Homeschool Elementary Field Trips

At Tuttles, agricultural education is one of our core values. We welcome local homeschool families and groups year-round for a hands-on life science class in the apple orchard and pumpkin patch.

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Groups & Co-ops

Our homeschool group field trips are specially designed for co-ops or large groups of more than 15 people registering together.

Fall group reservations can be made online. For Spring or Summer Reservations or for more information contact Christie at 317-326-2278 and press 5 or christie@tuttleorchards.com to arrange a special date and time for your group.

Homeschool Elementary field trips are designed for ages 5-10.

For individual homeschool families see our individual & family options here.

Why Choose Tuttles?
We Do the Work! Every tour is fully guided by one of our farm tour guides and incorporates educational standards.

Fall Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Patch Field Trips

(September - October)

Local homeschool groups can sign their group up for our hands-on life science class in the apple orchard and pumpkin patch.

Tour is approximately 2 hours in length
+ free time for play and lunch.

Cost: $12/student and adults
Minimum 15 participants per group
Scheduling opens Friday, July 15th

Not bringing a whole group? Info about individual homeschool families below.

Spring Greenhouse Field Trips

(March - April)

Want to help your students learn about how things grow in a hands-on environment? Tuttles is now offering spring field trips for homeschool students. Our spring greenhouse field trips provide kids a hands-on opportunity to see a greenhouse first-hand and learn about where things grow.

The class is approximately 1 hour in length.
Cost is $8/student and $4/adult (includes cider & donut)
1 Free teacher per every 15 students.

Maximum of 2 classes per time slot for spring tours.
Minimum 15 participants to schedule as a group. Have less than 15 participants? See below for our classes for individual homeschool families.

Please note: the outdoor activities like Tractor Town are not open in the spring. If you wish to bring a picnic lunch, bring blankets to eat outside on the grass as the fall eating area us not available.

Summer Farm to Table Field Trips

(June - August)

Children love to discover where food comes from and to learn how it grows. These field trips let them see the process in person and participate in hands-on activities.

Cost is $15/student and or adult. This tour includes 1 1/2 hours for $15; if groups wish to stay 2 1/2 hours cost is $20/person.
1 Free teacher per every 15 students. Minimum of 15 participants to book as group or see below for individual family options.

Only one or two classes can be accommodated per time as summer tours are more one-on-one, so we are unable to accommodate several classes at one time.

Please note: If you wish to bring a picnic lunch, bring blankets to eat outside on the grass as the fall eating area is not available.

30 minutes of playtime in Tractor Town

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Individual & Families

You can join our homeschool classes and tours which are geared for individual homeschool families to experience a day at the orchard. Tickets must be pre-purchased online to reserve your spot in a time slot. For groups of more than 15, please register for a group field trip.

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​​What Past Homeschool Day Participants Are Saying…
“This was our 4th year coming out for the homeschool tour. We always enjoy the tours! The staff is always very friendly.”
​​What Past Homeschool Day Participants Are Saying…
“The home school day combination apple/pumpkin tour was a great value. The energetic tour guide gave good information about how the orchard runs, there was apple and pumpkin picking fun, and we even had a chance to try out the play area.”

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