Located just south of Manitowoc, Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is an interactive education facility perfect for the whole family. Kids and adults alike can dig in to what makes farming fascinating with dozens of hands-on exhibits, a virtual tour of a dairy farm, and a visit to the awe-inspiring birthing barn.
Wisconsin is most well-known for being “America’s Dairyland,” but did you know that Wisconsin is one of the most agriculturally diverse states? Explore the 10,000 square-feet of hands-on exhibits to learn more about the food, fuel, and fiber produced in our great state. A stop in the Birthing Barn offers an opportunity to connect up-close-and-personal with an expectant dairy cow, ready to give birth. If the timing is right, guests can watch as a calf is born on site. Stick around to watch the calf’s first breath, first steps, and first meal – an experience unlike any other! The virtual tour of a dairy farm offers guests a look into a large, modern operation. Guests learn about all aspects of the farm and what is necessary to keep operations running smooth.
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center offers a full calendar of events, great for the whole family.
June Dairy Day: June Dairy Day attendees can explore all things dairy on June 10 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Activities include dairy product sampling, meeting and learning about different dairy breeds, and trying your hand at milking a cow.
Father’s Day Brunch: Farm Wisconsin is looking forward to celebrating dad this year with a Father’s Day Brunch. Visitors can enjoy a delicious brunch prepared by the Wisconsin Café and then take time to explore the discovery center, birthing barn, and meet some special guests. Tickets for the June 18 event are on sale now at farmwisconsin.org.
5th Anniversary Celebration: Kids receive FREE admission during Farm Wisconsin’s 5th Anniversary Celebration! There will be many hands-on activities to take part in throughout the weekend celebrating all facets of Wisconsin agriculture. Farm Wisconsin’s anniversary takes place July 27 through July 29.
Fair Flair: Farm Wisconsin’s Fair Flair event takes place August 19. Guests will learn about show animals, like pigs and goats, and can take part in fun fair games. Attendees will also be able to enjoy their fair food favorites, like cotton candy!
Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is hosting an all-new summer camp, taking place June 19 through the 22. During this camp, children age 10-12, will dive into the world of Wisconsin agriculture. Campers will participate in hands-on activities, focused on the diversity of foods grown and raised in Wisconsin. Partnering with local producers and experts, campers will explore all different aspects of our great state’s agriculture – from corn and cranberries to sheep and string beans.
Campers will step into the role of these producers and experts by: weighing a calf to evaluate health, soil sampling a crop field to determine soil type, and diving into what machines are necessary to harvest the feed that fuels our dairy cows.
Summer Camp Enrollment is open now. Sign your child up here.