School Field Trip to Apple Orchard in Indianapolis

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Hands on Life Science Class in the Pumpkin Patch

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What The Tour Includes:

  • Learn about the seasons of an apple orchard.
  • See observation bee hive.
  • Discussion of different apple varieties.
  • Lessons about history & economics of farming.
  • Learn about how weather effects the apple growing process.
  • Apple Picking NOT included in tour in 2020 because of poor apple crop due to freeze.
  • Hayride to the pumpkin patch (optional).
  • Everyone picks a small pumpkin.
  • Free admission to Tractor Town Adventure Farm & Agrimaze Corn Maze.
  • Picnic area available.

Tour is approx 1 1/2 hours in length + free time for play and lunch.

Dates for tours will be Sep 28 – Oct 9.

Cost: $9/student and adults*

Tickets MUST be pre-purchased online for a time slot.  See calendar for options.

COVID Information:  masks will be required indoors or when 6ft distancing cannot be maintained while on the tour (for example hayrides).  Your family unit will be placed with other families up to 15 people per group.

Due to COVID:  Tickets will be available beginning August 21st.

Questions?  Call Helen at 317-498-1009.

Make Reservations Online

online scheduling opens August 21st.

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!

Bring your Lunch

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

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.”

“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 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 August 21st.  You can book online or by calling Helen at 317-498-1009.

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.

Come and visit

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

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