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Educational Programs

Students on Field TripStudent Super Sprouts

Students are Welcome at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum

Super Sprouts - A Pre-K program that allows young children to learn about gardens, farms, crops, livestock, and to explore "what's before the grocery store."

Field Trips - Elementary School groups visit the museum for a hands-on educational experience to discover how agriculture touches their lives. Curriculum units which are enhanced by a field trip to the Ag Museum include farms, plants, American history, Florida history, nutrition, and economics. Programming dates fill up fast, so call the museum today to schedule your field trip

Adult Group Tours

Group tours for adults are available by reservation. Call the Agricultural Museum at (941) 721-2034 for information and reservations.

Childrens Exhibit

Traveling Exhibits

The eight traveling Learning Barns are traveling exhibits used to tell the story about agriculture. The Agricultural Museum lends these boxes to schools in the county for three weeks at a time on a rotational basis. They are filled with agriculture-related educational materials such as books, lesson plans, puppets, videos, curriculum, toys and games, to enhance the learning of children, from Kindergarten through 5th grade. Barn topics include: butterflies, fruits and vegetables, dairy and cattle, nutrition, farming, livestock, bees, worms and other bugs, and gardening. Call us at (941) 721-2034 for more information or to reserve a learning barn.