Students and Teachers
our programs and field trips
Our School Field Trip Rates are Very Affordable!
$6.00 each for all school children and chaperones
Fee is required for all persons participating in field trips..
No Charge for One Teacher per class and Bus Drivers.
Our field trips have become very popular and we are booking well in advance.
Last minute cancellations due to weather are not necessary.
Programs will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather conditions.
How to Book a Field Trip:
Be sure to call ahead to check on date availability before completing the request form - especially if you are looking to book in November or December as we do sell out of availability for our special Holiday program.
Your field trip will NOT be reserved without completing a Field Trip Request Form. We also require a deposit or a purchase order to make your reservation complete. You may complete the Request Form form online here, or you can download the form to submit via fax or email. Please call if you need any assistance.
Once your request form is received we will send a reply email to you in regards to the availability of your program choice on your requested date and an invoice for the $90 non-refundable deposit. If you have not heard from us within 48 hours of sending in your request please let us know.
Once we have received your deposit we will send you a confirmation of your reservation. Please check the information for accuracy and report any discrepancies or any changes to us immediately.
Choose one from the six program offerings described below or book a double program
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
Our educational programs are designed to enhance teaching curriculums with hands on experiences
for students in grades K - 12
The Barberville Pioneer Settlement is a recommended field trip site for Volusia County Public Schools.
We conduct field trips year round.
Reservations are required for field trips. No walk-ins are accepted. Field trip programs must consist of a minimum of 15 participants and require a minimum of one adult per ten children.
At the Settlement's discretion, learning stations may vary slightly but will always be content appropriate.
Each field trip lasts approximately two hours and is comprised of fifteen minute-long stations. A restroom break is included. All tours will be completed before breaking for lunch.
With each program you have the choice of visiting our Country Store. We have a variety of merchandise starting at $0.25.
Teachers and parents should encourage children to dress comfortable and appropriate, as weather is often unpredictable.
We conduct tours rain or shine, hot or cold. We do make adjustments and move indoors for inclement weather, although the desired effect of the outdoor activities is altered a great deal.
Closed toe shoes such as sneakers are suggested.
Spend a day the
Step back in time when settlers had to be self-reliant. Students will experience many of the skills needed to survive in Pioneer Florida. Activities may include: candle making, weaving, spinning, blacksmith and/or woodworking demonstrations, butter making and a visit to the Farm. (K-12)
Lassie Cake Program
Almost everything that goes into our lassie cake can be produced on the farm. Children will learn about the tending of bees for honey, make butter, and learn where eggs come from.
Everything comes together when they bake a traditional lassie cake from-scratch in out turn of the century kitchen, which they will get to eat! (PK-3rd)
Seminole Indian Program
Come and learn about the unique culture of "The Unconquered." The Seminoles and Miccosukee people have created a rich and colorful culture. Learn about Seminole patchwork, Seminole legends, the Eight Clans, how to weave palmettos, create a pinch pot and taste Sofkee.
Combine fun and education. Winter festivals are celebrated all over the world. Experience some of the crafts and celebrations of other countries. Make candles, lace cards, poinsettia bracelets and hats, string popcorn, and see Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Florida History Program
People make history. Florida was expanding at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Come and meet some of the citizens during that time. You may encounter a teacher, tradesman, tourist, logger, homemaker, and farmer. (4th-12th)
Rites of Spring
Welcome Spring with this hands-on program. The children will make butterflies and Spring baskets, dye eggs, play an egg Game, visit the farm and plant seeds, all while learning about the symbols of the earth's reawakening.