MANITOWOC, Wis. — The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center will hold its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat., July 28 and Sun., July 29 at 7001 Gass Lake Road.
The special introductory ticket prices for the weekend will be $12 for Adults and $6 for children (ages 4-18) and free for children 3 and under. Activities and special events planned throughout the day include face painting, games, baby calves being born in the Land O’Lakes Birthing Barn, and self-guided tours of interactive exhibits. Although Farm Wisconsin will be offering daily tours of nearby Grotegut Dairy Farm, due to the large crowds expected on grand opening weekend, tours will not be offered.
The first 100 visitors (one per family) each day will receive a free gift and the first 200 visitors each day will receive a ticket for free ice cream courtesy of the Farm Families of Manitowoc County.
Special memberships are available and Farm Wisconsin members will be allowed to enter from 9 to noon only on opening weekend with the general public allowed to attend after noon.
To become a Farm Wisconsin Member and enjoy early access, please visit the Center’s website at www.FarmWisconsin.org/Memberships. Student, individual, dual, family and grandparent memberships are available. Guests may also purchase memberships at the door.
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center will open on July for its normal business hours, which are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week. Regular ticket prices are: $16 for adults, $8 for youth (ages 4-18), $12 for seniors (62+), free for youth 3 and under. Reservations are now being accepted for groups of 15 or more: $10 per person (with a coupon for a free ice cream cone) and school groups: $5 per person.
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, interactive agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. It provides visitors with the opportunity to connect to the industry by better understanding where their food comes from, and why agriculture is so important to them. The center features 10,000 square feet of hands-on learning opportunities, a birthing barn where visitors may watch calves being born daily, and an opportunity to tour a local farm to learn about Wisconsin’s rich farm history.
To learn more about FWDC, please visit: www.FarmWisconsin.org