“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 educational workshops, field trips, presentations, cultural events, facility rental, and community gatherings.

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.

To inquire about presentations, field trips, and other educational group activities, please contact us at info@prairieloft.org or 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.

“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 TICKETS

DOWNLOAD VENDOR APPLICATION

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Farm to Table Supper

Friday, September 7, 2018  |  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)! $80/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 APP

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Women, Wine & Wilderness

Final Friday every other month

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!


Summer Camps

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Outdoor Kids Camp

Ages 3-6  |  4 sessions to choose from: July 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, or July 31 - August 2

This camp is for children ages 3 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. July camps are FULL. But wait, there's more!.... NEW! We've added a session! Openings available July 31 - August 2

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Junior Farmhands Camp

Ages 7-10  |  2 sessions to choose from: June 5-7 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. THESE CAMPS ARE FULL. Please e-mail to inquire about our waiting list.

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Grandparents Camp

Ages 4-10 with "Grandfriends"  |  3 days to choose from: May 25 (full!), August 3, or August 4

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 10-14 | One session: July 13

We are offering a new day camp for kids ages 10-14 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.


School Field Trips

We offer programs for all ages to schools, summer programs, homeschool 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 visit is generally $3 per student. Adults participate at no charge.

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 links below! 

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

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)