Goebbert's Farm and Garden Center

"Farm Fresh, Goebbert Grown"

Open 9am-6pm Daily

Educational School Tours at Goebbert's


Tours for 2019 run from September 23rd to October 30th

Pre-School through 2nd Grade

Click here to Request Reservations!

Reservations for returning schools starts August 5th 2019

Reservations for new schools starts August 26th 2019 

Our CPS Vendor number is 35966

We have three tour packages to choose from:

Guided Tour

Pre School through 2nd Grade

Special Needs (age limit 18yrs and younger)

Tour Package: $10.00 per student ($23 Value)

[Add $0.50per student for lunchroom reservation (Student brings lunch)]

Minimum 20 Students Per Group

  • 1 1/2 hour Tour
  • Video about how pumpkins & fall crops grow, bee pollination & different types of farming
  • Entrance to our Animal Land & corn stalk maze
  • Wagon ride in a corn field (weather permitting)
  • Student takes home: one pumpkin, one gourd, one mini Indian corn and an educational gift.
  • Teachers will receive one classroom pumpkin

Special Offer

Guided Tours booked Sept 23rd - Sept 30th

Special Pricing: $8.50 per student

[Add $0.50per student for lunchroom reservation (Student brings lunch)]

Special offer for Guided tours only and only for the dates on Sept 23rd - Sept 30th. Prices of extra chaperones is $8.50. Other restrictions may apply, call to ask for details.

Expanded Guided Tour

Pre School through 2nd Grade

Tour Package: $12.00 per student ($26 Value)

[Add $0.50per student for lunchroom reservation (Student brings lunch)]

  • 2 1/2 - 3 hour Tour
  • Video about how pumpkins & fall crops grow, bee pollination & different types of farming
  • Entrance to our Animal Land & corn stalk maze
  • Wagon ride in a corn field (weather permitting)
  • Student takes home: one pumpkin, one gourd, one mini Indian corn and an educational gift.
  • Teachers will receive one classroom pumpkin
  • Entrance to Little Farmers' Play Yard. Activities include the Corn Box, Strawtown Maze, Corn Stalk Maze, Pumpkin Tunnels, Straw Pyramid and more!

Minimum 20 Students Per Group. Max 125.

Self-Guided Tour

Pre School through 2nd Grade

Tour Package: $9.00 per student ($15 Value)

No lunchroom available

  • Entrance to our Animal Land & Little Farmers Play Yard
  • Entrance to our corn stalk maze
  • Student takes home: one pumpkin, one gourd, one mini Indian corn and an educational gift.

Mimimum 10 Students Per Group. Max 50.

Important Information

Tours are scheduled every half hour Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm.

No school tours on Columbus day 10/14/19

We have picnic facilities available by reservation only. (Guided & Expended tours only) Add $0.50 per student for the room charge if bringing lunch

We reserve the right to shorten the tour of groups that arrive 15 minutes past the reserved tour time.

We allow one n/c chaperone per 5 students. Teachers & aides are included in chaperone count. Extra chaperones will be charged $10.00 each for Guided tours, $12.00 for Extended tour and $9.00 Self-Guided tours. Take homes ARE NOT included for the chaperones.

Siblings pay full tour price for all tours

Making Reservations

Reservations start Monday, August 5th for returning schools, and August 26th for new schools.

Click here to make a reservation online or give us a call at 847.428.6727 Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm, to set up your tour over the phone!

You will need the following information when making a reservation:

  • Date of Reservation
  • Tour Time Requested
  • Grade Level of Students
  • Number of Students and Chaperones
  • Name of Teacher in Charge, Phone Number and Address of School, and Contact Email Address for Confirmation
  • Transportation Confirmed or Planned
  • Picnic/Lunchroom Reservations (if needed) at $0.50 per student extra
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