Field Trips: Oliver Kelley Farm

Oliver Kelley Farm.

Experience the story of farming and food at the Kelley Farm from 19th-century farm life on the historic farmstead to modern Minnesota agriculture and food in the Farm Lab.

Core experience

Farming Through the Seasons

Grades K-12
Experience the sights, smells, sounds, and activities of an 1860s family farm! Students will participate in essential farm work, meet a variety of farm animals, and help prepare foods like those that Minnesotans ate 150 years ago. Students will compare and contrast the lives of farm children from the past to their lives today through hands-on, seasonal activities that help the farm run. 

Academic standards

All programs support state of Minnesota academic standards in social studies.

Oliver Kelley Farm

15788 Kelley Farm Rd.
Elk River, MN 55330


  • $6 per student, $60 minimum group fee
  • District staff free
  • One free adult per 10 students. Additional chaperones will be invoiced at the same rate as the students. 

Billing information

No payment will be accepted the day of the field trip. All schools will be invoiced after their trip. For more information see our Program Policies.

Cancellation fee

Cancellations must be received 14 days before your trip. See our Program Policies. Contact us at 1-888-387-5008 if you need to reschedule.


  • Length: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Free bus parking

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