FLORAL PARK, N.Y. — New for Winter Break 2020, the Queens County Farm Museum will offer Junior Makers Staycation: Foraging, Fibers & Food for children ages 2–12 years old. Foraging, Fibers & Food is a three day program scheduled for February 19–21, 2020 from 12:00 pm–3:00 pm each day. Junior Makers (and their grown-ups) can sign up for one day or all three! This new program is bushels of fun and supports STEM learning objectives giving children the opportunity to create, imagine and explore at Queens Farm.
Junior Makers will churn fresh butter, create works with natural materials, learn to spin sheep’s wool into yarn and finally get a chance to play with their food! Each day of Foraging, Fibers & Food has its own unique programming. Foraging features a farm-wide scavenger hunt. Fibers connects Junior Makers to the farm’s natural resources and Food culminates with the creation of fruit and veggie sculptures!
While on the farm, Junior Makers and their families can meet the farm’s alpacas, sheep, goats and steer. The farm’s Farm Store will be open selling animal feed. Shoppers will also find traditional games, toys and unique Made-in-Queens items including Queens Farm herbal teas and woven scarves and yarn from the farm’s flock of heritage Cotswold sheep.
Advance tickets for Foraging, Fibers & Food are $10 at queensfarm.org; adults are free with a participating child (ages 2 & up). Door tickets will also be available for $15. Group visits require advance registration and group admission fees apply.
The Queens County Farm Museum is located at 73-50 Little Neck Parkway in Floral Park, New York 11004. There is ample neighborhood parking and bicycle racks are available on-site. The grounds at the Queens County Farm Museum are accessible as well. For tickets or more event information and to plan your visit go to queensfarm.org or call 718.347.3276.
–Queens County Farm Museum
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