School Field Trip to Apple Orchard in Indianapolis

Homeschool Day
Field Trips

Hands on Life Science Class in the Apple Orchard & Pumpkin Patch

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What The Tour Includes:

  • Learn about the seasons of an apple orchard.
  • Walk inside the giant refrigerator where apples are stored.
  • Watch apple sorting machine.
  • View cider press and sample some cider
  • See observation bee hive.
  • Discussion of different apple varieties.
  • Lessons about history & economics of farming.
  • Learn about how weather effects the apple growing process.
  • Visit the orchard and pick a bag of four apples.
  • Hayride to the pumpkin patch.
  • Everyone picks a small pumpkin.
  • Free admission to Tractor Town Adventure Farm & Agrimaze Corn Maze.
  • Picnic area available.

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

Date for Homeschool Day 2018 is coming soon!

Offered 9:30-11:30am or 11:30-1:30pm.

Cost: $8/student and adults*

Tickets MUST be pre-purchased online for this day.

Ticket sales open late July each year for fall tours.

Questions?  Call Helen at 317-498-1009.

Make Reservations Online

online scheduling opens mid July for fall tours

Why Choose Tuttles?

Let us do the Work!

Every tour is fully guided by one of our farm tour guides and incorporates educational standards.

Learning can be Fun!

Play time in the Tractor Town Adventure Farm is included free with every tour!

One Stop for apples & pumpkins!

We know your fall field trips are limited so we provide both apples & pumpkins to take home.

Bring your Lunch

Our indoor and outdoor picnic areas allow your to enjoy lunch while you are here.

See why we're one of Indys favorite farms for field trips...

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What Other Teacher's Are Saying...

“This was our 4th year coming out for the homeschool tour. We always enjoy the tours! The staff is always very friendly.”

“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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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you accommodate special needs students?

We host lots of special needs groups here at Tuttles.  If you book online, please just indicate any special needs you have in the comments section for us.  Our tour guides can adapt the tour to your groups needs and learning level, and our hayrides are wheelchair accessible {keep in mind that pumpkin patch is dirt…and may be more challenging if you wish to take wheelchairs off ride to pick pumpkins}.

What if my group does not have 15 people?

You can choose to pay the minimum for a group tour or choose to participate in our general public upick and farm activities which are also open on weekday hours.  Information and pricing for general public.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

Weather in September and October is normally great for a visit to the orchard.  Elementary Tours can be moved indoors in the event of rain.  We will replace the hayride with other activities.  Because of the unpredictability of Indiana weather, we don’t reschedule tours in advance of the morning of your tour.

What if I need to cancel?

We often have a waiting list for field trips.  If you are unable to keep your scheduled time, we ask that you cancel at least one week in advance to allow another group to take your place.  If you fail to cancel and do not show for your tour, we will charge a no show fee of $50.

When does scheduling open for the year?

We begin taking reservations in late July.  You can book online or by calling Helen at 317-498-1009.

Educational
Resources

We're big on agricultural education.

Key Educational Concepts Covered in this Tour:

  • The diversification and specialization of farming.
  • How technology has changed the way we farm.
  • How weather effects farming.
  • The different seasons of an apple tree.
  • Refrigeration help keeps apples fresh.
  • What is apple cider?
  • Honey bees and pollination.
  • Differences between different types of apples.
  • Differences between different types of squash and pumpkins
  • How the weather can affect farming.
  • Pests that you might find in the pumpkin patch.
Other Educational Resources
Apple Orchard Coloring Book Page
Apple Orchard Coloring Book Page

Agricultural Education is one of our core values!

We believe in making learning come to life on the farm.

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Still have questions?

Give us a call

Call Helen at 317-498-1009

Can’t get through?  Leave a message and we’ll call you back…sometimes we’re busy out on the farm and can’t answer right now.

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Sometimes the best way to experience the farm and get your questions answers is to come for a visit. 

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