“The best thing about Prairie Loft is getting to touch things and not get in trouble!”    – Prairie Loft Kid, age 8

Programs, Events, and Field Trips

Prairie Loft offers a variety of programs for the general public and specialty groups (schools, clubs, service organizations, etc). Activities include workshops, field trips, summer camps, presentations, cultural events, facility rental, and community gatherings.

For information about field trips and to book your school visit, please scroll to the bottom of this page. Also scroll down for summer camp info and registration forms.

To inquire about presentations, service learning, and other education activities, please email info@prairieloft.org or call 402-463-0565. Vendors: Please email lorna@prairieloft.org to join our vendor email list.

For information about using Prairie Loft for your private or business event, visit the facility rental page.

Stay up to date with all Prairie Loft events with our calendar and our Facebook page.

PUBLIC EVENTS TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE! When you come, please consider carpooling. Due to the nature of the site and variety of visitors, we do not allow visitors to bring dogs or other pets. By attending activities on site, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give Prairie Loft permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or educational materials.

“Being able to spend so much time outside together exploring is SOOOOO much fun!” – Preschool teacher

Community Programs and Events

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Family Outdoor Club

Third Saturday of each month, 10:00-11:30am

Outdoor activities geared toward kids ages 2-8 with their grownups. Outdoor exploration, art activities, take-home projects, and more. Dress for the weather and be prepared to get a little messy! $5 suggested donation per family per Saturday.

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Springfest

Sunday, April 28, 2019  |  1:00-6:00pm

A celebration for the planting season. Fun for all ages! Sheep shearing demos, wagon rides, farm animals, demonstrations, music for kids, food trucks, art vendors, take-home activities, and more. Free admission! DOWNLOAD VENDOR APPLICATION

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Flatwater Music Festival

June 28 & 29, 2019

A festival of music, culture, and community. Live music, kids’ activities, workshops, food, vendors & more! $10 daily admission, kids under 10 free. BUY TICKETSDOWNLOAD VENDOR APPLICATION

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Farm to Table Dinner

Thursday, September 5, 2019  |  6:00-9:00pm

Dine with us on the farm and experience the pleasures of eating locally as we celebrate community, friendship, and outdoor education (and great food)! $75/person RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE TABLE

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Harvestfest

Sunday, October 6, 2019  |  1:00-6:00pm

Honoring our area’s heritage and future. Farmers market, hayrack rides, farm animals, agriculture demonstrations, food & fun. Free admission! DOWNLOAD VENDOR APPLICATION

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Women, Wine & Wilderness

Every other month, March through November

Connect with nature and each other through conversation and shared experiences, including a delicious & healthy meal plus wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Women ages 21 and older are invited to join us. Pre-registration required. Watch our Facebook page for the next event!


2019 Summer Camps

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Little Sprouts Camp

Age 3  |  2 sessions to choose from: Friday, June 14 or Friday, July 12

Perfect for first-time summer campers! We are offering a new morning camp (9-11:30am) for 3-year-olds to create, explore and learn together. Activities include free choice time indoors and outdoors, plus story time, outdoor exploration, and creative activities.

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Outdoor Kids Camp

Ages 4-6  |  4 sessions to choose from: July 9-11 (FULL), 16-18 (FULL), July 30-Aug 1 or August 6-8

This camp is for children ages 4 to 6 who love to explore and learn! Daily themes are Animals, Plants, and Farm & Food. Activities include free choice time, lessons, stories, outdoor exploration, healthy snacks, and creative art. 9-11:30am each day.

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Junior Farmhands Camp

Ages 7-10  |  3 sessions to choose from: June 4-6 (FULL), June 11-13 (FULL) or June 19-21

Dig in to experience the cycles and systems of life on a farm in this 3-day camp. We’ll explore soil, water, plants, insects, and the process of growing food. Get creative through art, craft and journal projects, and storytelling. 9am-2pm each day.

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Grandparents Camp

Ages 4-10 with "Grandfriends"  |  Thursday, May 30 (FULL), Friday, May 31 (FULL) or Saturday, July 13 (added!)

Join us at this day camp (9am-1pm) for grandpeople with their grandkids to create, explore and learn together!

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Dirt Day

Ages 8-13 | One session: June 7

We are offering a new day camp for kids ages 8-13 who love to wonder, explore, and get a little messy. This one-day camp for young environmental stewards and scientists will include free choice time, outdoor exploration, creative science, and take home projects. We will actively explore soil, water, geology, fossils, and underground ecosystems.


Field Trips and Education Programs

We offer programs for all ages to schools, summer programs, home school groups, and other educational organizations. All classes are hands-on and active, with a variety of activities in every session. Activities may include team building activities, nature hikes, art projects, farm to table, animal studies, exploration of gardens, fields, and pasture, and more. The cost for a 90-minute learning experience for 10-35 learners is generally $3 per participant with a $30 minimum. For school and youth field trips, adults participate at no charge. Longer field trip programs are available for additional cost, and we may be able to accommodate larger groups. Please ask!

Please check the calendar for date availability and use the form below to inquire about booking a field trip. For information about field trips and how they meet state standards, check out the link below! 

Other lesson topics are available, and we can adapt our offerings to provide the best learning experience for your group!

By attending activities at Prairie Loft, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials. Thanks for joining us!

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Check the online PL calendar for date availability for 90 minute field trips. https://prairieloft.org/calendar