Once Upon a Farm
Start Your Tractors
and Get in Gear, October 18 is Almost Here!
We’re bringing the farm life to the big city! Explore the
world of agriculture and learn where your food comes from in the upcoming
special exhibit, Once Upon a Farm
opening October 18.
Slide behind the seat of a kid-powered combine, wheel around
a maze in the John Deere pedal track, learn what it takes to milk a dairy cow
or hop aboard the Ag Express for an up-close look at a real life tractor.*
Little farmers can learn all about water and irrigation while playing under the
kid-sized center pivot and see what it takes to plant and care for crops in the
miniature planting station. Daily programming will focus on a new topic each
week and will incorporate various farm animals on special weekends throughout
the exhibit’s run.
This exhibit is the sixth community-engaged exhibit created
by OCM with partners from across the community and the state of Nebraska. A big
thanks goes out to the partners who provided their imagination, time and
support to bring this exhibit to life for the children of our community.
Farm Life – (Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am & 2:30 pm;
Sunday 2:30 pm) Learn about modern day farming daily in our special exhibit.
Discover how the food we eat gets from the farm to the store. Join us for
games, crafts and farm-themed activities.
Exhibit Components and Sponsors:
Center Pivot & Planting Station, Valmont Industries
Learn about water and irrigation while playing under the kid-sized center pivot and see what it takes to plant and care for crops in the miniature planting station.
Slide into the seat of a kid-powered Claas combine cab to harvest your crops.
Crop Fields, DuPont Pioneer
Dig, plant and care for your crops in the field.
Corn Interactive, Nebraska Corn Board
Learn about corn on this interactive feature.
Soybean Interactive, Nebraska Soybean Board
Learn about soybeans in this interactive feature.
Dairy Cows, Midwest Dairy Association
Learn what it takes to work on a dairy farm and milk a cow.
Pig Pen, Nebraska Pork Producers
Take care of baby piglets.
See how the crops and livestock you raised get to the grocery store.
Sprinkler System, Senninger Irrigation
Activate different water sprayers inside a large tank.
Cow Cafe, Nebraska Beef Council
Grill your own burgers and steaks and see what other culinary creations you can make.
Grain Bins, Nebraska Wheat Board
Use the conveyer belts to distribute your crops into the proper grain bins.
Pedal Track Maze, Farm Credit Services of America
Wheel around the maze on mini tractors and trikes and stop at the ethanol station to fill up when your tank is low.
Kitchen Table, Physician's Mutual
After planting, harvesting and raising livestock, it's time to grab your food and enjoy together at the kitchen table.
Ag in the Classroom, Nebraska Farm Bureau, Douglas County Farm Bureau and UNL
Join us daily for educational programming to learn all about life on the farm and the importance of agriculture in the state of Nebraska and the world.
Ag Express Train*, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway
Hop aboard the Ag Express for an up-close look at a real tractor.
Tractor, John Deere
Get an up-close view of a real tractor.
Crawl through the 2 story worm wall.
Weather Station, KMTV Channel 3
Weather plays an important role in the farming world. Stay tuned on the weather and broadcast your own forcast.
*Tickets available for purchase