Enhance your students’ field trip experience by adding a 20-minute educational workshop to your field trip! Our workshops support a variety of lessons in physical and life Sciences, including conservation, gardening and animal husbandry. Advance registration is required.

Workshop Availability

March – October:  Tuesday – Friday, between 9:30 AM to 2 PM
November – February: Thursday – Friday, between 10:30 AM to 2 PM

Each workshop is 20 minutes. All workshops are scheduled upon availability; availability for workshops can vary throughout the year.

Workshop Rates

Workshops are $1 per person (students and adults) in addition to your field trip fee. Workshops can accommodate 25 students per workshop session, with up to 50 students per hour. Please note: Starting January 1, 2019, the workshop rate will be $2 per person (students and adults).


Barnyard Buddies: Take a tour through Fairytale Town to meet and learn about our flock of farm animals, most of which are rare or miniature breeds. Learn about life on a farm, why the animals at Fairytale Town are considered rare, what they like to eat and what products come from these animals.

Garden in a Glove: Students create mini-greenhouses while learning how seeds germinate and what they need to grow. Students work together to create a “Garden in a Glove” to take back to the classroom for observation and care.

Insects vs. Spiders: What is the difference between an insect and a spider? Learn the characteristics that separate the two, and the amazing lives they live. Also, get a chance to meet some critters, including our tarantulas and different insects that call Fairytale Town home.

Nature Safari: Take a tour learning about different plant species that are growing in our gardens. Learn about how plants grow, what they need to survive, and the different things they produce. Then, embark on your safari to see what you can find under a magnifying glass!

Beaks and Feathers: Meet our feathered friends while learning about birds’ nests, eggs, feathers, flight, and how birds eat by using tools that simulate different types of beaks.

Rockin’ Reptiles: Meet our scaly, cold-blooded friends while we explore the world of reptiles. Learn all about what they eat, how they move, how they protect themselves in the wild, and what separates them for other animals.

Science Lab: Become Junior Scientists and conduct an experiment here at Fairytale Town! Activities could include learning about states of matter, exploring energy, or even learning the science behind slime. Experiments are based on age ranges and can be catered to different groups.

Buzzing Bees: Get an up-close look at Fairytale Town’s own bees and their hives while learning why these animals are vital to our environment. Participate in interactive activities that look at bee’s life cycle, communication methods, and uses of beeswax.

Workshop Registration

To schedule one of the above workshops, please contact (916) 808-8884 or


Annual Puppet Festival

The Annual Puppet Festival helps introduce students to the magic of live theater in a child-friendly environment. Puppet shows are $1 per person (students and adults) in addition to the field trip fee. All shows are performed by Puppet Art Theater Company. A $20 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your group and will be credited towards your final balance.

2019 Puppet Festival Schedule
Thursdays & Fridays
10:30 & 11:30 AM

May 2: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
May 3: The Three Billy Goats Gruff 
May 9: Tale of the Dragon’s Tail
May 10: Tale of the Dragon’s Tail

May 16: Little Red Riding Hood
May 17: Little Red Riding Hood 

May 23: The Three Little Pigs
May 24: The Three Little Pigs
May 30: Cinderella

May 31: Cinderella

Reserve a Puppet Show

For more information about Workshops and the Annual Puppet Festival, please contact: