to grow. Plant a seed to take home and chart its growth.
The Buzz on Bees (Grades 1, 2 & 3)
Identify parts of a honeybee, learn about pollination, the importance of bees on the farm, hive behavior, how bees make honey, how honey is collected, and more. See the bees at work in the observational glass bee hive.
From Egg to Chicken (Grades 2, 3 & 4)
Learn facts about chicken life cycles. Students discover how a chick changes as it grows inside an egg until time to hatch and then grows into an adult. Compare a live chick to an adult hen.
Magical Metamorphosis (Grades 2, 3 & 4)
A 3-D exhibit on the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Observe the stages of the butterfly’s life cycle and it’s interaction with the natural world.
Animals Around Us (Grades 2 through 5)
An engaging nature exploration takes students to visit a habitat exhibit where they learn about a glade ecosystem. Children search for a variety of insects and animals that are on display yet cleverly hidden all representing wildlife that lives there. Students also find natural field signs of wildlife who has visited the area. Covers elements needed for life to survive and thrive in an environment. Interactive and lots of fun!
Cedar Glade Wilderness Walk (Grades 2 through 8; great for adults too)
Students are guided on walk through Tennessee's Cedar Glades where they learn about geological land formations. Children learn what the land looked like millions of years ago and how limestone bedrock, sink holes and caves developed. Tour touches on animals that use to live there that are now extinct and on uncommonly seen endangered plants and wildlife found in the glades today.
Phenomenal Fossils (Grades 2 through 6)
Study marine life fossils discovered on the farm. Learn the connection between these organisms and their environment as they existed in the past. Learn about the fossil formation process and match fossils with images of extinct sea creatures.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON: $5.00 per student
- Students discover the magic of geology while panning for fossils or gemstones in our new Overall Creek Mining Sluice. Identification chart is included and additional materials are available online to support class study.
- NOTE: This activity takes extra time. If selected, this option will replace the wagon ride.
Guided Tour Upgrade:
Group or individuals in a group can upgrade to "Stay & Play Pass" to stay AFTER tour ends to enjoy attractions not included in tour. Upgrade includes access to tractor train rides, jump pad, spider web, giant tricycles and more. Some activities require purchase of ticket for ride upgrade, i.e. pony rides. All activities may not be available at all times and may operate at scheduled times. Some activities may have participation restrictions and/or be weather dependent for guest safety.
Stay & Play Pass: $2.00 - per person
A minimum of two weeks notice of cancellation prior to program date is required to receive a refund.
Ready to book your group's educational visit to Lucky Ladd Farms? Click the online registration button below to get your reservation started:
Please review our Tour Terms & Conditions before booking your field trip.
- April & May
- Wednesday through Friday
- 9:00 am
- 9:30 am
- 10:00 am
- 10:15 am EXPRESS**
**EXPRESS tours do not include a wagon ride due to time limitations.
Teachers, paid staff, and bus drivers are admitted free.
Rates Per Person* (Ages 2+)
$8.00 - Tax Exempt Groups
SPRING Group Minimum:
- 25 paying participants.
*IMPORTANT: To qualify for the discounted rate, groups MUST pre-collect fees from all guests, including parents/siblings; and make a single payment for the entire group. ALL guests not paid for by the group leader/school will be charged standard admission fees at the gate of $13 per adult and $11 per child; and will not be eligible for seasonal bonus offers such as pumpkins. Certain activities have limited capacity and require advanced planning, therefore, seating for wagon rides and table reservations are not guaranteed for any guests not included on the required class head-count form which must be submitted at least 5 days before your scheduled tour.