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All educational programs at Auerfarm combine direct experience with agriculture and nature through hands-on experiences, observation, and reflection. Programs can focus on biology, biotechnology, horticulture and math, addressing content standards and expected performances in science and other disiplines. Programs are aligned with Connecticut State Department of Education Science Curriculum Framework for students pre-K through high school, Common Core standards, and Next Generation Science standards. 

All programs encourage critical thinking and curiosity, while providing the concrete hands-on discovery experiences essential to motivate and inspire scientific literacy. 

  • Seasonal Programs

    Our seasonal programs are ideally suited for students, pre-K through 12th grade. Schools may also request a custom designed program on a specific topic. We offer several programs that are open to the public during holidays and vacations, over the summer, and to celebrate special family events, like birthdays.
  • Auerfarm to School

    Looking for an interesting program for your class/group but can’t make it out to the farm? Let Auerfarm bring the farm to you. We have many different Farm to School programs to choose from
  • Birthday Parties

    Add a learning opportunity to family events like birthdays, mitzvas, graduations, first communions and other special occasions when children could learn as well as be entertained.

Facility Rental

Auerfarm has some amazing spaces that would be perfect for your next family, work, or social gathering.  Whether you want to have a board meeting or throw a bridal shower, Auerfarm has the perfect space for your next event. 

Spaces include:

  • Ensign-Bickford Picnic Pavilion- Open air shelter that is perfect for late spring, summer, and fall events.  Has electricity and access to water.  Picnic table seating for up to 70 adults.  Rental rate per hour: $75  with $150 minimum.
  • Learning Center Classroom- Heated classroom space with access to projector screen and kitchen.  Bathrooms are located within the building as well.  Handicap accessible.  Table seating for up to 30 adults.  Theatre style seating for up to 50.  Seven-8’ tables and 50 chairs available for use.  Rental rate per hour: with $100. 
  • Science Center Classrooms- Heated classroom space with flexibility to divide into two separate spaces.  Handicap accessible.  Table seating for up to 30 adults (10 and 20 when room is divided).  Theatre style seating for up to 40.  Six 8’ tables and 50 adult chairs available for use.  Rental rate per hour: $75. 
  • New Classrooms/Auditorium – Heated and cooled classroom space that can be divided into two smaller spaces.  Attached warming kitchen and restrooms. Will seat 100 in auditorium style seating. When divided into two rooms, space will accommodate 5 tables with 40 chairs. Rental rate as auditorium, $300 for first two hours, $100 for every additional hour. Rental rate per room $150 per hour.