Wednesday, March 28, 2012

NCSU Farm Animal Days

From Sarah C.:

NC State's Farm Animal Days is a great opportunity for preschool and school aged children to get an up close look at livestock. The event includes a variety of animals to see - rabbits, turkeys, goats, sheep, swine, cows, horses and baby chicks. A few of the animals visitors are able to pet. (Note: There are plenty of hand washing stations throughout the area.)

There are also tractors on display that the children can climb into, a weigh station where you can see your own weight or even get weighed with friends, and a fake cow to try your hand at milking. After all this fun, you can end your visit with free NCSU Howling Cow ice cream.

The 2012 Farm Animals Days runs today through Friday, March 30th, 9am - 2pm each day. If you missed pre-registration online, you can still attend. Either way, check in at the registration table immediately inside the barn to start your visit. The entire event is free. Donations are accepted. Allow an hour to see all the exhibits.

Strollers are welcome. There is a 'stroller parking' area you can use inside the barn. Be aware if you push your stroller through the exhibits that you will need to maneuver around crowds of children and through natural ground cover (ie, dirt in some areas and higher grasses in the parking field).

NC State University Farm Animal Days
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory
Beef Educational Unit
4505 Mid Pines Rd




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