I think we went to the Aububon Society to look at the zoo animals (injured wild animals being cared for etc), but there was also some farming activity there.
Now there is still a farmyard, with daily activities for visitors and you can walk the trails to the top of the drumlin for a great view. There is also a seasonal farm stand for sustainably grown food.
Drumlin Farm is open Tuesday-Sunday year-round, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Please note, while we are closed on most Mondays, we do open on federal Monday holidays.
Nature Center Hours: 9:00 am-5:00 pm March 1-October 31; 9:00 am-4:00 pm November 1-February 28. Trails: Open only when the nature center is open.
There's an interactive children's art lab inside the museum building with lots of fun activities for kids
The outdoor sculpture garden...with large modern sculptures in the woods and around the rolling lawn includes some that really are a hit with kids like this chimes sculpture.
The visit to Drumlin Farm stands out in my memory because of one incident. My youngest child (the little curly headed blond one in the picture), had her pacifier on a string around her neck. One of the racoons reached out from his cage and grabbed it and pulled the nipple end off and took it into his cage and tried to eat it.
My daughter wailed "My FI-er!!" But she was soon distracted by other animals, and she didn't use a pacifier after that.
The farm website says:
For Your Safety
* Do not feed any animals, including farm animals
* Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
* Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
* Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
* Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
* Picnic only in designated areas
* Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
* Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
We visited the farmyard complete with pigs, sheep, goats, cows after we went to the zoo part.
Now each week in the Spring and Summer each week has special activities focusing on the themes listed below and seasonal happenings at the sanctuary. Theme weeks begin the first Saturday of each month. All activities are free with sanctuary admission.
June, July, August
1st Week: What's Growing?- Check out what's hatching, germinating, and growing around the sanctuary!
2nd Week: From the Farm - What does it mean to be a sustainable farm? Explore the edible and useful products that come from our very own crops and livestock.
3rd Week: Wet and Wild! - Discover who lives in the depths of the pond and catch a glimpse of these fascinating underwater creatures.
4th Week: Birds in Our Neighborhoods - Who flies through your backyard? Who builds nests on your porch? Investigate our local birds and discover ways that you can help protect their habitats.